Fentalena is an over the counter diet pill product. It is among a growing number of nonprescription pills that have labeled themselves with the “fen” sound at the beginning of their names. This strategy is often put into place in order to call to mind the sound of the prescription diet drug Phentermine, or even FenPhen, a medication that used to be sold on the prescription but that was eventually banned due to dangerous side effects. That said, despite the naming strategy, this product contains neither of those drugs.
This diet supplement is marketed primarily toward adult female dieters. According to the official product website, it is designed to be helpful to women who are trying to lose weight as it “attacks your fat loss in 3 proven female approved ways!” While that statement may be quite interesting, the website doesn’t actually go on to provide very much proof to support the claim. It does identify the three “proven” effects as being: energy boosting, thermogenesis and appetite suppression. However, it fails to explain how its formula produces this response in the body and it does not cite any research that would connect the formula or its ingredients with weight loss.
Still, just because the website may not be tremendously informative, it doesn’t actually mean that the product won’t be effective. Therefore, any dieter interested in trying this product would do well to do some of his or her own research into the ingredients that compose the formula.
At the time of the writing of this review, the Fentalena ingredients are: Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Yohimbe Bark Extract, Green Tea Leaf, Acai Fruit Extract, Goji Fruit Extract, Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Cinnamon Twig, Noni Fruit Extract, Galangal Rhizome, Naringin, Glucuronloactone, Hoodia gordonii extract, Guggulsterones E & Z.
There are three primary things that stand out about this ingredients list and none of them have to do with the effects the website promises for women dieters. The first thing is that the ingredients list is quite long. The problem with a long ingredients list is that it reduces the odds that each ingredient has been used in an adequate amount to produce an effect. While there may be enough of some of these substances, it is unlikely that every one of these ingredients is playing a measurable role in what this product has to offer.
Next, it is clear that this product is based on stimulants. There are several stimulant-containing ingredients in this list. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Stimulants such as caffeine have indeed been shown to produce energy boosting and thermogenesis promoting effects, just like the website claims. That said, it does mean that people sensitive to the effects of stimulants will need to be careful in choosing this product as it could produce unwanted side effects.
Finally, it’s clear that some of these ingredients – such as acai fruit extract, raspberry ketones and hoodia gordonii extract – have been chosen due to the hype they’ve seen in the weight loss industry. That said, there is little to no evidence that these ingredients provide any weight loss promoting benefits at all, despite the fact that they have been linked with unpleasant side effects.