Seaweed Drink Suppresses Appetite, Says Obesity Journal Article

Gel-forming extracts of seaweed have been used in the past in numerous weight loss products as a way to suppress appetite and lose weight. Controversy over false and misleading advertising by some sellers of weight loss pills—as well as pilot studies not detecting weight loss effects—has clouded the issue over whether or not alginates—a seaweed extract—can be beneficial toward fighting obesity. However, a recently reported online study tells us that the effectiveness of alginates toward appetite suppression is dependent upon the source of the alginates and the formulation of the seaweed drink.

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