Eating less and not overeating is without doubt one of the best way to lose weight, but easy said than done. With a solution the manufacturers claim can control excessive appetite using a safe, natural fibre, we see if “appetite reducer” is the answer to less calories.
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Pros
- Reputable company
- Stimulant free ingredients
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Cons
- Lack of product information
- Lack of independent testimonials
- Lack of money-back guarantee
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Review
Appetite Reducer Facts
- Manufactured by Omega Pharma NV, Belgium
- XLS Medical Fat Binder is their flagship product
- One of three XLS Medical weight loss supplements
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer is manufactured by Omega Pharma who produces skin care and health products and is based in Belgium. Although the company owns around 2,000 brands they are better known by their flagship product, XLS Medical Fat Binder.
This brand is prominently in the media spotlight at the moment, most likely to build up exposure before the New Year “weight loss season”. If you’re based in the UK you cannot fail to notice the marketing of the “Fat Binder” alternative, with prime time TV adverts shown most days.
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer forms part of the “XLS Medical” brand of weight loss supplements offered by Omega Pharma. In all there are three supplements in the range, including the already mentioned XLS Medical Fat binder and lastly XLS Medical Carb Blocker. All products use the same branding, which immediately give you the impression they are pharmaceutical clinical products. They are however all available over the counter without prescription from your doctor.
Unlike its more popular counterpart (“Fat Binder”), we were unable to find this supplement in Boots, instead only found a few places that seemed to stock it, certainly in the UK. There are a number of Belgium based retailers who do stock this brand and you can find it on Amazon.
You are recommended to take 2 to 3 capsules each day with water around 30 minutes before your main meals. Do consider that if you do take 3 capsules that one box of 60 capsules will NOT last one month.
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Concerns:
- Limited product information and reference to clinical study missing
- No independent consumer testimonials
- Seems to be no money-back guarantee
What Does XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Claim To Do?
XLS Medical Appetite Reducer claims to be a natural product designed to reduce appetite, cravings and compulsive eating habits.
It’s said to do this with the aid of clinically proven and patented ingredient by helping you to feel full after eating, helping to control appetite when hunger sets in!
Taken with a low calorie diet and regular physical activity, this supplement claims to be a side effect free way to control and lose weight. In fact claims of losing an average of 2 1/2 kg weight loss within 2 months are made by XLS Medical!
So What Is XLS Medical Appetite Reducer and What Are The Ingredients?
This supplement contains a patented ingredient called Redusure, which is produced by InQpharm a pharmaceutical company that researches and develops a number of compounds. The company own the trademark, manufacturer and distribute it worldwide.
This was encouraging knowing a pharmaceutical company is behind the main active ingredient but unfortunately there is no indication of the ingredient amounts used in XLS Medical Appetite Reducer!
Well, in any case let’s take a look at what’s inside this supplement:
- Redusure(TM): An extract derived from Amorphophallus Konjac and is a highly water-soluble that is high in dietary fibre that when in contact with water has been shown to swell up to 50 times in size. This extract is suggested to help weight loss through increase gastric enlargement (like a balloon effect), delaying gastric emptying and balance blood glucose levels.
A number of studies have shown positive results with Konjac root (Glucomannan) when taken in sufficient dosages. Unfortunately there is no indication of the amount of this ingredient in this supplement!
For those looking for more in-depth information about this ingredient, please visit the official http://www.redusure.com website.
So What Does All This Mean?
By taking the “Appetite Reducer” capsules prior to eating your meal should help to increase stomach contents, which is said to reduce the amount of food that can comfortably be consumed. Overtime the reduced calorie intake helps to reduce food portion sizes and lessen the chances of snacking between meals.
Delaying gastric emptying helps to maintain a more level blood glucose level, avoiding the peaks and crashes means you reduce the changes of an energy crash after eating a large meal. This is often the trigger to reach for the sugary snacks to boost energy levels again!
In the ideal scenario such practise would help to form a habit of reduced dietary intake so that you eat healthy meal sizes and less likely to overeat.
This is all well and good providing you consumer sufficient amount of this high-density fibre to work. Without knowing the amount in this supplement it’s impossible to tell if XLS Medical Appetite Reducer will do as its says, reduce your appetite!
Does XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Have Any Side Effects?
The big positive with supplements like this is that they contain no stimulants, so you are not going to experience those jittery side effects often associated with caffeine and similar ingredients.
Whilst the manufacturers claim that there are no known side effects, some consumers have reported feeling bloated and having stomach cramps with similar ingredients that act in the same way, such as Glucomannan and Konjac Root.
Caution: Avoid taking this supplement if you are pregnant or a nursing mother. The manufacturer doesn’t recommend usage for children under 12 years of age (although we would not recommend use under the age of 18) and individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 18.5.
Any XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Reviews From Customers?
There is a distinct lack of reliable consumer reviews for this supplement. Despite selling on Amazon no customers have given any feedback.
With no testimonials on the official website it’s impossible to gauge how truly effective consumers have found it. This suggests it’s either a new supplement (which it’s not), it’s an overlooked supplement or simply not too effective!
So Does XLS Medical Appetite Reducer Work?
There are plenty of studies showing the benefits of Konjac Root and similar high-density fibres in promoting weight loss predominantly by increasing satiety and stabilising blood glucose levels.
In 8 weeks, the Amorphophallus konjac group experienced a mean weight loss of 2.50kg compared to a mean gain of 0.68kg in the placebo group
In fact the study referenced by Redusure(TM) is taken from research in 1984 into the effects of Glucomannan on obese patients (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6096282), whereby 1g doses daily where taken by the test group. Both the test and placebo groups were instructed not to change their diet or exercise patterns throughout the study.
This is a common problem we see when reviewing diet pills containing this particular ingredient, all too often insufficient amounts are consumed for any significant effect to be noticed. So be warned, referencing clinical studies doesn’t mean that the supplement contains the same amounts!
So in summary, with no indication of ingredient amounts it’s impossible to tell how effective Appetite Reducer is.
Where Can I Buy XLS Medical Appetite Reducer?
This is a good question indeed!
The obvious choice is from Amazon, certainly for UK and US consumers who stock one box of 60 capsules for around £28 ($36). Whilst it’s available from a number of European retailers, we found we needed to make good use of the Google Translate tool or unlike us, be fluent in a few languages!
Consumer Alert: Be mindful that if you take the suggested 3 capsules daily then one box of 60 capsules WILL NOT last the full one month.
What About A Guarantee?
There appears to be no money-back guarantee on offer from the manufacturer, although there may well be one depending on the retailer. Of course the standard returns policy and distance selling regulations will apply.
To be honest, it was hard to get excited about this product!
With little information available, we simply felt this product was severely lacking. There is no doubt that Omega Pharma is pushing their flagship product and so it’s not surprising information and exposure of XLS Medical Appetite Reducer is somewhat scarce.
There is little doubt in our mind that this supplement is the weakest of the three products in the XLS Medical range. If you’re looking to reduce calorie intake then we would suggest looking at XLS Medical Fat Binder or its cheaper alternative Proactol Plus.
In consideration of our findings we reject XLS Medical Appetite Reducer.