Written by Lisa Allen | Edited by Dr Mark Kapnoudhis
Any time you start any drug, over the counter supplement, or herb, you should research potential side effects. This is particularly true if you already have any health issues. So we’re glad you stopped here.
Adiphene Side Effects
Currently, there are no empirical studies of Adiphene itself as far as side effects go. In general, however, the ingredients in Adiphene are well-tolerated by a majority of users when taken as directed. Many of the ingredients have been individually studied by various organizations, giving a good, well-rounded view of how they may react in your body.
Please note that just because a side effect is listed for an ingredient, that doesn’t mean you’ll experience that issue. Likewise, you could experience issues that aren’t mentioned here. Talk to your doctor before starting any diet supplement.
The Ingredients: Safe or Unsafe?
Below is a list of the active ingredients found in Adiphene. Please note that the cautions listed below are not for Adiphene specifically and may not apply to the amounts found in Adiphene. The information and cautions are based on data that may use high concentrations of a given ingredient or given to at-risk or other specific groups.
This data is NOT from the marketers of Adiphene or from personal researchers on this website. Consult the marketers for more information as each ingredient applies to the Adiphene pill in the recommended dosage.
- Vitamin B6 (pyroxidine) – Vitamin B6 is likely safe for most people. In large doses, vitamin B6 may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, tingling or sleepiness.
- Bitter Orange – According to webmd.com, Bitter orange is likely safe for children and adults when taken in the amounts found in food. But bitter orange is possibly unsafe when taken as a supplement for a medical purpose such as weight loss. Bitter orange peel in combination with caffeine could cause a rise in blood pressure. Please note that the site’s reference is in combination with caffeine specifically. See the link for a full list of precautions.
- Cacao – Cacao is generally recognized as safe. It contains caffeine and therefore has the potential to carry similar side effects to other caffeine-containing products (see guarana below as an example).
- L-Carnitine HCL – This ingredient is likely safe. Possible side effects include stomach discomfort and a “fishy smell” when used in large quantities.
- Cayenne – Cayenne is generally recognized as safe for short-term use when taken internally. When applied to the skin, burning or rash is a possibility. (You won’t be using Adiphene this way, obviously.) Longer-term effects are not known.
- Chromium Picolinate – Webmd has this to say about chromium picolinate: “Chromium is likely safe for most adults when used appropriately for 6 months or less. Chromium is possibly safe for most people when used for longer periods of time.” However, isolated instances of various side effects have been noted, including kidney, blood sugar and behavioral changes.
- Chitosan – Chitosan has not yet been extensively studied for safety. For the time being, it is considered likely safe. People with shellfish allergies should not take chitosan. Chitosan may produce stomach upset, constipation or gas in some users.
- Cinnamon Extract – Cinnamon is likely safe in the amount commonly used in food products. It may be unsafe for liver patients due to a chemical called coumarin. Consult your doctor.
- Ginger Root Extract – Ginger is likely safe for most people. Although it is commonly used to settle an uncomfortable stomach, some people may experience stomach upset.
- Ginseng – As a stimulant, ginseng includes the same basic precautions as other non-drug stimulants. The most commonly reported side effect for ginseng is insomnia.
- Glucomannan – Glucomannan is considered likely safe. In fact, it’s used in popular Japanese food products, such as wheat-free noodles. The one precaution is to take with plenty of water if taken in a solid form, as it expands and could get stuck in the throat otherwise.
- Guarana – Guarana is likely safe. Guarana contains caffeine and therefore, includes the same precautions as other caffeine-containing products, including coffees and teas. Caffeine speeds the heart rate and can be dangerous if overused. Use caffeine-containing products only as directed.
Is Adiphene FDA-approved?
Since Adiphene is a herbal supplement, it does not need to be approved by the FDA (they regulate medicinal drugs). However, the supplement is produced in an FDA-approved laboratory.
Most non-drug supplements have difficulty receiving FDA approval as it is hard to track exact dosages and concentrations in a given product. We currently do not have data on the exact concentrations and quantities of each ingredient in Adiphene. Consult the manufacturer for more information.
How About Taking Adiphene During Pregnancy?
Because several of the ingredients in Adiphene are listed as possibly unsafe during pregnancy, we do not recommend the use of Adiphene during pregnancy. Consult the product’s manufacturer and your doctor for more information. Always consult a physician before taking ANY supplement during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.