What You Should Know
Glabrinex is a supplement that claims to reduce visceral fat or fat around the midsection (belly). The official website for Vitamin Research Products, the creators of Glabrinex, lists a research study completed on humans that support their claims of fat loss. Some users may be impressed by the research study, but there are some problems with how the data was collected that could make the results less significant.
List of Ingredients
Licorice Flavonoid Oil.
The only ingredient in Glabrinex is licorice flavonoid oil. There are some animal studies out there linking licorice flavonoid oil to weight loss, but all but one has been completed on animals. While this is where most supplement companies start, the effects of supplements and specific ingredients on rodents is not comparable to the effect on humans. Weight gain and weight loss is much more complicated in higher minded species, like humans. Rodents do not typically emotionally eat or go out on a Friday night with friends for drinks and pizza. For this reason, we tend to look for a human study and luckily Glabrinex lists a human-based study for us to peruse.
The human study that is supposed to support the claims of abdominal fat loss made by Glabrinex does nothing but cause more questions. There were no calorie controls used in the study, so the effects of the supplement, reported after the study, are useless. Some of the participants could have significantly reduced caloric intake and that could have caused loss of abdominal fat. On the other hand, the participants could have changed the foods they ate or decided to take up a walk after dinner. These all could have reduced visceral fat.
Vitamin Research Products sells Glabrinex for $49.95. This is far too expensive for a supplement that is not proven to help humans lose belly fat.
- Some animal studies support the claims of lost belly fat.
- The price is too high for a supplement that is not proven to work.
- Animal studies do not mean humans will have the same effect.
- The human study support Glabrinex lacked control.
Weight loss with all-natural products does not have to be a hit or miss situation. Glabrinex lists a human study so dieters can see the proven effects of the supplement, but the human study did not control caloric intake. Dieters were left free reign to change calorie intake and adjust it for weight loss if they so desired. This means the human study is worthless, but animal studies did show some weight loss and fat loss benefits. It is possible that Glabrinex is a great supplement, but they will have to do more research to prove this to dieters who want proven weight loss ingredients.