Be aware that you MUST NOT take Skinny Fiber or any other glucomannan pill if you take ANY other medications. It interferes with pretty much any other substance taken by mouth, and since the amount of ingredients in supplements isn't monitored or standardized, it's impossible to adjust your other medications to compensate. When you're taking supplements, one pill might have ten times as much of an ingredient as another pill in the same bottle. You can't just take more of your medications, because there's no way to know how much more you would need. Skinny Fiber also has cha de bugre (cafe do mato), which is high in caffeine and which is often adulterated with amphetamines and other drugs before the supplement makers buy it. (That way they can claim they didn't know.) The main problem with caffeine-containing supplements is that you never know how much caffeine you're getting, and it will vary from one bottle to another or even from one pill to another in the same bottle.
Probably the biggest danger is to your pocketbook. Skinny Fiber is an "affiliate" sales structure, which means they don't really make money by making a product and selling it. They make money by charging people to sell the product for them. It also means that if the "affiliate" you buy from lies about the ingredients or effects of the product, the company can claim it was just that one rogue affiliate and they as a company didn't lie (even though they teach affiliates to say exactly those things.) You also have to worry about what's being done with your credit card info. As a general rule, if you're going to buy a diet supplement, it's MUCH safer to buy one sold in retail stores, so you can easily quit if you don't like it and so you aren't giving your credit card and mailing address to a questionable company.
There's nothing in those pills that you can't get less expensively, more safely, and with greater benefits just by eating more fruits and vegetables. The main ingredient, glucomannan, can cause intestinal blockage when taken in pill form; you'd be better off eating konjac noodles if you want that. (The noodles are extremely low in calories.) The "enzymes" are all things that are normally found in vegetables and fruit, and enzymes pretty much *only* work when they're part of food. Then, you only need a little; extra enzymes don't do any good-- enzymes are sort of there or not; the amount doesn't matter. If you're already eating 5 different fruits and veggies per day, the enzymes in the pill are a waste. If you're NOT already eating 5 different fruits and veggies per day, then starting to do that will do you much more good than any pill.
Skinny Fiber is probably less dangerous than a lot of other "diet supplements." There's not a huge likelihood that it will actually harm you. But there's even less likelihood that it will help, so why take the risk?
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