Adipex is the brand name for Phentermine Hydrochloride. Adipex is the fast-release formulation that suppresses appetite. It is a stimulant, much like amphetamine, and is used to treat obesity in extreme cases. Ionamin, on the other hand, is the slow releasing formulation, which uses a special resin matrix delivery system.
There is, however, another type of phentermine that is sold in the market today. It is called Herbal Phentermine. Its sellers claim it has similar effects as prescriptive Phentermine, but may be safer and more accessible to consumers.
When buying herbal phentermine no prescription is needed. It is also considered as a weight loss supplement mimicking the effects of prescriptive phentermine.
Ironically, Herbal Phentermine does not contain phentermine--instead it is made from Green Tea and black pepper extracts. It has amino acids Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid that speeds up the body's metabolism and burns the extra calories from excess fat.
Green Tea Extract, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Camellia Sinensis, Bioperine, Piper Nigrum, Biotin.
Reviews of Herbal Phentermine, however, reveal the lack of studies backing up its claims. Though it may have Green tea and Black Pepper extracts that boost energy and speed up metabolism, these two do not directly help a person lose weight, unless regimen of taking Herbal Phentermine once before each meal is coupled with regular exercise and a healthy diet.