By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Apr 3, 2018

Advertised as a simple, quick, and tasty way to lose weight, BOOMBOD’s natural shots use glucomannan fiber, along with a unique blend of vitamins and minerals, to help reduce appetite and cleanse without laxatives, gluten, preservatives, sugar, caffeine, or aspartame.

According to the website, each shot only contains 10 calories. And by taking one 30 minutes before each meal in the morning, afternoon, and at night, combined with a healthy eating approach, we’re told you could see results in as little as three weeks. Simply add a sachet to a dry glass, pour in cold water to dissolve, stir for five seconds, and enjoy.

When restricting calorie intake during a diet, one of the biggest factors that can derail your success is hunger, which can lead to excessive snacking or piling your plate high when mealtime comes around.

But, has hunger finally met its match with BOOMBOD? Is it really clinically proven to help you lose weight? Are there similar products competing for your business, and how can you choose the best option?

Take a few minutes to read through everything we learned during our research, and we’ll help you make a more informed decision about which step you should take next—starting with the product’s formulation.

How Do BOOMBOD's Ingredients Work?

Let’s break this down into easily digestible bites:

Taking a Closer Look at Glucomannan

The only active ingredient in each BOOMBOD sachet is 1 gram of glucomannan, a “natural, water-soluble dietary fiber extracted from the roots of the elephant yam, also known as konjac,” which has an “exceptional ability to absorb water and is one of the most viscous dietary fibers known.” It’s also very low in calories.

Once added to water and ingested, glucomannan turns into a gel that can help take up space in the stomach and promote a feeling of fullness, reduce food (and calorie) intake, boost satiety, decrease the absorption of protein and fat, and may even help feed healthy bacteria in the intestine. When combined with a healthy eating plan and exercise regimen, this may help improve weight loss.

With these factors in mind, it’s important to point out that websites like the Natural Medicines Database and WebMD indicate there’s insufficient clinical evidence showing glucomannan is “possibly effective” for anything other than addressing some aspects of constipation, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Pro tip: Based on what we’ve learned from medical professionals during our past research, your body doesn’t require outside assistance to ‘cleanse’ or ‘detoxify.’ As such, we’d recommend maintaining realistic expectations about BOOMBOD’s—or any other supplement’s, for that matter—ability to deliver in this regard.

Other Vitamins & Minerals in BOOMBOD

In addition to glucomannan, each BOOMBOD sachet contains its own unique vitamin blend:

Morning Energizer: Magnesium 57.57 mg, Vitamin C 12 mg, Iron 2.1 mg, Vitamin B6 0.21 mg, Riboflavin 0.21 mg, Chromium 6.25 μg

Afternoon Motivator: Vitamin C 12 mg, Zinc 1.5 mg, Vitamin B6 0.21 mg, Riboflavin 0.21 mg, Thiamine 0.17 mg, Chromium 6.25 μg, Vitamin B12 2.5 μg

Night Rejuvenator: Zinc 1.5 mg, Manganese 0.3 mg, Copper 0.15 mg, Vitamin D3 0.75 μg, Selenium 10.1 μg, Biotin 10 μg

Returning to sites like WebMD and Natural Medicines Database, as well as Examine.com, they report there’s insufficient clinical evidence that any of these ingredients can provide meaningful weight loss results in otherwise healthy individuals.

Could BOOMBOD’s Ingredients Cause Side Effects?

Like most dietary supplement ingredients, the most commonly reported side effects by these same sites are nausea and general digestive upset.

However, magnesium can have a moderate interaction with antibiotics, high blood pressure medications, and muscle relaxants, while chromium might interact with insulin, and zinc and manganese might interact with antibiotics.

In addition, they list a wide variety of potential interactions with vitamin C and selenium.

Whether you’re taking any of these medications or not, it’s always a good idea to talk with your doctor before starting any new dietary supplement, BOOMBOD or otherwise.

How Much Does BOOMBOD Cost?

BOOMBOD is only available through the company’s website, and only in a 7-Day Achiever pack (a total of 21 sachets in all three formulas), for $34.99. All orders to the US, Canada, and Australia come with free shipping, although you will be responsible for any associated duties assessed.

BOOMBOD provides a 14-day refund policy, less S&H charges, which begins from the date your delivery is received. In order to request one, customer support can be reached at hello@boombod.com.

Are There a Lot of Customer Reviews For BOOMBOD?

There were more than 20 customer reviews on the BOOMBOD website at the time of our research, who had given the weight loss supplement an average rating of about five stars. Compliments frequently referenced reduced appetite and cravings, along with great taste.

On TrustPilot, another seven customers had given the supplement an overall rating of four stars, with common compliments citing effective results (reduced bloating, decreased cravings for unhealthy food, etc.), while the single complaint referenced side effects. The company provided an in-depth response.

As a company, BOOMBOD Ltd. is based out of Essex, UK and has been in business since 2013.

BOOMBOD vs. the Competition: How Can You Choose the Right Glucomannan Weight Loss Supplement?

While Glucomannan is extraordinarily popular for relieving constipation, reducing cholesterol, and controlling blood sugar, we didn’t encounter any cumulative clinical evidence on sites like the Natural Medicines Database and WebMD that one form (or brand, price point, etc.) of glucomannan is necessarily ‘better’ than another.

Given this, the level of value the ingredient provides might largely come down to the price you pay.

For example, at $34.99 for 21 shots, you’ll pay about $1.67 per gram of glucomannan when it comes to BOOMBOD. On the other hand, searching popular online marketplaces like Amazon and Google Shopping, we came across bulk konjac root/glucomannan dietary supplements for as little as $0.10 per gram—or, about 1/16th the cost.

Outside of cost, we think it’s important to reiterate that you should maintain realistic expectations when it comes to any glucomannan supplement, whether from BOOMBOD or a third-party brand.

This is because, according to the University of California at Berkeley’s Wellness initiative, “Studies on the potential health benefits of glucomannan, though relatively small and short so far, have been promising for lowering blood cholesterol but not for weight control.”

From a safety perspective, they also note that, as mentioned on the BOOMBOD website, you should “drink plenty of water with glucomannan, since its soluble fiber can rapidly absorb water, and there have been reports of glucomannan supplements causing choking or a blockage in the throat, esophagus, or intestines.”

Our Final Thoughts About BOOMBOD

Compared to the vast majority of third-party glucomannan supplements we came across during our research, each of BOOMBOD’s sachets contains a blend of additional vitamins and minerals. But, as we outline in Do You Need to Take Vitamins & Dietary Supplements, these might not provide meaningful benefits unless you’re deficient.

Furthermore, since eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise are the two of the most important components when it comes to losing weight and maintaining your results for the long-term, it’s important to implement both of this into your regimen.

Finally, if you’re looking for the best natural fiber—if any—to help you achieve weight loss, the first person you should talk with is your doctor, who can make science-backed recommendations based on your diagnosis, as well as your needs and preferences.

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  • I wanna throw it away

    • Newark, DE,
    • Aug 19, 2019
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    Reading the reviews on the actual BOOMBOD site, it had zero negative reviews. So, of course, I ordered it immediately. Once researching even more from different sites there were all types of people having problems, even being hospitalized, which scared me considering I just paid over $80 to try this out. Once I received it I immediately tried the product. For my order I got black cherry. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I’m not picky at all about anything, even the tastes of medicines. But the first sip I took I was gagging. I had to hold my nose to drink it. After not being able to drink it, I left it for not even 2 minutes, it turned into this thick slime. How can this be good for your body?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Avoid avoid avoid!

    • Scotland,
    • Aug 13, 2019
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    I thought I would purchase this to help lose weight before being a bridesmaid but it turned out to be one of the worst purchases I've ever made.

    I used it for two days then my stomach swelled beyond belief. The pains in my stomach were so severe that I almost took myself to A&E. The next morning, I was nonstop sick, severe headache and unbearable stomach pain which finally eased off when I had been sick so much that there was no more left in my stomach.

    The main ingredient is banned in several countries, it can swell your gullet and gut and "choke you" - do not use this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 2 people found this review helpful

    It's legit

    • North Carolina,
    • Aug 8, 2019
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    I've been using BOOM of for 7 days, I've lost 4 pounds. Starting my 2nd pack ready to lose more. I've done a little exercise, I walk a lot at work. I haven't eaten any fried foods since I started. It's a legit item. Thanks BOOMBOD!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy

    • England,
    • Jun 17, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I bought BOOMBOD and started it this Monday. Tuesday evening came and I had severe stomach and chest pains to the point I was screaming in pain and couldn’t breathe, I had to ring out of hours and spoke to a paramedic and also the following day I had to speak to a nurse and was advised it was down to using BOOMBOD. I’ve messaged BOOMBOD and they’ve said that I’m most likely allergic to an ingredient that they use. I’m a healthy person with no track record of being allergic to anything, I’m still in agony now. This product should not be allowed on the shelves!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Honest truth about BOOMBOD

    • England,
    • Jun 5, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Right, so where can I start...Last July 2018 I started BOOMBOD, after doing lots of research and looking at different reviews from bloggers I decided to trial this. Bare in mind I am not obese and only wanted to lose approximately 10-12lbs anyhow. I bought two boxes of BOOMBOD, which I think at the time were on offer. Started my first-morning sachet, I must say it helped suppress my appetite until lunch. At lunchtime too, my second sachet with a light lunch, again did the same in the evening. The following day I stood on scales, lost 0lbs, repeated this for approximately 5 days, weighed myself every day but did not lose any weight at all.

    So I finally got to Saturday, had my morning sachet, got to lunch, was feeling bloated but still had the lunch sachet and Spag Bol for much. By the time I got to dinner I was feeling really full and my stomach felt like it was going to explode. So I got into bed at around 5 pm and fell asleep. I was woken at 11 pm with a really sore tummy, feeling bloated and sick. The pain was unexplainable and then at 1 am, it all began, I was repeatedly sick every 15/20 minutes, ended up with diarrhea, and was sick all day Sunday, went on to Monday early hours, at this point I felt like I was dying. Ended up in hospital on an IV drip again repeatedly sick so was given some anti sickness. I was then put on a ward and stayed in the hospital for 3 nights, ended up with kidney infection and adviced by the doctor who advised me there was a high chance I suffered the side effects of BOOMBOD. Yes, I lost 8lbs but I’m pretty confident that’s due to the sickness and not being able to eat. I refuse to use any weight loss supplements since.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 89 out 109 people found this review helpful


    • Suffolk, England,
    • Jun 15, 2018
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    I tried BOOMBOD because Holland and Barrett had a half price offer. It did not suppress my appetite nor did it help me to lose weight.

    All it did was unexpected bowel movements!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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