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Doctor insights on: What Are The Differences Between A Fat Burner And A Fat Blocker

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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