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PHENBLUE

PHENBLUE ReviewPHENBLUE is an American made weight management pill that can be purchased without a prescription. It is a capsule containing a proprietary formula meant to be used as a part of a complete strategy that also includes healthy nutritious dieting and exercise appropriate to the dieter’s fitness level.

This is an over the counter pill and it is manufactured by Intechra Health Inc. That company is American and manufactures its products in the United States, as well. Its manufacturing facility has been certified GMP by the FDA, which means that it meets the good manufacturing practices standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The official website for the product shows that the company prides itself on the quality of its ingredients. The PHENBLUE proprietary formula is made exclusively of ingredients that have been clinically studied. The research cited on the website shows that the substances in this weight management capsule have been shown to be fat burners, appetite suppressants and energy boosters.

Those types of ingredient can help to make a much needed difference in supporting a dieter’s effort to reach his or her goals. The reason is that they help a dieter with control when it comes to some of the top most identified complaints regarding what makes it difficult to lose weight.

For instance, many dieters feel that their metabolism simply isn’t fast enough to help them to reach their goals at the speed they would like. Slow metabolisms can make it very difficult to lose weight and can take its toll on a person’s motivation to keep trying. Fat burners can help the body to burn through calories and fats at a faster rate, in essence speeding up the metabolism. This is particularly true when combined with cardio exercises, which naturally increase the body’s rate of fat burning. Many dieters look to this type of pill to help them to get the very most out of every workout.

Other dieters find that their hunger is the main barrier between them and their goals. When all they can think about is food, it makes it difficult to keep portion control and smart meal and snack choices high on the priority list. Fat blockers can support a dieter’s efforts to stay within a reasonable daily calorie limit by reducing or even eliminating food cravings.

Energy boosters don’t often get the credit they deserve in the weight loss industry. Energy plays two very vital roles in losing weight. The first is it gives a dieter alertness and drive, making it easier to stay motivated to keep up with the efforts necessary to lose weight. The second is that it helps to improve workout performance. Therefore, energy boosters can help to ensure that every minute spent exercising is being used to its fullest.

In PHENBLUE’s case, the ingredients that make up the formula are: NeOPuntia® (Prickly Pear), Caffeine (150mg), Organic Green Tea (Matcha) Leaf Powder, and Theobromine.

Metabo 379

Metabo 379 ReviewMetabo 379 is a nonprescription diet pill that is designed to provide dieters to achieve faster fat burning. The goal is to help dieters to boost the results of their efforts by giving their bodies the ability to work through calories and fats more quickly than would be possible on their own.

The official website for the company that makes this product – BioTrust Nutrition – has a website dedicated to Metabo 379. It claims that by using this diet pill, dieters can lose 3.79 times more weight than they would on their own. It isn’t clear exactly how they obtained this figure as no studies or research have been cited.

The site also claims that by taking this pill you can expect to start seeing results in as little as two weeks from starting. Not only will you lose weight over three times more quickly, says the site, but you will also see a 2.2 times decrease in waist and hip size. Again, no studies were cited to share how that figure was obtained, nor was it made clear what “2.2x decrease in waist & hip size” actually means. It wasn’t stated what the 2.2 times figure was referring to or to what it was being compared.

Still, regardless of the lack of cited studies, the website still claims that the product has been scientifically proven. This may be true but it remains difficult to believe. The reason is that companies that have any reputable research to back their products will nearly always share links to that research. This is because scientific studies are time consuming and expensive. Moreover, scientific proof is rare within this industry. So if it is present, companies will jump at the chance to share it with customers. This is not the case with Metabo 379.

Every bottle contains 60 capsules and as each serving is only 1 capsule, this means that a bottle provides sixty servings. Every capsule contains a formula made of up SIGMALean complex (sphaeranthus indicus flower head extract and garcinia mangostana fruit rind extract) and BIOperine piper nigrum fruit extract.

Unfortunately, without actually citing a study, the claims that the formula is “scientifically-backed” by “peer-reviewed research” doesn’t offer much to customers. It doesn’t show what kind of research was performed, who conducted it, how it was conducted , what was found, or even for what purpose the research was conducted. Nothing about the claims say that the scientific research proved that its use results in weight loss. The ingredients could have provided any results at all to be involved in peer-reviewed research.

It is unlikely that any doctor would ever consider these claims acceptable or believable and it is, therefore, difficult to think of a reason to recommend this product.

phenXTREME

phenXTREME ReviewphenXTREME is a nonprescription weight loss supplement produced by SuppleSense LLC. It is designed to be a product that will help to support weight loss. In fact, it is marketed as being an over the counter alternative to the popular prescription diet drug called Phentermine (Adipex). This helps to explain the “phen” portion of the product’s name, as it is suggesting this connection right into its name.

There are dozens, if not hundreds of nonprescription weight loss supplements on today’s market shelves that make very similar claims. Therefore, it’s up to the dieter to do his or her homework to know for certain that this will be an appropriate product for his or her needs and unique medical history.

phenXTREME is made of a proprietary formula. At the time this review was written, the ingredients within that blend consisted of: caffeine anhydrous, schisandra fruit, L-Arginine, beta-alanine, guarana seed extract, uva ursi, capsicum, garcina cambogia, green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketone and tribulus terrestris.

The directions for this product say that one serving is 2 capsules. Each serving contains 936 mg in total of the ingredients within the proprietary blend. While it is perfectly legal for a manufacturer to label a proprietary blend with a total quantity of ingredients instead of identifying each amount separately, this can be frustrating for dieters who are trying to inform themselves.

After all, if you are researching a substance to see if it is effective or if it can lead to side effects, then it isn’t just the substance that will be researched, but also how it is used and how much of it. There is, after all, a big difference between using 100 mg of caffeine anhydrous – about the same as a cup of coffee – or 300 mg. This can be the difference between a helpful energy boost or a range of side effects like anxiety, jitters, nausea, headaches, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations and others.

Considering the number of different stimulants in this product (caffeine anhydrous, guarana seed extract, and green coffee bean extract) and the fact that it also contains diuretics like uva ursi, it would be very helpful to dieters if they could know just how much of these substances they are taking.

It is very important to speak with a doctor before beginning the use of this product. Stimulants and diuretics are not safe for all dieters and could place a person’s health at risk if used alongside certain other products or medical conditions. It is also important that this type of pill be combined with the right lifestyle changes in order to gain possible benefits while avoiding certain unwanted symptoms that can be associated with the use of this type of ingredients list.

Slimatee

Slimatee ReviewSlimatee is a nonprescription herbal product that is made and sold by a company called Ideal Health. It is among a growing category of tea based products focused on helping people to slim down their waistlines.

At the time of the writing of this review, this product was being sold on many sites, particularly large marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. That said, the official manufacturer’s or brand’s website could not be located through search engines such as Google. There is a website for a company called Ideal Health LLC which also produces supplements, but it doesn’t appear as though that company is related to this particular item.

An article published in 2016 also made reference to a supplement brand experiencing considerable harm following a collaboration with one of Donald Trump’s brands. However, again, it is unclear as to whether or not that is the same company as the one producing this product.

Therefore, the information used for the purposes of creating this review was gleaned from some of the sites that sell it as no official data could be located despite significant efforts. The fact that a manufacturer cannot be tracked down doesn’t necessarily reflect well on a product. Most reputable companies will provide at least a basic web presence with contact information, if only in the form of a social media page.

Slimatee is sold in boxes of 20 teabags. It claims to be made of substances that have been used for weight loss for hundreds of years. Each unbleached paper tea bag is meant to be prepared into one cup of tea. According to the product package, each tea bag contains: frangula bark, senna leaf, hibiscus flowers, black tea, goldenrod herb and maté tea.

Those ingredients are all quite commonplace in herbal teas and the maté is frequently seen in stimulant-based diet pills under the name “yerba mate.” That said, the rest of the ingredients are more likely to act as laxatives and diuretics than they are weight loss promoters. Therefore, even if this product does work, any weight lost will not be in the form of fat. It will be lost fluids and, if the dieter was constipated, they might lose a bit of weight from reduced waste after the laxatives have taken effect.

Laxatives and diuretics are not typically considered to be a safe form of weight loss for many people. Moreover, any difference in size or weight is extremely temporary as it is not the result of actual lost fat.

Fentalena

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Fentalena ReviewFentalena is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is named to sound somewhat like FenPhen, or possibly Phentermine despite the fact that it does not contain that banned drug or prescription medication. It is marketed specifically toward women.

The official website for this product indicates that it assists women with their weight loss as it “attacks your fat loss in 3 proven female approved ways!” That said, the site doesn’t do very much to show who proved these methods or how. It does claim that the 3 different proven ways are: appetite suppression, thermogenesis and energy boosting.

Among these benefits, the goal is essentially to make it easier for women to lose weight by feeling less hungry, more energized and making it possible for their bodies to burn fat faster. It is unclear as to why those benefits are specific to women, as it does sound as though men would be able to benefit from those types of benefits just as readily when it comes to weight loss.

At the time this review was written, the ingredients in Fentalena included: Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Yohimbe Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf, Acai Fruit Extract, Goji Fruit Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Cinnamon Twig, Noni Fruit Extract, Galangal Rhizome, Naringin, Glucuronloactone, Hoodia godonii extract, Guggulsterones E & Z.

This is quite a substantial list of ingredients and makes one wonder if there could truly be enough of each of those ingredients to be possible for them all to produce a detectable effect. It is also important to note that there are quite a few ingredients that contain stimulants and a large number that are essentially hyped by the media but that do not have a significant body of evidence through reputable scientific study to support their use.

In fact, of all the ingredients within this product, it is the green tea leaf that has the most research behind it. That said, it is already fifth down on the list. As most research says about 500 mg of this substance is needed to produce an effect that could support weight loss, it is unlikely that this amount has been used in the product considering where it is on the list.

This is especially true because the entire proprietary formula contains 1467 mg. As 500 mg would make up over one third of the total and there are four ingredients ahead of it on the list, it is mathematically impossible for that amount of green tea to have been included in the product.

Energybolizer Original Formula

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Energybolizer Original Formula ReviewEnergybolizer Original Formula is an over the counter weight loss product made for dieters who are seeking to reduce their body fat while they build lean muscle mass. The goal is to let users burn away the layer of fat covering up a more toned and fit body.

The company behind Energybolizer Original Formula is called OLAX. That business sells a number of different supplement products both within the weight loss category and a number of other parts of the wellness industry. That company does have an official website through which it provides a certain amount of information about this product. This includes the ingredients that make up the product formula.

A great deal of the real estate on that website suggests that research supports the use of Energybolizer Original Formula for the promised results of boosted muscle and reduced fat. That said, while there are many mentions of the studies, that research isn’t exactly cited at the time this review was written. Furthermore, beyond not providing a link to any location where the study results were published, the company also has not identified who conducted the research, what method was used, how many participants were involved – if it was a human study – or how the results were measured.

This makes it very difficult to place much faith in the research they continually mention. After all, a company with reputable, published research supporting their product would be far more likely to cite that research in order to prove its legitimacy. In this case, there is no way to know if it was conducted by a university or hospital, or if the company conducted its own research through its own methods.

At the time this review was written, the Energybolizer Original Formula was made of: chromium picolinate, white willow bark, green tea, Siberian ginseng, 72 trace mineral complex, garcinia cambogia, royal jelly, ginger, bladderwrack, foti, guarana, hawthorn berries, saw palmetto, kola nut, beer root powder, yerba mate, vitamin B12, and gingko biloba.

None of those ingredients have been proven to directly lead to weight loss by any studies that would be considered acceptable by the medical community. Moreover, it is likely that due to the number of ingredients containing stimulants in this formula, many dieters will experience side effects as the result of its use.

It is highly recommended that anyone who is thinking of purchasing or trying this product first speak with a pharmacist or licensed doctor.

PhenRx Topical Patches

PhenRx Topical Patches ReviewPhenRX Topical Patches are a type of weight loss supplement that is sold in an alternative form to traditional pills. Patches gained a great deal of momentum through the popularity of smoking cessation patches, though the products sold in the weight loss category don’t have a very good reputation to go with them.

This is not necessarily to say that PhenRX Topical Patches wouldn’t work. It just means that they don’t happen to be in a sector of the dieting industry that is known for effectiveness.

According to the official webpage for this product on the manufacturer’s website, these patches need to be replaced only once per day in order to obtain all the necessary ingredients in the perfect balance. The manufacturer of this product, Nextgen Biolabs Inc., also offers a 100 percent money back guarantee to people who are interested in trying the product. This guarantee is for 30 days from the date of purchase (not the date of receipt) and is meant to be an unconditional, no questions asked guarantee.

The website specifically states that there are no hidden fees or recurring charges associated with this guarantee. It should also be noted that the full price of the product is returned, minus the cost of shipping, which means that any shipping paid to order the product and to return it are out of the customer’s pocket.

The marketing for this product calls this product one of the “best selling topical weight loss patch systems available in 2016.” That said, the statement doesn’t indicate where the claim came from, so this could just mean that it is among the company’s best sellers and not necessarily one of the top selling products within this category of the marketplace as a whole. It is unclear and data is not cited to add clarity.

The PhenRX Topical Patches are designed to provide users with an all-natural formula based on herbs and extracts for suppressing the appetite, boosting energy levels and the metabolic rate, and generating an overall sensation of wellbeing. It also claims to boost thyroid activity, “detox and cleanse” the body, provide “all day energy” (which is worrisome as it is supposed to be a 24 hour dose and there don’t appear to be directions as to what time of day is appropriate for application), and generate “dramatic weight loss quickly.”

At no point are studies cited to indicate that the company has found proof that the ingredients are linked to safety let alone the fast weight loss that it claims.

Cellan

Cellan ReviewCellan is a nonprescription diet supplement that is packaged to look like a premium product. It is sold in a black bock which contains a frosted clear bottle, making it look as though it were jewelry or perfume. That said, just because a product is beautifully and sleekly packaged, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will help someone to lose weight. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check out what’s inside the striking packaging before making a purchase.

The official website for Cellan truly takes away from the elegant appearance of the packaging as it features the same loud colors and bikini clad women images that can be found on hundreds of other weight loss product sites throughout the web. In fact, it appears as though its information has been plugged into a very commonly used template from the industry as the entire layout looks extremely familiar to anyone who has looked into at least a handful of diet pills.

Immediately, the site detracts from the impression left by the packaging which shows how easily the opinion can be swayed without even knowing what is in the Cellan formula. Therefore, the next step should be to see what is inside each capsule. According to that official website, the Cellan diet pill ingredients are: African mango, EGCG extract, a berry blend, (which includes blueberry and blackberry extracts and raspberry ketones), vitamin C, and vitamin B3.

These ingredients are not at all unique to this diet pill. The African mango and EGCG extract are both quite commonplace in the nonprescription weight loss industry. While there is some evidence to support the use of EGCG along with healthy eating and regular exercise, African mango has yet to accumulate a solid body of similar reputable evidence.

The rest of the ingredients, while potentially nutritious in some way or another, are entirely unproven. This includes the raspberry ketones in the berry blend. While raspberry ketones have been building up somewhat of a popularity in this industry over the last while, but have no solid research to directly link their use with measurable weight loss.

While a lack of scientific evidence does not mean that the ingredients or the formula won’t work, it does mean that there has yet to be proof that it will work. The reason this is problematic is that even if every one of those substances are effective for weight loss, study is still needed to determine how much is required in order to produce the best results, to find out how much can be taken before side effects occur, and to know whether or not those ingredients lead to interactions or unwanted conflicts or effects among dieters taking certain other foods, supplements, medications or who have any of various common or uncommon medical conditions.

Z-Slim PM

Z-Slim PM ReviewZ-Slim PM is a weight loss supplement that is meant to work as a fat burner within the body and that is supposed to have most of its benefits overnight. The marketing for this product is clearly geared toward female dieters. This is the case for all the products manufactured by the brand behind these pills, which is called FitMiss.

It is designed as a sleep aid as much as a weight loss supplement. That said, the better a dieter sleeps, the easier it can be to stick with a healthy weight loss plan, so this can all play into a better overall weight loss strategy.

Diet pills that contain sleep aids are becoming increasingly popular for exactly this reason. People find that when they sleep well and have some extra support for their weight loss, they sometimes have a better chance at beating the challenges associated with losing weight. For people who don’t sleep well on their own, a sleep aid might present the type of help they require to kill two birds with one stone.

As being exhausted and living a lifestyle that is not conducive to regular solid rest has become commonplace, it isn’t hard to understand why dieters are drawn to this kind of supplement.

That said, while this product may work as a sleep aid, it also markets itself as a fat burner, so it’s a good idea to look into that part of the formula before assuming that this product has any more benefits than virtually any other natural sleep aid sold on today’s market.

This would require a dieter to look into the ingredients that make up the product’s formulation and compare them to studies that have been conducted on them and published in peer reviewed medical journals.

Unfortunately, when this review was being researched, the official webpage for this product did not include the ingredients that make up this supplement. This makes it very hard for a dieter to inform him or herself about the product to be sure that it will not cause an allergic reaction or that it is not going to conflict with a medical condition or drugs being taken. It also makes it impossible for the dieter to use an official source to be able to research the potential for the formula to actually work.

Most reputable supplement manufacturers and brands will inform their customers about what’s in their supplements because they want to make sure dieters will be able to buy the best options for their needs and expectations.

Solaray Yerba Mate

Solaray Yerba Mate reviewSolaray Yerba Mate is an over the counter diet pill based on a single active ingredient. This substance is rather controversial. While it is found in a very large number of weight loss supplements, it has also been linked to a number of unwanted side effects and many people question whether or not the drawbacks are worth the possible benefits it could provide.

As this product is based on only one ingredient, it’s important to take a much closer look at the research surrounding this substance in order to know whether or not it might work, what benefits it may provide, how much needs to be taken in order to enjoy those benefits, and whether or not that dose could put the user at risk of unwanted side effects.

At the same time, the official Solaray website does not cite any studies that would help to support its claims.

The majority of diet pills are based on formulas combining more than one ingredient in order to be able to enhance the effects or produce a more complete range of benefits than just one. Solaray Yerba Mate has put everything into this one substance.

Yerba mate is mainly helpful to dieters because of the caffeine it contains. As a stimulant, caffeine can boost energy levels, making it easier to keep up with a fitness routine or to remain motivated to diet even after a long day at work. Some people also feel that caffeine helps to reduce their appetites. There are studies suggesting that caffeine can increase the metabolism, too. However, in the absence of other ingredients, that would make this product little more than a caffeine pill.

That said, it is clear that the manufacturer of this product is as aware of its limitations as it is of its strengths. The reason is that in most retailers and marketplaces that sell this product, the price is typically between $7 and $10 for a one month supply. Anyone who has tried diet pills knows that this is an exceptionally low price.

The question is, however, whether or not it works and does so safely. After all, the low price is only a good one if the product actually produces results. There are people who absolutely swear by the benefits of yerba mate and there are those who claim that it causes them to experience jitters, anxiety, moodiness, headaches and other side effects. It appears as though its effects are not consistent from one person to the next and more research is required.