- Full & Slim is a new health drink containing amino acid l-caratine
- The acid makes the stomach expand so the drinker feel full
- Makers claim that 70 per cent of women drinking it before every meal lost a stone or more in six weeks
The makers of Full & Slim claim that of 500 women who drank it before every meal, 70 per cent lost a stone or more in six weeks (file picture)
It sounds too good to be true. A diet drink which claims to help people lose up to a stone in weight by mimicking the actions of a gastric band is to go on sale in Britain.
The makers of Full & Slim say it works by expanding in the stomach to convince the drinker that he or she is full.
They claim it can help overweight people lower their cholesterol, absorb fats more efficiently and reduce their chance of developing diabetes.
The drink contains l-carnitine, an amino acid which helps burn fat in the body and turn it into energy, and glucomannan, a natural ‘super-fibre’ derived from the tuberous roots of the konjac plant.
When glucomannan comes into contact with water in the intestine it increases in volume, becoming almost gel-like, causing food to move more slowly through the digestive system.
This, in turn, helps control levels of sugar in the bloodstream.
The makers say that of 500 women who drank the supplement before each meal, around 70 per cent lost a stone or more in weight within six weeks.
Even women who simply took the drink, without dieting or completing any exercise, lost up to 3lbs a week.
Full & Slim director James Harrington said: ‘The combination of ingredients suppresses appetite and mimics the effects of a gastric band, without undergoing the trauma of invasive surgery.’