CalReduce Selective Fat Binder is an over-the-counter weight loss product from LifeExtension. According to the dietary supplement’s product label it “selectively binds unhealthy dietary fats for weight loss enhancement.” This fat binder claims to absorb fat molecules from the food that you eat before it enters your bloodstream, binding up to 36 grams of pure dietary fat.
There is only one active ingredient in the CalReduce Selective Fat Binder formula: FBCx Alpha Cyclodextrin. Additional ingredients in this product include: Sorbitol, xylitol, stearic acid, calcium silicate, natural peppermint flavor xanthan gum, L-leucine, citric acid, stevia, gum arabic.
FBCx Alpha Cyclodextin is a starch derived from fiber such as potatoes, corn or other vegetables. Some research that has been conducted on this ingredient has found that it selectively binds to unhealthy saturated and trans fats without having a negative impact on healthy fats such as polyunsaturated fatty acids. It also supposedly safely enhances metabolic health by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels within normal range and eliminating harmful fats from the bloodstream.
While these findings do seem promising, it is important to point out that more clinical research needs to be conducted on this ingredient to determine its true effects. Furthermore, there is no solid proof that taking it will lead to weight loss. In fact, one of the biggest complaints from many user reviews is that the product was ineffective and that no difference was noticed.
One of the bonuses of CalReduce Selective Fat Binder is that it is in the form of a chewable tablet, which makes it easy for anyone to take, especially for individuals who have difficulty swallowing pills. It is also available in a mint flavor.
Users are instructed to chew 2 of the tablets immediately following the consumption of a meal containing fat, once or twice per day, or as recommended by their doctor. The tablets are meant to be chewed and should not be swallowed whole. CalReduce Selective Fat Binder was designed to be used in conjunction with a regular exercise program and a healthy diet.
While the side effects associated with this diet pill are likely to be minimal, potential side effects may include: stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and increased bowel movements. In addition, it is important to take this product with fat-containing meals otherwise it may cause mild stomach pain and gas.
Before taking CalReduce Selective Fat Binder you should first inform your healthcare provider of your plans. Always err on the side of caution.