FBCx is a soluble fiber derived from grain. One FBCx tablet contains 1 gram of the fiber, α-Cyclodextrin. FBCx contains no genetically modified components.
The weight management benefit of FBCx was discovered by two professors from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Department of Pathology, of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
They discovered FBCx in their day jobs as faculty at Wayne State University. A pure research project to satisfy the curious minds of scholars turned out to be much more exciting than they had dreamed. The original research project with an obese animal model identified that one gram of FBCx binds and eliminates 9 grams of dietary fat. It also showed the beneficial effects of FBCx on body weight management, as well as improved glycemic control. These beneficial effects were later verified in clinical trials with overweight healthy adults.
Take FBCx with a fat containing meal or snack.
One gram binds and eliminates 9 grams of dietary fat. The recommended dosage of two grams eliminates 18 grams of dietary fat.
For most of us, the average daily fat intake is about 90-100 grams. Fat is an essential part of a balanced nutritious diet. By taking 2 grams with fat containing meals three times a day, up to 54 grams of fat will be bound and reduced daily.
Taken as directed, six grams per day is sufficient to decrease your daily caloric absorption by up to 500 calories. 500 calories per day becomes up to 3,500 calories per week, or 15,000 a month. You should begin to see the results in about 2-3 weeks.
No, you do not need to change your diet if you are eating a normal, healthy diet. If for you are on a low fat diet, FBCx will not work best for you. FBCx is not a license to overeat, nor is it a magic bullet for quick weight loss.
Even though FBCx binds and eliminates fat in food, it preferentially binds with and eliminates saturated and trans fats. An animal study conducted by professors at the University of Minnesota demonstrated that FBCx preferentially binds with saturated fat. Another study conducted by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that animals receiving FBCx had significantly lower levels of saturated and fatty acids in their blood.
Since FBCx binds with all fats it works with any fat-containing food. FBCx appears to preferentially bind saturated fats which are most often found in animal products such as red meat and whole-milk dairy products, as well as plant based products such as palm oil and coconut milk.
Yes. You don’t need to take it with every meal if you have a normal weight. However, when you splurge or enjoy holiday meals and overeating is anticipated, you can take FBCx to reduce absorption of the extra fats you consumed.
FBCx helps maintain healthy triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in.
FBCx appears to preferentially bind saturated fats over unsaturated dietary fats.
FBCx may help promote gastrointestinal (GI) regularity.
No, unlike other weight loss products FBCx binds the fat from food so that it will not be digested by the enzymes in your small intestine. Similarly, the FBCx-fat complex that passes into the large bowel cannot be fermented by your natural intestinal bacteria. The fermentation process requires free unbound fat and causes the flatulence, explosive diarrhea and anal leakage that are the common side effects of some pharmaceutical products.
No messy side effects have been observed in clinical studies.
FBCx is a dietary fiber, albeit with superior fat-binding properties, and like all dietary fibers if you take too much or, in the case of FBCx, if you take it without fat you may get intestinal upset or flatulence. When taken as recommended – 2 grams with fat-containing meals/snacks three times a day, no negative effects are reported.
For those individuals whose typical diet is low in dietary fiber, it may take a few days to adjust to the increase in dietary fiber; whether from FBCx or any source of dietary fiber. This tolerance adjustment may be manifested by constipation, bloating and flatulence.
If a meal contains no fat, then there is no need to take FBCx. Otherwise there may be intestinal upset or flatulence.
The FDA have designated the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status to FBCx α-cyclodextrin.
You can take FBCx as long as you like. FBCx, as a fiber, is not absorbed into our body hence there is no concern about developing a tolerance. Once you have reached your ideal weight you may wish to lower your intake or just take it during dietary indiscretions, like holiday meals.
FBCx binds with dietary fat and is eliminated bowel movements. FBCx is not metabolized, it binds to dietary fat and passes through the system and into the feces.
FBCx will be eliminated together with bound fat. It is a dietary fiber and will not be absorbed by the small intestine. Therefore FBCx will never enter the bloodstream. Like other dietary fibers, if when it enters the large bowel it is not bound to fat, a small portion of it may be fermented into small naturally occurring fatty acids that may be absorbed.
FBCx is a food supplement and is allowed by the FDA. The FDA “approves” pharmaceuticals and “allows” dietary supplements.
FBCx doesn’t have any health warnings. Instructions to “Keep out of the reach of children” serves as a precaution.
We recommend that you save it for the your next fat containing meal or snack.
We are not aware of any reports of adverse events from taking FBCx with prescription drugs. If you have concerns you should talk to your health professional.
We do not recommend pregnant or nursing women take FBCx.
All other fibers are not efficacious in binding and eliminating dietary fat. Therefore, there is no need to avoid a high fiber diet.
Yes, FBCx can be counted as part of the daily fiber intake. Most of us consume only about half of the recommended daily fiber intake.
SFI is committed to ongoing clinical trials for FBCx.