PhenQ and Phen375 have both been received well by the weight loss community, so the question arises – which supplement is better? Phen375 or PhenQ?
I have been analyzing both products for some time already and have looked through all of the available information. Thanks to my personal research I can give you a guidance on which of these two products offer the most benefits to the user.
PRODUCING COMPANIES & CLAIMS
WOLFSON BERG LIMITED
(COMPANY BEHIND PHENQ)
The PhenQ is a weight loss supplement created by a company called WOLFSON BERG LIMITED. According to their official company website, Wolfson Berg focuses its attention on two main divisions – nutraceuticals, and consumer products.
Also, this company states, that:
“Wolfson Berg is a global contract manufacturer and private labeler of nutraceuticals with over 30 years of combined industry experience.”
On the official company website – WolfsonBerg.com – they publish their following contact information (it seems that this company is headquartered on Cyprus):
Wolfson Berg Limited
JOC Business Centre,
124 Arch. Makarios III, 7550,
Kiti, Larnaca, Cyprus
From what I was able to discover on the internet, this company produces various other supplements such as:
- Blackwolf Workout
- Bauer Nutrition (and many more)
The producing company claims that their PhenQ formula utilizes multiple angles to achieve the weight loss you want and that it works better than any other supplement.
They also claim that the product does the following:
Burns fat stores; aids in appetite suppression, making you want to eat less; has fat production blocking agents; increases your mood in a positive way, as well as promotes increased energy levels; is a high-quality formula that is produced in the UK and US.
(COMPANY BEHIND PHEN375)
Phen375 is a weight loss supplement created by Shippitsa ltd. Sadly, I was not able to find out much about this company, not even their official company website.
I was only able to discover locations of their EU and USA offices/distribution centers:
Shippitsa LTD (EU Office)
Fountain Business Center
Ellis Street, COATBRIDGE,
Scotland, ML5 3AA,
USA Phen375 Distribution Center
3636 N. Buckner BLVD
Dallas, Texas, USA
The company on the official product website claims that this supplement can help the consumer to lose weight, due to Phen375’s ability to:
Boost metabolism; suppress hunger; increase the body’s overall effectiveness at burning fat.
COMPARISON OF INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENTS IN PHENQ
- L-Carnitine Fumarate (150 mg)
- Caffeine Anhydrous (142.5 mg)
- a-Lacys Reset (25 mg)
- Nopal (20 mg)
- Capsimax (15.5 mg)
- Chromium Picolinate (10 mcg)
- Capsicum Extract (8 mg)
- Niacin powder (4.5 mg)
- Piperine extract (3 mg)
- Calcium Carbonate (625 mg)
- Magnesium Stearate (10 mg)
- Sipernat 225 / Silicon dioxide (5 mg)
As you can see in the overview above, PhenQ formula is made of six main ingredients, with one additional filler ingredient that isn’t heavily advertised. You can learn more about how each ingredient contributes to weight loss below.
#1. L-CARNITINE FUMARATE
This amino acid is most commonly found in green vegetables, nuts, and red meat. It improves the process of turning stored fat into usable energy, which will not only help to get rid of unwanted fat but will also give you more energy to work out.
#2. CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS
Caffeine isn’t just useful for starting the day; it’s also widely used in weight loss supplements. Caffeine is a well-documented stimulant that can increase focus and alertness.
What is more, it can reduce fatigue (relatively safely) and has the useful ability to reduce hunger at the same time. Not only that, it can boost the fat burning process, due to caffeine being a thermogenic substance.
#3. α-LACYS RESET
A patented, proprietary ingredient, a-Lacys Reset is a combination of alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine. The first part of a-Lacys Reset, the alpha-lipoic acid, is a potent antioxidant that also improves aerobic metabolism, reduces free radical production and is responsible for the breaking down of carbohydrates, creating more energy for the body.
There are some indications that this substance alone could become a vital part of treatment for obese persons. Not only that, it works great for weight loss among diabetic patients according to a study done by Okanović and others (2015).
The second part of a-Lacys Reset, the cysteine, is a semi-essential amino acid that plays a significant role in the production of various proteins in the body and is often used in various supplements for bodybuilders as it helps to increase the building of muscle.
Not only that, it also serves as a potent antioxidant that may help with the insulin resistance and potentially even with the weight loss as pointed out in this study.
Nopal is a cactus that is naturally rich in fiber. Most people don’t get enough fiber in their diet, but it’s very important for reducing hunger, as well as the health benefits associated with consuming it.
Nopal has lots of amino acids in it, which will aid in providing you with energy throughout your day. As you start to reduce what you normally eat you will start to feel tired, so you’ll need all the non-crashing energy that you can get.
Nopal also helps with reducing water retention too, which will help you to become “dryer” and more toned.
#5. CAPSIMAX POWDER
Capsimax is a commercial blend of capsicum, caffeine, niacin (Vitamin B3) and piperine. Both the piperine (from black pepper) and the capsicum (from chilly peppers) have significant thermogenic properties that can increase the heat of your body and so you burn more calories without doing anything.
The other ingredients are caffeine and niacin, which again, have small metabolism boosting effects.
The only problem with commercially created ingredient mixes is that it’s a little difficult to fully know how much of each ingredient is in the mix, but as these compounds are fairly harmless, we don’t see this as too much of a problem.
#6. CHROMIUM PICOLINATE
The ingredient that curbs appetite in PhenQ is chromium picolinate, a key component in many weight loss supplements. It is an essential natural mineral and trace element found in whole grains, vegetables, and meat.
It’s main purpose is to regulate the sugar levels in one’s blood and to provide the cell fuel to burn for energy. When taken, chromium helps the cell to take sufficient amounts of sugar, leaving you with fewer cravings.
It practically improves the way how your body uses insulin. This process is very important, especially for those who feel that they lack willpower, and will make losing weight a lot easier for you.
#7. CALCIUM CARBONATE
This mineral has many advantages; it’s not just good for your bones. There are some indications that dietary supplementation could help a person to maintain a healthy weight.
Calcium sends signals to your body that it’s well-nourished, and there’s no need to store any more fat. As a result, the body uses up its fat stores instead of craving for more food.
One study showed that adults who took a higher amount of calcium within six months were able to lose more weight and body fat than those who did not.
INGREDIENTS IN PHEN375
- Calcium Carbonate 36% Grain (52 mg)
- Proprietary Blend (543 mg)
- L-Carnitine (L-Tartrate) 68%
- Caffeine Powder Anhydrous
- Cayenne (Capsicum) 10M HU/G
- Chromium Picolinate
- Dendrobium Nobile Extract
- Citrus Aurantium (Fruit) Extract (US Formula Only)
- Coleus Forskolii Root PE (10% Forskolin) (US Formula Only)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Capsicum Annum
- Sterate Acid NF
- Crosscamello Sodium USP
- Polyvinyl Alcohol USP
- Magnesium Stearate NF/FCC
- FD&C Blue #2 Lake
- Taic USP
- White Rice Flower
- Propyethylene Glycol NF
- Polysorbate 80 NF
Phen375 comes in two different versions: One for the market of the European Union, and other for the market of USA. For whatever reason, the US version has two additional ingredients. This could be due to stricter rules in Europe, or because it would cost too much to get these two ingredients into Europe.
Either way, there is no need to be concerned, as they state that the product is made in an FDA approved facility in the USA.
#1. CALCIUM CARBONATE
Calcium is something that’s well known to be important for producing healthy bones and teeth, but it has other uses too. Studies have shown that there’s a strong link between increased calcium consumption and reduced fat storage.
This is achieved due to the calcium telling your cells that your body has the necessary nutrients inside of it and that it doesn’t need to store fat.
#2. CHROMIUM PICOLINATE
Chromium picolinate is found in lots of different foods, such as whole grains, meat, and vegetables. When you eat unhealthy foods, you’ll likely find yourself being hungry couple of hours later. This is because your blood sugar levels are all over the place.
Chromium picolinate reduces your cravings for carbs by regulating your blood sugar levels. If your cells are happy, you’ll be happy.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that’s found readily in nuts, red meat, and green vegetables. It has been shown to improve the body’s ability of processing stored fat into energy that’s usable.
This process will reduce your body fat and give you an energy boost at the same time.
#4. CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS
Caffeine is widely used throughout the world, due to its stimulanting properties. It can help improve alertness, but it also has thermogenic properties and the ability to reduce hunger.
#5. CAYENNE PEPPER EXTRACT
The active ingredient in red peppers is capsicum. Capsicum has been found to have strong thermogenic properties, which will increase your body’s temperature slightly, allowing you to burn calories passively.
#6. DENDROBIUM NOBILE EXTRACT
Dendrobium Nobile is taken from the orchid plant. It has been used for many years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat numerous ailments, including fevers and diabetes.
However, it’s mostly used in supplements due to its apparent ability to increase physical and athletic performance. There are no legitimate studies which prove these effects, however.
#7. CITRUS AURANTIUM EXTRACT (US ONLY)
Citrus Aurantium, also known as bitter orange, was first discovered in 1999 as having fat reducing properties. However, since then there have been a few studies showing the dangers of using too much of this ingredient in products.
The side effects are numerous, but it’s likely that there is such a small amount in this supplement that it should cause no concern.
#8. COLEUS FORSKOHLII ROOT (US ONLY)
Forskolin, when consumed, helps to widen the blood vessels in the body, as well as helps to increase heartbeat strength. As a result, blood pressure is decreased safely.
It’s likely this ingredient was added to combat the other stimulant ingredients that can cause high blood pressure.
COMPARISON OF RESULTS & TESTIMONIALS
FEEDBACK FOR PHENQ
The official website for PhenQ has a few testimonials available to browse, which include before and after photos. While there is no way of ensuring that these are legitimate, they should still be taken into consideration.
The following results have been taken from their website:
- Female lost 44lbs in three months
- Male lost 11lbs in one month
- Female lost 14lbs in nine weeks
- Female lost 20lbs in five months
- Female lost 20lbs in three months
- Female lost 9lbs in one month
From these results, the average trend seems to indicate that approximately 10lbs will be lost within the first month, and then diminishing results will occur. Apparently the heavier you are, the more weight you will lose initially.
FEEDBACK FOR PHEN375
The official website for Phen375 has numerous testimonials available, with photos included. It’s important to take these testimonials with a grain of salt though, as there is no way to ensure their legitimacy. However, they should still be taken into consideration.
The following results have been taken from their website:
- Female lost 50lbs after two months
- Male lost 99lbs after three months
- Female lost 44lbs in an unknown timeframe
- Male lost 93lbs in six months
- Male lost 57lbs in three months
- Male lost 20lbs in two months
- Male lost 12lbs in an unknown timeframe
- Female lost 15lbs in three months
- Female lost 10lbs in two and a half months
- Male lost 25lbs in two months
- Female lost 35lbs in an unknown timeframe
- Female lost 8lbs in an unknown timeframe
There is quite a large variance between results here, but it’s important to take into consideration the original weight of the person. Those who weighed heavier, i.e had more body fat, seemed to lose the most amount of weight, compared to those who weren’t too overweight originally.
COMPARISON OF PRICES & SHIPPING POLICIES
Purchasing PhenQ through the official product website is the safest option out there. A single bottle of PhenQ that includes 60 pills will cost you $69.95 and you are directed to take two capsules a day, one in the morning and the other at lunch.
Payment is possible through American Express, Visa or MasterCard. Luckily, there are two discounted packages you can select on the official product website:
- Two bottles + one free for $139.90
- Three bottles + two free + free adavna cleanse for $189.95
Obviously, your savings will be bigger if you purchase more bottles at once. The first discounted option will provide you with a three-month supply for $139.90. That makes it approximately $46.60 per month (a saving of $69.95).
The second discounted option will provide you with a five-month supply for $189.95. That makes it approximately $37.99 per month (a saving of $159.80).
As you can see, spending more initially will get you the most for your money. All orders are said to be dispatched within 24-48 hours, and they offer free shipping regardless of the destination.
Similarly as in the case of PhenQ, purchasing Phen375 through the official product website is the safest option out there. A single bottle of Phen375 that includes 30 pills will cost you $65.95 and you are directed to take two capsules a day, one in the morning and the other at lunch.
Payment is possible through Visa or MasterCard. Luckily, there are several discounted packages you can select on the official product website:
- Two bottles + one free for $131.90
- Four bottles + one free + free diet plan for $187.96
Obviously, your savings will be bigger if you purchase more bottles at once. The first discounted option will provide you with a one-and-a-half month supply for $131.90. That makes it approximately $87.93 per month (a saving of $43.97).
The second discounted option will provide you with a two-and-a-half month supply for $187.96. That makes it approximately $75.18 per month (a saving of $56.72).
As you can see, spending more initially will get you the most for your money. All orders are said to be dispatched within 24-48 hours, and they offer international shipping.
As you can see in the quote below, Phen375 does not ship worldwide:
“Because we ship from Dallas, Texas, U.S., and use the United States Postal Service, we cannot ship to any country that is currently on an embargoed countries list or where our product is prohibited.”
“Embargoed countries: Burma (Myanmar), the Balkans, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Liberia, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Zaire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Palestinian territories.”
“Countries where Phen375 is not allowed without prescription: New Zealand.”
The official product company also charges a shipping and handling fee of either $15.95 (standard) or $19.95 (insured).
MONEY BACK GUARANTEES
PHENQ MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Purchasing PhenQ from the official product website comes with a secured 60-day money back guarantee. Just see for yourself in this quote:
“Yes, we offer a 60-day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose but your weight. Simply return any unused PhenQ in its original packaging within 67 days of receiving your order and we’ll give you a full refund, excluding any shipping charges.”
All you have to do is to return any unused product in its original packaging within 67 days of receiving it, and you should receive a full refund.
They state on their official refund policy page that they don’t refund shipping charges, but seeing as shipping is free, we can only assume they take the amount of the full price (not including shipping charges you will pay when sending your pills back to them).
PHEN375 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Surprisingly, Phen375 doesn’t seem to offer a hassle-free money back guarantee. The only way you can return this product without any questions is if you deem it unsuitable for human consumption, i.e., the bottle is broken upon delivery and is only valid if you report it within the day of receiving the parcel.
Then there is a 60-day money back guarantee. However, you need to meet strict criteria to become eligible for a refund. Just see a citation below that was taken from official product website on August 20, 2018:
“In order to make Phen375’s money-back guarantee effective you must adhere to the following steps:
- Download the diet plan that is pertinent to you from our website. You can find the diet plans following this link: Bonus.
- Log your initial weight before taking Phen375.
- Follow the diet plan and keep track of your progress.
- Log your end-weight upon completing the 30-day period of time.
- If you have not experienced any weight-loss after taking Phen375 and following our diet plan in 30 days, visit a certified doctor present him or her with supporting documentation and request a reliable statement proving there hasn’t been any weight loss.
- Phen375 reserves the right to upgrade your order to the newest version.
At the end of the 30-day period, you have up to 30 days to claim the money back guarantee alongside supporting documentation and reliable certified statement.”
“The 60-day time frame starts from the date the product was ordered. Shipping and handling, postal and inspection charges are non-refundable in accordance to our Return Policy.”
I don’t see this kind of money-back guarantee among suppliers of weight loss pills very often. However, the official company states that these stricter measures were designed to stop fraud. If this is the truth then I consider this to be a valid reason for this kind of strict criteria for a refund.
PHENQ VS PHEN375
After a thorough comparison of PhenQ and Phen375, I can say that both products offer potent weight loss pills that are incredibly popular. However, I have to say that I personally like PhenQ product slightly more, because:
- PhenQ is made by a well-known company that has a long history in the market of weight loss products.
- Both products include potent ingredients, but PhenQ is much more transparent in declaring precise amounts of individual substances used.
- A monthly supply of PhenQ will cost you only half the price of Phen375.
- PhenQ is delivered worldwide and free of charge while Phen375 charges shipping and handling fees and is not delivered to certain countries.
- While both products provide the 60-day money back guarantee Phen375 has stricter conditions to become eligible for a refund.
Do not take me wrong; I am not stating that Phen375 is a bad weight loss supplement. I am just stating that I personally think that PhenQ is a better option in the above aspects.
However, both brands seem to offer fantastic products, so if you have Phen375 already, don’t feel you need to swap.