Lipozen is a slimming supplement containing water-soluble fibers called glucomannan. In fact, glucomannan is the only active ingredient in liposene. It comes from the roots of the konjac plant, also known as the yam elephant. Glucomannan fiber has a remarkable ability to absorb water. A single capsule can turn an entire glass of water into a gel.
For this reason, it is often used as a food additive to thicken or emulsify foods. It is also the main ingredient in shirataki pasta. This water-absorbing property also gives glucomannan many health benefits such as weight loss, constipation relief, and lowering blood cholesterol and sugar levels (1).
Lipozen is a commercial glucomannan product that claims to offer all of these benefits.
It also contains gelatin, magnesium silicate and stearic acid. Neither of these help you lose weight but increase the amount and keep the product in a bumpy state.
Bottom Line: Lipozene contains soluble glucomannan fiber, which is designed to give you fuller times for longer, so you eat less and lose weight.
How does Lipozene help with weight loss?
In observational studies, people who eat more dietary fiber tend to weigh less.
The exact reason is unknown, but there are many ways soluble fiber can help you lose weight (2). Some of the potential mechanisms behind the weight loss effects of glucomannan, the active ingredient in liposene:
- Keeps Full: Absorbs water and expands in the stomach. This slows the rate at which food leaves the stomach, making it fuller for longer periods of time (3).Low in calories: The capsules are low in calories, so they will help you feel full without adding extra calories to your diet.
- Reduces Diet Calories: It can reduce the absorption of other nutrients like protein and fat, meaning you get fewer calories from the food you eat (4).
Promotes Gut Health: May indirectly affect weight by promoting good bacteria in the gut. This may make you less prone to weight gain (5, 6, 7).