Phentramin-D has repeatedly maintained its position at the top of our ratings of the best otc diet pills and the best otc alternatives to Phentermine.
So why does it continue to edge out the competition year after year?
And does it really work or is this just our biased opinion?
If you are like so many people out there who are struggling to lose weight and are tired searching for the solution, this review is one that you will need to read from start to finish.
You’re about to get a taste of the premier fat burner and appetite suppressant on the market that’s manufactured by a small family-based company that has an A+ BBB rating and produces products that actually live up to their claims.
Part 1: Phentramin-D Review
Whether you are someone who has a serious weight problem, are getting ready for a physique competition or are just looking to lose a few pounds, you know just how frustrating it can be trying to find a “really good” diet pill.
And as you have probably experienced in the past, there’s nothing more frustrating than wasting your money on product after product that that never seem to work.
Most of the supplements that online reviews claim are “the best” ones either make you sick or even worse, turn out to be just another “average” herbal supplement that is so weak, you probably get more out of your multivitamin.
Well your days of frustration may finally be over thanks to a company called Lazarus Labs, one of the top manufacturers of pharmaceutical grade diet pills in the United States.
The flagship product that they offer are Phentramin-D tablets (also available in capsules), which are a direct over the counter replacement for prescription weight loss pills such as Phentermine, Adipex-P and Xenacal.
1. What is Phentramin-D?
Experts will all agree that the strongest diet pills on the market, hands down, are prescriptions such as Phentermine.
So if anyone tries to tell you that an over the counter supplement is just as strong as a prescription, they are flat out lying.
So with that said, there are however, some legal over the counter supplements that I feel come very close to producing benefits of pills such as Phentermine and Adipex.
In my original search to find a product that you can buy legally over the counter without a prescription and that’s not too far off from Rx products, I stumbled upon Phentramin-D.
And give credit where it is due, I have come to respect this supplement more and more over time.
Considered the “original” replacement for Phentermine, Phentramin-D contains the best combination of fat burning and appetite suppressing ingredients that I have tested in a diet pill.
Phentramin-D holds its own weight because Lazarus Labs remains true to the intedgrity of this product.
They try to keep it as close to a prescription as possible by not tainting this fat burner with the latest hyped up ingredients like Garcinia Cambogia, Green Coffee and all of the other herbs that are now household names.
2. What is it Used For?
Phentramin-D is a supplement used as a n over the counter alternative for those who have a lot of weight to lose but don’t want to take the risk of using a prescription diet pill.
You have to remember that this is a synthetic fat burner and may be a little harsher than your average herbal diet pill.
So if you are set on an herbal product, then you should pass on this one.
But if it’s results that you want and are thinking about taking a presription, this is the product for you.
This product only includes 100% pharmaceutical grade nutraceutical compounds packed into a proprietary formula.
So this is somehting you won’t see in most of the popular fat burning supplements stocked on the shelves of stores everywhere.
These are the only legal synthetic compounds that have been included in this supplement for the purpose of helping to:
- Lower your appetite
- Boost your metabolism
- Increase your energy
When comparing the ingredients to herbal counterparts, it’s clear that Phen-D has the ability to produce results above and beyond your normal weight loss product.
3. How Does it Work?
The proprietary blend of ingredients in this product act in specific pathways to mimic the effects of 4 different prescription diet pills, all wrapped up in one.
Now, let’s take a closer look at how this weight loss pill works.
The first way that it works is to help you in the area that you need it most – appetite suppression. When you are trying to restrict your calories throughout the day, you are going to need something powerful to help you control your normal urge to eat. This is why prescription strength Phentermine is such a popular diet pill. Phentermine kills your appetite like nothing else and reproducing that characteristic in a legal and safe product is what that the manufacturers of Phentramin-D set out to accomplish.
Anyone who has been on a restricted calorie diet knows all too well that the main side effect besides ravenous hunger is the lethargy that it produces. The problem with the constant energy crashed while dieting is that you can’t function out in the real world. Everyone either has a job or needs to go to class every day and it is absolutely crucial to have the stamina to make it through the day. Phentramin-D contains ingredients that are geared toward helping you keep the pep in your step and blast through your day. And when taken twice daily as recommended by the manufacturers, the second dose can help you to muster up the energy to hit the gym after a long day at the office.
If you weren’t born with a naturally fast metabolism then you probably tend to put the fat on your belly pretty easy. The fact is, most people fall into the latter category. This is where the synergistic effects from all of the ingredients play a major role in helping you burn the fat. With a thermogenic effect, your body will create more heat and therefore burn up more calories throughout the day. Now, when you add exercise into the mix, you have the perfect recipe for success.
Enhanced Focus and Concentration:
The addition of ingredients such as 2-Phenylethylamine (PEA) and Hordenine are what totally put this product heads and shoulders above the rest. Empirical data report that the combination of these two ingredients help to provide an increase in focus and concentration that has been said to give you an increase in productivity that is unrivaled. This combination has been extremely popular on Nootropic forums throughout the internet, especially on Reddit and Longecity.
4. Phentramin-D Ingredients
I’m going to be straightforward here: the specific combination of ingredients is the reason why I rate this product as our top fat burner and appetite suppressant, hands down.
So with that said, one of the most promising aspects of Phentramin, as I briefly touched upon in the previous section, are its powerful combination of ingredients.
What sets this diet pill apart from the pack is the fact that, unlike most herbal slimming pills on the market today, it is comprised of 100% pharmaceutical grade synthetic compounds.
The current trend in fat burning supplements nowadays seems to sway towards the hyped up herbal products like HCA and Raspberry Ketones.
Just look on the shelves of your local supplement store or in the latest weight loss and fitness magazines.
Unfortunately, those types of herbal ingredients are in no way even close to the specific compounds found in these pills.
I feel that not since the ban of Ephedra in April of 2004, has there been a legitimate supplement that you could buy over the counter for effective fat loss without a prescription.
Dieters everywhere have been looking for a replacement for Ephedra that actually can live up to its claims.
Well, if there is one Ephedra substitute that can stand up to scrutiny, then this is definitely it.
Each blue speckled tablet or easy to swallow capsule provides 222mg of a proprietary blend of the following ingredients:
Also referred to as the “love drug” and commonly found in chocolate, Phenylethylamine, or PEA, is a natural monoamine alkaloid that belongs to a class of compounds well known for their psychoactive and stimulant effects, while acting as a neurotransmitter in the Central Nervous System. [citation] PEA is said to produce effects similar to amphetamines, helping to stimulate the release of both norepinephrine and dopamine. The benefit of including this compound in the a fat burning formula is the purported positive effects that it has on both a subject’s mood and metabolism, leading to greater weight loss.
1,3,7 Trimethylxanthine is another compound that stimulates the Central Nervous System. This is a stimulant that not only helps to keep you more alert, less drowsy and improve concentration, but it also helps to improve your coordination. With these positive effects on the CNS, you may now have the ability to increase your performance in the gym as well. The increase in energy, along with improved concentration and focus will allow you to put forth more effort and intensity for longer and harder workouts. 1,3,7 Trimethylxanthine may also act as a mild diuretic, helping you to rid your body of excess water and achieve a more lead and defined look.
Now, here is where this formula is pure genius. Hordenine is another stimulant that affects the CNS and is said to work extremely well synergistically with PEA; they are like twin flames made for each other. The combination has been said to not only produce increased energy and well being, it is also said to produce positive enhancements in mood, creating an almost “euphoric” feeling as some users have reported. That equates to the perfect state for enhancing performance and overall well being when you are trying to lose weight and get lean.
Synephrine, found both naturally occurring and synthetically produced for pharmaceuticals, is an alkaloid that is well known for its longer lasting adrenaline-like effects when put head to head with norepinephrine. Believe it or not, Synephrine is actually found naturally in small quantities in many citrus products. The method of action related to weight loss is its ability to stimulate both a-adrenergic and ß-adrenergic receptors, predominantly ß3-adrenergic receptors, which are responsible for the breakdown of fatty tissue. [citation] There have also been randomized double-blinded placebo control pilot studies done that have supported the safety and metabolic/thermogenic benefits from the ingestion of p-Synephrine, especially when used synergistically with other metabolic compounds.
5. Is it Safe or Does It Cause Side Effects?
The question that everyone wants to know besides if it really works is if it causes any adverse side effects.
From our research online and from all of the customer reviews that we have read through, plus all of the articles comparing Phentramin-D to Phentermine, we can honestly say we have not come across any piece of content that would throw up any red flags.
But you need to remember that this is from what we have personally seen with the product.
If you take time and read some of the reviews online that you will see that there are very few reported negative side effects associated with these diet pills, especially when compared to Phentermine or Adipex.
As long as you take it as recommended, there is very little chance that you will ever experience a negative side effect while trying to lose weight.
Now if you choose to throw caution to the wind and increase the dosage amounts, then you may experience some common side effects such as dryness of the mouth, upset stomach, restlessness and irritability.
Side effects such as those mentioned are considered normal when overdosing fat loss supplements that contain stimulants and may or may not last a few days and may even disappear completely when you return to a normal dosage.
6. Dosage & Instructions for Use
Directions for Use: Take 1 tablet or capsule with 8oz of water 20 minutes before breakfast and 1 tablet or capsule with 8oz water 20 minutes before lunch. Do not exceed 4 tablets or capsules within a 24 hour period.
This product is directed for use in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise program.
Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, DO NOT double the next dose.
7. How Much Does it Cost?
It is always said that you get what you pay for and we think that the price is actually extremely reasonable considering herbal diet pills that you can buy at your local health shop cost just as much.
Actually, we think that the price point may be a little bit too reasonable.
We would actually be willing to pay a slightly higher price for this product just because we are that confident in the proprietary blend of ingredients and the confidence that we have in Lazarus Labs as a company.
Buying in bulk is the clear winner because it will save you money and time having to wait on your next order if you buy them one at a time. If you decide to save some real money and buy the largest package, it is best to split the cost with a friend of family member.
If you want more information on how to ger the best deal please go to the Official Lazarus Labs Website.
8. Where Can You Buy It?
From my research, there doesn’t seem to be any type of resale program in effect (at the time of this review) so it’s a safe bet that the product should only be purchased from the Official Website to avoid getting ripped off.
There is no other method, to my knowledge, that is going to ensure that you are getting a genuine product and not a cheap knock-off or an expired product.
I am always on the lookout for product scams and I have seen my share on sites like eBay and other similar sites where vendors are selling knock off or expired products for profit.
9. Money Back Guarantee?
This is another area where Lazarus Labs outshine the competition.
You get a full 60 day money back guarantee on all of their products.
This is the type of guarantee that you will only see from reputable companies who stand behind their products 100%.
10. Does It Really Work?
Well, the biggest question that people ask is “does it really work?”
Now, before I answer that question, you have to realize that there is no diet pill on earth, whether prescription grade or over the counter, that is going to make you miraculously lose a large amount of fat without putting forth some type of effort.
If you want to lose weight you are going to have to start eating healthier and start exercising at least three times per week.
And along with that, there is no over the counter supplement that is going to be stronger than a prescription.
There is a good reason that your doctor has to write you a script if you want to take Phentermine.
That may be a hard pill to swallow (no pun intended) for some people, but I have to be honest here with my opinion on weight loss supplements in general.
So with that said, the product does exactly what it says it will do.
This is based on my personally having used the product and from all of the peer reviews that I have read, as well as the research on the proprietary blend of ingredients.
11. Phentramin-D Customer Reviews
I encourage you to take some time and read through the reviews for yourself so you can get a better idea of what this supplement can do for you.
There are some new user reviews posted on the Lazarus Labs website from this year that will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Here are some of the more current reviews from the official website:
12. Are There any Better Alternatives?
As this is our top rated product, there isn’t any alternative that we can honestly say is “better”.
Now, if you would rather opt for an “all natural” supplement, then I would recommend its sister product, Herbal Phentramin or PhenQ as your best options.
Although not as strong, Herbal Phentramin and PhenQ are two of the best all-natural options as an alternative to prescription pharmaceuticals.
Alternatively, if you are someone who is willing to take on the risks involved and opt for a full blown prescription diet pill, then we would say go ahead and talk to your doctor about something like Phentermine.
Regardless, I stand by my decision that Phentramin-D is hands down the best 100% legal over the counter fat loss supplement on the market today.
Part 2: Phentramin-D Vs. Phentermine
Okay let’s cut to the chase of one of the most important questions regarding Phentramin-D. What most people want to know is this:
What diet pill would win in a battle between Phentramin-d vs Phentermine?
So how do each compare to the other?
Let’s take a look…
It’s no surprise that there is an ever-present need to lose weight all around the world and, well, it’s pretty obvious.
Obesity has been plaguing the world for centuries and people have been trying to figure out solutions on how to battle this serious addiction/disease. Some may even call this an addiction as it shows people have an obsession to eating.
This addiction stems from a compulsive need to eat, may it be caused by many different things such as depression, boredom, or just an ever-growing habit of stuffing their mouths senselessly with fatty foods and sodas.
What is actually more tragic is that there are millions of overweight people who refuse to do anything about their situation. They get depressed because they look into the mirror and see their belly flab so as a result they eat some more because they get depressed.
While there are those who do not seem to want to fight this disease, there are those in the other end of the spectrum who do so successfully.
The Answer to Fighting Obesity
People exercise and diet tirelessly just to be able to regulate their body fat to a minimum. It is a hard fight indeed as we all know.
The strain of exercise and diet can take its toll on people, especially their moods, well-being and health. Some people who want the extra edge their battle resort to diet pills as a means to their weight loss end, as they suppress appetite and boosts energy levels for peak performance.
Weight loss pills such as Phentramin-d by Lazarus Labs and prescription strength Phentermine both do this, but they are each at different ends of the spectrum; one is a legal over the counter supplement and the other is a pharmaceutical. So which one is better?
Well, let’s take a closer look at the debate of Phentramin d aginst Phentermine…
What is the Difference Between the Two?
Phentermine, also known as Adipex, is an FDA approved weightloss drug that has been available since 1959. Like its counterpart, it is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system in such a way that your hunger is suppressed.
Phentramin-d on the other hand, is a legal, over the counter weight loss supplement that is manufactured in FDA regulated facility and is intended to produce effects similar to its prescription counterpart.
One Helps Burn Fat As Well
Both of these products work by helping to release certain chemicals in the brain that help to control your urge to binge.
The difference between the two in performance is that Phentramin-d doesn’t work exactly the same because it contains ingredients that help to boost your energy levels.
This way, you get all the benefits of an appetite suppressant with the addition of a fat burner as well.
Exercise and Diet is Still Mandatory
With both of these diet pills, even though Phentermine is a powerful prescription weight loss pill, they still must be used with a proper diet and an exercise regimen, as it will help you lose body weight more effectively.
The idea is that taking these diet pills initially to kick start a new lifestyle for an obese individual has been proven more beneficial than diet and exercise alone.
Benefits of Appetite Suppression
The reviews from the weight loss community will attest to the fact that both of these weight loss pills successfully promote weight loss by suppressing your appetite effectively.
They make it easy for you to limit the amount of food that you consume daily by helping you to be in control of your appetite and replenishing nutrients and boosting your body’s energy levels.
Phentermine Hydrochloride is the only active ingredient in the prescription version. It is known either as an “anorectic” or “anorexigenic,” which actively suppresses the appetite. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in both water and alcohol. The chemical product is phenyl-tertiary-butylamine hydrochloride.
It is good for people with illnesses such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. Phentermine gives you more focus and energy to burn fat as you exercise more and eat less.
Phentramin-D, on the other hand, contains a proprietary blend of pharmaceutical grade ingredients that not only help to suppress your appetite, but also to boost your energy levels and help to increase thermogenesis.
These ingredients include 222mg of the following:
- 2-Phenylethylamine (PEA)
- 1,3.7 trimethylxanthine
This is why I think that even though it is an over the counter supplement, it serves a better overall purpose. The inclusion of Yohimbine HCL is alone worth the price of the supplement.
What do These Ingredients Do?
The bottom line is that you will no longer have the same cravings for pizzas, burgers, meatball subs, hotdogs, and whatever else junk food that people love to indulge in like you did before.
The reality is, these are the main choices of convenience foods for the obese and over-weight. Instead of these foods (junk) giving you positive energy needed to be active, it makes you lazier to move.
With both of these weight loss supplements, it is quite easy to keep the intake of calories into the body and as such, you are able to lose your excess weight easily.
Common Side Effects
One side effect that both of these products have been known to bring about is insomnia. Both Phentramin and Phentramine are very strong energy boosters much like caffeine so they can deprive your body of sleep, especially if taken at night.
The correct time to take these weight loss pills is in the morning and early afternoon so that the effectiveness can be maximized throughout the activities in the course of a day.
Another side effect that both of these products may product is dry mouth. This minor and most common side effect happens when users fail to constantly hydrate themselves properly.
These are both very potent products that boost the metabolism; therefore proper water intake is needed to help regulate the increased energy boost and to help replenish hydration in the body.
Uncommon Side Effects
Compared to Phentermine and Adipex, this is where Phentramin-d clearly shines. The lack of serious side effects clearly makes it the better choice for me. I personally don’t want to take the risk of serious health problems but the choice is ultimately yours.
There are some side effects that are not common between both of these diet products. These side effects have been reported on websites such as WebMD and should be taken seriously if you are considering taking this diet pill.
This is why I personally recommend Phentrmain d over Phentermine; the side effects are few and far between and are nowhere as serious in nature.
For a full list of Phentermine side effects visit the WebMD page here.
Phentermine 37.5 – Physical
Using Phentermine 37.5 may also bring about physical side effects such as feeling mild chest pains and getting light headed. You might even get some swelling in your arms, legs and feet and possible allergic reactions due to some ingredients causing allergy. It also causes diarrhea, constipation, and upset stomachs. It should be known that this pill also affects a person’s sexual libido, which causes a low sex drive.
Phentermine 37.5 – Psychological
On the psychological side, Phentermine has side effects that should be noted as they may affect mental health. This pill is known to cause headaches, confusion, and lapses in memory as well as sudden mood swings, paranoia, and anxiety.
So Which One is Better?
So there you have it. I personally prefer a legal over the counter supplement over any type of prescription diet pill like Phentermine.
There are just too many risks associated with Rx weight loss pills that I am personally not interested in taking a chance with. So my verdict in the Phentramin-d vs Phentermine debate is the clear winner is Phentramin d by Lazarus Labs based on both safety and positive results.
Final Thoughts On Phentramin-D
So to sum things up, if you are searching for a fat burning and appetite suppressing diet pill that works fast and are tired of herbal slimming pills that just don’t work, then this is by far the best recommendation that we have to this date.
Lazarus Labs is a company that I personally trust and a company that understands how hard people try and fail at losing weight every year.
And that’s why they set out to create a proven and effective alternative to Phentermine that is 100% legal and doesn’t require a prescription.
They also maintain an A+ Rating with the BBB, so you can be confident you are getting a legit product.
You can go ahead and check out their rating HERE.
As a recap, the ingredients in Phentramin-D can help to:
- Maintain Appetite Control
- Increase Metabolism and Thermogenesis
- Boost Energy Levels
- Enhance Focus and Concentration
Just remember that nothing comes without putting in some effort; there is no such thing as miracle fat loss pills.
And now you now have a tool to help effectively boost your metabolism, provide you with tons of energy and suppress your appetite, so that you can finally burn fat and lose weight efficiently and safely.
So if you are serious about burning your stubborn belly fat and need a diet pill to help you along the way, then check out the Official Lazarus Labs website and read the reviews for yourself.
You will also want to stop by and look at the current discounts and specials that they are running on their products.
Frequently Asked Questions About Phentramin-D
Q: Is Phentramin-D sold in stores like WalMart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and GNC?
A: No. All sales are done online through the Official Lazarus Labs website.
Q: Can you buy it on Amazon or Ebay?
A: No, it is not currently sold on Amazon or Ebay.
Q: Are there any coupon codes?
A: At this time there are not any coupon codes available.
Q: Do they offer a free trial?
A: There is not currently a free trial for this supplement.
Q: Which are better – tablets or capsules?
A: The ingredients both work the same but capsules may assimilate quicker in the body.
Q: Is Phentramin-D legal?
A: This is an over the counter weight loss supplement that is 100% legal.
Q: Do they offer free shipping?
A: Orders over $129 qualify for FREE shipping.
Q: Is there a money back guarantee?
A: At the time of this review, there is currently a 30 day money back guarantee.