In recent years, weight loss aids have taken forms other than the traditional diet pill, and increasingly diet drinks are becoming more popular in the fight against obesity. One of the active ingredients used in Skinny Sprinkles swells in the stomach to suppress the consumer’s appetite and slow digestion.
Below we take an in-depth look at Skinny Sprinkles to see how effective this beverage is at suppressing the appetite and aiding weight loss.
Skinny Sprinkles is a strawberry flavoured powder that is mixed into water to make a filling drink that acts as an appetite suppressant. It can also be used to replace some snacks, helping to save calories and speed up weight loss even more. Each serving contains only 19 calories.
Skinny Sprinkles contains glucomannan, and consumers can expect an increase in the regularity of bowel movements. Side effects can include constipation (especially if not drinking a lot of water with Skinny Sprinkles), diarrhoea, and stomach cramps.
The side effects of Skinny Sprinkles can be minimised by drinking plenty of water with the product and throughout the day.
This product also contains some caffeine.
Overall, we have mixed opinions about Skinny Sprinkles. The product is more expensive than basic glucomannan capsules, but it does contain additional ingredients, including green tea and caffeine for an energy boost. Glucomannan does work to help suppress the appetite slightly by filling the stomach with a gel-like fibre, but it also slows the emptying of the stomach, which will delay the onset of hunger.
Skinny Sprinkles Review
Skinny Sprinkles is an appetite suppressing weight loss supplement. It comes as a powder to be mixed with water (although some customer reviews recommend milk for a more milkshake like taste) and drunk shortly before meals. The drink contains glucomannan, a fibre that absorbs water and swells in the stomach, turning to a gel-like substance. This helps to fill the stomach, suppressing the consumer’s appetite, but also slowing the emptying of the stomach. This will delay the onset of hunger after eating, which should help to reduce snacking between meals.
Skinny Sprinkles is manufactured by a company of the same name, who are based in the UK. This is the company’s only product.
How to Take Skinny Sprinkles
Directions for use are as follows: Use three sticks daily mixed with water, taken 30 minutes prior to eating a meal.
Skinny Sprinkles Concerns:
- Generally expensive supplement
- Each box may only last for 7 days of use
- No money-back guarantee
What Does Skinny Sprinkles Claim To Do?
The Skinny Sprinkles official website lists the following benefits of the drink:
- Helps fill your stomach
- Helps you eat less
- Stops snacking
- Metabolises fatty acids (Manganese)
- Reduces tiredness and fatigue (niacin and vitamin C)
- Pre-workout energy booster
Skinny Sprinkles quite simply helps you eat less by increasing the feeling of satiety (feeling full).
When you drink skinny sprinkles it gently expands in the stomach promoting a feeling of fullness. This makes it easier to reduce portion sizes and still feel full.
Another challenge when losing weight can be feeling tired and lethargic. Skinny Sprinkles contains a small amount of caffeine in the form of Guarana, and the Vitamin C and Niacin have also been included to combat tiredness and fatigue.
Skinny Sprinkles works alongside any calorie restricted diet; counting calories yourself or following diet plans such as Weight Watches, Slimming World, or the 5:2 diet.
At only 19 calories per stick the combination of ingredients in Skinny Sprinkles have been carefully chosen to combat the challenges you face when following a healthy balanced calorie controlled diet for weight loss.
Does Skinny Sprinkles Work?
Unfortunately, the manufacturers do not provide any ingredient quantities at all; the ingredients theoretically do work to aid weight loss when used in appropriate quantities, but this is not possible to confirm.
Glucomannan does work as described by the manufacturers, swelling in the stomach to help suppress the consumer’s appetite, and to delay the onset of hunger for several hours after eating (with the hopes of reducing snacking). Consumers who are using this supplement to support active dieting will obviously have better weight loss results than anyone who is just taking the product without following a calorie restricted diet plan.
The customer reviews generally confirm that Skinny Sprinkles do take the edge off of their appetite, both before and after meals. However, anyone expecting their appetite to completely disappear will be disappointed with the product.
What Are The Ingredients of Skinny Sprinkles?
The ingredients used in Skinny Sprinkles are detailed below. The manufacturers do not provide any ingredient quantities at all, but they do provide some other nutritional information. Each serving, using a single sachet, contains 19 calories, 7 grams of carbohydrates (of which 3 grams sugar) and 3 grams of fibre.
- Inulin: Inulin is a type of fibre that is not digested in the stomach. It is used to help lower cholesterol levels, to decrease the appetite by adding bulk and to treat constipation and other stomach problems. It naturally contains FOS (fructooligosaccharides). Some preliminary studies have shown that FOS aids weight loss by increasing the perception of fullness following consumption. Another study supplementing this product was found to cause a small amount of weight loss over a 12 week period.
- Glucomannan: Glucomannan is an ingredient that is derived from the root of an Asian plant called Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac). Glucomannan is a soluble fiber that has the capacity to absorb as much as 17 times its own weight in water. This means that it swells as it absorbs water, creating bulk in the stomach. It is this effect that causes a suppression of appetite. As it is considered a dietary fiber, Glucomannan is often used to treat constipation or to improve bowel movements. Several studies have suggested that Glucomannan causes a notable reduction in weight, prompting the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to definitively state that it can cause a loss of body weight when taken. However, one should note that not every study claims the same effect, and that weight loss can only be achieved when combined with a healthy diet.
- Strawberry powder (dehydrated strawberry juice, maltodextrin)
- Beetroot extract
- Acidity regulator: citric acid
- Acidity regulator: potassium bicarbonate
- Guarana extract: A berry that is naturally high in caffeine, it is often an ingredient in energy drinks and diet pills. Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
- Green tea extract: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins, and also is a source of naturally occurring caffeine. Studies have suggested that catechins increase thermogenesis in the body, whilst caffeine increases energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for few hours.
- Ascorbic acid
- Sweetener: sucralose
- Strawberry flavouring
- Manganese gluconate
Does Skinny Sprinkles Have Any Side Effects?
The ingredients used in Skinny Sprinkles can cause a range of different side effects. As individual ingredient quantities are not listed, it is difficult to establish the likelihood of side effects developing.
Glucomannan works by absorbing water in the stomach, making it very important to drink plenty of water when taking the product and adjust the dosage if problems occur. Consumers who do not drink enough water when taking glucomannan may experience constipation and stomach cramps. As glucomannan is a fibre, it is likely that its usage will increase the rate of one’s bowel movements. Diarrhoea may also occur. Those who experience diarrhoea should cease using the product immediately. Glucomannan also affects blood sugar levels. Diabetics should consult their doctor before taking any glucomannan-based product.
Inulin can cause bloating, abdominal cramping, loose stools, gas and more frequent bowel movements.
Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia. Green tea can cause constipation.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Diabetics should consult their doctor before purchasing this or any other glucomannan product. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not use if you have difficulty swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking the product, seek immediate medical attention. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Do not use if inner safety seal has been broken. Not suitable for anyone who is sensitive to stimulant ingredients. Consult your doctor if you are unsure about the suitability of this or any other supplement.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Skinny Sprinkles?
There are numerous customer reviews for Skinny Sprinkles on the Holland and Barrett website and hundreds that have been left on amazon. The majority of customer reviews are positive, but even the most enthusiastic reviews frequently comment on the high price of the product.
Really worked at keeping me fuller for longer. Did not feel the need to snack between meals. The taste is good and is easy to swallow. I’ve been so impressed I’ve just bought more.
Checked ingredients before ordering, unfortunately didn’t realise there was a stimulant (guarana extract) in it that does not agree with me.
I was very dubious of these and after reviewing the reviews, I was still not sure but as they were on offer I thought I would give them a try! yes they do suppress your appetite and yes not a really nice taste but they do work. I am very pleased and have recommended and brought more – it is just a shame they are not on offer anymore but I think still worth the price. I also only have one a day – not the three recommended and I don’t leave too long before drinking.
Why oh why did I not read the 1 stars. I was taken in by all the 5 stars, it was lightning deal so a rushed purchase. Tastes insipid like a very weak cheap squash, taste and texture is awful, nothing like strawberry. I felt sick, bloated and gassy which in itself was an appetite suppressant. As I’m writing this my waistline is expanding like the Incredible Hulk. If you are going out for the evening I wouldn’t drink this stuff unless you want to clear the room, make frequent visits to the bathroom and look 6 months pregnant!
Does Skinny Sprinkles Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
Skinny Sprinkles do not offer a money-back guarantee. Their returns policy is as follows:
We offer a 30 day returns policy. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
We advise you to return via a traceable method or ask for proof of postage if using Royal Mail. We cannot process refunds for returns that have not been received. Please enclose in the parcel your name, email address and order number to enable us to process your refund. We will notify you by email when your refund has been processed.
To return your product, you should mail your product/s to: Skinny Sprinkles, Pack-It Parc Ferryman, Newbridge Road Industrial Est. Pontllanfraith. Blackwood, NP12 2XF
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item/s.
The returns policies of other third-party retailers may vary.
Where Can I Buy Skinny Sprinkles?
Skinny Sprinkles Sticks can be purchased direct from the official website, as well as from numerous third party online retailers.
Skinny Sprinkles offers several different deals. A single box of 21 sticks costs £24.95, whilst two boxes cost a total of £39.99. Three boxes cost £49.95, whilst four boxes cost £59.64. Delivery is free on orders over £10 within the UK. Obviously we recommend avoiding bulk purchases until you are sure that you like the product. There are also starter kits which contain a box of the product, a shaker and a “Shake It Off!” diet plan; the one box starter kit costs £28.95, whilst the two box starter kit costs £44.95.
From amazon, a box containing 21 sachets costs £24.95. Delivery charges may also apply. Customers who have Amazon Prime can get free next day delivery.
My Vitamins sells a box containing 21 sachets, which costs £24.95, plus delivery charges. At the time of writing, My Vitamins were offering 30% off selected products, including Skinny Sprinkles; although this offer is only available for a limited time, they appear to offer discounts regularly.
Skinny Sprinkles are available on the Holland & Barrett website, but they may also be available in selected Holland & Barrett stores. A box of 21 sachets costs £24.99, but the retailer regularly offers discounts and multi-buy offers. These offers are usually advertised on the Skinny Sprinkles Instagram page.