For this article, I have looked into user experience and scientific research to find out if fat burners are suitable to be taken with alcohol. Also, I have investigated how some main PhenQ ingredients may interact with alcohol.
Pure alcohol is the second most calorie-dense thing after fat and offers 7 calories per gram. So no way pairing it with a potent fat burner like PhenQ would be a good idea.
Therefore, out of all the many reasons, a high-calorie beverage would not fit well with your calorie-restricted diet. Besides, both alcohol and weight loss pills antagonize each other’s actions. For instance, alcohol suppresses body functions while fat burners accelerate them; hence, taking them together may reduce both their efficacy.
In the subsequent sections, you will find out how alcohol influences fat burners and vice versa and whether you should take PhenQ with it.
So, keep reading to find out all about it.
Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Fat Burners?
No, most fat burners are strictly contraindicated with alcohol. The reason behind this is that alcohol counteracts the action of fat burners as it promotes weight gain and hinders weight loss.
Apart from that, some weight loss drugs like amphetamine, Qsymia, phentermine, etc., and ingredients like chromium may produce aggressive outcomes when taken with alcohol.
Alcohol may cause adverse reactions when taken with diet pills
As both alcohol and weight loss pills have opposite effects on the central nervous system so they may not produce a desirable outcome when taken together.
On the one hand, slimming supplements stimulate the sympathetic nervous system to increase energy and suppress appetite. On the other hand, research suggests that alcohol triggers the release of the stress hormone cortisol and may cause chronic stress, which triggers hunger.
Furthermore, according to Drugs.com, simultaneous consumption of alcohol and diet pills may cause dizziness, low mood, cardiovascular issues, seizures, and altered concentration, judgment, or alertness.
Alcohol Delays Macronutrient Oxidation
Alcohol basically sabotages the ability of most fat burners to cause weight loss.
The reason is that it offers high kilojoules of energy and is rich in calories which is why our body first uses it as a fuel before deriving energy from macronutrients.
Hence, it opposes the action of fat burners to increase fat and macronutrient breakdown.
In this context, a clinical trial reported that ethanol replaced the macronutrients as the preferred fuel source and caused a reduction in fat, protein, and carbohydrate oxidation in participants by 79%, 39%, and 36%, respectively.
Alcohol Promotes Weight Gain
Alcohol decreases insulin sensitivity and triggers binge eating, which nullifies the weight loss-inducing potential of most fat burners.
This was proved by an observational study that revealed that 41.3% of the total 19,220 US women who otherwise weighed normal became overweight after 12.9 years due to heavy alcohol consumption (at least two drinks per day).
In contrast, low or moderate (one or fewer drinks per day) drinkers had a lower risk of becoming obese.
Similarly, a four-week intervention study noted alcohol leads to an average weight gain of 1.8kg in obese participants.
Additionally, the Australian government’s department of health states that alcohol is produced when yeast ferments the ‘sugars’ in grains, fruits, or veggies.
Hence, the greater the alcohol content of your beverage, the higher its calories would be, contributing to greater weight gain.
For instance, a standard wine glass contains around 133 calories, whereas 1 pint of 5% beer has 239 calories.
Similarly, studies show that alcohol causes insulin resistance which facilitates fat accumulation and weight gain.
Furthermore, researchers at Princeton University found that alcohol cues the brain to release the hormone called galanin, which increases appetite, especially for high-fat foods.
User Experience Confirms The Incompatibility Of Alcohol And Fat Burners
I looked into some Reddit stories and found that user experience also corroborates with the scientific findings.
For instance, ‘Olga141’ writes on Reddit that she drank the fat burner ‘Warrior Blaze’ with alcohol three times and ended up feeling sick every time.
Likewise, the fattening effect of alcohol was noted by the Reddit user ‘Evansdead,’ to which a replier shared that he lost 10 pounds just by giving up drinking.
Now, for an example, here is the outcome of consuming alcohol with the most purchased fat burner ‘PhenQ.’
What Happens If You Drink Alcohol With PhenQ?
Although it is not recommended to drink alcoholic beverages with PhenQ, if it seems unavoidable, then the potency of both your pill and your drink may get significantly reduced.
According to the manufacturers, liquor won’t inhibit the supplement’s working, but it may interact with some of PhenQ’s ingredients.
There is no clear evidence on how the patented combinations of capsimax powder and α- Lacy’s Reset react with spirits. Even so, here is how other ingredients like nopal, chromium, caffeine, and L-carnitine may behave.
Nopal May Relieve Hangover Symptoms.
Nopal cactus has traditionally been used as a remedy for alcohol hangovers.
Hence, consuming it in the PhenQ pills may help reduce overconsumption symptoms, such as dry mouth, nausea, etc.
Chromium Picolinate May Reinforce The Negative Effects Of Alcohol.
According to Pharmeasy.in, alcohol and chromium, picolinate may react and produce toxic by-products, such as aldehydes which may damage the body.
Caffeine May Increase The Risk Of Overdose.
The caffeine in PhenQ may counteract the alcohol-depressant effects.
Since caffeine enhances your brain function instead of slowing it down so, you may indulge in heavy drinking because you can’t feel its full effect. This may cause problematic side effects of over-intoxication.
L-Carnitine May Reduce Side Effects Of Drinking
User experience indicates that L-carnitine may prevent hangovers the next day of drinking, and research suggests that it may limit alcohol consumption as well as cravings.
Can You Drink Beer On PhenQ?
For an ideal case scenario, it is better to avoid doing so or space the two apart as much as you can.
How Long Should I Wait To Drink Alcohol After Taking PhenQ?
You should wait at least 8 hours to drink alcohol after PhenQ.
This is because it takes around 3 to 5 hours to transit the contents of the stomach into the intestines, so allowing an extended gap between the pill and pint may ensure that the effect of PhenQ has wearied off completely so that it won’t hinder the alcohol effects.