Skinny Fiber-My Opinion & Research
My opinion-is that it is an overpriced multi-level product. It does contain some good appetite suppressants but you have to remember that all multi-level products are overpriced. I am not saying they do not work, they may for some, but the price exceeds the benefits at some point.
Skinny Fiber pills have three main ingredients that help to rev up your metabolism and block food cravings. They say, “The pills are made from all natural products, so you don’t have to worry about putting chemicals into your body. What is more, you can find various other sources in your diet mostly in form of fiber-rich foods.” They do not give a complete list of the “so called natural” ingredients.
There are many things, much less expensive that you can consume 30 minutes prior to eating that will curb your appetite. One thing many people use in Chia Seed. At around $16-$18 a pound, you can mix 1 Tablespoon Chia in a glass of water and drink 30 minutes before meals. It curbs hunger and gives a feeling of fullness so you eat less. When you are on a diet, you need all the nutrients you can get. Chia seeds provide vitamins and minerals. They contain high amounts of calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and zinc. Konjac Root (Glucomannan) is quite inexpensive and can be bought in capsules. Cha de Burge is also quite inexpensive and can be bought in capsules.
These are what they tell you are the “active” ingredients in Skinny Fiber: (If you see their instructions #1 is NOTE: Drink lots and lots of water to flush out the toxins). If you drink “lots” of water-that alone will help you feel fuller and eat less. In fact, if you drink 8-12 ounces of water before a meal you will eat less.
Glucomannan – This is a natural diet product extracted from the Konjac Root. Konjac is also known as elephant yam, konjaku, devil’s tongue and voodoo lily, among other names. It comes from the subtropical or tropical eastern Asia, from Japan and China south to Indonesia. It is often used as a laxative or to help lower blood pressure. Konjac root is also used as an appetite suppressant in Asian cultures because once the root is crushed up and consumed, it can absorb 50 times its weight in water. Konjac root also slows digestion and stabilizes blood sugars as it reduces your cravings. There is great study on this substance here: Effect of glucomannan on obese patients: a clinical study.
Caralluma – This is a flowering plant in the dogbane family, which consists of about 120 species. Most of these grow in Africa and are used for medicinal purposes. However, the caralluma species used in this supplement is from East India, where it is often used as an natural appetite suppressant. Many users of this plant report having more energy after taking it. Here are some studies on effects of this substance on your organism: A pilot study investigating the effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on the risk factors of metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese subjects: a randomised controlled clinical trial. AND Antiobesogenic and Antiatherosclerotic Properties of Caralluma fimbriata Extract
Cha de Bugre – This ingredient comes from a Brazilian tree of the same name and it produces a fruit like berry used to make this ingredient. It can be made into a tea or a coffee replacement as it is in Brazil. This fruit suppresses your appetite while at the same time helping to boost your metabolism, which improves your ability to burn fat.