Category Archives: Non-Prescription Weight Loss Pills

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.

Vida Thin Lemon Detox

Vida Thin Lemon Detox ReviewVida Thin Lemon Detox is a nonprescription supplement product that is meant to be used as a meal replacement or a snack replacement. It is marketed toward people who are trying to lose weight. The claim is that by using it, it’s easier for dieters to be able to ensure that they eat all their meals without over consuming calories every day.

The official website refers to Vida Thin Lemon Detox as a kind of empowerment tool that allows people “lead a full life naturally” through their daily diet. It is not entirely clear how this supplement will provide them with fulfillment in their life, but that is certainly a powerful claim.

The product is meant to be used either through the Daily Lemon Detox or through the Lemon Detox Diet. Instructions for both of these strategies are provided on the official product website.

Individuals who are aiming to use the Daily Lemon Detox would use the product, which is consumed as a lemon flavored drink, to replace high sugar beverages, snacks and food. In this way, dieters are supposed to experience a reduction in their food cravings so they can keep up their “natural figure” and their “ideal healthy body weight.”

To use this product correctly, dieters are required to drink between 1 and 2 bottles every day at mealtime or snack time to help prevent overeating or to simply replace a meal altogether. Dieters using this product are also encouraged to consume an appropriate amount of water each day.

The Lemon Detox Diet, on the other hand, is a 3-day program that promises up to 10 pounds of weight loss in 3 days. Anyone who knows the weight loss industry well knows that this claim is an extreme one and that the key term to watch in that promise is “up to”. It’s also important to note that it is promising weight loss and not necessarily fat loss.

Most of the weight that is lost in this type of program is in the form of water weight. That is, fluids are flushed from the tissues of the body. This can make the body look slimmer and it can appear as though fat has been lost because there can be a reduction in size. However, that size will only return when the individual becomes properly hydrated again. If the dieter was retaining water and remains hydrated from that point forward, that is likely the only weight that will be lost over the longer term.

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.

IdealShape Meal Replacement Shakes

IdealShape Meal Replacement Shakes ReviewIdealShape Meal Replacement Shakes are a form of weight maintenance product that are designed to offer dieters a healthful and calorie controlled meal. The idea is that people who tend to overeat because they don’t like to prepare their own meals will be able to grab a fast and easy alternative that won’t cause them to consume too many calories.

The official IdealShape website has a page dedicated to these shakes. The page describes the product as being one that is meant to help dieters to keep their hunger under control so they can consume a delicious shake instead of overeating with a traditional meal. According to that same page, the product has been “proven to block hunger for up to 3 hours.”

There are two primary reasons that this product should be accepted with great care. The first reason is that the statement includes the words “up to”. The statement didn’t provide a minimum half to the range of time in which this product might function. Therefore, it can be assumed that the statement essentially means that it is proven to work for 0 to 3 hours. When phrasing it that way, it isn’t quite as impressive. Particularly because it doesn’t describe how many people might experience the lower side of that scale.

The second reason that statement should be questioned is that no details were provided to indicate who proved it or how. Was it a medical study conducted by a university? Was it that the owner of the company brought it home and tried it and felt that it satisfied him or her for up to three hours? Without any details to indicate where the proof came from, the statement simply leaves consumers to blindly believe what the company is saying. When a company stands to benefit from the sale of a product, statements claiming proof of a product’s benefit need to be supported by clearer evidence.

At the same time, it’s important not to simply discount the potential benefit of this product just because of the wording of one statement in its advertising. It’s a good idea to take a closer look at what it is, what it contains and how it is supposed to work.

The shakes are available in four different flavors. These are: chocolate, vanilla, mocha and strawberry. These are supposed to be very tasty flavors which allow people to always enjoy their favorite option or to avoid getting bored by having several on hand at any given time.

To use this product according to the directions, one shake should replace one meal each day for people who are trying to maintain their current weight. For people who are trying to lose weight, two meals should be replaced by two shakes.

It is unlikely that a doctor would support this type of dieting. It’s important to consult a licensed medical professional before starting the use of this kind of 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.

Ideal Protein’s Ideal Complete

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Ideal Protein’s Ideal Complete ReviewIdeal Protein’s Ideal Complete is a meal replacement product designed to be used on its own or as a part of the broader Ideal Protein weight loss system. This is a part of a sizeable category of products that use meal replacement products to ensure that dieters reduce their daily calorie intake.

To use this option to its fullest potential, dieters must choose several products along with Ideal Complete and must use the website, group meetings and solo dieting coach sessions to obtain a “smarter eating education.” In this way, they will be controlling their calories as they learn, and once they’re done learning, they will know how to reduce their daily calories without needing to entirely rely on the meal replacements.

Ideal Protein’s Ideal Complete comes in three possible drink flavors or a bar. The flavors of the drink are chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. The bar is a toffee and pretzel flavor. These products are meant to be used to replace whole food meals in order to ensure that a dieter keeps within a certain daily calorie range.

Unfortunately, these products are quite expensive and there is next to no information provided about them on the official website. The site is attractively designed and features large images of appealing-looking products. However, aside from brief statements such as “Spoil yourself with our sumptuous strawberry flavoured meal replacement drink,” and pointing out that the product is gluten-free, no other information is provided about them.

At the time of the writing of this review, no list of ingredients could be located on the official website. This makes it very difficult for dieters to be able to make an educated decision about whether or not they would like to choose the Ideal Complete product line for their own weight loss needs.

It is also important to note that if these products are used as a part of the program, the clinics are known to be extremely strict. In fact, there are several reports online from customers who have said that they were discharged from the programs after having admitted that they cheated on the rules. The program does not accept returns and will not issue refunds.

Considering the high cost, the lack of information provided to the dieter and the fact that it is extremely strict – and strict diets have a lower long-term success rate – it is unlikely that this product or program would be recommended by most doctors.

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.

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.

Nopalina

Nopalina ReviewNapolina is a type of diet supplement pill that claims to help a user to become more healthy and to shed excess weight with greater ease. This is a product based on a fiber complex of both soluble and insoluble fiber, in addition to omega fatty acids (3, 6 and 9).

The official product website offers a limited amount of information regarding what the pills actually contain and what each of the identified substances are meant to do for a user. For example, some of the claims that are made about Napolina – such as supporting improved cardiovascular health – are based on studies suggesting that eating an adequate quantity of dietary fiber is good for the heart. However, the claims and the research mentioned in the marketing on the website are not actually specific to this product or any of the substances making up its formula.

That type of marketing tactic seems somewhat dubious as it leads customers to believe that there is research on the product – or at least some of the ingredients that comprise it – when there may not be any research backing these substances or the complete formula at all. With a marketing strategy such as this one, it’s always wise for a consumer to stay on his or her toes and carefully conduct his or her own research before purchasing the pills or using them.

The majority of the claims made about Napolina are general statements that could be made regarding any source of dietary fiber, from breakfast cereal to fruits and vegetables. That said, it should also be pointed out that many studies have pointed out that taking fiber through supplementation is not the same as obtaining it in food. Many fiber supplements are associated with a range of side effects and unwanted problems. Among the most problematic can be the dependency the body can form on fiber supplements. The body can come to depend on fiber supplements in order to be able to maintain its bowel function regularity. It is not uncommon for a person who stops the use of a fiber supplement to experience constipation, bloating, and a range of other uncomfortable and undesirable symptoms.

As there are no relevant studies about Napolina or its ingredients cited on the product’s official website, it is unclear whether these pills or their ingredients are linked with any of the problems frequently experienced through the use of fiber supplementation. Therefore, while there is the possibility that it could potentially provide the body with the same kind of benefits as ingesting dietary fiber through food, there is no way of confirming that from a scientific or medical perspective.