Fenphedra Review

Fephedra is advertised by the makers as being ‘the worlds first chemically altered diet pill’. It then goes on to claim that it is designed to stimulate the C-A-R-T (cocaine amphetamine regulatory transcript) and to also inhibit NPY (Neuropeptide-Y).

Fenphedra is available without prescription and is designed to suppress the appetite whilst boosting your energy levels.

We find it interesting that the ingredients for Fenphedra are virtually identical to those found in another product called Nuphedragen and both products make exactly the same claims

Fenphedra Ingredients

C-A-R-T Activators:

200 mg DiCaffeine Malate,

DiCaffeine Malate is a combination of caffeine and malic acid. Any form of caffeine will act as a stimulant and increase your metabolic rate.

200mg ChocamineTM,

Chocamine is a cocoa extract which contains several chemical ingredients which are thermogenic and can also promote the building of lean muscle mass and improve energy levels.

20mg Phenylethylamine (PEA),

Phenylethylamine is basically used as a stimulant.

20mg Synephrine HCl

Synephrine is a popular alternative to ephedrine (which is now restricted in many countries). Synephrine HCI is is a derivative  of the citrus aurantium fruit. It is used as a fat burner , an appetite suppressant and will help to increase energy levels.

NP-Y Inhibitor:

Humulus Lupus (standardized to.4% flavonoids)

Humulus Lupus is an extract from the Humulus Lupulus (Common Hop) plant which is reported to cause an initial stimulant effect which is then followed by an ‘agreeable calming sensation’.

The manufacturers web site suggests that you are overweight as a result of a ‘Ying-Yang battle that is permanently being fought within your brain’. It is suggested that this is effectively a ‘good versus evil battle’ with the ‘CART’ elements representing good whilst the ‘NPY’ elements are effectively evil.

The ‘CART’ elements are responsible for increasing your metabolism, reducing your appetite and increasing delivery of insulin to your muscles which prevents it from being stored as body fat.

If stimulated the ‘NPY’ elements will reduce your metabolic rate which causes your body temperature to drop and your appetite to increase.

Will Fenphedra work?

There is no evidence supplied on the manufacturers web site to suggest that any clinical trials have been carried out on the product. There is also some debate as to the effectiveness of some of the ingredients with regard to weight loss.

Caffeine will increase your metabolic rate but we cannot find any clinical evidence that would suggest that Dicaffeine Malate is any more effective than any other form of caffeine.

Although there is a great deal of research relating to the individual active ingredients found in Chocamine we cannot at this time find any specific research that has been carried out on the weight loss properties of chocamine.

Phenethylamine which is used as a stimulant metabolises rapidly when taken orally which means that any positive effects will be relatively short lived.

Possible Side Effects.

Fenphedra contains a fairly high amount of stimulants that can cause problems such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervousness, headache, nausea and mood swings. It is also suggested in some reports that the use of Hops (Humulus Lupulus) can have detrimental effects on anyone suffering from hormone sensitive conditions.

Would we recommend Fenphedra?

We would not recommend this product. There is no evidence that would suggest that any clinical trials have been carried out on this product. There is no dedicated customer help line and there is no indication as to where the product is manufactured.

This product is similar to a number of products that make exagetated claims about the results that can be obtained but do not offer any medical evidence to back up those claims.

Is there an alternative to Fenphedra?

There are a number of reputable products on the market that publish results of properly conducted clinical trials. The one we would suggest as a viable alternative would be Phen375.

Phen375 further information