Dexaprine is a nonprescription fat burner that the manufacturer also claims to work as an appetite suppressant while it offers a dieter a massive boost in energy in order to make it easier for him or her to lose weight. That said, this product is wrapped up in a tremendous amount of controversy, which should cause anyone who is considering this product to think twice and do their homework before taking it. It is very highly recommended that anyone thinking about using this product, should first speak with a doctor as it could be dangerous and put their health – or even their life – at risk.
A growing number of countries have recently been banning Dexaprine, making it illegal to manufacture, purchase, or sell. At the time of this review, the two most recent countries to ban this product were the United Kingdom, with Dutch authorities having made the same judgment only the week beforehand. The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) stated that Dexaprine is considered to be an “unlicensed medicinal product and will be instructing Predator Nutrition to remove the product from sale.”
The formula for Dexaprine is made up of three complexes. The first is the “Thermophoric Amine Mood Enhancement Complex”. That is made up of Acacia Rigidula extract, as well as Citrus Aurantium. The “Extended Release Energy Complex” contains caffeine anhydrous and green tea extract. The “Alpha-2 Adrenergic Activation Complex” contains Rauwolfia Serpentina and Isopropyloctopamine.
Very quickly, it is easy to see why there is such a large amount of controversy surrounding this formula. Even after the previous primary active ingredient – 1, 3-dimethylamylamine – was removed from the formula because it was too close to amphetamines in its strength and the dangers associated with its use, this formula remains quite hazardous.
It is filled with stimulants, including the citrus aurantium (also known as bitter orange or synephrine), caffeine anhydrous, and green tea extract, which can result in a broad range of different unwanted side effects. These can be as harmless and annoying as nausea, headaches, and sleeplessness, or as problematic as heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, and anxiety.
Especially questionable is the use of citrus aurantium. Though very widely used in nonprescription weight loss supplements, this is an ingredient that has been compared with amphetamines in a number of ways and that has been associated with some very dangerous reactions in some users. The FDA in the United States has issued a warning about this ingredient and research continues in order to determine whether or not it should be considered safe enough to be legal.