Does Xenamine work?
Xenamine is a fat burner produced and marketed by InnerVital. It has its own bespoke website which claims Xenamine will promote thermogenesis, which in turn will burn fat deposits, that it will increase energy levels and suppress the appetite.
According to the website, using this product will build self-esteem and confidence, make users look sexier so that they “become a visual magnet to the opposite sex” and lose so much weight in a very short time that people will be shocked by the new “incredible” figure.
It seems Xenamine must either be a wonder-drug, or the manufacturers are making implausible claims which no product ever created could live up to.
What is Xenamine and is it effective?
According to the manufacturer, Xenamine works by enhancing thermogenesis and lipotropics. Wickipedia defines thermogenesis as the process of heat production. This occurs naturally in the body and is enhanced by exercise, but for those who don’t wish to exercise, a product that promotes thermogenesis will be a useful weight-loss tool.
Lipotropic compounds – again according to Wickipedia – help to catalyse the breakdown of fat during metabolism. Having been broken down, the fat is burned to provide additional energy.
The main Xenamine ingredients are:
- Chromium (100mg), which is thought to help metabolise sugars.
- Caffeine (200mg), which boosts the metabolism and increases energy.
Xenamine also contains 580mg of a proprietary blend consisting of:
- Hoodia Gordonii, which derives from a cactus of the same name and is used in some products as an appetite suppressant.
- Magnolia Bark extract, thought to inhibit the production of cortisol, high levels of which contribute to weight gain.
- Glucomannan, which is a fibre that absorbs water, to give a feeling of fullness and slow the digestion of fats.
- Green tea, which offers a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, aiding digestion and detoxification.
- Theobromine, which is a diuretic that also helps to reduce blood pressure and stimulate the heart.
- Guarana, which contains caffeine and has the capacity to raise the heart rate. Also has a mild diuretic function.
The problem with assessing the effectiveness of Xenamine is that no information is provided by the manufacturer on the quantity of each ingredient within the proprietary blend.
Whilst each ingredient, at optimum dosage, is capable of aiding weight loss, it is impossible to assess the effectiveness of this diet pill without knowing how much of each ingredient is included.
A very small amount of one or more of these ingredients would mean that the product falls short of its claims to be an effective fat burner, appetite suppressant and energy booster. If optimum levels of all ingredients were included, the product may well be effective, though there are certainly no guarantees that using Xenamine will boost self-esteem, build confidence, make you feel young, and attract the opposite sex!
Another problem is that we are told the product contains 200mg caffeine, which scientific research has shown to be a safe and effective level. But Guarana, included within the proprietary blend, also contains high levels of natural caffeine. If significant amounts of Guarana are included, then many users may experience severe caffeine-related side-effects, particularly if they also consume caffeine as part of their normal diet.
- The manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee to dissatisfied customers providing the product is returned within 45 days of the order.
- Most of the listed ingredients have been shown through clinical studies to be effective weight-loss tools.
- No information is included as to the quantities of individual ingredients, which makes it impossible to assess the product’s effectiveness.
- The marketing strategy focusses on the vulnerabilities of prospective customers in terms of low self-esteem and lack of attractiveness.
- The high level of caffeine in Xenamine means that some users may suffer side effects such as irritability, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, increased heart rate, palpitations and headaches.
Customer reviews and feedback
Independent customer reviews are difficult to find. On the Xenamine official website just one ‘testimonial’ is included which is, unsurprisingly, very positive, and backed up by impressive ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs.
On another website – through which Xenamine can be purchased – customer reviews are displayed, though only 8 of the “most recent” are visible, all of which are positive.
I am not convinced that this site contains independent reviews from genuine customers. If they are genuine, then there has probably been significant selection, since each lauds the product and some even adopt the language of the marketing campaign, suggesting that using Xenamine made them feel and look 10 years younger!
Not a single customer speaks of adverse side effects, despite the high levels of caffeine.
Is it worth buying?
Despite the inclusion of ingredients which have been proven to be effective as part of a weight-loss programme, there are significant question-marks over this product.
Since the manufacturer chooses to keep secret the quantities of ingredients within their proprietary blend, users cannot assess either the effectiveness of Xenamine or its potential to produce side effects.
The manufacturer claims that users will experience dramatic weight-loss without changing their diet or taking any form of exercise – in other words, Xenamine is the miracle diet-pill the world has been waiting for.
There is certainly no evidence to suggest that this claim is true, and if potential customers are buying the product based on this belief, they could well be disappointed. The lack of real feedback on the product means its hard to fully recommend at this time.