What is Sensa?

Sensa is also called “The Sprinkle Diet”. Basically, it consists of flavor-enhancing crystals which help to lose weight, claim the ads. These “tastants” as the crystals are called, work by making the eater feel full and reducing their appetite. The makers claim you can lose up to 30 pounds in just six months. 

<strong>Is it a Diet?</strong>
It is definitely not a diet by itself. Sensa crystal sprinkles are made from silica, tricalcium phosphate, maltodextrin and flavors. They have a mild sweet or salty taste depending on the flavor. Savory varieties include Parmesan cheese, taco, ranch dressing, horseradish, onion and cheddar cheese. Sweet flavors are malt, raspberry, banana strawberry, spearmint and cocoa. Sensa tastants are free of sodium, sugar and calories. 

<strong>How they Work</strong>
These crystals affect your sense of smell and make your stomach feel full by sending appropriate messages to the brain. Over time, they can change your eating habits, says the inventor.  You can get started on a one-month trial for $59. 

<strong>Scientific Proof for Sensa</strong>
There are no independent research studies that prove Sensa is effective. Health experts say Sensa is not a magic cure for obesity as it is not even a diet. The makers are oversimplifying the physical and psychological complexities of appetite, they aver. 

<strong>Side Effects and Safety</strong>
The Sensa website states that the product contains safe ingredients and no side effects have been reported by users. But, the tastants do contain milk and soy products, so avoid them if you are allergic to milk or soy. To be on the safe side, get the green signal from your doctor before you start using Sensa, especially if you suffer from medical conditions like heart problems or if you take daily medications. 

There is no easy way to lose weight and Sensa is no exception. Though its makers claim it can lower food cravings, and hence the quantity of food consumed, it still cannot replace healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Do try out Sensa by all means but back it up by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly and maintaining a wholesome lifestyle to lose weight the healthy way. 

<strong>Resources: </strong>
1. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/truth-about-sensa
2. http://www.livestrong.com/article/552762-what-is-the-side-effect-of-sensa-crystal-diet-for-people-with-heart-problems/

For more information on Sensa, please watch this news report video: 
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