I’m not a huge follower of the diet pill craze. Most of them make me sick, so I don’t bother. Which means I apparently missed the first few generations of Xenadrine.
Personally, I took the fact that there are a few generations of pills preceding this one to be a good sign. If they’re a complete scam, they’re usually not on the market long enough to have a legacy. If you know what I mean.
Then I went to their website. Once you’ve spent some time researching diet pills, it takes a lot to impress you. I have to be perfectly honest, these guys impressed me. The very first thing I saw were the results of a double blind clinical trial testing Xenadrine. Clinical trials. Legitimate research, not anecdotal evidence and the ravings of a talented copywriter. Woohoo!
The clinical trials indicated that during a twelve week period, subjects who took Xenadrine lost 21 lbs. Patients on the placebo lost only two. In the second trial, which lasted eight weeks, subjects on Xenadrine lost 17 lbs as opposed to…two.
How It Works
The active ingredients in Xenadrine are designed to speed up your metabolism, giving you energy and increasing fat burn. LipoCore, rauenmantle, wild olive, cormino and horsemint are the key active ingredients; however, caffeine anhydrous [1,3,7,-trimethylxanthine] is credited with providing part of the energy boost.
The makers of Xenadrine offer the supplement in a few different varieties. Those who are uncomfortable using pills can use their drink mix instead. There’s also a decaf option for people who are caffeine sensitive.
The site warns you not to take Xenadrine within 5 hours of bedtime, and several users recommended not taking your morning dose with coffee. The fact that there’s a decaf option somehow makes perfect sense.
What the Public Is Saying About It
Caffeine anhydrous [1,3,7, -trimethylxanthine] is a vasodilator paired up with a stimulant, so it didn’t surprise me to see that most of the side effects associated with Xenadrine were related to caffeine. Specifically, several people mentioned headaches, dizziness, nausea and a racing pulse. Those were the only definite side effects noted, however. The question then becomes, are the results worth it?
Here’s where I ran into a roadblock. Xenadrine has done some extensive advertising. And by extensive I mean extensive. There were reviews for Xenadrine all over the web, but many of them had that tell-tale tone of paid reviewers. The side has about a dozen success stories, but that’s not the nitty-gritty, first-hand tale of people who actually bought it.
More digging turned up a decent number of reviews on retail sites that sold Xenadrine, however. A large percentage of the people who used the supplement for the recommended 8-12 week period lost 20-50 pounds. Yes, actual weight loss. Most noted, however, that diet and exercise played a huge role. The more they exercised, and the more care they took with their diet, the more weight they lost.
There were a few reviewers who reported losing less weight, but seeing a notable increase in their energy levels.
Overall, Xenadrine seems to have garnered a number of positive reviews from its current users. Will this generation of Xenadrine be more successful than the last? We’ll have to wait and see.