What You Should Know
UltraTLC is an appetite suppressant from Kardea Nutrition. The first message dieters read when they visit the official website claims the product helps the dieter achieve heart-healthy weight loss. Shortly thereafter, the dieter is told they no longer have to diet to lose weight – for the rest of their lives. UltraTLC is a breakthrough in appetite suppression, according to Kardea Nutrition, but the ingredient list looks rather familiar to us.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin C
- Apple Pectin
- Plant Phytosterols
- Hawthorne Berry Powder
- Blueberry Powder
- Cranberry Powder
- Cinnulin PF
Glucomannan is the first important ingredient in UltraTLC. This ingredient is nothing more than water-soluble fiber. When glucomannan products were first introduced to the weight loss market, some companies claimed the fiber blew up in the stomach and satiated hunger completely. The products were marketed as being as effective as weight loss surgery.
Apple Pectin is another source of fiber. We think all dieters need more fiber in the diet, but even dieters who consume the recommended daily intake of fiber fight hunger and weight gain. Fiber does an excellent job of slowly digestion and supporting colon health and bowel regularity, but many dieters have trouble recognizing that feeling of fullness that tells them to stop eating. If the dieter does not heed that feeling of fullness, they will overeat and gain weight even if they take a fiber supplement like UltraTLC.
The heart-healthy claim is backed with the remaining ingredients on the list -antioxidants and phytosterols. We agree there are some positive clinical studies into the health benefits of both, but the studies rarely touch on weight loss or appetite suppression.
Cinnulin PF is an extract of cinnamon. There are some supportive clinical studies claiming cinnamon may play an important role in regulating glucose and supporting a healthy blood pressure. Regulating blood glucose could be important for dieters who fight cravings for sugar-laden snacks and carbohydrates.
- UltraTLC contains two sources of fiber.
- May support colon and heart health.
- Cinnamon may help support glucose response and healthy blood pressure.
- Will not increase metabolism.
- May not effectively curb appetite for all dieters.
We love the ingredients in UltraTLC and we do believe some dieters may find the formula supportive as a natural appetite suppressant. The trouble with many dieters is over time they have lost the ability to feel full. That feeling of fullness should tell a person to stop eating, but various factors play a role in how the human body responds to hunger and after years of overeating a dieter may simply have lost the ability to recognize the feeling of fullness fiber sparks.