About Skinny Fiber
If you’re looking for an edge to help you with your war against weight, Skinny Fiber is a glucomannan-based nutritional supplement that claims to help you lose weight naturally by making you feel fuller. In fact, Skinny Fiber is claimed to help you overcome overeating without any modifications to your diet, although this will certainly enhance your results.
But is Skinny Fiber really the weight loss supplement you’ve been looking for? Let’s see what the facts have to say.
Skinny Fiber Details
By helping you feel fuller, supporting healthy digestion, while still allowing you to eat the foods you love, Skinny Fiber claims to help you avoid many of the symptoms related to obesity, including coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. As such, the supplement claims to help you melt away fat faster, safer, and more efficiently than any other product, and to flush out harmful toxins. In fact, Skinny Fiber claims to have recently been awarded the Best Weight Loss Product of the Year.
Similar to Lipozene and Trim Factor, the primary ingredient found in Skinny Fiber is Glucomannan, which is a soluble dietary fiber that expands up to 50X its original size inside your stomach, which can make you feel fuller and eat less, and to support colon function, and therefore your entire digestive system. Other ingredients include:
- Caralluma Fimbriata – A cactus-based plant that may help suppress appetite and block the formation of fat, which ultimately helps your body burn its existing fat reserves.
- Cha de Bugre – Claims to support a healthy metabolism by stimulating fat burning a reducing food cravings.
Skinny Fiber also includes a proprietary enzyme blend, which is claimed to help support a healthy metabolism, detoxify your body, and to support overall health.
Skinny Fiber is claimed to be all-natural and free of stimulants, and can be used by men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and body types, without any side effects. According to the product’s website, you’ll need to take 2 Skinny Fiber capsules with a glass of water twice daily, 30 minutes twice daily prior to your two biggest meals. However, their website also claims that you can take up to four capsules each dose, depending on your needs.
Skinny Fiber Pricing & Refund Policy
If purchased directly through the manufacturer, Skinny Fiber is available in three different purchasing options:
- 1 Bottle Starter Pack: $59.95
- 3 Bottle Bonus Pack: $119.85
- 6 Bottle Premier Pack: $179.70
However, we also found it available elsewhere online, including Amazon.com.
Instead of gelatin capsules, you can also choose vegetable capsules for an additional $2 per bottle.
Unlike many other supplements manufacturers, you won’t be immediately enrolled in the Skinny Fiber autoship program unless you specifically elect to do so.
Skinny Fiber comes with a 30-day empty bottle back guarantee, less shipping and handling charges. However, this only applies to one bottle, so if you order and open multiple bottles of Skinny Fiber, you’ll only receive a refund for one. In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (817) 479-9198.
What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Skinny Fiber?
There is some confusion surrounding Skinny Fiber’s manufacturer, as the website’s text claims that it’s made by Skinny Body Care, although the copyright information at the bottom of the product’s website references SkinnyFiberDirect.com. In addition, the Better Business Bureau displays several listings for Skinny Body Care; one based in Flower Mound, TX, another in Salt Lake City, UT, and a third in South Salt Lake City, UT. However, each of these appear to be related, as they all hold F ratings and feature many of the same complaints. Most of these appear to reference poor customer service and difficulty obtaining refunds.
Keep in mind that, similar to Herbalife, Skinny Body Care also offers the ability to earn a residual income by selling their products and earning a commission off of each sale (known as Distributors). In fact, when we attempted to check out on the Skinny Fiber website, we were directed to a page that appears to be operated by an affiliate, who may receive a commission off of your sale.
Outside of the BBB, online customer reviews regarding Skinny Fiber appear to be primarily negative, with the most common complaints citing high price, failure to work, and gas/bloating.
What’s the Bottom Line About Skinny Fiber?
Now that you know a little more about Skinny Fiber, what’s the bottom line: Should you spend your hard-earned money on it? Probably not, and here’s why:
First, although Glucomannan has been scientifically shown to help individuals lose weight, you’ll need at least 1-3 grams per day in order to see any results. However, without any dosing information available on the Skinny Fiber website, we’re unsure how much glucomannan it contains. With this in mind, weight loss results using glucomannan are typically not significant, although this can be improved by including exercise and a healthy diet.
In regard to Skinny Fiber’s other ingredients, Cha de Bugre has not been associated with weight loss in any available clinical trials. However, in some trials conducted on mice, it has been shown to be a clastogenic (e.g. breaks chromosomes) with extended use. In addition, although the Skinny Fiber website doesn’t list any of its included enzymes, there is no clinical proof showing that enzymes have any effect on weight loss.
Next, Skinny Fiber comes with a fairly high price, considering that generic Glucomannan supplements can be purchased elsewhere for much less.
Finally, it’s unclear what type of results you can expect from taking Skinny Fiber. While everyone’s body will react differently, the Skinny Fiber website specifically states “Results not typical, you may not do as well,” and “Images in testimonials are stock photos and not actual pictures of people who submitted them.” In our opinion, this is very telling about the faith the company places on their supplements.
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
Poor Customer Service
My husband and I (both 75) tried Skinny Fiber for one month with little or no results, even with dieting. I returned the empty bottle and the other full bottles and was told by Skinny Fiber Customer Support that they had issued a credit on 6/10/15. As of 6/24/15, I have not received the credit and had to file a dispute with my credit card company. Skinny Fiber Customer Service advised my bank that they issued the credit 6/22/15, not on 6/10/15 as they had told me TWICE in writing. I would never deal with this company again. Anyone can lose weight if they diet, which you have to do with Skinny Fiber either way because it's not the pill, it's the diet. Save your money!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
On the fence
I initially lost inches, but the scale barely moved. It does give more energy. This is month 2, and I feel like I should be down a significant amount of weight, since I'm not a big eater anyway. And I am a healthy eater. I'm curious as to other REAL people's reviews. Not just people who become sellers.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend