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Fastin Diet Reviewed

Fastin is a former and now discontinued prescription weight-loss pill that was generic Phenternine and now its trademark name has been purchased by a new company and re-marketed as an over-the-counter diet supplement.   Fastin pulls a fast one as the new Fastin pills use phenylethylamine, a naturally occurring stimulant found chocolate. It’s known to elevate mood, create a sense of wellbeing.

Hyped as a “prescription-grade” diet pill, the Fastin herbal supplement sold online is anything but the controlled drug that is no longer legal to sell online.   Fastin, a fat burner made by a company called “Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals” (see more on the criminical charges for fake pills levied on its owners at the bottom).  Many consumers may be misled to believe that Fastin is a “prescription” diet pill.  When it is not.  Do not be fooled; the brand name Fastin was well known as branded generic Phentermine diet drug that was marketed by King Pharmaceuticals.   While the original Fastin contained Phentermine, which requires a prescription and is illegal to order online, the Fastin marketed online by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals and others has no Phentermine in it.  It is a dietary supplement only!

It turns out that King Pharmaceuticals sold the trademarked name (and the name only) to Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals.  It seems clear that deception is a tactic that is commonly used by Hi-Tech in their marketing (read below for more on that).

Fastin Ingredients 
Fastin contains one proprietary blend of 245 mg plus 100 mg of caffeine per serving.  The proprietary blend is composed of the following –

Phenylethylamine HCL
methylphenylethylamine tartrate
methylsynephrine HCL
N-Methyl-phenylethylamine HCL
Synephrine HCL
Theobromine Anhydrous
Yohimbine HCL

Of course, “Phentermine” is not listed!  As for Phenylethylamines,  they are usually have the effect of increasing extracellular levels of dopamine, which may help alleviate symptoms of depression with no well documented application to weight loss. 

Fastin Marketers Indicted by FDA
Fastin marketd online is made by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals which is an herbal dietary company that does not deal in any “Pharmaceuticals” .  The Fastin marketers were indicted by the FDA for a “Generic Pill Fraud Scheme”.

United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said of the pleas,

“These defendants set up an offshore manufacturing facility where, in unsanitary conditions, they reproduced leading pharmaceutical products for importation into the United States, all without FDA approval or licensing from the rightful patent holders. Their motive in flouting the law, violating patents and exposing their customers to unknown health risks was greed, pure and simple. I commend the FDA and the DEA for their thorough investigation in this case. The Department of Justice and these agencies will continue to work hard to protect American consumers from such fraudsters.”

FDA Office of Criminal Investigations Special Agent In Charge David Bourne said,

“As in this conviction, the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations actively pursues those who deceive the public by manufacturing and selling unapproved and unregulated medications which may pose risks to the health of consumers. We are committed to investigating and preventing those who use trickery and deceit to illegally and unscrupulously sell medications over the internet at the expense of the public health.”

Fastin Marketers Criminal Charges Update

“Diet supplement king gets 50 months in prison
Writing the final chapter in a strange criminal saga, a federal judge has sentenced the president of a Georgia company that manufactures popular lines of herbal dietary supplements to 50 months in prison for illegally selling knockoff prescription drugs over the Internet.

U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp also fined Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals CEO Jared Wheat $50,000 and ordered him, the company and other individual defendants to forfeit $3 million in proceeds from the scheme.” Read more here.


A cost of $89.95 per month virtually twice as much as other natural herbal supplements makes this herbal weight loss supplement especially more costly. 

No Money Back Guarantee

World Class Nutrition, the company marketing the new over-the-counter Fastin, has an F rating at the BBB.  Fastin does not back its product with a refund policy.

Fastin Dietary Supplement Review Summary

It is blantanly obvious that Fastin’s clever marketers are using deceptive and misleading marketing using the name formerly used controlled drug for phentermine when it is nothing more than a dietary supplement.   Buyer beware!

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