Fastin Diet Pill Review

There are so many money hungry companies out there that are looking to compromise your health for more cash in hand. And Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals with their Fastin diet pill is one of them. Use the quick menu below to find out more...
Fastin Diet Pill Review
2.3 out of 10
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Fastin Overview

Fastin diet pills hit the market in 2008, and are distributed by a company called Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. Fastin is most commonly known as phentermine (its generic name) and acts as an appetite suppressant aiding one to lose weight. People who are obese, and have not seen success with diet and exercise alone use this drug to get their weight under control. A doctor does not have to prescribe this medication, and you can freely buy it from a select number of websites. The ingredients in a Fastin pill are 1,3-dimethylamine HCL, synephrine HCL  thermo-rx, phenylethylamine HCL, methylsynephrine HCL, theobromine anhydrous, N-methyl-b-phenylethylamine HCL, yohimbine HCL and caffeine anhydrous. Clearly, this diet pill is not all natural and it will bring  along a lot of side effects due to its boisterous ingredient list.*

The company has faced much scrutiny over the years, with its most recent being in April of 2015. They were issued a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding one of their former ingredients Beta-methylphenethylamine used in Fastin, as it was labeled as a dietary ingredient.* Clearly this is no dietary ingredient, as it would have to fall under a herb, vitamin, or mineral in which this case is nowhere near that. The CEO Jared Wheat was asked to promptly have this changed, or the product would be shut down. The website seemed fairly easy to navigate through, as well as their customer service line being prompt to answer my phone call. While it seems like its getting better, its only gets worse as their return policy is pretty much non-existent. If you open this $50.00 bottle of pills you are not able to get your money back at all.

 Do Dieters Lose Weight On Fastin?

Because this product is sold on many different sites and sometimes it is even knocked off by other brands, it was hard to get a solid read on the Fastin diet pill from Hi-Tech. It is sold at GNC, Wal-Mart, and many other online stores, which makes it readily available to those who want to pollute their bodies. There is absolutely no scientific evidence provided to the customer to show that this product helps you lose weight, but it definitely acts as an appetite suppressant.* This is merely a diet pill, and nothing more. While taking these pills, you are not encouraged to eat healthy, exercise, or get on track toward a more heart healthy lifestyle. The side effects alone while taking these are enough to scare me away for good.

The customer testimonials were very negative overall, as many people said that the diet pill made their heart race, and their palms sweat instantly. There was also word of people getting violently ill, and lightheaded when taking Fastin. This does not sound like a smart, or healthy way to lose weight and it had many customers throwing away $50.00 worth of products for the sake of their own health.

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Golden Rules* said, “So the first tiime i took half a pill I had no side effects. However, the second time I took 1/2 with an empty stomach and I had to go to the hospital. My heart was racing and I couldn’t breath the pain in my chest scared the shit out of me enough to stop using it all together.” 

Becca* said, “This pill is the devil!! Don’t do it!!!! I have seriously considered contacting the FDA to have it removed from the shelves! Made me feel completely out of control of my body and sick to my stomach to the point I had to lay down and hope I wasn’t having a heart attack! Don’t buy this crap!!”

Carolyn* said, “I made it through 3 days and discarded the bottle. I read the reviews and took the advise of most to only do a half pill. I am glad I did as the effects from just a half pill was enough to scare me. Within about 15 minutes it felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest.” She went onto say that after about 30 minutes it calmed down to a less intense level, but the side effects of the episode lasted for several hours which was unsettling. She was just shocked overall that she had to go to the hospital in the first place, yet kept taking a smaller dose with yet another episode that had her at her whits end.

 Is Fastin Easy To Follow?

Of course the Fastin diet pill is easy to follow. Who wouldn’t be able to take two pills a day and do nothing else to see weight come off? This is not healthy by the way, and will not deem long-term results. It’s so easy, that I am slamming it as ineffective and a total waste of money. The side effects alone are enough to make me want to vomit, and throw this junk up against a wall. Not only is it completely ineffective, it is also very expensive in the long run. There is no limit to how many bottles you can buy (of course) and you are told to keep taking the pills until you achieve your weight loss goals. To top it all off, some people said aside from the horrible side effects the pill did absolutely nothing in helping them lose weight, and said it was completely ineffective.

Fastin Alternatives

Table Explanation

Based on our research people frequently try to compare Fastin to other brands. Often the brands and their products are different in many ways which makes it hard to compare apples-to-oranges. This is our attempt to compare below 6 and pick the winner. This is not necessarily to say that we recommend any of the winners, instead this is simply author’s opinion when asked to compare each. Please take this information with the grain of salt and do your own research. If making dietary changes we recommend consulting with your medical doctor.

FastinAlternative
FastinPhentermine
FastinAdipex
FastinLipodrene
FastinPhen375
FastinHydroxycut
FastinTrim Down Club (Favorite)

Phentermine vs Fastin

I don’t know which is worse. And that’s how this battle will be decided: the lesser of two evils pretty much. Not even. Phentermine was Fastin. Phentermine hydrochloride is a strong stimulant (in the amphetamine family) that obviously, suppresses appetite. The idea medically is to use it for a couple of weeks, tops and only for those that are morbidly obese and then under a doctor’s strict guidance. Is that how it’s mostly used? We know it’s not. Fastin was discontinued almost 20 years ago, but a company called Hi-Tech bought the name and markets its version of Fastin with sketchy ingredients such as dimethylamylamine, phenylethylamine, and methylxanthine alkaloids. These are all combined to do what phentermine was created to do, crush your appetite and crank you up. And not in a good way. This is garbage, folks. Possibly dangerous and just plain garbage. So, what does phentermine hydrochloride do to you? Speeds up your heart rate and you may feel heart palpitations, it increases your blood pressure, you get jittery, restless, dizzy, you’ll probably be unable to sleep, and just an overall sense of uneasiness and nervousness. It’s speed, people. Besides all the other uncomfortable side effects like stomach aches, diarrhea and/or constipation, you might experience tremors and for some, have a reduced sex drive. This is literally the worst stuff and for people that are seriously overweight, they may already have heart conditions or high blood pressure and this makes that worse. And finally, if you’re not taking it under the supervision of a physician, you may become dependent and possibly addicted. The Phentermine website is a clearinghouse of sorts to navigate people to shady sites that still sell the drug. Click through the site several times on the Phentermine 37.5 tab and you’ll end up finally able to order a bottle of 90 tablets for about $350. (By the way, Phentermine admits the so-called reviewers on the websites are paid.) I will say they do try and sell a phentermine alternative. But otherwise, it’s a shady, dubious site selling sketchy and scary diet pills. Bad news. Easy access to strong stimulants is how they describe themselves. I recommend neither, but if your doctor is somehow inexplicably on board, at least the Phentermine site I visited did try and push an alternative, which we’ll check out in a minute. But this is not an endorsement. This is horrible stuff and I suggest you steer clear.

Apidexin vs Fastin

They’re the same drug. Apidexin is touted to be the most popular 37.5 milligram (the maximum daily recommended by medical professionals) phentermine sold on the Phentermine website. I went to Drugs.com to get the facts. Apidexin, probably like Fastin, is either a full on phentermine or a mimic of it, regardless, the effects are the same, similar or worse. Who knows what’s in this stuff? Authoritative medical sites say phentermine can cause rapid or irregular heartbeat, delirium, panic, psychosis, and heart failure. It’s a controlled substance. According to the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, Apidex-P is not an uncommon stimulant and causes not just hyperactivity but irritability, hostility, and paranoia plus the as-stated-above insomnia, high blood pressure, and dangerously high heart rate. And oh yes, weight loss. Is this how you want to do it? Since Fastin is hardly locatable and since it may or may not contain phentermine and since we know Apidexin is still prescribed (as Apidex-P), then gun-to-my-head, Fastin. But don’t take it. Please.

Lipodrene vs Fastin

Ugh. Really, all of these are just bad diet pills, people. Just bad for you.  Lipodrene, also from Hi-Tech, says right on the bottle it contains ephedra extract, which we all know was banned. Some argue there’s no ephedra actually in it or the amount is trace and negligible. Acacia rigidula extract, often called the ephedrine imposter, is the most effective metabolic stimulator, also known as the phenylethylamine alkaloids. See also: phentermine, says the encyclopedia. Look it up. The chemistry alone is mind-boggling and I bet for even a student of chemistry. It’s a central nervous system stimulant. What does that mean in plain English? Speed, uppers, crank. Both may have you pumped up (and in a jittery, uncomfortable way) and won’t likely do a thing to help you lose weight. And in combination with other stimulants could be extremely dangerous. Hi-Tech was warned in 2005 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they were in violation of the law for mischaracterizing the ephedrine monster beta-methylphenethylamine on the labels. Nope. Can’t do it. Do not use either of these bad diet pills from Hi-Tech.

Phen375 vs Fastin

Here’s the irony: Phen375 has no phentermine in it. I suppose they chose this name as a marketing gimmick, to capture phentermine-seeking desperate dieters. But what one gets in this supplement is thermogenic herb powders (who knows the amount or quality), laxatives, and caffeine. This is the alternative to Phentermine I mentioned earlier. It’s not good stuff and probably won’t help you lose weight and may be dangerous in combination with other medications or supplements, but it’s the lesser of two evils, so Phen375. But don’t try it. Okay?

Hydroxycut vs Fastin

The battle Hydroxycut vs Fastin isn’t one. Fastin is suspect and Hydroxycut is caffeine and some concentrated berry powders which may make it less scary than Fastin. With Hydroxycut you maybe, might, possibly, may lose a few pounds more than someone not doing Hydroxycut but doing the same diet and exercise plan as you are. You could just down espresso and get the same result. And though it’s a waste of money, it’s at least not the monster that Fastin or phentermine or the alkaloids that pretend to mimic phentermine are. So, I can’t believe I’m saying this but Hydroxycut.

Trim Down Club vs Fastin

I don’t really even need to explain myself here but will: all of the above diet pills are either dangerous or questionable. Period. The Trim Down Club is the opposite. Literally. Eat well, exercise and get support from a huge community of other Trim Down Club members. It’ll cost less than movie tickets and popcorn.

Conclusion

Don’t waste your time or money looking further into Fastin, as this company sells an overpriced pill that will only leave you feeling sick. There are so many money hungry companies out there that are looking to compromise your health for more cash in hand. This alone is great reason not to support Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals or any of its products, and to make matters worse they do not participate in social media which confirms they really don’t care about supporting their customer. I would say this company is a scam, and would not recommend their products (especially Fastin) to anyone.

*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.

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  • SandiKCK

    So this has no association to the old RX Fastin.

  • Connie

    What stores carry fastin. I’ve been in a few and they don’t catty it.

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