Chitosan Diet Pills

Diet Pills With Chitosan

Chitosan Diet PillsChitosan is a generic term rather than a specific diet pill brand.

Chitosan is a staple ingredient in a number of commercially available diet pills from the high street or via the internet.

A majority of non prescription diet pills are natural and herbal based – Chitosan, although natural, is derived from the exoskeletons of shellfish, it is a fibre complex consisting of extracts of shrimp and crab.

Diet Pills With Chitosan As An Ingredient

Chitosan is a fat blocker – fat blockers stop the absorption of a percentage of dietary fat.

One of the most commonly known and widely used prescription only fat blockers is Xenical (Orlistat). Xenical is not based around natural ingredients, it is very much a chemically produced diet drug.

Chitosan Clinical Studies

There are some pretty outrageous and unsubstantiated claims about Chitosan on many diet pill related web sites from sellers claiming that you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight.

However, very little evidence of clinical studies exist to verify these sensationalist claims.

Most of the clinical study that has been undertaken has been carried out on animals – not humans, and so any long term health implications are far from conclusive.

Chitosan Side Effects

To date, the possible short term side effects are very rare – some users may experience the following:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Tightness in chest or throat
  • Hives or skin rashes
  • Itchy,  swollen ankles

The above reactions are rare but nonetheless exist – as mentioned above it is not the short term side effects that are of main concern but the potential,  largely unknown longer term.

Is Chitosan Worth Trying

Diet pills that stop fat absorption are generally accepted to be the most effective genre – however, Chitosan is not worth the risk considering the fact that herbal based products exist that offer no short term or long term adverse reaction.

Fat binders are particularly effective – More about Fat Binders


Lipobind Fat Binder

Lipobind The Popular UK Fat Binder

Lipobind Fat Binding Diet TabletsUK consumers should be familiar with Lipobind – it is the best selling diet pill in the UK. Heavily marketed and sold in many high street shops and outlets across Great Britain although largely unknown stateside.

Competing with the likes of Adios in the natural diet pill market but in reality a totally different product.

Lipobind is distributed by Goldshield who have a solid reputation with the UK diet and health industry.

What is Lipobind

Lipobind falls into the fat binder category of diet pills and fat binders in most cases are made up of organic and natural plant extracts, so less likely to cause any side effects.

It is a natural diet supplement made from dried cactus extract that helps reduce the amount of fat our body absorbs from the food we eat. In clinical trials it has been shown to remove up to 25% (a quarter) of undigested fats from a standard meal.

There are 3 products in the range:

  • Essential Weight Management Pack
  • Lipobind Regular
  • LipobindVits

The Weight Management Pack includes 60 regular Lipobind capsules plus an advice booklet, and a  diet and exercise diary.

LipobindVits mineral and vitaminsLipobindVits are designed to replenish vitamins and minerals, dieting can often inhibit the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and minerals in the diet.

It can also be used by anyone simply looking to supplement their regular diet with a complete multivitamin.

Fat binders work by stopping excess  fat from food consumed being absorbed into your stomach – the unwanted fat can then pass naturally through your body and leave by way of bowel movements.

Fat binders – also known as fat stoppers share similarities with fat blockers and are incredibly effective.

Xenical, another diet pill that stops or prevents fat from being absorbed is the most likely slimming tablet to be prescribed by a GP or doctor. More about Xenical

How Does Lipobind Work

Katy Hill Lipobind Success StoryLipobind’s natural fibre complex attaches to the fat you’ve eaten to create a fat-fibre complex that is then passed out of the body naturally and easily.

Recent celebrity endorsement and success stories include TV presenter Katy Hill and former Eastenders actress Lucy Benjamin

Lipobind Side Effects

A natural substance that should not cause any health concerns – pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should a GP before taking.

Lipobind Does It Work

To a degree – Lipobind aid fat reduction initially but there have been many consumer reports to suggest that the weight lost is once again gained – it does not appear to be a sustainable slimming supplement for long term weight loss  and is prone to the weight loss yoyo effect.

The people behind the product are very good at marketing and it does rather give the impression the consumer is paying for that privilege.

Where To Buy Lipobind

Many high street stockists supply the product including Boots the Chemist, Superdrug, Tesco and Holland and Barrett. You can also buy direct from the UK’s leading online weight loss discount outlet

Alternative Fat Binders

Possibly the most effective fat binder available to buy is Proactol Plus.

Proactol is very similar in how Lipobind works but a higher strength.

Proactol was voted one of the best ways to lose weight 2 years running by successful slimmers who participated in poll undertaken by the Telegraph.

More about Proactol Plus