Boots Appetite Control Review – Konjac Appetite Suppressant

Boots appetite tabletsWith a name like Appetite Control, it’s obvious what these diet pills are designed to do and the Boots own brand range of products is, for the most part, very good, so this is not a diet pill that should be dismissed out of hand.

According to Boots, the pills contain a specialised high swelling fibre derived from a plant. That’s a very vague description, but we have a hunch it is probably konjac.

The fibres taken from the konjac plant (also known as Glucomannan) soak up water like a sponge and expand considerably as they do so. For this reason konjac supplements are always taken with plenty of water.The presence of the swollen fibres in the stomach creates a feeling of satiety that lessens the desire for food. Numerous studies prove konjac’s value as an appetite suppressant and its abilities have been endorsed by the European Food Safety Authority. The EFSA also provided strict guidelines on how konjac should be used.

What Are The Listed Benefits

  • Causes a feeling of fullness
  • Helps prevent weight gain
  • Good for managing excess body weight and obesity
How to Use – Boots state two (500mg) capsules should be taken, with two large glasses of water, one hour before the three most important meals of the day. The EFSA make the same recommendations for konjac.

How Boots Appetite Control is Designed to Work

Boots say the “specialised high swelling capacity fibres” will swell to many times their original size and create a feeling of satiety that will allow the appetite to be assuaged more quickly at meal times. They further promise the feeling of fullness will be maintained long after the meal is finished. Once again, the abilities of the mystery fibre are a good match for those of konjac; and the subsequent reduction in calories is likely to lead to an energy deficit that will push the body into fat burning mode.

Ingredients Of Boots Appetite Control

Each Boots Appetite Control weight loss capsule contains:

  • Specialised high swelling capacity fibre complex of plant origin (500mg)
  • Potato starch
  • Hypromellose (E464)
  • Sunflower oil
  • Titanium Dioxide (E171)

Whether Boots are willing to admit it or not, konjac is obviously the main ingredient. Potato starch also has appetite suppressing abilities, so it would be interesting to see how much is included. The rest of the ingredients are just binders, fillers, and colourants that will serve no other function but to help the capsules keep things together.

Boots Appetite Control Customer Testimonials

No customer feedback was available at the time of this review.

Boots Appetite Control Side Effects

The product is unsuitable for some people. Others may need to ask the advice of their GP before they start supplementing their diet with Boots Appetite Control. Boots are very honest about this and stress the capsules should never by used by:

  • People with a BMI below 18.5
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Anyone with gastrointestinal disorders
  • Individuals who suffer from oesophageal stenosis or pre-existing bowel abnormalities
  • Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients

People who suffer from diabetes or other medical conditions should speak with their GP prior to starting to use the product. Anyone who has any doubts about their health or the product’s suitability is also advised to seek medial advice before using Boots Appetite Control.

Where to Buy Boots Appetite Control

Boots Appetite Control is sold in 60-capsule packs that will last for 10 days and cost £24.99. It is only possible to buy the capsules from branches of Boots and from the Boots website.


Boots Appetite Control is not backed by a money back guarantee.

The Verdict

The lack of customer reviews is a little disappointing. We would have been interested to see what past users thought of the product, but the main ingredient is undoubtedly konjac, and it has proven appetite suppressing abilities, so we have every confidence the product will do what it says on the box.

However, although appetite suppression can ease and improve the weight loss process, experts state products that offer a multitude of weight loss benefits are likely to produce better results than can be obtained by appetite suppression alone. Bearing this in mind, Boots Appetite Control is unlikely to be able to match the abilities of PhenQ, because it is an appetite suppressant, fat burner, mood enhancer, and energy-provider. It can also improve muscle tone.

PhenQ how does it workPeople taking PhenQ will find it easier to avoid diet-related mood swings and feeling of fatigue. The fat burning process will also be improved. Boots Appetite Control is a good product, but it cannot provide the same level of all around support. All it can do is help people to eat less food. The cost of Boots’ product is also an issue because each box is only good for 10 days. That means a 30-day supply of Appetite Control will cost nearly £75. A 30-day supply of PhenQ costs less than £50 and comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. So although we think Boots Appetite Control is a quality product, as far as value for money goes, it just doesn’t have what it takes.

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