What is Dexatrim?
Dexatrim is a weight loss supplement which is claimed to be in the weight loss industry for over more than 20 years. It’s the most go-to-weight loss product. With its increased popularity we decided to review this product for you.
How often do you look in the mirror and wish that you were one size less or feel guilty about the delicious pizza that you ate in the afternoon? You promise yourself that you will start working out and use the expensive sports shoes which had you bought 6 months ago! You gather all the motivation you could and decide to go for an early morning jog, set an alarm, etc. You ditch the regular pleasurable indulgences and try to push down salads down the throat. All of this goes for a week but then you just can’t keep on going and then you give up! Sigh! You wish that there should be an alternate way of losing weight and this is when the “Superman” comes to the rescue – the weight loss supplements.
Anyone who is fighting their tooth and nail to lose weight must be familiar with different types of weight loss pills; probably must have heard of “Dexatrim.”
Dexatrim claims to control your appetite and control your food cravings. It’s an over-the-counter weight loss supplement which doesn’t need any prescription. Dexatrim contains green tea extract, oolong tea extract, Asian (Panax) ginseng root extract and 7-Keto. There are various available versions of Dexatrim in the market which includes Dexatrim Max complex 7, Dexatrim Max Daytime Appetite Control, Dexatrim Natural Green Tea and Dexatrim Natural Extra Energy. The product has gone through a lot of makeovers because of the ingredients present in it and has changed its formulation to meet the needs of up-to-date medical standards.
Studies related to Dexatrim:
This Dexatrim weight loss pill was developed in the 1970s and was popularized by 1980s. The original pill’s formulation became a controversy when the Yale University School of the medical study found out that the contents in the Dexatrim pill cause hemorrhagic stroke in females. Dexatrim pulled out the formulation and the product hit the market shelves again.
Although, there are no specific studies done on the supplement there are relatively small studies done. These small studies validate the effectiveness of the Dexatrim weight loss pill.
As there is a variety of Dexatrim products but they share a similar set of ingredients. After the controversial changing of the formula, the Dexatrim weight loss pills claims to be “drug-free.”
The recommended dosages are 2 capsules per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. As mentioned earlier, there are various products catering to different needs of weight loss; it is recommended to follow the instructions given for that particular weight loss pills.
The supplement’s pills ingredients were found out to be causing severe side effects and thus the formulation has been changed over the years. Due to the changing components of the pills, Dexatrim can be called as a “chameleon.” Reportedly, there are few benefits of this product. As claimed, it does suppress the appetite of the subject and curbs their cravings. Some of them also said that they feel energetic throughout the day even though they are eating a little less than before.
When there are praises for a certain product there are some criticisms as well. In Dexatrim’s case, there a lot of criticisms and the cherry on the top are the side effects of these pills.
As mentioned earlier, the Yale University School of the medical study proved that the ingredient used in the cold pills i.e. Pheneylpropanolamine (PPA) causes a stroke. This caused the pill to go off the market. Thus, drawing more attention towards itself. There are potential side effects which are much severe.
The side effects are as follows:
The ingredient “synephrine” used in the pills is known to increase the blood pressure which is a threat to the heart patients or for someone who had high blood pressure.
- There might be chances of loose stools with blood stains.
- A headache
- Palpitations, irregular heartbeats
We have tried to gather reviews from the people who have used it. Let’s see what they have to say about the product.
“The pill works pretty well. Makes me a little jittery but that was expected with the caffeine content.”
“This product did not meet my expectations. It did not seem to suppress my appetite. It is stuck in a drawer half used. So, no I am not happy with this product.”
Here are a few more reviews from the Amazon website for the product max Complex-7 capsules. This Dexatrim pill claims to burn body fat and block hunger.
- “Did a great job curbing appetite but affected my sleep and made a lot tired.”
- “I’ve been taking this for three days and in those three days. I’ve been hungrier than ever plus it upsets my stomach every morning.”
- “Deters cravings just as it states.”
- “Made me feel jittery. Didn’t like that. So I stopped using it, thinking it could cause an increase in heart rate.”
The ultimate question- whether to try Dexatrim or not:
There is umpteen number of Weight loss supplements on the market and each one has its pros and cons. Before choosing any “miracle pills” it is always better to find out about the product. Above are the details which will help you decide but ultimately it is up to you whether you want to put your body through supplements for a quick and superficial makeover or you want to make healthy lifestyle changes for a sustainable weight loss that will improve your overall health as well. If you ask for our honest opinion, we would suggest you avoid Dexatrim. Although it has its benefits, the supplement has far more side effects and the product just does not seem to be worth the hassle. If you want a product to deter your cravings, you need to realize that the bigger problem is your lifestyle and a quick fix will only take you so far. Dexatrim is a quick fix that promises miraculous changes in your body but the only miracle you can expect from your body is through a proper diet and exercise. We hope this review helps you make an informed decision.
And although we understand that weight loss is an emotional journey for most, it needs to be a well thought out one. The sooner you realize this, the more sustainable your lifestyle will prove to be.
Alexa Bauer has a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland and works as a full-time researcher at Swol Headquarters. Alexa Bauer spends her spare time blogging about cardiovascular health and nutrition. She’s specialized in weight loss.