- What other names is Diacylglycerol known by?
- What is Diacylglycerol?
- How does Diacylglycerol work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Diacylglycerol.
fats in the diet.
Diacylglycerol is used to promote weight loss and to treat high levels of certain blood fats called triglycerides.
In manufacturing, diacylglycerol is used as a stabilizer, thickener, and texturizer.
Possibly Effective for...
- Weight loss and reduction of body fat. Diacylglycerol, when used in place of other fats, might promote modest weight loss. Diacylglycerol is generally added to products such as muffins, crackers, soup, cookies, and granola bars.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that diacylglycerol might lower blood sugar and blood fats called triglycerides in people who have type 2 diabetes. There is also some evidence that diacylglycerol might also slow progression of kidney failure in people with type 2 diabetes, possibly by reducing triglycerides.
- High blood levels of triglycerides.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of diacylglycerol during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- For weight loss and reducing body fat: 10 to 45 grams of diacylglycerol per day in foods in place of other fats. Generally, each serving contains 8 to 9 grams of diacylglycerol oil, used in place of other dietary fats, in 2 to 5 servings per day.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011