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Fat Magnet Review - Does This Weight Management Product Work? Are no meaningful results and user complaints deal breakers?

Fat Magnet Review

In the diet industry don’t mistake marketing for effectiveness. There’s been all sorts of chatter about Fat Magnet, so we decided to create a comprehensive review, scrutinizing the ingredients, side effects, customer service and scientific research. We also spent some time scouring hundreds of user comments and responses from around the web. Lastly, we compacted and condensed to give you the info you need.

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What You Need To Know

First off, Fat Magnet is a weight-loss product made by Natural Balance. This is an over-the-counter supplement that contains Chitosan, psyllium husk, malic acid and aloe vera. The claims say it will reduce the absorption of fats and cholesterol and promote regularity. You simply take two capsules twice a day, prior to meals. It is described as “fast acting” so it should take effect quickly. Both women and men can use it anywhere.

It looks like Fat Magnet has been around since 2010 and it contains natural ingredients. This product is available online for as low as $11.09. Some customer feedback is posted on dealer websites such as Amazon and iherb.com, but read on…

Results – “Nothing to Talk About?”

The first thing we noticed with Fat Magnet ingredients is that no real results were reported. “We could not find any clinical research to support weight-loss claims and it showed in user reviews,” says our Research Editor. “That’s not the best way to start off a sales pitch.”

One customer commented, “Have been taking it for almost a week now and have not noticed any weight-loss. I have noticed constipation.”

Another user said, “Bullshit medicine, I’m taking this tablets since 3 months, nothing happened.

”Yet another customer stated, “Don’t work. Didn’t see any results at all. Was really disappointed and would tell you not to waste your money on them!”

User Complaints – “Another Concern”

There are numerous customer complaints posted on dealer websites like Amazon. One user revealed, “I have been using Fat Magnet for 5 days and I had very bad diarrhea, but I have been drinking water, but it’s still the same.”

”This stuff only makes me constipated,” said another customer.

The intense research we’ve done has shown if there is some specific part of a weight-loss pill or diet program that is very annoying or burdensome (no clinical support, user complaints, dangerous side effects) the probability of long-term results is quite low. In other words, if Fat Magnet capsules do cause issues and reactions, this could be very problematic.

The Science – “Anything to Find?”

There is no real clinical science presented with Fat Magnet capsules. Furthermore, there does not appear to be an official website for this product any longer. Since we at DietSpotlight need to see documented studies that support ingredients, we cannot see why Fat Magnet should be considered an effective weight-loss supplement.

The Bottom Line – Does Fat Magnet Work?

So, what’s the real bottom line on this one? At this point, there no longer appears to be a company website for Fat Magnet. This could mean the product has been discontinued. Regardless, we are skeptical about recommending this supplement for weight-loss because it is not backed by any clinical studies. Furthermore, it’s reported that customers experience side effects like diarrhea and constipation.

Those who want to see better fat loss results and a slimmer figure, we encourage you to choose a diet supplement that is supported by plenty of positive customer feedback, does not cause side effects and uses ingredients that have been proven to work.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. This supplement contains an effective blend of four key ingredients, which have been shown in documented scientific research to help boost metabolism and encourage more fat loss. We can’t find any complaints of negative side effects and user reviews around the web reveal people are seeing excellent results.

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About the Author: Summer Banks

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How Does Fat Magnet Compare?

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What You Should Know

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Fat Magnet takes a slightly different approach to weigh loss. Instead of working to suppress appetite and boost the metabolism, this product promises to "reduce the transit time of foods in the digestive tract", so fat is eliminated from the body instead of getting absorbed. It claims that it will bind the fat into a mass that is too large to digest to effectively reduce the amount of fat in your diet. While some online retailers do suggest a "sensible" weight loss management plan and exercise, the suggestion is that Fat Magnet will remove the fat from your food so you don't have to cut down on calories or fat to lose weight. We are highly skeptical of any weight loss supplement that does not recommend a low calorie, low fat diet along with daily exercise in combination to most effectively reach your weight loss goals. We are also leery of a product that makes big promises without offering a shred of clinical proof that the formula will perform as suggested. The product is sold through a host of online retailers and physical stores nationwide for a reasonable price. However, we will have to take a closer look at the formula to see if it can deliver on any of the promises it makes.


Fat Magnet includes chitosan, psyllium husk, malic acid, vegetarian lipase and aloe vera.

Product Features

The two ingredients that appear to deliver on the product's promises are chitosan and psyllium husk. These two ingredients are becoming common ingredients in weight loss supplements, although their effectiveness has yet to be proven. Chitosan is said to regulate cholesterol levels and absorb fat so it doesn't get into the body. While there may be some evidence to suggest that this ingredient can have a positive impact on cholesterol levels, it remains to be proven as a weight loss supplement. Psyllium husk is used in some weight loss supplements because of its laxative properties. However, there is no clinical evidence to suggest that a laxative will be effective in reaching long term weight loss goals. At the time of this review, a one month supply of Fat Magnet sells for about $14. Unfortunately, we were unable to find any sort of free trial offer or money back guarantee on this product.

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  • The product is reasonably priced.
  • A complete ingredient list is provided on the company website.


  • Fat Magnet does not contain a proven fat burner or appetite suppressant.
  • The included ingredients have not been proven effective in weight loss.
  • We were unable to find a money back guarantee.


It certainly sounds attractive to find a supplement that simply removes the fat from our daily diet. However, there is no clinical evidence to suggest that Fat Magnet can do anything of the kind. We believe that consumers should look for weight loss supplements that contain a proven fat burner and appetite suppressant for best results. Fat Magnet doesn't appear to include either one.

32 User Reviews About Fat Magnet

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  • 1

    This product is a scam. Tried it for a week and got terrible gas and gained weight. I called in to get a refund but they said I had to take it the full 30 days. When I called back to get a refund they said they didn’t have a record of the first call. I have to mail back the unused bottles back to them at my own expense and they will give me a partial refund. ($40.00US for each bottle returned but paid $49.95US for each bottle) They also asked if I would like to get a $100.00 Home Depot card for a few dollars extra but didn’t receive that. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GET SOMETHING FROM YOUR LOCAL HEALTH FOOD STORE. I Would give them zero stars out of five.



    Was this from a full page ad in the Toronto Sun with the phone # 1-844-299-0764? Wondered if this was a scam. I’ll save my money. Thanks, Kathy


  • 2
    Elizabeth Benson

    Purchased this product over the phone 2 months ago. Told I would receive it within 7 to 10 working days. Am still waiting. Is this a scam??? Have you taken my money and ran???


  • 3
    Your Name

    Why would I feel dizziness?


    Karen (Editor)

    Hi. It could be a possible side effects. Please stop using this product and consult your doctor.


  • 4

    For almost 6 months I have been eating healthy and exercising with a PT regularly. But was not losing any weight. I know I was gaining muscle but there was still no weight loss. Four weeks ago I started taking fat magnet, with my healthy eating and exercise in I have now lost 5 kg which I knew I wouldn’t of done before. My weight was stubborn and didn’t want to move. I have also replaced my breakfast with a fat blaster super shake, I find that it fills me up and keep me satisfied. I have more energy now than what I’ve ever had. So thank you not only to my pt but to fat magnet and fat blaster shake


  • 5
    Kathy Snider

    I ordered your product June 30,2015, as of today August 6, 2015 I still have not received your product. I bought 2 bottles to save on the shipping charges which came to 147.25. I used my credit card to order.I am cancelling any future monthly orders from you as of today August 6 2015. My representative was Diana number 206. I also contacted my credit card to cancel any future transactions. Thank you Kathy Snider


  • 6

    For almost 6 months I have been eating healthy and exercising with a PT regularly. But was not losing any weight. I know I was gaining muscle but there was still no weight loss. Four weeks ago I started taking fat magnet, with my healthy eating and exercise. I have now lost 5 kg which I knew I wouldn’t of done before. My weight was stubborn and didn’t want to move. I have also replaced my breakfast with a fat blaster super shake, I find that it fills me up and keep me satisfied. I have more energy now than what I’ve ever had. So thank you not only to my pt but to fat magnet and fat blaster shake


  • 7
    Patricia C.

    I received an ad in the mail along with many others included in one envelope. I was interested in the product but thought I would look online to see if there were any reviews, as I got bitten by another company who was selling “Black Diamond Serum”for the face, and have regretted it ever since. They kept taking money out of my Visa month after month and kept sending their product even though I only signed up for a trial sample. So now that I have read your review, I really don’t think I will try the Fat Magnet Capsules as they didn’t even show their company name or address on the ad. And it doesn’t look like the capsules would deliver the results I want anyway. It’s too risky. Also, they are charging $49.95 on their ad that I received.


  • 8
    Nicole Berube

    Will I regain all the weight loss once I stop taking the fat magnet. Will I be a slave to this product?


  • 9

    I was under the impression that it wasn’t supposed to suppress your appetite, it’s suppose to quicken the digestive process (which means less fat is absorbed).

    I have been taking it for almost a week now and have not noticed any weight loss (but it says it can take several weeks before you notice)

    Overshare warning:

    I have noticed constipation. I have also noticed I can actually see the fat coming out into the toilet. The colour is a lot lighter and it seems to be oily (which can only mean the fats are coming out instead of being absorbed?)

    Anyway, I would love to hear from someone who has tried it long-term


  • 10
    Gary Shortt

    My wife and I are both on our second bottle of the Matrix 360 and neither of us have noticed any difference at all



    Where did you purchase this product??


  • 11

    Since being on Matrix 360 for only one week now I have gained a whopping 6 lbs!!! I am totally discourage and frustrated as Im hardly eating anything but everyday Ive gained more weight. I do not recommend these diet pills to anyone and from what Im reading very leary about their claim for money back quaintee. These pills are an absolute fars and the only quarintee is that now I have even more weight to loose…what a scam !!!!


  • 12
    maura davis

    ordered it feb 3 14 was told it is on way but have not seen it yet . ordered by phone (1-866-204-6485) paid with mastercard of donald m davis. any idea how long it will take?


  • 13

    Bullshit medicine, i m taking this teblets since 3 monthes, nothing happened, so everyone i did heavy dieting and i did all which i could do, to remove fat but now i put these pills in my bin



    I have been unable to find a working phone number to order this product. The number that actually goes anywhere – gives you hold music and is never answered. Do you have more information as to how to order?



    There was an full page ad in the Toronto Sun today March 8, 2016 the phone # 1-844-299-0764, it works from Canada BUT it’s $49.95 US funds and $20.00 to ship. Come to $97.00.CND. If you signed up to receive an order every month you won’t have to pay for any shipping after the first but you will have to pay the first $20 . $49.95 US equals $67 Canadian, me myself I don’t think it’s worth it I decided to read the reviews to see what other people have to say about this fat magnet And as of right now it doesn’t look too good. Good luck if you decide to try it


  • 14
    bernadette tynan

    i being taking after dinner is that all right


  • 15

    Are fat magnets suitable for vegetarians?


  • 16

    I’ve just purchased FatMagnet this morning. I took two tabs 30mins before eating. Hope this fatmagnet thing works. I had a baby a year ago, lost weight 2months after. Then I started working in an office in Aug 2011 and I’ve been putting on weight eversince. Corporate life is defo a KILLER!!! I’ve no time to do exercises cos when I get home I still have to make dinner, feed my son, bathe him, put him to bed.. by the time I finish all these it’s around 9pm and I’m exhausted. So fingers cross this fatmagnet works for me!!


  • 17

    I have recently purchased fat magnet tablets. I have to say i was very surprised. I have tried diet tablets before with little or no impact. But on Fatblaster i feel full all day. I find i am rarely hungry at all. Normally i get faint and head spins at work if i dont eat regularly. But on Fatblaster i can go all day without even realising that i havent had lunch yet.
    I havent had any toileting troubles but i assume that is only because i have been watching what i eat.
    The only problem is if you are the type of person (like me) who doesnt always eat just because im hungry. I still find myself eating when i am full because it is yummy.
    I would recommend the tablets to anyone. For the price, why not give them a go.


  • 18

    Hi, I bought Fat Magnet last month and I don’t have the guts to try it yet, I am not sure of It and I am so happy to find a positive comment. Well I hope this works because I am a bit overweight for my age. It was very cheap and I was wondering if the low cost was based on quality. so, hope this works



    Where did you buy it? Please advise


  • 19

    To the questions no 3. I have blood pressure and have been told that it would not affect u. And they say fat magnet has not been proven to be a appetite suppressant. Well it does the exact opposite for me. It suppresses my appetite so much that i can hardly eat or feel like eating at all. It is definitely an appetite suppressant 4 me. Products that actually say they will suppress appetite have the opposite affect on me. So there u go. A great product and it actually relaxes me and i am a mother of 3. I find i can still cook and eat wat i want knowing fact magnet is absorbing the fat but try not to go overboard. A great product. Buying another supply today.


  • 20
    jenny hook

    Can you use it if you have blood pressure?



    Yes, it is very difficult to use this product if you don’t have any blood pressure. We actually prefer customers with blood pressure. A pulsing heart is just optional…


  • 21

    hi, im 14 years old and was just wondering if fat magnet will be suitable for me.
    i weigh: 67kg and my height is:160cm …and if it is, is it legal for me to buy?
    thank you 🙂


  • 22

    i have been useing fat magnet for 5 days and i had very bad diariya,but i have been drinking water but its still the same, what can i do to fix this problem



    i would suggest you stop eating as much fatty foods. the diarhea you have been experiancing is the fat being expelled from your body. So really when it says you don’t need to change your diet, that is false. you should reduce the amounts of fat you consume and you will see that the diarhea will slow down or stop.



    Aloe Vera will do that to you. It’s one of the most effective, commonly found, plants that do.



    Well I have had the opposite – constipation. My diet hasn’t changed (It still includes fats) so I would have thought constipation meant you were eating too much fats and diarrhoea maybe means you’re not eating enough at all.


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