Not surprisingly, Skinny Fiber is all about using fiber to increase weight loss. We were interested in how this supplement differed from a traditional fiber supplement so we did one of our 360-degree reviews, examining ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer-service quality. Plus we read hundreds of user comments and reviews from around the web. We then summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.
What You Need to Know
Skinny Fiber is a diet pill featuring glucomannan, a water-soluble fiber that is supposed to expand in the stomach to help you feel fuller and eat less. You take two capsules before lunch and dinner. One bottle contains 30 days worth of the product. You can take Skinny Fiber anywhere because pills are portable.
All of the ingredients in Skinny Fiber are natural. Many are found naturally in foods. The website offers the product and there are a few positive comments from dieters who’ve tried Skinny Fiber and lost weight. It should be noted this company was given an “F” by the Better Business Bureau.
Price – A Consideration?
We are concerned about the price of Skinny Fiber. “Skinny Fiber contains a good source of fiber,” says our Research Editor. “There is a chance you will feel fuller after taking the supplement. The problem is that fiber is widely available for less than $5 in most stores. At $39.90 a bottle, Skinny Fiber does not sell us on why this supplement is better than other fiber supplements that cost much less.”
“Not only did this not help subside my hunger, it didn’t help me lose any weight. I wouldn’t suggest wasting your money,” according to one dieter. Another dieter suggests the same thing. “This product doesn’t work. I tried it and it just made me sick. I won’t try this again. Save your money.”
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Other Concerns – BBB, Customer Service & Headquarters
We are concerned about the company’s poor BBB rating and lack of customer service support. We called the customer service department and were told that no representative could take our call. The recorded message suggested we send an email to the customer service department. Skinny Fiber’s Better Business Bureau rating is an “F”. Not a good sign.
Also, the Skinny Fiber headquarters is located smack dab in the middle of a shopping center. You can turn the corner to visit AT&T or a small bakery. We can’t imagine a research facility or anyone in lab coats testing ingredients and formulas. Without research, where are the product claims coming from?
Our experience reviewing weight-loss supplements has delivered one important fact. If the product is priced too high for what it is or the company is not professional, your chances of success with the supplement are typically not high. In addition to price, BBB, headquarters and customer service are potential issues for Skinny Fiber.
If you insist on using Skinny Fiber for weight loss, consider information from the Harvard Medical School. Taking 30 grams of fiber can help you lose weight, but Skinny Fiber contains less than 1.16 grams of fiber.
Skinny Fiber does not offer research proving the supplement is more effective than common, widely available and inexpensive forms of fiber. For us at DietSpotlight, it’s critical when reviewing a product to find scientific research indicating the supplement delivers results beyond those you’d experience with a much-cheaper alternative.
The Bottom Line
We are always interested in looking deeper into supplements like Skinny Fiber. We like that the company offers a supplement that can help you feel fuller, longer. However, we’re not fans of the fact Skinny Fiber is priced several times higher than common fiber supplements, yet delivers the same results. We also don’t like Skinny Fiber’s “F” rating with the BBB.
If you’re going to invest real money and time into a diet supplement, you may try one that delivers both bang for your back and excellent ingredients backed by published research.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a proprietary blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and boost metabolism. We can’t find any talk of any harmful side effects and comments around the web indicate people are seeing great results.
The makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.