HUM Flatter Me is a dietary supplement designed to support a flatter stomach and healthy digestion. It supposedly contains 18 full spectrum enzymes to help shrink down your tummy and improve your digestion.
The idea behind this diet pill is to give your body a boost of enzymes that it may be lacking. The theory is that the amounts of enzymes our bodies naturally make to improve digestion and breakdown foods can decrease with stress and age, which can lead to digestive imbalances. These imbalances may lead to issues such as:
The digestive imbalances we might experience depends on the foods we eat. That said, to be clear, this dietary supplement has not been developed as an OTC weight loss pill, its focus is on digestion. The flatter stomach that you may be able to achieve while taking it essentially has to do with preventing bloating after meals.
Nevertheless, using terms like “flatter me” and “flatter stomach” suggests that the company is using marketing that would appeal to individuals seeking weight loss.
The formula included the following ingredients at the writing of this HUM Flatter Me review:
- Protease 3.0
- Protease 4.5
- Protease 6.0
- Neutral Bacterial Protease
- Fennel Seed
- Peppermint (leaf)
The recommended dose is to take 1 capsule, 2 times a day with food.
The “Science” Behind HUM Flatter Me
According to the “science” behind HUM Flatter Me, the manufacturer, HUM Nutrition, say on the official product page (when this review was created): “Research shows that broad spectrum enzymes can help breakdown lactose, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and fats to help improve digestion.”
For instance, the manufacture cites studies that link digestive enzymes with a variety of health benefits, including one double-blind trial carried out by the University of Michigan Health Center, which found that a form of pancreatic enzymes significantly reduced bloating, gas and fullness after the consumption of a high-fat meal.
Moreover, some studies involving lipase supplementation found that lipase supplementation significantly decreased perceptions of fullness after a fatty liquid meal composed of 55% fat, which lead to symptoms of bloating, fullness and nausea in health individuals.
That being said, beyond mentioning a few studies related to peppermint and fennel, HUM Nutrition did not provide other studies specific to the enzymes in its formula. Nor is there any solid evidence that proves taking their product will help with digestion or help you achieve a flatter stomach.
It should also be pointed out that even if you were to achieve a flatter stomach with HUM Flatter Me, this effect would be fleeting as the flatness of your stomach has nothing to do with fat loss.
Avoid Making Decisions Based on Assumptions
Do keep in mind that HUM Flatter Me isn’t truly a weight management aid, nor has the manufacturer claimed that it is. The point being, even if it does help with bloating and manages to give you a flatter belly for a time, this is not a real fat loss solution for long-term weight loss.
If you are looking for support to help you in your weight loss efforts, there are other over-the-counter diet pill products that are likely to be of greater benefit to you. It is important to think about the goal you would like to reach and to combine the weight management aid you might wish to take with a healthy calorie-conscious diet and fitness-appropriate exercise that makes sense to your lifestyle and is ideal for your particular health requirements.
Be that as it may, if you should decide to give HUM Flatter Me at try, it’s always in your best interest to speak with your healthcare provider before you do. It may not seem like a big deal to talk to your doctor about taking a non-prescription product, but even dietary supplements can negatively interact with certain health conditions or other medications or herbal supplements you may be taking to treat a medical condition. It is always best to err on the side of caution.