Xyphedra Review

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This is an over-the-counter diet pill that's targeted at hardcore dieters who need to lose at least 20 pounds. The formula for Xyphedra once contained ephedra, which was banned by the FDA, but now includes what the company says is an "herbal ephedra"; the long-term consequences of this new ingredient are untested and unknown.

Important note: The review below is based on accessible public information. It is possible that the consumer and expert reviews we found were posted by people or organizations affiliated with the diet pill maker. We do not vouch for the effectiveness or safety of this diet pill, and urge you to consult your doctor about the pros and cons of taking diet pills to help you lose weight.

Xyphedra (starting at $40/month) has been shown to be effective as a weight loss tool, but is really aimed at hardcore dieters who are clinically overweight and need to lose at least 20 pounds. The formula for Xyphedra once contained ephedra, which was banned by the Food and Drug Administration, but now includes what the company says is an "herbal ephedra"; the long-term consequences of this new ingredient are untested and unknown and some believe that this over-the-counter diet pill could end up being proven unsafe. Additionally, Xyphedra includes a large number of stimulants, which can produce negative side effects, including headaches, anxiety, and nausea, in some people. In its Xyphedra review, Prices Exposed downgraded the diet pill because of safety concerns.

One reason to avoid Xyphedra is that the producers don't clearly list the amounts of each ingredient. More information is always better than too little and it might give consumers more confidence about trying this diet pill. On the plus side, Xyphedra does seem to be helpful for overweight people. In Xyphedra reviews on Netraceutical.com, at least one user tells of losing more than 10 pounds in the first month and another consumer writes in a review on Slimmingpillsreview.com of losing eight pounds within the first few days. If you don't get the results you want within 60 days, Xyphedra offers to refund your money.

The final word is still out on Xyphedra. Although it may be safer than when it contained ephedra, there's a shortage of information about whether its new formula is truly safe. Still, it may have some effect for people who are severely overweight.

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