FBCx & Weight Management in Adults
The Beneficial Effects of FBCx on Blood Lipids & Weight Management
FBCx in Calorease is a soluble fiber derived from corn starch. It has been shown in the laboratory to form a stable compound with dietary fat. This compound renders fat resistant to normal digestion by the enzyme lipase and thereby may reduce the absorption of dietary fat. When used as directed, it does not lead to the gastrointestinal side effects associated with weight management products that cause fat malabsorption. The fiber-fat compound is then metabolized and eliminated from the body. Other weight management products that inhibit lipase secretion allow free, unbound, dietary fats to pass through the digestive system, which may lead to oily stool and other unpleasant side effects.
It has previously been reported that early intervention with FBCx has beneficial effects on weight management, and that in animal studies it may preferentially reduce blood levels of saturated and trans-fats. The current investigation involves overweight but not obese individuals and was intended to confirm the effects of FBCx on both weight and blood lipid management.
In 28 compliant participants (8 males and 20 females), when the active phase was compared to the control phase, there were significant beneficial effects on body weight, lipid profile and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Positive, but not statistically significant effects were also observed on apolipoprotein (ApoB) and insulin levels.
Supplementation of 6 g/day of FBCx, the primary ingredient in Calorease, without any diet or lifestyle changes, supported both healthy weight and blood lipids.
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