Hi, Thanks for the question. I would say no! B6, calcium, magnesium, chromium, amylase, protease, and lipase are considered safe and have been well studied. The rest have not been thoroughly enough studied in my opinion. Things like caffeine and jet black cocoa seed extract can speed up the heart rate, and not exactly the safest way for weight loss, or even the most effective in the long run. If you are looking for an OTC option to help with weight loss, try Alli. First, it's FDA approved. Double the strength of Alli is actually prescription Xenical. It works by "grabbing" fat in a sense and preventing it from being absorbed into the body. However, I would caution there should be a low fat diet in place to prevent loose bowels. As much as people hate to hear it, it boils down to a balance diet, portion control, and exercise. Quick fixes aren't healthy and usually cause you to gain all the weight back, and in many cases more! Hope this helps :)
There's not too much known about phenylethylamine but here's what's out there :) It works in the brain like a neurotransmitter and would have a similar effect to amphetamine stimulants (e.g, adderall) or commonly referred to as an "upper" or a "speed." So it can make your heart race, make your brain overactive (hyper), can cause irritability, especially after any withdrawal. As far as an amount, I couldn't find any proper studies, and it's not FDA approved. Many people don't realize that supplements are not FDA approved, and not required to extensively be proven safe/effective. Also, the amounts in each is not always standardized and as heavily regulated. So, something that says 100mg could really have 150mg. Too risky, if you ask me when it comes to your health :)
Hi, WADA just controls what they will and won't allow athletes to consume it during competition. They have 3 lists: 1. drugs banned at any time 2. drugs banned in competition 3. drugs in certain sports. List here:
It's not in my medical reference or my 300 page herbals book. Therefore, it hasn't been studied well enough. I would definitely shy away. It is listed in a stimulant, which would have a similar effect to the pheylethylamine.
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