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Does It Work for Weight Loss ?

First of all, let me start by saying that the official Cenafil website has been dismantled - which in itself makes a statement about the reliability (or lack thereof) of the company. But, lets not jump to conclusions: Lets turn our attention to the product and review it on its own merits.

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Cenafil is a fairly popular diet product, which contains the appetite suppressant Hoodia Gordonii in combination with 2 other substances - Vanadium and Glucomannan, both of which are meant to regulate and optimize blood glucose levels.

Mechanism of Action:

  • Glucomannan is a fiber that can absorb large amounts of water, expanding like a sponge in the stomach and creating a sensation of fullness. Additionally, it retains other other water-soluble substances (such as sugar) in the digestive tract, prolonging their absorption time and thus stabilizing blood glucose levels.
  • Vanadium is a microelement which intervenes in multiple processes of the glucose metabolism, promoting proper utilization of glucose and optimal blood glucose levels.
  • Hoodia Gordonii is a very popular appetite suppressant, which according to preliminary evidence appears to be living up to its claims.

So How Effective Is It for Weight Loss?

Given the strong association between increased glucose levels and obesity, the principle for the Cenafil formula (which aims to keep glucose in check and suppress appetite) appears to be sound. However, please note that this product doesn't contain an active metabolic stimulant (fat burner). Therefore, in order to see significant weight loss results, one needs to stick with a low calorie diet and exercise program.

Side Effects:

  • Overall, this weight loss supplement should be well tolerated by the vast majority of users.
  • Like all products containing fiber, it should be taken with adequate amounts of water, in order to avoid choking hazards. If swallowed with insufficient water, there is a risk the pill won't make it all the way into the stomach, and get stuck in the throat or esophagus instead. Since the fiber (Glucomannan) readily absorbs water and expands, this may lead to obstruction of the airway and choking.
  • As mentioned above, Cenafil contains the appetite suppressant Hoodia Gordonii. Although Hoodia is generally considered a safe and gentle supplement, note must be made about a potential safety concern: Preliminary research done by Pfizer apparently suggests Hoodia may have some unwanted effects on the liver, due to substances other than the active ingredient P57. (Unfortunately, the offending substances proved difficult to isolate from the Hoodia formula.) Of course, these results are just preliminary, and the final word on Hoodia is yet to be said. In the interim, it's up to each individual to decide whether the benefits of this product are worth the potential risks.


  • Cenafil is available online through various retailers, with prices ranging from $39 to about $55 for 30 tablets.
  • As stated above, the official Cenafil website is nonfunctional at this time.


Please note: Please be aware that any weight loss supplement may be associated with certain side effects and/or health risks. It is prudent to talk to your physician prior to using this or any other weight loss product, especially if you are taking other medication, suffer from a preexisting medical condition, or are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Disclaimer: Although the information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, its accuracy and completion are not guaranteed. Prior to using this or any other weight loss supplement, please refer to the instructions included by the manufacturer with the product purchased.

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