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What is Slimbiome?

Why did GoFigure founder Max Tomlinson want to include Slimbiome in his shakes and bars?

It is a a scientifically formulated and patented natural weight management product that supports weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet and exercise program. The ingredients were selected and scientifically formulated by weight management experts, leaders in the obesity field and are supported by over 1000 scientific publications and are clinically proven to reduce weight. Slimbiome works brilliantly with MCT oils (Max's secret ingredient!) to make you feel full for longer.

Slimbiome was developed with research from Reading, Liverpool and Sheffield universities and under the guidance of Professor Jason Halford, Professor Bob Rastall and Dr Sofia Kolida.


‘I see Slimbiome as a very important evidence-based product that will impact very positively on obesity outcomes’.  Prof Jason Halford Ph.D. C.Psychol. (Health) AFBPsS, University of Liverpool, former Chair of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity, and Treasurer of the European Association of Obesity (EASO).


Slimbiome is a unique combination of natural ingredients scientifically proven to help weight loss in 4 ways:

  1. Promotes the feeling of fullness when combined with MCT oils (satiety and satiation)
  2. Helps burn calories by promoting a healthy metabolism
  3. Maintains blood sugar levels to reduce food cravings and overeating
  4. Promotes a healthy bowel flora and has a positive impact on the microbiome

The science behind Slimbiome

Slimbiome promotes Weight Wellness founded on Modern Science and was developed with research and experts from Reading, Liverpool and Sheffield universities. The Slimbiome in our shakes and bars will help you lose weight.

Slimbiome is a unique combination of natural and clinically proven ingredients, selected to support healthy weight management and weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet and exercise program.  

One of the ingredients, glucomannan, is a water-soluble dietary fibre that promotes a feeling of fullness (satiety). Our experts tell us that the fibre forms a viscous gel on exposure to aqueous environment and delays gastric emptying prompting feeling of fullness. It also blunts post meal surges in insulin and glucose.

In layman’s terms it takes up space in the stomach, reducing food intake at a subsequent meal and delays the emptying of the stomach, which simply means you feel full for longer and eat less. Our customers state that our shakes promote 'hunger free dieting'.

Slimbiome also contains non-digestible prebiotic fibres, which feed the friendly bacteria in the intestine, contributing to more efficient digestion. By stimulating the growth of beneficial bacterial species in the gut Slimbiome impacts on the hormonal regulation of appetite.

The prebiotic fibre in Slimbiome was selected by Dr Sofia Kolida, formerly from the department of food and nutritional sciences, Reading University, who is widely published in the microbiome field and having carried out contract work for major corporates including GlaxoSmithKline, Procter & Gamble, and Tate & Lyle.

The inclusion of the mineral chromium enhances the action of insulin, promoting the catabolism (breakdown) of carbohydrates (sugars) and fat in the body. Chromium also helps maintain a healthy metabolic rate – the rate at which you burn calories. The good news is that the higher and more stable your metabolic rate the more calories and fat you burn.

To validate the customer feedback we carried out a small customer survey which showed:

  • 100% of customers who used the products over a continued period lost weight (average 1.2kg weight loss per week, based on average reduction of 7-9 lbs over three weeks
  • 100% of customers reported that using GoFigure® products led them to reduce food intake (typically by eating smaller food portions)
  • 93% of customers reported that using GoFigure products had led to reduced snacking

Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

  • Plays a role in the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat (Albarracinet al. 2008).
  • Suggested to improve insulin sensitivity, increase metabolic rate and reduce food cravings (Anderson 1998; Attenburrowet al. 2002; Onakpoyaet al. 2013).
  • Chromium depletion results in impaired glucose tolerance and glucose utilisationprobably resulting from an increased resistance to the action of insulin. (EFSA, 2010)
  • Authoritative bodies are generally in agreement that chromium facilitates the action of insulin, thus contributing to macronutrient metabolism. (EFSA, 2010)

Glucomannan contributes to the reduction of body weight in the context of an energy restricted diet

  • Slimbiome contains glucomannan which contributes to weight loss as part of a calorie controlled diet when consumed daily in three doses of at least 1g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water before meals. Each GoFigure product contains at least 1g of glucomannan so it’s easy to consume your 3 daily doses.
  • Glucomannan is a soluble-type of fibre which forms a viscous, gel-like mass in the stomach when hydrated, and that this “mass effect” could delay gastric emptying and induce satiety leading to a decrease in subsequent energy intake (Keithleyand Swanson, 2005). (EFSA, 2010)

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

  • High blood sugar is a common feature of chromium depletion in humans, which is reversed by the administration of chromium (Jeejeebhoyet al., 1977; Freund et al., 1979; Brown et al., 1986; SCF, 1993; IoM, 2001; EVM, 2002).