Here are some popular fat loss supplements and some of the research behind the fat loss claims.
Fiber supplements may help with weight loss. According to a 2011 article from International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, when a fiber supplement was given to overweight Chinese men, they lost significantly more weight and had less hunger compared to a control group.
A word of caution with fiber supplements: don’t overdo it. You can get too much fiber which could cause cramping, diarrhea or an intestinal block. Also, remember to increase your fluid intake whenever you increase fiber intake, whether from supplements or food.
Women under 50 years should aim for about 25 gm of fiber per day, and men under 50 years should aim for about 38 gm of fiber per day.
Will taking a fiber supplement help you lose weight? Maybe, but so could eating a fiber rich diet.