The efficacy of a new dietary mineral product based on natural ingredients was investigated in this comparative randomized control group study. The formulation is based on the middle calcareous layer of oyster shells, in homeopathic and traditional medicine known as calcarea carbonica, as well as iodine, magnesium and chromium. Fourteen none-smoking overweight subjects (BMI ≥ 25.5 kg/m2) were invited to participate in the study. The results show that during a treatment period of 30 days significant reduction are seen both in body weight (BW) and body mass index (BMI). There was also a positive change in waist- and hip circumference, although this change was not statistically significant. Previous studies have shown that all four main ingredients in the formulation might have positive effects on body weight and body composition. This product shows promising results, but additional research is warranted to further clarify the mechanisms responsible for this effect.
Hesselberg JO, Wahl A and Olsen TE