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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Health Risks To The Alli Fat Blocker

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Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Are there any health risks to the Alli fat blocker?

Yes: Alli is the over the counter & lower dose version of orlistat, a drug that blocks fat absorption from food. Common minor side effects include:fatty/oily stools, increase defecation, fecal urgency/incontinence...The drug can also cause malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins, thus a multivitamin is usually recommended to take with orlistat. Major side effects of orlistat include: liver/kidney toxicity. ...Read more

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What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker ?

What are the health risks to taking the Alli fat blocker ?

Toilet problems: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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Have you recommended the diet fat blocker alli?

Have you recommended the diet fat blocker alli?

No: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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Can you take a fat INHIBITOR (Xenical or Alli) AND a fat BLOCKER, like chitosan supplements, together? How about an inhibitor and a fat BURNER?

Can you take a fat INHIBITOR (Xenical or Alli) AND a fat BLOCKER, like chitosan supplements, together? How about an inhibitor and a fat BURNER?

Xenical: is FDA approved. Most so called burners are not FDA approved hence evidence for thier use,adverse effects and drug interactions are limited ...Read more

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Which is the best fat blocker for splurging on your diet?

Which is the best fat blocker for splurging on your diet?

None: There is none. If you do not show self-discipline as regards diet, there is no supplement or medication that will correct food binging. ...Read more

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What is chitosan and is it a fat-blocker?

What is chitosan and is it a fat-blocker?

No Real Evidence: Chitosan is made from chitin, which is a polysaccharide that is found in the exoskeletons of shrimp and other sea crustaceans. It is a soluble dietary fiber (similar to other soluble fibers) and in labs, has been shown to bind fat, which would prevent absorption of the fat. There are no credible dietary studies that support claims of being a fat blocker. ...Read more

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Do fat blocker or carb blocker pills work?

Do fat blocker or carb blocker pills work?

Yes, but: first, the carb blocker doesn't work. the fat blocker works but 1) the amount of weight lost with it is small 2) side effects are oil leaking out of your butt 3) it is more because it makes you not want to eat fat/fast foods than the actual fat blocked. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet is a helpful source of info and entertaining. ...Read more

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How effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

How effective are chitosan fat blocker tablets?

Not very effective: Though these products containing chitosan is claimed by the sellers to block fat and help reduce weight, but there is no scoinific evidence to support that claim. Actally a double blind study with placebo the weight loss was not significant and no different as compared to placebo. ...Read more

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Which option is better: a "fat burner" or "fat blocker"?

Which option is better: a "fat burner" or "fat blocker"?

Neither: Not entirely sure what a fat burner or blocker is, sound likely a marketing gimmick. No simple short cuts for long term sustained weight reduction, other than limiting caloric intake, and increasing caloric burning with excersise. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a fat burner and a fat blocker?

What are the differences between a fat burner and a fat blocker?

Absorption of fat: The fat blocker available as Alli ( branded rx xenical) is a medication that binds up 20-40% of fat ingested with the capsules - and does not allow the fat to ever be absorbed into the bloodstream ( which is where the side effects come from). Fat burners - are usually any product that has any compound with a stimulant effect - ie caffiene or other herbal forms - but these do not burn fat -. ...Read more

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Can I take a fat blocker with benefits?

Can I take a fat blocker with benefits?

Generally not: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. ...Read more

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I have only heard of appetite suppressants and a fat blocker being approved by the fda. is there ever going to be a carb blocker that is?

I have only heard of appetite suppressants and a fat blocker being approved by the fda. is there ever going to be a carb blocker that is?

Hopefully not.: The general societal view that carbohydrates are the enemy has been verily debunked at this point, so the right carbohydrates in the diet are fine. Furthermore, your brain can only use carbohydrates as an energy source, so your brain needs them. ...Read more

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Safe to take fat blocker pills while on a low carb diet?

Not question of safe: When on a diet rich in fats and you take pills to block fat absorption, you are likely to have problems controlling your bowel movements. You may find yourself in situations with the need for immediate access to a toilet and possibly even situations where you don't always make it in time. Limit fats and increase proteins and don't take such medications. Low glycemic index better than low carb. ...Read more

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Can I use Alli occasionally when i eat fat?

Can I use Alli occasionally when i eat fat?

You might regret it: You should be on a low-fat diet when you use alli. If you take it with a fatty meal all the fat will pass through and you might wind up with an accident. ...Read more

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What should the fat intake be while taking alli?

What should the fat intake be while taking alli?

Alli: When taking Alli you should limit your fat intake, but not eliminate fat entirely or the Alli won't work. The Alli works by by blocking fat absorption into the body so that you feel full. So would eat a lower fat diet. ...Read more

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Can you take Alli as once offs or does it need to be taken continuously?

Can you take Alli as once offs or does it need to be taken continuously?

Diet Pills: I would recommend you not waste your money or your health on this product. This, like much of the weight loss supplements market, is not a product that will lead you to real or lasting weight loss. It will, however, postpone your making life changes and lowering your calories and sugars that you should not be eating. ...Read more