What is Fenophen?
Fenophen is a relatively new non-prescription diet supplement which despite its name, should not be confused with the drug Phentermine.
It is described as an appetite suppressant, metabolism booster and fat burner, claiming that it can help you shed those unwanted lbs easily and quickly.
How does it work?
Fenophen uses ingredients that have been widely used in other diet pills across the board; natural ingredients like African Mango, Cissus Quadrangularis and Green Tea, which have all been tested in clinical trials and found to be somewhat effective when it comes to weight loss.
African Mango promises to be an effective fat burner, appetite suppressant and metabolism booster all on its own. However, on searching the internet for a definitive list of Fenophen’s ingredients and their quantities, it appears that Fenophen itself uses only the extract of this potent little substance, and even then, only 7% of the pill itself is African Mango Seed.
Cissus Quadrangularis is a herbal supplement that is part of the grape family. It has been the subject of several weight-loss tests and clinical trials and has proven itself as an effective tool when it comes to weight-loss.
It is believed that Cissus Quadrangularis is effective not only as an appetite suppressant, but as a fat burner that can also help increase lean muscle mass. Once again though, Fenophen itself only contains 2.5% of Cissus Quadrangularis, not nearly enough to provide the type of weight-loss results claimed by Fenophen.
Green Tea is another supplement that has been used countless times in diet-pills. Fenophen uses this as well as Green Coffee Bean in a bid to speed up the metabolism (due to the caffeine) and help the body burn excess fat faster. As much as 50% of Fenophen comes from the Green Coffee Bean, a surprisingly high quantity when compared to its other ingredients, despite the fact that caffeine can cause some stimulant-associated side effects.
Is it effective?
Although the main ingredients of Fenophen have undergone scrupulous testing and proven themselves as promising diet aids, Fenophen itself has not been clinically trialled.
The quantities of actual quality ingredients in Fenophen seem exceptionally small for a pill claiming to be one of the strongest on the market. Consumer reviews of Fenophen seem to give it a pretty average three out of five in most cases.
There is so little information about this particular supplement at present that it is hard to provide a definitive recommendation.
Without proper testing and clinical trialling, or at a least a strong consumer endorsement by way of outstanding reviews, we think the best option is to hold off on Fenophen for a while, at least until the jury is in.