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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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