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    120 mg of glucomannan plus 120 mg of guar gum before meals increased weight loss by 4.4 lbs


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    Monday, April 02, 2007 4:17 am Email this article
    People given 120 mg of glucomannan plus 120 mg of guar gum before meals and who were on a 1200 calorie per day diet lost an average of 9 pounds in five weeks compared to 4.6 pounds for those given a placebo, a difference of 4.4 pounds, according to a study from the University of Tromso in Tromso, Norway. Doses

    Doses: 120 mg of glucomannan plus 120 mg of guar gum before each meal

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

    The fiber supplement they took was called Appe-Trim.

    Each tablet contained:

    This means that before each meal they took approximately:

    And at 3 PM they took:

    The total daily intake was:

     

    Subjects

    Subjects: 60 women

    The study involved 60 overweight people who were 19- 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.

    REFERENCE

    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.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

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

    On Apr 04, 2007 at 8:52 am Clabbergirl wrote:

    . . . . .

    Interesting, especially since this was lower dosage than I have seen recommended.

    On Apr 11, 2007 at 8:12 am Larry Hobbs wrote:

    . . . . .

    Clabergirl,

    I agree.

    This is the lowest dose I have ever seen used.

    Please feel free to share your comments about this article.


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