One of 1st Phorm’s diet pills is Bliss; we take a look to see if the product itself is as good as the company’s attitude towards customer knowledge and safety.
1st Phorm Bliss Pros
- Some clinically proven ingredients
- Clear instructions and restrictions list
- 110% money back guarantee
1st Phorm Bliss Cons
- Possible side effects
- Long list of restrictions of use
- Needs to be cycled in complicated pattern
1st Phorm Bliss Review
1st Phorm Bliss Facts
- Manufactured by 1st Phorm
- 80 capsules per bottle
- Multi-purpose diet pill for women
Bliss is a high strength weight loss supplement that is intended to not only aid weight loss, but also to eliminate cravings, boost natural energy levels and tame symptoms of things like PMS, mood swings, water retention and even menopause. Whilst it is not expressly marketed towards women, the mention of both PMS and menopause in the description do make it clear that this is a product for women.
Bliss is manufactured by 1st Phorm, an American company who specialise in workout and weight loss supplements, aimed at boosting performance. The company states that ‘our goal is to design, manufacture and bring to market the highest quality and most effective sports nutrition products in the world’, and that, unlike many other companies, they actually stand behind their mission.
It is their belief that once customers try their products, they will be a total convert to the brand’s range of products. So firm is their belief that they offer a 110% money back guarantee for returns sent within 30 days of purchase.
1st Phorm Bliss Concerns:
- Possible side effects
- Long list of restrictions of use
- Needs to be cycled in complicated pattern
What Does 1st Phorm Bliss Claim To Do?
The manufacturers, 1st Phorm, make a huge number of claims about Bliss:
Increase your core body temperature, burn fat, eliminate cravings, boost natural energy levels and tame symptoms of things like PMS, mood swings, water retention and even menopause while maintaining a focused energy throughout your day. All without jitters or a crash.
So What Is 1st Phorm Bliss and What Are The Ingredients?
The ingredients list is comprised of numerous different Proprietary formulas and so there is no way of knowing just how much of each individual ingredient there is in Bliss. However, the breakdown of the ingredients list into small groups gives us a general idea.
- Niacin (as Niacinamide): (10 mg) 50% RDA
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyrodoxine HCL): (3 mcg) 150% RDA
- Vitamin B12 (100 mg) 1667% RDA
DynActive Complex: TM: (257 mg)
- Caffeine Anhydrous:Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism, causing a small increase in the number of calories used by the body. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
- Picamilon: Used to treat anxiety, aid relaxation and increase energy, although as these are potentially conflicting states of being, there is speculation that it may simply be placebo effect.
- Hordenine: Hordenine is known compound in Bitter Orange, and is thought to act as a stimulant to increase fat burning.
- N Methyl Tyramine
- Cocoa Extract: Typically used to make chocolate but there is little evidence explicitly linking this ingredient with weight loss. It may act as a mild stimulant, but as it is not even as strong as caffeine it is unlikely to make a significant impact to weight loss. Studies in rats suggest it can lower cholesterol levels.
- Huperzine A: Huperzine-A is thought to be a cognitive enhancer. Because of the relatively long half-life of this compound, its use should be cycled, with breaks in usage every few weeks.
NeuroceptTM: (187 mg)
- Choline Bitartrate: Choline is available naturally in many of the foods we eat, and can also be made in the liver. Athletes sometimes use it as a supplement to delay fatigue and improve endurance. However, there is little clinical evidence to suggest that this effect is significant.
- Sulbutiamine: This synthetic molecule is a variation of Thiamine. Preliminary studies have shown that it may decrease fatigue compared to a placebo.
- Bacopa Monniera (50% bacopasides)
- Beta Phenylethylamine HCL: More commonly known as PEA, this ingredient is derived from the amino acid phenylalanine. It is thought to increase alertness, aid in concentration and focus, and may also enhance mood, which are all arguably traits that dieters need help with in succeeding with their weight loss attempts.
BioTherm MatrixTM: (168 mg)
- Green Tea Extract (45% EGCG, 75% Catechins, 90% Polyphenols): Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a high calorie diet.
- Coleous Forskohli (20% Forskolin): A plant belonging to the mint family that is thought to boost the metabolism. However, the clinical trials performed using this ingredient have shown no weight loss, even when the participants’ lean muscle mass increased and fat mass decreased.
- Cayenne Pepper Extract: Capsaicin is found in Cayenne pepper and is thought by some to play a role in weight loss. Some studies suggest it could suppress the appetite mildly, whilst others suggest that the heat causes a thermogenic reaction in the body, burning more calories for a period of time. However, there are also studies that show cayenne has little or no effect upon weight loss attempts.
- Dandelion Powder: Primarily a diuretic and laxative.
- Synephrine: A review of numerous studies concluded that use of synephrine resulted in an increase to the participants resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and moderate weight loss was seen in studies lasting over 6 weeks. However, there are some concerns about its safety being under-researched and the numerous side effects that have been associated with it.
- Green Coffee Bean Extract: Contains caffeine. Whilst it was thought that this ingredient was a significant aid in weight loss, the relevant research has been discredited as it was fraudulent. Currently there is no evidence that it aids with weight loss more than any other source of caffeine.
- Guarana Extract: A berry that is naturally high in caffeine, it is often an ingredient in energy drinks and diet pills.
Bliss FusionTM: (78 mg)
- Damiana powder
- Ashwagandha: This plant is thought to lower cortisol levels in the brain and body. Cortisol is a hormone produced during moments of stress, which has been associated with increasing weight gain, and making weight loss more difficult.
So What Does All This Mean?
With a huge number of ingredients in this diet pill, it is unsurprising that consumers are instructed to cycle Bliss, both over the course of a week and over several months. The diet pill does seem to tackle weight loss in a number of different ways, having a variety of ingredients from fat burners and thermogenics to ingredients that affect stress and anxiety, which could both be causes of overeating and struggling to lose weight.
There are also some diuretics in this diet pill, which is probably why consumers are instructed to drink so much water throughout the day. Diuretics may help with bloating, but will not help with weight loss in the long term, as they merely cause a loss of water weight.
Does 1st Phorm Bliss Have Any Side Effects?
Because of the huge range of ingredients used in this diet pill, it is likely that consumption of Bliss could cause some side effects.
Hordenine and synephrine are both extracted from Bitter Orange: Side effects associated with the use of Bitter Orange extracts include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of Bitter Orange extracts because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of some weight loss that could be achieved using other means.
Consumers should remember that the effects of synephrine and hordenine are enhanced when combined with caffeine. Caffeine can lead to headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.
Capsicum extract can cause various symptoms which can include stomach irritation and upset, sweating, flushing, and runny nose. Dandelion is a diuretic, and so causes increased urination, and can cause dehydration. Generally it is considered to be a safe ingredient, but it is possible to have an allergy to Dandelion.
Whilst cocoa extracts are considered safe in general (hence its use as the primary ingredient in chocolate), it can cause allergic skin reactions, constipation, and might trigger migraine headaches. It can also cause digestive complaints including nausea, intestinal discomfort, stomach rumbling, and gas.
NEVER EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSAGE of Bliss.
Not intended for use by individuals less than 21 years of age.
This product is intended for use by healthy adults between 21-55 years of age.
Before consuming Bliss seek advice from a physician if you are unaware of your current health condition or planning any medical procedures.
This product contains caffeine and synephrine.
Do not use with any other products that contain synephrine or phenylephrine.
DO NOT USE Bliss If you have any pre-existing medical condition.
This includes, but is not limited to: cardiac arrhythmia, high or low blood pressure, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, recurrent headaches, seizure disorder, anxiety, depression, psychiatric or epileptic disorders, diabetes, pernicious anemia, difficulty urinating, enlarged prostate, glaucoma or if you are taking a MAO inhibitor, anti-depressants, aspirin, non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs or products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or other medications or over the counter drugs containing stimulants or any other medication.
DO NOT USE if you are pregnant or nursing, prone to dehydration, exposed to excessive heat or have an allergy to iodine.
Discontinue use immediately and call a physician if you experience chest pain, tremors, dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, irregular heartbeat or shortness of breath.
Consume a minimum of 130 ounces of water daily in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS.
Too much caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness and rapid heart beat.
Any 1st Phorm Bliss Reviews From Customers?
There are no customer reviews for Bliss, although there are some YouTube reviews for the Bliss Go Pack, which is a stack of Bliss with several other products.
The general lack of reviews is disappointing, because whilst we know that side effects are possible, and the product contains some clinically proven ingredients, customer reviews help to put this information into context.
So Does 1st Phorm Bliss Work?
The ingredients list is full of a large range of ingredients, some of which have been proven as effective weight loss aids. Customers are instructed to perform a tolerance assessment to establish the best dose for them, and so some customers will have a much higher dose than others, but using this method, side effects will be minimised.
With no customer reviews that we could locate, it is difficult to see whether in practice Bliss is as strong as the ingredients list and directions for usage would suggest. However, based upon the information we do have, this diet pill is likely to aid weight loss for people who are already following a calorie controlled diet and exercise program.
Where Can I Buy 1st Phorm Bliss?
1st Phorm Bliss is available from www.1stphorm.com at a price of $59.99 per bottle, plus delivery. Bliss is also available as a part of a weight loss stack deal called the Bliss Go Pack. This pack of three products, Bliss, Tyro-Drive and Downtime PM costs $110.99. Customers can also purchase Bliss as a part of a variety of other stacks.
What About A Guarantee
This product has a 110% money back guarantee, which is probably the best we have seen, as it covers both unopened and opened products returned within 30 days of purchase. Customers are refunded the full cost of the product and an extra 10% of the original cost, which should more than cover delivery costs.
If for some reason you would ever be dissatisfied for any reason just return the unused portion of your product and you receipt from 1stphorm.com within 30 days of purchase and we will credit your credit card 100% of the purchase price plus 10%. The guarantee is applicable to purchases made from 1stphorm.com only and does not cover 1st Phorm retailers. Retail purchases will be handled by the particular store’s return policy.
Customers should send their return via US Postal Service to:
1st Phorm International
Attn: Returns Department
PO Box 775217
Saint Louis, MO 63177
Overall, this product is promising as a weight loss aid, as it has a number of ingredients that are clinically proven to aid weight loss. There is also a large group of ingredients that are directed at various cognitive mechanisms, including anxiety, lowering cortisol levels, reducing stress and reducing fatigue. Whilst these could indirectly aid weight loss, they are not expressly included for this purpose.
As there are a number of ingredients that affect the brain in some way or another, there is a long list of precautions that should be read through before purchasing Bliss- people who are taking any medications should definitely avoid the product. There are a range of ingredients that will impact weight loss attempts, increase energy and increase thermogenesis in the body, helping to burn more calories.
However, Bliss is intended to target several different problems, including improving mood. Improving mood can indirectly aid weight loss, especially by helping to cut down on emotional eating.
The company that manufacture Bliss, 1st Phorm, have provided a huge amount of detail about their product, including how to use it and who should not use the product.
Whilst the product does seem promising, there are many people who cannot use Bliss because of the health restrictions placed upon it. It is also a fairly expensive product, although considering the number of purposes it claims to have, it is really several products combined into one.
It also contains diuretic ingredients, which are not a viable weight loss aid. One of the problems with this diet pill is that it could cause a range of side effects. With no trials researching the product itself, only individual ingredients, and a lack of customer reviews, it is impossible to estimate accurately how likely side effects are.
Overall, Bliss is promising, but there are so many restrictions on its use that we cannot recommend it to consumers in general.