What You Should Know
OmTec 19 is the active ingredient in ObesiMed. The vegetable fiber works like glucomannan by absorbing large amounts of water and expanding in the stomach, but OmTec 19 absorbs 50 times its weight, much more than glucomannan. Fiber is an excellent part of a healthy diet. Colon health depends on consuming at least 35 grams of fiber per day, but this fiber is not the same as fiber found naturally in foods. The sole purpose of OmTec 19 is to blow up in the stomach so the dieter does not feel hungry. There are some side effects associated with this ingredient. ObesiMed is not available in the US at this time. There is no mention of when the product will be available for people in the US.
List of Ingredients
OmTec 19 is not sold as a standalone product. The only product we found that uses OmTec 19 as an ingredient is ObesiMed. ObesiMed can only be taken for 30 days before the dieter must stop and wait at least 4 days before taking the product again. Some dieters stop after one cycle and others continue cycling on and off OmTec 19 until they reach goal weight.
OmTec 19 is a vegetable fiber that absorbs water and food in the stomach. The dieter must drink two large glasses of water with two large pills one hour before every major meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner.) When the pill dissolves, the fiber absorbs the water and any food digested in the stomach. The fiber turns into a gel. The gel digests more slowly than food so the dieter feels full.
The side effects associated with OmTec 19 include diarrhea, gas, bloating and gastrointestinal pain. These are the same symptoms associated with dietary fiber. The side effects should go away after taking the product for a few days. There is no mention of the side effects coming back after the dieter cycles off OmTec 19 and back on again.
There is no pricing information for OmTec 19 or ObesiMed. There is clinical research supporting weight loss claims made by the manufacturer of ObesiMed, but the dieter must contact the company and request a copy of the research abstract.
- Reduces hunger.
- Helps cleanse the body.
- Causes gas, bloating and diarrhea.
- Dieters must cycle on and off OmTec 19.
- Not available in the United States.
Fiber is only part of a healthy diet and weight loss program. There is no reason to believe the dieter will feel fuller taking OmTec 19 than other forms of fiber. The product is not available to US dieters and there is no information about when that will change.