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A recent pilot study found that SlimBiome, a fiber and mineral formulation containing glucomannan, oligofructose, and chromium picolinate, helps overweight and obese women manage cravings, promoting weight loss.
A recent pilot study1 found that SlimBiome (from UK-based OptiBiotix Health PLC), a fiber and mineral formulation containing glucomannan, oligofructose, and chromium picolinate, helps overweight and obese women manage cravings, promoting weight loss. In the study, 12 volunteers were instructed to replace breakfast and lunch with a shake that contains 3 g of SlimBiome, and eat one snack bar delivering 1.5 g of SlimBiome between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. The study period was 4 weeks. Results showed that subjects saw significant reductions in body weight, BMI, body fat percentage, waist and hip circumference, and systolic blood pressure. There was also a significant reduction in savory food cravings at week 2 that persisted until the end of the study.
“Obesity is a global pandemic with a high prevalence that affects both developed and developing countries. While the causes of obesity are multifactorial, the imbalance between energy intake and expenditure remains the main driver of the obesity epidemic,” explains one of the study’s authors Adele Costabile, in a press release. Costabile is the associate professor in Nutrition and Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton. “Traditionally speaking, consumers are less likely to maintain their weight goals when they rely on willpower alone,” she continues. “The very nature of yo-yo dieting is down to a lack of support for consumers, since their eating habits are influenced by emotional and psychological stress, further encouraging the intake of calorie-dense comfort foods. This means the more we can develop functional ingredients that help consumers to control their mood, hunger and cravings, the more likely they are to achieve successful and sustainable weight loss.”
“The results of this study are promising and may help provide additional support to individuals looking to reduce weight and risk amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings also suggest consumers can control their weight through any calorie restricted diet plan, without having to rely on willpower alone,” says Stephen O’Hara, CEO at OptiBiotix, in a press release. “For our global partners, the results reveal that SlimBiome offers a scientifically developed and clinically tested approach to help tackle the growing global obesity epidemic. With its versatile nature and demonstrated efficacy backed by strong science, the nutritional blend can be easily added into a range of applications, including shakes, snack bars, dairy products and supplements, to help consumers across the world adopt a healthier lifestyle.”