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  • 1200 mg of glucomannan plus guar gum plus alginate before meals increased weight loss by 3.8 lbs

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    Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:42 am Email this article
    Women given a combination of the dietary fibers glucomannan, guar gum and alginate, lost and who were on a 1200 calorie per day diet lost an average of 9.7 pounds in five weeks compared to 5.9 pounds for those given a placebo, a difference of 3.8 pounds, according to a study from the University of Tromso in Tromso, Norway. Doses

    Doses: 1200 mg of glucomannan, 240 mg of guar gum and 240 mg of alginate before each meal

    Subjects took 6 tablets fifteen minutes before each meal and 4 tablets at 3 PM.

    The fiber supplement they took was called Glucosahl.

    Each tablet contained:

    Note: Alginate comes from seaweed.

    This means that before each meal they took:

    And at 3 PM they took

    The total daily intake of each of the dietary fibers was:



    Subjects: 53 women

    The study involved 53 moderately overweight women with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30, ages 30- to 60-years-old.


    Thank You

    Thank you to Todd Budreau

    Thank you to Todd Budreau for sending me this study.


    Other Glucomannan Studies

    Other glucomannan studies here

    Other glucomannan studies can be found here.


    Other Guar Gum Studies

    Other guar gum studies here

    Other guar gum studies can be found here.


    Birketvedt G, Shimshi M, Erling T, Florholmen J. Experiences with three different fiber supplements in weight reduction. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Jan, 11(1): PI5-8.


    Dr. Grethe Støa Birketvedt
    Laboratory of Gastroenterology
    Institute of Clinical Medicine
    University of Tromso
    Tromso, Norway
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