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.
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.
- 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.
DIACYLGLYCEROL Side Effects & Safety
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.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- 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.