These days, the overall trend is shifting from muscular lean bodies to fat physiques and well, we can partly blame technology and science for that. Everything is too damn convenient nowadays. The concept of going and playing outdoor games is diminishing and we see everyone busy with their smartphones. The end result; people are getting more prone to obesity.
This particular gadget needs to be swallowed by the user and is then made to inflate inside the user’s stomach. The inflated balloon helps the users achieve sensation of fullness sooner and therefore, help reduce their food intake. The gadget is known as Obalon and is basically a gastric balloon. It comes in the form of a capsule and after swallowing it, the inflation is carried out by making use of a catheter which is connected to the Obalon. Once the inflation is complete, the catheter is removed and the whole process takes under fifteen minutes.
Obalon claims that their gastric balloon is smaller and lighter when compared with other such gadgets out in the market and makes use of nitrogen which allows it to stay on top of the stomach. However, they are also very clear on the fact that it is not meant to help you lose fat on its own. It is just a part of long term plan which involves you changing your habits and opting for a healthy lifestyle. Obalon’s lab results are quite promising where a 50.2% reduction in excess body weight has been logged. The gadget has been approved by European health authorities and is awaiting approval from FDA so that it can be launched in US too.
The gadget sure is promising but we would suggest you stick to healthy diet and regular workout to keep the weight in check. Check out the video below: