FBCx is a naturally-sourced fiber, α-cyclodextrin, that has a unique structure which allows it to form a stable complex with dietary fat. Ordinarily, a digestive enzyme called lipase processes dietary fat into smaller fragments called fatty acids. Fatty acids are absorbed through the digestive tract, and then reassembled within the body to form fat. However, when FBCx combines with dietary fat, it becomes resistant to digestion and the fat is less likely to be absorbed. Instead, the FBCx-fat compound passes through the digestive tract where it is metabolized by colon microbiota and eliminated.
Typically, dietary fibers bind dietary fat at an approximate 1:1 ratio. This small ratio makes common dietary fibers impractical as a weight management aid – a person would have to consume excessive amounts of typical fibers to have a significant effect. But FBCx is different. It is a patented formulation, the only soluble dietary fiber that can bind with about 9 times its own weight in dietary fat, according to laboratory research.*
FBCx can be taken with meals or snacks containing fats to help reduce the absorption of fat from foods. Along with diet and exercise, FBCx can help to manage weight and to support healthy lipid metabolism.