There’s no magic pill for weight loss, except this one, maybe.
Gelesis, a Boston biotech company, announced today that it had received clearance from the FDA to market what could account to a magic bullet solution to the growing obesity epidemic in America.
The pill-based solution, called Plenity, is a proprietary blend of cellulose and citric acid that, when swallowed, helps people feel full faster.
Taken with a meal, Plenity reportedly expands in the stomach and small intestine, leaving less room for Twinkies and french fries (or other foods, presumably).
If it works as described, Plenity would leave people feeling full faster, thus decreasing the amount of food consumed during meal time.
“It’s not absorbed by the body either, so it works entirely by its mechanical action and leaves the body safely,” Harry Leider, Chief Medical Officer at Gelesis, told Gizmodo.