FORM is one of the more bizarre “diet” pills out there, if you can even call it a diet pill. FORM’s supplier claims it is “a hunger management tool that comes in the form of a capsule”. FORM is a polymer based “gastric bulking agent”. When combined with water, it expands in your stomach, so there is less room to stuff yourself with food, and theoretically making you feel full so you don’t overeat at meal times.
FORM contains nothing other than a polyacrylic acid hydrogel with the brandname of SWELL. This polyacrylic acid hydrogel is supposed to absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. Polyacrylic acid hydrogel is not something you would normally intentionally put in your body. Telling people to eat it is almost like telling them to eat a t-shirt, a plastic bag, or something your body is not going to be able to break down into food, but that would theoretically make you feel full. Of course, FORM is easier to swallow since it doesn’t swell up until after it’s in your stomach, but the basic premise is still weird!
- Polyacrylic acid hydrogel is made up of superabsorbent polymers.
Polyacrylic acid hydrogel is the only active ingredient in FORM, and it does not have any properties that will help you lose weight. The only thing it does is swell up in your stomach so there is less room when it comes time to eat, theoretically making it more difficult to overeat.
Similar hydrogels are used in breast implants, baby diapers to absorb urine, and various other applications, but as far as I can find this is the first time anyone has ever marketed it as a “diet pill” that you would actually ingest. While the hydrogel used in this so-called “diet pill” is surely non-toxic, I would still be very hesitant to put something so untested and synthetic like this into my body, when good old natural fiber would do the exact same trick.
FORM is available only through “independent distributors”. It is sold through a multi-level marketing company called ForeverGreen. ForeverGreen sells a wide variety of unrelated products from face wash to chocolates that they claim are all-natural and healthy, but are now telling people it’s a good idea to eat polyacrylic acid hydrogel. It seems like the only consistent theme in their business is a desire to make large amounts of money in any way possible.
1 Bottle is $40.00 and contains 40 Capsules. If you follow the directions and take 2 capsules before every meal then one bottle won’t even last you a week, which means that a mere one-month supply is going to run you at least $160. WOW.
FORM does not come with any standard guarantee as it is sold through independent distributors. Whether you could get your money back or not after realizing this product is garbage probably depends on whoever you bought it from. In any case, I wouldn’t count on it.
The price is ridiculous. Paying $160 a month for a supplement that is basically an exotic plastic is frankly bizarre. I guess if you market something cleverly enough, you can sell nearly anything to someone. Sad. The product is ridiculous. If you think filling up your tummy before a meal will help you lose weight then I suggest buying a natural, inexpensive fiber like psyllium husks. I can honestly say that this has got to be the most gimmicky “diet pill” I have ever heard of, and my best advice is to stay as far away from it as possible.