Skinny Fiber ingredients include three cutting-edge, fat burning, all-natural ingredients called Glucomannan, Caralluma Fimbriata, and Chá de Bugre. Skinny Fiber also includes a blend of seven digestive enzymes that are considered to be a hidden factor in fat loss.
The information below was compiled during my own independent research of the Skinny Fiber product and its ingredients. I found this information valuable in making my decision to order Skinny Fiber and I hope you do as well. I also recommend that you do your own due diligence.
Glucomannan is an all-natural, dietary source of 100% water-soluble fiber obtained from the root of the Konjac plant, which is found in Asia. It expands 50x it’s original size in your stomach, which helps you feel full even when eating less food, thereby reducing your calorie intake and helping you lose weight. Glucomannan has been shown to help reduce cholesterol, relieve constipation, and regulate blood sugar in several clinical studies.
Clinical Study: The U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health published a double blind study on the effect of glucomannan on obese patients who were instructed not to change their eating or exercise habits. Results showed a significant mean weight loss (5.5 lbs) using glucomannan over an eight-week period. Serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were significantly reduced (21.7 and 15.0 mg/dl respectively) in the glucomannan treated group. No adverse reactions to glucomannan were reported. Read more here.
Caralluma Fimbriata is a plant from the cactus family that grows wild in India, Africa, Afghanistan, and other countries. It has been used for centuries as a natural appetite suppressant by Indian tribes who would chew chunks of it to keep from being hungry during a long hunt. It is now used for weight loss, to quench thirst, and to increase endurance. Caralluma Fimbriata is also believed to help lower your blood sugar while blocking fat formation, forcing your body to burn your current fat reserves.
Clinical Study: The U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health published a double blind study on the effect of Caralluma Fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult Indian men and women. The study was assessed in overweight individuals by a placebo controlled randomized trial. Results showed that Caralluma extract appears to suppress appetite and reduce waist circumference when compared to placebo over a 2 month period. Read more here.
Chá de Bugre
Chá de Bugre, also known as Cordia salicifolia, is a Brazilian tree and can also be found in the tropical forests of Paraguay and Argentina. The tree produces a red fruit that looks a lot like a coffee bean, and both the fruit and its leaves are used to make tea and medicine. It has been used by Brazilians as a popular weight loss aid because of its ability to stimulate metabolism and thereby burn fat, while reducing food cravings. It is also used for:
- Reducing cellulite
- Fluid retention (edema)
- Viral infections
- Heart disease
- Wound healing
- Other conditions
Clinical Studies: Despite the great popularity of Chá de Bugre in Brazil, I could not find any clinical studies about its effect on weight loss. However, several studies have been done on the plant and its many other medicinal uses. In 1990, a Japanese university demonstrated that a leaf extract reduced herpes virus penetration by 99% when they pre-treated cells with the extract. In 1994, the Japanese researchers demonstrated that the Herpes virus yield was reduced by 33% with as little as 0.25 mcg/ml. The researchers also discovered that Chá de Bugre extract of branches and leaves had toxic activity against cancer cells (demonstrating a 40% inhibition). Then in 1997, research with rabbits and guinea pigs validated the traditional use of the plant as a heart tonic when they reported cardiotonic and increased cardiovascular actions using a leaf extract. Read more here.
Digestive enzymes assist the body in the breakdown of food and the human body makes approximately 22 different enzymes. Skinny Fiber contains the 7 different enzyme powders to aid in helping you reach your weight loss goals:
- Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates. It is produced mainly in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva.
- Protease is the digestive enzyme needed to digest protein and eliminate toxins.
- Lipase is an enzyme that the body uses to break down fats in food.
- Glucoamylase breaks the bonds near the ends of large carbohydrates, releasing maltose and free glucose.
- Papin is an enzyme derived from papaya that digests large protein molecules to smaller peptides and amino acids.
- Cellulase is an enzyme that acts on the cellulose (fiber) portion of carbohydrates and is not produced by the human body.
- Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapple that digests large protein molecules to smaller peptides and amino acids.
This proprietary blend of all natural, fat burning ingredients makes up Skinny Fiber. No more diet pills that leave you feeling shaky, light-headed, or nauseous. Skinny Fiber makes you feel full, suppresses your appetite, and burns fat so you eat less and lose weight. Period.