Napolina is a type of diet supplement pill that claims to help a user to become more healthy and to shed excess weight with greater ease. This is a product based on a fiber complex of both soluble and insoluble fiber, in addition to omega fatty acids (3, 6 and 9).
The official product website offers a limited amount of information regarding what the pills actually contain and what each of the identified substances are meant to do for a user. For example, some of the claims that are made about Napolina – such as supporting improved cardiovascular health – are based on studies suggesting that eating an adequate quantity of dietary fiber is good for the heart. However, the claims and the research mentioned in the marketing on the website are not actually specific to this product or any of the substances making up its formula.
That type of marketing tactic seems somewhat dubious as it leads customers to believe that there is research on the product – or at least some of the ingredients that comprise it – when there may not be any research backing these substances or the complete formula at all. With a marketing strategy such as this one, it’s always wise for a consumer to stay on his or her toes and carefully conduct his or her own research before purchasing the pills or using them.
The majority of the claims made about Napolina are general statements that could be made regarding any source of dietary fiber, from breakfast cereal to fruits and vegetables. That said, it should also be pointed out that many studies have pointed out that taking fiber through supplementation is not the same as obtaining it in food. Many fiber supplements are associated with a range of side effects and unwanted problems. Among the most problematic can be the dependency the body can form on fiber supplements. The body can come to depend on fiber supplements in order to be able to maintain its bowel function regularity. It is not uncommon for a person who stops the use of a fiber supplement to experience constipation, bloating, and a range of other uncomfortable and undesirable symptoms.
As there are no relevant studies about Napolina or its ingredients cited on the product’s official website, it is unclear whether these pills or their ingredients are linked with any of the problems frequently experienced through the use of fiber supplementation. Therefore, while there is the possibility that it could potentially provide the body with the same kind of benefits as ingesting dietary fiber through food, there is no way of confirming that from a scientific or medical perspective.