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DIACYLGLYCEROL

Other Names:

1,2-diglyceride, 1,3-diglyceride, DAG, Diacilglicerol, Diacylglycérol, Diacylglycerol Oil, Diglyceride, Diglycéride, Huile de Diacylglycérol.

DIACYLGLYCEROL Overview
DIACYLGLYCEROL Uses
DIACYLGLYCEROL Side Effects
DIACYLGLYCEROL Interactions
DIACYLGLYCEROL Dosing
DIACYLGLYCEROL Overview Information

Diacylglycerol is found in small amounts in plant oils. In its concentrated form, it is used to replace 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.

How does it work?

Diacylglycerol might work by increasing energy use and the breakdown of fat.

DIACYLGLYCEROL Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

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 for:

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of diacylglycerol for these uses.


DIACYLGLYCEROL Side Effects & Safety

Diacylglycerol appears to be safe for most people. It can cause digestive tract upset, headache, acne, and rash.

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.

DIACYLGLYCEROL Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for DIACYLGLYCEROL Interactions

DIACYLGLYCEROL Dosing

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:

  • 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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