Let’s talk about weight loss products. When you get down to it, weight loss is a pretty simple concept. In essence, as long as you consume fewer calories than you are burning, you will eventually lose weight. Several weight loss products are designed to help your body burn more calories by kickstarting your metabolism or suppressing your appetite so you don’t eat as much.
Boombod is a weight loss supplement that is marketed to work primarily as an appetite suppressant. Boom bod says that it can decrease bloating, contains only 10 calories per serving, and cleanse your body without the use of laxatives, gluten, preservatives, sugar, or caffeine. It is marketed a short-term weight loss plant and claims it can give results in as little as a week.
First, a quick note on the word “cleanse.” There are a ton of weight loss products out there that market themselves as “cleansing” routines. Actually, there is no standard definition of what a weight loss cleanse it, though they usually have something to do with cutting certain substances out of your body or diet.
Now let’s talk a bit about Boombod, what it’s made of, how it works, what the ingredients are, and whether or not it is worth the purchase.
Overview: Boombod Weight Loss Drink
Boombod markets itself as a “simple, quick, and tasty way to lose weight.” Boombod is designed specifically to suppress the appetite and give more energy so you eat less but don’t succumb to fatigue. Each serving of Boombod has only 10 calories, is sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.
Here is how Boombod works: Each 7-day plan pack comes with 21 packets of energy shots that you take 3 times a day before each meal. Each package contains 7-morning energy shots, 7-afternoon motivator shots, and 7-night rejuvenator shots. Just take the shot after eating a meal and chase it down with a glass of water. Each package contains a unique blend of vitamins to give you energy when you most need it throughout the day.
Boombod also contains a quality source of glucomannan fiber which is the main ingredient that works to suppress your appetite. The product claims to be clinically proven to help lose weight, but we were unable to find and links to these claimed studies. According to their explanatory video, the glucomannan mixture turns into a gel in the stomach, reduces the space for food and contributes to a feeling of being full so you eat less.
Who Makes Boombod?
Boombod is made by Boombod Ltd., a company based out of Essex, UK. Boombod has been active since 2013 and has cultivated quite the online following. Boombod is marketed heavily in the UK on several online publications and has received endorsements from several high-profile celebrities.
As far as appearances, Boombod has pretty solid branding and has quite a lot of positive customer reviews. At the very least they definitely are not a scam company, but that does not necessarily mean their products actually work. We could not find a BB profile for Boombod, but we did find a Trustpilot with several positive reviews and very few negative reviews. Most of the negative reviews have to do with their shipping and payment practices, not the quality of the product itself.
How Does Boombod Work?
Boombod helps you lose weight by suppressing the appetite. The liquid mixture turns into a gel in your stomach which makes you feel full and prevents cravings. Each packet of Boombod also contains a mixture of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, and riboflavin. In that sense, it’s a rather simple product.
Once again, Boombod claims to be clinically proven, but we were completely unable to find any sources on these claims. There is some evidence that the main ingredient glucomannan does have some weight loss properties, but it has never been clinically tested in a long term trial for more than 12 weeks.
What Ingredients are in Boombod?
The only active ingredient in Boombod is 1g of glucomannan. All the other ingredients are vitamins and minerals that are not directly related to weight loss. Glucomannan is a popular weight loss supplement and is marketed in a lot of weight loss products. Glucomannan is a polysaccharide dietary fiber.
The general idea is that the glucomannan fibers fill up the stomach, reducing the amount of empty space and making you feel full. Glucomannan is currently approved by the European health agencies for use as a weight-loss supplement but not in the Americas.
Glucomannan does have some known side effects though. First and foremost, too much glucomannan can cause constipation, like too much of any fiber. This risk is increased if the glucomannan is eaten without an accompanying glass of water
Safety and Side Effects
The majority of users who took Boombod and left a review on the website claim it works fine and has no side effects. We should be careful about taking these reviews at face value, especially from a company that is known to heavily rely on customer endorsements.
The smaller amount of negative reviews claim that the product either does not work, is not any more effective than other weight loss supplements, or made them feel nauseous and constipated. It is also not recommended to take Boombod if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking a prescription medicine without consulting your GP.
Where to Buy and Cost
You can currently buy Boombod directly from the company website or from Amazon. It does not currently does not seem available in physical retail stores. The 7-day achiever pack costs $39.99 while the 14-day and 28-day achiever packs cots $79.99 and $159.99 respectively.
Boombod: Is It Worth It?
Despite all the online hubbub surrounding Boombod, the evidence of its efficacy is pretty thin. It is also pretty darn expensive which can be a turn-off. If you have the money and you want something new, go ahead and buy. But otherwise, we would recommend looking elsewhere.