What I can say with certainty is that PhenQ is not the best supplement that one can use to aid weight loss. I can say that it is overpriced, that it has a bigger price than it should than it deserves and that it underperforms.
The claims that are made on the official website are unfounded, due to a complete lack of clinical evidence or FDA evaluation. However, normally the purpose of claims should be to tell the user how the product performs and what benefits you can expect but these claims are there to make the product look good and get your attention, not to speak the truth about the product.
This is, however, not to say that it’s a bad product, it just depends on your expectations. In terms of benefits and how much you pay, though, I would not recommend it.
It has caffeine, alpha lipoic acid, l-cysteine, piperine, capsicum and other ingredients which can help with reducing oxidation of cells and offering immune support but more importantly since it’s a weight loss supplement, these ingredients offer modest support to thermogenesis and energy metabolism.
You burn a few more calories, get a little bit more energy, your body generates a little bit more heat and this adds up to the progress that you should already be making through, of course, dieting and exercising regularly. If you are not dieting, I would imagine that this product would be a complete waste of money.
Since it is overpriced, that still stands more or less, but there is no way for this product or any other for that matter, to compensate for an unhealthy diet which translated into an excessive caloric intake and sedentarism.
- L-carnitine fumarate 150 milligrams
- caffeine anhydrous 142.5 milligrams
- a-lacy reset 25 milligrams
- Nopal 20 milligrams
- capsicum extract 8 milligrams
- niacin powder 4.5 milligrams
- piperine extract 3 milligrams
- chromium picolinate 10 micrograms.
The doses are, well, decent I suppose. A bit small for my liking, though.
The A-lacy reset is also not clinically tested or proven to work and if you’re wondering, it is alpha lipoic acid and cysteine combined together.
These ingredients do have proof of working for the purpose of losing weight, however according to scientific research, the minimum dose for alpha lipoic acid is 300 mg and for cysteine, well, it can go up to 1 gram, 2 grams, depending on the individual. On PhenQ’s label, it states that it has 25 milligrams of A-lacy reset. Obviously, the quantity is much too small.