The ingredients making up standard Sensa are malodextrin, tricalcium phosphate and silica. The various flavors of Sensa, such as ranch, include different combinations of natural and artificial flavors in addition to the standard ingredients.
Sensa is a weight-loss product consisting of flavored flakes that are sprinkled over food. The flakes are intended to induce fullness and prevent overeating, although this effect is debatable. The primary ingredient of Sensa is malodextrin, a complex sugar derived from starch. Malodextrin is sometimes used by bodybuilders to aid recovery from workouts. Tricalcium phosphate and silica, the secondary ingredients, are both mineral compounds. Tricalcium phosphate is a salt of calcium, while silica is a synonym for sand, and is a common biologically inert ingredient that prevents particulate matter, like thin flakes, from absorbing too much humidity and caking.