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APS-Phenadrine is a controversial fat burning supplement. With the compounds of ingredients, the proprietary matrix comes out to 750mg of active stimulants in 1 capsule. Mind you the FDA recommends to not exceed more than 400mg in a day. This is nearly double that.
This is a product that is sought after by bodybuilders to begin trimming the fat and upping the intensity and focus in their workouts. Phenadrine is a cocktail of numerous controversial psychoactive ingredients, such as Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which has been connected to heart attacks, strokes and death.
From the APSnutrition.com website, Phenadrine promised to provide users with an unparrallelled weight loss, most intense workout of your life, intense focus, concentration, mental clarity and alertness. Moreover, it will offer previously unknown levels of jitter-free energy with no crashes, and lastly a dramatic boost in energy and physical performance. This can all be done by the impressive ingredient compound engineering of pharmaceutical-grade weight loss/stimulant within the product.
All of these guarantees are promised because of the uniqueness and effective dosage of a proprietary matrix of compounds. This product is labeled as a two-in-one supplement by providing consumers with advanced weight loss stimulation mixed with a vigorous workout. So it appears those who take APS-Phenadrine are assumed to already be in tip top shape and need a little extra boost to unlocking vigorous and intense workouts so the fat will melt off.
Yes. The consumer reviews about Phenadrine are very positive. Many reviewers have noted that after taking the supplement, they felt a surprising surge of energy which helped them complete the work out to the best of their abilities. However, if taking the product up to 8 weeks, your body builds a tolerance to it.
Early reports from consumers on the product mention a deep warm sensation in their belly, which led them to believe it was the Phenadrine beginning to melt stubborn belly fat. Many bodybuilders use Phenadrine to help cut fat and use the increase in energy to help with weightlifting performance. However, competitive bodybuilders have to be weary about taking APS-Phenadrine because it was recently listed on the banned substance list because of the usage of Methylsynephrine, which is a synthetic amphetamine that assists in weight loss but raises blood pressure.
There’s a plethora of well documented side effects of APS-Phenadrine, and many of the side effects are because of the stimulating ingredients of the supplement. One thing that needs to be noted is that this product has “addictive qualities,” because of the use of stimulants and ingredients that are chemically related to amphetamines.
This product is not meant for those with previous cardiovascular conditions. It appears the product is driven and aimed towards those who are already engaged in strict and intense workout regiments. But here are the common side effects noted through studies on the ingredients of APS-Phenadrine:
There’s a fair amount of warnings on websites regarding APS-Phenadrine, but not on the actual product. If there is family history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver, kidney or thyroid diseases, heart arrhythmia, anxiety, depression, seizures, stroke, heart attack, or other psychiatric conditions, it is not advised to take APS- Phenadrine.
When taking Phenadrine, it warns to not mix it with medications other psychoactive ingredients such as caffeine. A big part of this warning is because this product has not been clinically tested, however the products in APS-Phenadrine have been linked to death.
Lastly, the surge in energy many have reviewed in product reviews is 100% a chemical high, and not a natural high. There is a sense of pseudo-epinephrine, which is the state of fight or flight. When in the state of fight or flight you feel a heightened alertness, and suppression of appetite. Moreover the increased heart rate triggers the hypothalamus to release hormones into the
I want to start the APS-Phenadrine science review by mentioning one of the most unique ingredients in this product: Acacia Rigidula. It’s a plant extract which is believed to contain natural amphetamine compounds. These compounds of Acacia Rigidula is one of the biggest reasons why APS-Phenadrive gets its name, and because Acacia Rigidula has been tested and proven to actually work when it comes to assisting in weight loss. It’s a full blown stimulant which works about 400% better than caffeine. There’s active Phenylethylamine alkaloids in Acacia Rigidula which offers supreme feeling of energy and well-being. And it’s known to be highly addictive.
A few more super hyper stimulants in APS-Phenadrine are Methlysnephrine, R-Beta-Methylphenylethylamine, other Phenylethylamine compounds, caffeine, Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), Theobromine, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, and a few more.
All these ingredients serve the purpose of sending the body into a heightened state by releasing a surge of energy when the capsule is digested and processed in the liver. Hence why there’s been links to liver failure. The only two naturally occurring ingredients in this product are caffeine, which is the most popular psychoactive drug in the world, and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NAT). Nat is a broken down form of the amino acid L-Tyrosine. Amino Acids are the basic building blocks of body and can be isolate through supplements to help improve some areas of the body. Aminos play a vital role in the metabolic process, and in this case, this amino acid helps with the breakdown of cortisol. A hormone which is released into the body when under extreme stress and can block neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine and norepinephrine. So by including NAT, APS-Phenadrine has the science and proof to back up that this supplement can help reduce stress and the actually improve mood. Which technically is very true because this amino acid serves that purpose of assisting in combating cortisol. However, side effects are mood changes and depression, so it appears there might not be too much of NAT in this product.
This is a hard sell because of the amount of stimulants in this product and how much of the ingredients like DMAA and Methlysnephrine have been banned by the FDA. It reinforces an idea that perhaps APS as a company doesn’t have it’s customers well being in mind, but simply are chasing the dollar signs. It is a dangerous mixture of ingredients, and it’s actually rather impressive it’s still on sale seeing that it’s a banned substance by bodybuilding competitive standards and DMAA is being removed from tons of supplements to be in accordance with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). I believe it is illegal in some European countries, including the United Kingdom. But this product can still be bought online, and again from a health stand point it is discouraged to purchase this product.
However, there’s tons of positive reviews on this product on how it’s the best fat burner you can buy at the moment. Many people said they felt more alert and their work outs were that much better with this product. So if your overall health and wellbeing is not a concern, this product might be useful to you. But if you are a person who does care about your health and losing fat the natural way, it’s highly discouraged to use this product.
APS is so certain this product will work, it does not come with a guarantee. So if you purchase APS-Phenadrine you cannot get your money back. Finally, APS does not add any warning labels to this product about the dangers of consuming it. So if you are considering taking this product, do your research, talk with a physician before moving forward.
Emily has spent the last 8 years comparing, reviewing and analyzing ingredients in the supplements industry. She has worked extensively with dieticians, nutritionists and personal trainers to separate fact from fiction and help people achieve their fitness goals. In her free time she works and enjoys the outdoors with her husband and 2 children. You can contact her via the "About Us" page.