- Some ingredients clinically supported
- Excessive levels of vitamins
- Ingredient amounts not released
- No money-back guarantee
- Manufactured by Beast Sports, USA
- 90 capsules per bottle
- Numerous stimulant ingredients
Amphetalean is marketed as not just a weight loss aid, but also a product that can be used to boost mental alertness and acuity during the day, or as an aid to exercise, providing the user with extra energy to push their work out a little further.
The name has clearly been carefully chosen to suggest that it is a strong product. Amphetamines used to be used as incredibly powerful appetite suppressants before they were banned for being addictive and dangerous; hopefully it is the strength that Amphetalean is alluding to, rather than the negative side effects.
The manufacturers and primary sellers of Amphetalean is Beast Sports, who have apparently been named Bodybuilding.com Breakout Brand of the Year in both 2012 & 2013. Their head office address is:
7491 N. Federal Hwy.
The Beast Sports website also has a phone number and contact box, making it relatively easy to communicate with the company.
When searching for customer reviews of Amphetalean, we found many reviews for a slightly different amphetalean product, which carries the same exact name and bottle design, but it a powder, which is probably more suited to many regular gym goers who want to gain muscle as much as lose fat. Whilst this product has lots of reviews online, the capsule forms of Amphetalean do not, suggesting that it is either a more unpopular product, or that it is a much newer products. Amphetalean powder is a separate product that we will not being going into more detail on here.
How to take Amphetalean
The recommended dose for Amphetealean capsules is two tablets, which are to be taken in the morning. Taking the capsules too late in the day could lead to sleep patterns being interrupted.
Amphetalean seems to market itself using poorly explained technical terms. Many people who have never used supplements designed for bodybuilders may not know what many of these terms are, and so trust the simplified explanations that Amphetalean provides; this may not be a very accurate system of choosing a diet pill, as it seems that Amphetalean banks upon a combination of big words and over-simplified explanations to sell the product.
The ingredients list is a hotbed of scientific terms for common diet pill ingredients, as well as Latin terms for plants. We would have preferred to see a more detailed explanation of how each ingredient works on the product website, so that customers have an idea of what the product will actually do to their body.
- Excessive levels of vitamins
- Numerous possible side effects
- No money-back guarantee available
What Does Amphetalean Claim To Do?
Amphetalean claims to be a professional strength thermogenic energy complex that helps burn body fat and increases energy levels whilst also enhancing mood, mental focus and clarity.
So What Is Amphetalean and What Are The Ingredients For Amphetalean?
Based upon older reviews of Amphetalean that we have found, it appears that the product has been reformulated slightly to remove 1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCL. This ingredient has been found to have a very high rate of people developing serious side effects, including heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, and even heart attack, stroke, and death.
Source: WebMd Dimethylamylamine
Each serving of two tablets contains 1055mg of the Amphetalean thermogenic matrix, as well as thiamine, niacin and calcium.
- Thiamine (60 mg/ 4000% RDA): Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is a vitamin used by the body to break down and release energy from food effectively. Whilst taking excess levels of thiamine will not further promote weight loss, a deficiency in thiamine would hinder weight loss attempts.
- Niacin (10 mg/ 50% RDA): Vitamin B3, or Niacin, is responsible for helping to produce energy from consumed food, as well as helping keep the nervous and digestive systems healthy. Niacin can be easily sourced in adequate amounts from a balanced diet. Persistent excessive consumption of niacin has been linked with increased rates of obesity in American Children.
- Calcium (60 mg/ 6% RDA): Studies have shown that calcium can play a significant role in weight loss, especially loss of fat mass. Research shows that fresh dairy sources of calcium are more effective than supplementation. The amounts that are included in Amphetalean will probably not make much difference to dieting attempts, as studies in humans showed weight loss results when consuming 600mg of calcium in addition to that found naturally in their calorie restricted diet.
- Coffea Robusta (bean): Some studies have shown that green coffee bean extract does have a role to play in weight loss. However, one review summarised that;
The size of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance of this effect is uncertain. More rigorous trials with longer duration are needed to assess the efficacy and safety of GCE as a weight loss supplement.
Green coffee bean extract contains caffeine, a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, boosting the metabolism temporarily, and also contain chlorogenic acid, which may further boost weight loss.
- Raspberry ketones: There is preliminary evidence that raspberry ketone plus vitamin C might decrease weight and body fat. However, research is incredibly preliminary, and has only been researched in animals and test tube studies.
- 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.
Source: WebMD Resource
- Nelumbo nucifera (seed): The Indian lotus has been identified as potentially a good weight loss aid, although further research still needs to be conducted into the full effects of the plant. Preliminary studies do show that it inhibits lipid storage, whilst also increasing lipolysis; these are both important for boosting sustainable weight loss.
- Ginkgo Biloba extract: Used by people who have difficulty concentrating, as well as for numerous other uses, this herb extract has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Studies are preliminary but promising in this regard, but there is no suggestion of any link with weight loss.
Source: WebMD Resource
- Evodia Rutaecarpa extract (Evodiamine): Evodia, a tree, has been used in Chinese traditional medicine, and is used to treat diarrhoea and other digestive problems, including a lack of appetite. Conversely, it is also used to aid weight loss, as it is thought to be a stimulant. However, this effect has only been seen in studies on animals, and no research has been conducted into possible weight loss effects in humans. Researchers have compared its effects upon the body with the effects of consuming capsaicin.
So What Does All This Mean?
There are lots of ingredients in this diet pill, but this may mean that each one is present in fairly low quantities. This is especially true of calcium, which is a proven aid to fat burning, when used in adequate amounts.
The diet pill contains huge amounts of thiamine, with each serving containing 4000% of a recommended daily serving. This is a huge amount, and may increase the chances of side effects presenting, with regular use. Consumers should also watch their niacin intake from other sources whilst using this diet pill. Studies have found a link between excessive niacin consumption and an increased prevalence of obesity in American children. (Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874142/)
There is preliminary evidence that Indian Lotus may be beneficial in treating obesity, but as this research is under-developed, it is possible that the ingredient needs refining further. In any case, the effectiveness of this diet pill ingredient has not been established fully. There are also ingredients included that are not intended for weight loss purposes, such as ginkgo biloba. Whilst boosting mental acuity and concentration can be useful whilst dieting, this will not in itself boost weight loss.
Does Amphetalean Have Any Side Effects?
Now that 1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCL has been removed from the product, Amphetalean is without a doubt a safer product than before.
However, it is still possible to develop side effects with the use of any diet pill. The caffeine in Amphetalean could lead to headaches, jitteriness, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, interrupted sleep patterns and insomnia. The chances of these side effects occurring is raised when the dieter is consuming other sources of caffeine regularly, such as teas and coffees.
Several of the ingredients are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diarrhoea and other stomach problems, and so may lead to constipation, or indeed other digestive problems, depending upon the diet of the user. To minimise the chances of digestive problems, the dieter should consume plenty of water, and make sure that they are following a balanced diet plan, featuring enough fibre.
The various stimulants and other ingredients to improve mental function would give the user a boost in energy. Whilst for many this is a positive side effect, for those who are sensitive to these ingredients, side effects such as jitteriness and problems sleeping may occur.
Whilst many websites suggest that there are no known side effects from consuming excess amounts of thiamine, others suggest that allergic reactions are more likely to occur when consuming excess amounts, and that skin rashes may occur. Thiamine may also cause low blood pressure, and according to the mayo clinic;
Caution is advised in people with diabetes or high blood sugar, and in those taking drugs, herbs, or supplements that affect blood sugar or that widen blood vessels.
Considering that many of the ingredients in Amphetalean fit this description, side effects are much more likely.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Any Amphetalean Reviews From Customers?
One customer reported that;
this stuff gave me a lot of energy but at times I had so much to where I could not stop moving around or I had some jitters for a little bit.
Obviously side effects like this as undesirable, and dosing should be adjusted to reduce the appearance of side effects.
Another review, left on a forum on bodybuilding.com, was incredibly positive, and had several reply comments that generally agreed that the product was effective. The reviewer ranked both the product’s fat burning ability and appetite suppression at 9.5, and ranked the improvements to energy levels and ability to focus at 9.0. Taking the last pill of the day at 1pm meant that his sleep was never interrupted.
He also wrote:
After taking each dose I felt a slight warming sensation (felt like it was working) and after a week I could feel the effects of the appetite suppression as I would not want to eat dinner and had to remind myself to at least have a protein shake to keep my calories constant each day.
So Does Amphetalean Work?
With only a minimal number of reviews from actual customers, it is very difficult to establish whether amphetalean works well to aid weight loss. The main customer review available was written by a althetic runner, who was using it alongside a very strict diet and daily exercise regime, which would obviously boost the expected results.
It may be that some of the ingredients that are clinically proven, such as green coffee bean extract, may aid weight loss, but that without the use of intense exercise and a strict diet, results would not be dramatic. As we do not have exact figures for the amount of each ingredient, it is not possible to establish if they are even present in sufficient doses.
Where Can I Buy Amphetalean?
Amphetalean is available from Beastsports, for $49.95 per bottle.
What About A Guarantee
No money back guarantee is offered at this time.
The excessive levels of vitamins in Amphetalean is a cause for concern, as with vitamins and minerals, more is hardly ever better than the recommended daily intake. The ingredients used in Amphetalean are numerous, and whilst they have some support in some preliminary trials, they are far from being fully researched. Also, without further information about the amount of each ingredient in the formula, it is difficult to establish whether or not they would work effectively compared to the results achieved in clinical trials.
The official website also makes no mention of potential side effects, which could be construed as misleading, as all diet pills carry some risk of side effects.
The lack of reviews from customers is also worrying, as side effects and effectiveness are usually things that customers focus upon in reviews.
These factors combined with the lack of any money-back guarantee means we have to reject Amphetalean.