Do Weight Loss Gummies Work?

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Do Weight Loss Gummies Work?

As gummy supplements have risen in popularity, we are increasingly asked about how effective they are for supporting health and promoting weight loss. So can they actually deliver on their promises? Or are ‘health gummies’ essentially just sweets? We are a team of qualified, experienced nutritionists who specialise in weight loss. In this article, we’ll explore what’s in weight loss gummies, and whether they actually work. 

If you’re looking to lose weight healthily and effectively, and maintain your results long term, we can help. Schedule your complimentary call today to find out more. 


So-called weight loss gummies are supplements formulated to support weight loss in various ways. They might claim to suppress the appetite or boost the metabolism. They usually contain vitamins, minerals, and / or herbal extracts featuring ingredients that are thought to be effective in aiding weight loss. They’re usually brightly coloured, attractively packages and heavily marketed. Many people find that taking a sweet-like supplement is more appealing than swallowing a tablet or capsule. However, whether they actually deliver on their promises is another matter.


If taking a weight loss gummy to overcome your weight struggles sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. As qualified nutritionists who specialise in weight loss, we know that no supplement is a substitute for making meaningful, long-lasting changes to your nutrition, lifestyle and mindset. While some supplements can be a valuable addition to your diet, most of the best ones don’t come in gummy form.

An important factor to consider is what else is in your gummy in addition to the active ingredient. Many gummy supplements contain sugar which is not supportive of weight loss or health in general. If you’re considering taking a gummy supplement, always check the full ingredients list and ensure it doesn’t contain sugar.

You will also want to make sure that your gummy contains a therapeutic dose of its active ingredient. Below we’ll take a look at common active ingredients found in weight loss gummies, some of which have been shown to have modest effects at promoting fat loss.


The mechanism of action of weight loss gummies varies depending on the ingredients they contain. For example, some gummies may be effective at delivering the body a promised supplement of a particular ingredient, however, there are no studies around the general efficacy of weight loss gummies. Since weight loss success largely dependent on nutrition and lifestyle management, it’s worth considering whether adding in what your body may see as ‘sweets’ is a good idea. 


Weight loss gummies generally contain a variety of ingredients, each purported to contribute to weight loss. Gummies may contain one key ingredient or be a blend of several. The main added ingredients are as follows: 


Apple cider vinegar is believed to aid weight loss by helping the body burn fat for increased energy levels, reducing fat accumulation, curbing cravings, and supporting a low-calorie diet. It has shown potential in promoting healthy weight management, and can also help with managing blood sugar levels. Read more about ACV in our full guide here.


Coffea robusta extract, derived from green coffee beans, is known for its potential to boost metabolism and promote fat burning. Studies suggest that it may assist in weight loss by increasing energy expenditure and aiding in the breakdown of fats.


Green tea is a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements, including gummies, due to its antioxidant properties and potential to enhance metabolism. It contains catechins that may help in fat oxidation and thermogenesis, contributing to weight management. Read more about the effects of green tea in our guide.


Ketones are compounds that can be used by the body for energy production. In weight loss gummies, ketones can be included to mimic the effects of a ketogenic diet, potentially promoting fat burning and aiding in weight loss. However, there is little evidence that this is effective. 


Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit extract containing hydroxycitric acid (HCA). It is believed to inhibit an enzyme that helps the body store fat. Studies suggest that it may also suppress appetite and support weight loss efforts.


Caffeine is another common ingredient in weight loss gummies due to its stimulant properties that can increase metabolism and promote fat burning. It may also enhance exercise performance and aid in weight management. Read more about caffeine and weight loss in our guide.

It’s worth remembering that while supplements typically state the ingredients and NRV (recommended daily intake), it is not guaranteed that these nutrients will be absorbed, and not all supplements are backed by clinical studies, in fact, most aren’t. You should also be aware of the added ingredients in supplements, especially gummies, which often contain added sugar and may be doing more harm than good, especially if weight loss is your goal.  

Read more about effective weight loss supplements in our article: 10 Evidence Based Weight Loss Supplements.


We are a team of qualified nutritionists who specialise in weight loss. If you’re ready to overcome your weight challenges, achieve your goal weight and maintain it long term, we can help. You can use this link to book in for a complimentary call. This is an opportunity to talk through your challenges with a member of our team and decide together whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you. Or contact us to request a copy of our brochure and we will get back to you soon.

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Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


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Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.


Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.


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Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.



Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.


Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.


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Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.


Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


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Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.


After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 


To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.

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