Swisse is an Australian vitamins and supplements company that provides a wide range of health supplements for many uses. However, these do not all seem to be easily available to buy outside Australia and this one seems to be only on sale via eBay. The principle ingredient in Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control is glucomannan, which is a clinically-proven ingredient, so that’s definitely a plus for this product. It’s well priced, but doesn’t have a money-back guarantee. Seems a decent product for those in Australia, but might be difficult to get hold of if you live elsewhere.
So, is this straightforward looking supplement worth a try? We find out.
Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control is a weight loss supplement that contains glucomannan as the key ingredient, and if you generally struggle with hunger pangs you may find that it helps you stick to your diet and with not too many foreseen side effects. Swisse looks to be a reputable Australian company but as yet does not seem fully geared up to trading outside Australia and New Zealand, so although some supplements are on sale via shops and stores such as Boots and Amazon, the full range is not available. For UK customers, it seems you can only buy this supplement via eBay.
Potential side effects may include diarrhoea, gas, and bloating.
You also need to avoid if you have any medical issues regarding swallowing, and take the tablets with plenty of water to avoid a choking risk. Speak to your doctor before use if you are taking medication or suffer from diabetes, because it will change blood sugar levels.
Swisse Ultiplus is not expensive. At the time of writing we can only find it for sale via eBay UK, where various sellers have it on sale for around £8.50 for a bottle of 180 tablets which is a 20 day supply.
Ultiplus Weight Control is a supplement that will help you if you find it hard to stick to your diet because of hunger pangs and cravings. As we all know, keeping to a sensible diet can be hard work and when the hunger pangs kick in, it can be only too easy to undo all your good work in just a few seconds by giving way to an unhealthy and fattening snack.
Ultiplus Weight Control contains glucomannan as the principle ingredient. This is a natural fibrous substance derived from a plant extract called the Konjac root. Glucomannan absorbs water, making it form into a gel. When you ingest this substance, it expands in the stomach like a sponge and this causes you to feel fuller and satisfied for longer. According to research, glucomannan helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, manages cholesterol, and has other medical benefits too.
Glucomannan has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) who have established that it does lead to weight loss when taken in a daily serving of at least 3g a day.
Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control provides a daily serving of 3g, so is in line with the research. It also contains chromium and zinc for added support.
Swisse is an Australian supplements company based originally in Melbourne. The company was founded in 1969 by Kevin Ring and according to the “about us” information, is a health and wellness company with a mission to help people celebrate life every day!
Although Swisse supplements are available in many countries including the UK, China, Singapore, Italy, and the Netherlands, as yet it seems hard to buy the whole range outside New Zealand and Australia.
We covered Swisse Ultiboost Hunger Control in a previous review. This supplement is based on a cactus extract called Caralluma Fimbriata.
According to the product information, Ultiplus Weight Control is formulated to support:
Yes, we think Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control will work. This supplement delivers the clinically effective serving of a proven ingredient each day.
If you use as directed and continue to let the supplement direct your appetite needs, you should manage to lose weight steadily and healthily. Most of the clinical trials took place over a period of weeks so you will need to keep to your diet and be patient.
One clinical trial took place over 8 weeks and results “showed a significant mean weight loss (5.5 lbs) using glucomannan over an eight-week period. Serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were significantly reduced (21.7 and 15.0 mg/dl respectively) in the glucomannan treated group. No adverse reactions to glucomannan were reported.” Source
However, it is important to remember that we don’t only eat because we are hungry. If your particular weakness is for treats such as cakes and pastries or fattening sodas, you will need to ensure that you avoid these sorts of temptations. However, without hunger pangs and cravings, a glucomannan supplement can help you retrain your food habits.
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The daily serving is equal to 9 capsules.
Although both zinc and chromium can be dangerous in high quantities, serving sizes here are safe so side effects should not be an issue.
Glucomannan is generally safe but side effects can include:
It is also important to take glucomannan with plenty of water, because it can pose a choking risk if it expands outside the gut.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor before use if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication. Glucomannan may interfere with diabetes medication, for example. Speak to your doctor first if you have issues with swallowing. Do not take for more than 3 weeks without medical supervision.
We could only find customer reviews for Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control on an Australian customer review website. Opinion is split between customers with some people rating this supplement very highly, and others finding it ineffective.
I am currently on the 5:2 diet and the pills are really helping on the two 500 calorie days. No hunger what so ever! Brilliant! I am 5ft 3 and my starting weight was 9 stone 10. My aim is to reach my goal of 8 stone 10; I’ve just reached the 9 stone 4 mark! Could not recommend more
Drink a glass of water. It will do more and save you a ton of dosh. I trailed it for five days, and even doubled the dosage half-way through. Placebo is about all you will gain from this ‘snake-oil’ suppressant.
I have been taken these tablets for just over 3 weeks now. I take one an hour before lunch, and one in the afternoon about 90 minutes before dinner. I feel no need to snack anymore and I feel full. I would recommend these.
It’s the first time I’ve bought such a product, but I wanted to try it to curb snacking after dinner. I tried one first after lunch, and within 10minutes I felt like I’d eaten half a loaf of bread – it doesn’t magically make you not want to eat, you just feel like you’ve over eaten already. It stayed that way for 3 or so hours – not quite the time period people are looking for. For now, I don’t mind having spent about the price of a coffee per day to cut out the night time snacking.
There is no guarantee on offer with Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control.
If you are in Australia, this supplement is easily available from a wide range of retail outlets. However, UK customers can only seem to buy Ultiplus Weight Control via eBay at the time of writing. It does not seem to be available via stores or chemists such as Boots, and unusually it is not on sale via Amazon.
We quite like some aspects of Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control. We like that this supplement provided 3g of glucomannan per daily serving which is in line with clinical research, but we do have concerns. Despite the claims that Swisse is a global company with a product range on sale throughout the world, the only place you can seem to get this supplement outside Australia is via various eBay sellers, rather than reputable stores and supermarkets.
In addition, although we like glucomannan as an ingredient, in our opinion taking 9 tablets a day is not going to suit everyone. Added concerns are that Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control does not come with a guarantee, and it is not established on the market outside Australia. All things considered, we don’t quite trust this supplement so feel that if you are looking to try out glucomannan there are better choices on the market.
Overall, we do not recommend Swisse Ultiplus Weight Control to our readers.
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