Hunger Buster is a weight management supplement designed to suppress hunger urges.
It’s manufactured in the UK for Protein World and can be used as a standalone product, but Protein World encourages customers to use it alongside their Slender Blend shake.
Hunger Buster is also one of a number of weight management products the company makes available as part of their three Slender Plan weight loss kits.
Claims: To reduce hunger by suppressing your appetite
Positives: Company has a good reputation
Negatives: We prefer alternative products
Customer who buy Hunger Buster are promised three main benefits:
- Hunger Suppression
- Works well with Slender Blend
- Helps with weight loss (when used with diet and exercise)
The other selling points are:
- Kosher and halal weight loss product
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- Contains no soy, gluten, or lactose
The Level of Support Dieters Can Expect From Hunger Buster
What we have here is an appetite suppressant. Nothing more.
Appetite suppression is only one of a number of diet pill features that can ease the weight loss process and help dieters obtain better results.
The best diet pills provide multiple benefits and losing weight is such a difficult process most dieters are glad of all the help they can get.
Other important diet pill features include faster metabolism, boosted energy levels, thermogenic fat burning, fat/carb blocking, and mood enhancement.
If Protein World’s appetite suppressant can successfully control hunger, it will offer dieters some of the support they need, but such a limited level of help may not be enough.
Let’s take a closer look at the Hunger Buster formulation and see what it can do.
Two Hunger Buster capsules contain:
- Konjac Glucomannan (1000mg)
- Garcinia Cambogia (400mg)
Hunger Buster – A Closer Look
Both Hunger Buster ingredients are very popular, and each of them is often considered strong enough to use as a standalone weight loss provider, but glucomannan is the power ingredient here.
It’s a natural fibre taken from the roots of the Asian konjac plant. When it’s consumed with water, glucomannan’s incredibly absorbent nature causes it to suck up the water and the fibres expand rapidly inside the stomach.
The resulting gel-like compound creates a feeling of satiety that negates the desire for food. However, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) say glucomannan products will only work if each dose provides 1000mg of glucomannan.
The EFSA also states one to two glasses of water will be necessary and the glucomannan-providing product must be used with a restricted calorie diet.
Garcinia cambogia is a good appetite suppressant that also places limits on the body’s ability to store fat.
Unfortunately, there could be quality issues here. The active component in garcinia cambogia is a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and experts say the HCA content of garcinia cambogia should be at least 60%.
If it’s less than this the extract may not work.
The HCA percentage of the garcinia cambogia extract used in Hunger Buster is anybody’s guess because Protein World fails to provide this important information.
Hunger Buster Customer Opinion
A few customer reviews read:
Hunger Buster Reported Side Effects
A few customers say Hunger Buster made them constipated. Supplements that contain glucomannan can do this if they are not taken with enough water. Apart from this, side effects don’t appear to be an issue with this product.
Hunger Buster Product Pricing and Availability
The best way to buy Hunger Buster is to order it from the official website because it’s often possible to pick up a 90-capsule bottle of pills (lasts 15 days) for less than £15. Protein World also sell Hunger Buster via Amazon and Superdrug, but choosing either of these options can add up to £7 to the price.
After Sales Service and Guarantee
Members of the Protein World customer service department can be contacted via email. There is also a telephone helpline, but Hunger Buster does not have a money back guarantee.
The Final Appraisal
Hunger Buster contains two good diet pills ingredients, but there could quality issues with one of them (garcinia cambogia). Protein World provides no money back guarantee, and customer reviews suggest the product may work for some people, but not for others.
None of this inspires confidence, but the glucomannan Hunger Buster provides should be able to get the job done because the inclusion rate is in keeping with the EFSA’s recommendations.
However, the level of support this product is designed to provide is very limited. Here lies the failing. Protein World’s answer to this problem is simple. They bundle it with companion products that offer support in other areas.
Bearing in mind the additional costs such an approach entails, dieters can be forgiven if they decide to go off in search of a more versatile diet pill that offers them support in multiple ways instead of just one.