We take an in depth look at Oenobiol Woman 45 + Flat Belly to find out whether it is worth a try.
Even if you haven’t put weight on elsewhere, many women find that once they reach their mid 40s and the menopause, fat develops round the midriff or belly. You notice that muffin top beginning to spread over your jeans, which are increasingly more of a struggle to zip up every morning!
There are numerous reasons for this specific weight gain. It may be attributed to depleting oestrogen levels, which seems to affect where fat is stored in the body. It can be caused by general aging and loss of muscle tone and there are also changes to the metabolism as we age and the speed at which the body uses calories.
Some of us are also just better fed and less active than we were in our younger years and we just don’t burn this extra weight off.
Oenobiol Woman 45 + Flat Belly proposes a way to reduce accumulated fat on the abdomen and according to the advertising you should be able to fit into a smaller dress size within 6 weeks.
The supplement contains only three ingredients. The principle one is 80% Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) a naturally occurring fatty acid found in foods including meat, dairy products and vegetable oils. This is often taken by body builders because it seems to help improve muscle mass. Some evidence suggests that it may help shrink fat cells and speed up the metabolism.
Oenobiol Woman 45 + Flat Belly also contains chromium, an important trace mineral which may help the body use insulin more efficiently so be useful for treatment of diabetes.
The final ingredient is Linseed extract. Also known as flax seed, this natural extract contains high levels of the Omega 3 fatty acid Alpha Linoleic Acid an essential fatty acid required by the body but only obtainable by diet. It has numerous health benefits.
Oenobiol Woman 45 + Flat Belly is made in France by Laboratoire Oenobiol S.A.S a subsidiary company of Sanofi – a major international pharmacy company.
Laboratoire Oenobiol S.A.S. develops, produces, and supplies beauty supplements for women in France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
Other Oenobiol supplements include a range of products addressing hair loss such as Oenobiol Hair Revitalising. There is a range of Oenobiol skin care and sun protection such as Oenobiol Sun Intensive, which gives you a better tan with less sun.
There is also a range of supplements about weight loss such as Oenobiol Top Slim 3 in 1, Oenobiol Slimming Activator and Oenobiol Liporeducteur a fat binder. supplement
Oenobiol is a French brand but the supplement range is available world wide from outlets such as Farmaline as well as Amazon and online pharmacies.
During 3 months take 2 capsules 3 times a day with meals. Can also continuously be use throughout the year.
According to the product advertising:
Over an age of 45 years, the body tends to accumulate excess pounds: the abdomen is thicker and the waist wider.
The ingredients are briefly explained:
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly combines safflower and linseed extract with chromium” which are scientific tested ingredients.
The supplement will “reduce accumulated fat on the abdomen.”
Good results are promised “After only six weeks you can get a dress with a smaller size.”
Although scientific research is mentioned there are no explanations about how these ingredients work. Neither is there any proof of this clinical evidence.
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly is a specialist weight loss supplement aimed solely at women in the 45+ age bracket who are looking to lose belly fat.
Each serving is equal to 2 capsules. Amounts here refer to serving size.
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly looks to be safe and it should not cause unpleasant side effects. However, the evidence for CLA is not really proven so you cannot really count on this supplement working as described. The evidence for linseed helping weight loss is equally unproven. That said the ingredient quantities match the positive results seen in some testing.
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly may provide some support to health but don’t hold your breath about dropping a dress size in 6 weeks.
Although Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly should be safe for most women, as with everything, there can be adverse effects for some people. There are no warnings provided in the product information.
Potential side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Some research suggests that linseed (flax) may act like a natural oestrogen so you may want to avoid this supplement if you have or have had a hormonally related medical condition. Some evidence suggests that if you are obese you should avoid supplements containing CLA. Speak to your doctor before using for further advice.
Despite Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly being on sale across the world, there is not that much customer feedback available.
One customer bought it for a relation:
I just recently bought it for an auntie and she really likes it. She said, and I quote “It’s the 7th world wonder”
Another customer reported:
This is a good product to lose the typical peri- or menopausal kilos. You do have to take it for at least 3 months and especially in the evening it feels rather heavy in your stomach, I think. Preferably don’t eat too late, that’s healthier too.
This customer was not satisfied:
No difference after 3 months of using it.
Some French customers have reviewed this supplement too.
One was happy:
Ce produit est vraiment destiné pour les + de 45 ans. Après quelques jours d’utilisation, je me sens plus à l’aise dans mes vêtements. Pour avoir plus de résultats il faut vraiment 3 mois de cure. On verra par la suite.
(This product is really aimed at the 45 plus age group. After some days of using I felt that my clothes fitted more easily. To get the results you really have to wait for 3 months. We’ll have to wait and see…)
However, another French customer reported that it did nothing at all, “Rien de tout.”
There is very little feedback for Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly so it is hard to judge the effects from just a handful of customers.
The principle ingredient CLA is not strictly proven to work and this is the major issue with this supplement.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, carried out over 6 months, a meta analysis found serious flaws in many of the research methods.
In some tests, although CLA did appear to reveal a small significant difference in fat loss favouring CLA over placebo (MD: -1.33 kg; 95% CI: -1.79, -0.86; I (2) = 54%), effects were small, and the clinical relevance uncertain.
The conclusion was that the evidence from RCTs does not convincingly show that CLA intake generates any clinically relevant effects on body composition on the long term.
Outside France, Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly is not easily available from the shops or stores so the best way to buy is online.
One major online pharmacy chain Farmaline is offering 60 capsules (10 days supply if you use as directed) for £11.61 (€ 15.57)
Delivery to the UK costs a further £4.95 depending on address.
You can also buy Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly via Amazon UK from various sellers and at differing prices.
One seller is offering 2 x 60 capsule bottles (20 days supply) of Oenobiol woman 45+ Flat Belly for £14.60.
The same deal is offered by another seller for £23.66.
So it pays to shop around.
Some sellers are offering the same product but selling different language version packaging including French (Oenobiol Femme 45+ Ventre Plat) Dutch, German as well as English.
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly is also available to US customers. You can find it on Amazon USA for a whopping $30.19 for just 60 capsules (10 days supply).
Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly does not come with a guarantee.
We quite like some features about Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly. This supplement looks to redress a common problem and we like that it seems safe and shouldn’t cause side effects.
However, we are not impressed with the price – and seeing that you are advised to take 6 capsules a day over 3 months, this is going to work out as very expensive.
Take as advised and you will need 9 x 60 capsule bottles. US customers will find this costs them over $271.00 for the full supply. UK customers around £72.00.
This seems unnecessarily fiddly and awkward to us. As well as the inconvenience of taking 6 capsules a day, you will need to ensure you have at least 9 bottles in order to sustain this weight loss journey.
In addition, it may be a waste of time. The evidence is not conclusive regarding the weight loss claims of the principle ingredient Conjugated Linoleic Acid and although this ingredient may do something, research suggests it may not do very much. We feel that CLA requires more evidence before the claims can be proved.
Finally, there is very little feedback for this supplement. There are some positive comments and some people do seem to like it, but with only a handful of comments despite being on sale around the World, it obviously is not that popular anywhere.
We would love to think there was a miracle way to lose the middle-aged muffin top but sadly, it seems that this supplement is not it!
Overall, we feel that Oenobiol Woman 45+ Flat Belly is just not good enough to add to our approved list so we have no other option but to reject it.
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