Alpha-fibe FBC Overview
As a weight loss product, Alpha-Fibe works to bind fat in food and, essentially, whisk it away before it can be stored. The company describes it as ‘coating’ the fat in the same way that ‘an M and M is coated with a candy shell’. The FBC formula was developed at the Wayne State University, and has been found to have ‘promising benefits in weight maintenance and the reduction of blood lipids’. Successful independent tests were done on groups of obese type 2 diabetes patients and led to the formula being patented. In fact, the results were so good that the findings were even mentioned in MSNBC and ABC Detroit news reports, although they didn’t mention Alpha-Fibe by name. The Alpha-Fibe website includes links to these reports and other mentions of FBC in the press.Overall the Alpha-Fibe website is very user-friendly and provides a great deal of information regarding their product and other products made by the Bio-Form Essentials company. The consumer should be aware though that a newer website can also be found on the internet, which offers a more thorough FAQ section and informs the consumer on how to spot an ‘attack ad’ i.e. a commercial made by a rival company to undermine Alpha-Fibe. Another major difference in the newer site is that the product seems to be made by a different company, ArtJen holdings, not Bio-Form Essentials. Apart from this, and a new label design, the product appears to be exactly the same.
Alpha-fibe FBC – Product Description
The active ingredient in Alpha-Fibe is Alpha-cyclodextrin which is unique in that it is separated from the other cyclodextrins in the body and can trap (or bind itself to) fats weighing up to nine times it’s own weight, absorbing them ‘like a sponge’. Other ingredients in the pills are stearic acid, magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide. The formula contains no harsh laxatives or stimulants, neither does it contain some of the safer appetite suppressants such as Hoodia Gordonii.The company make it very clear that Alpha-Fibe should not be taken whilst on a low-fat diet and, although eating sensibly and exercising is an important part of the program, the product works best when no major dietary changes are made. They do stress however that taking Alpha-fibe FBC is not a ‘license to overeat’ and if the user is on a low-fat diet for any other medical reasons, they should consult their doctor first.The recommended dosage for the product is 3 tablets per day (with meals) for those wishing to lose up to 10lbs and 6 tablets per day (2 per meal) for those hoping to lose between 10-30lbs. As with many weight loss products, the company stresses the importance taking the tablet with water and drinking adequate amounts daily.
Alpha-fibe FBC Advantage
- The formula FBC is patented and proven to work in clinical studies.
- The website is very informative with a good, detailed FAQ section.
- Customer photo testimonials are shown.
- The company provides a list of calories in popular food items (e.g. fat food items, snack foods) and shows how much fat can be ‘bound’ and disposed of by taking Alpha-Fibe.
Alpha-fibe FBC Drawbacks
- The product only works in one way, by binding fat, and does not contain any thermogenic or appetite suppressing ingredients.
- Alpha-Fibe can cause some side-effects initially such as flatulence, particularly if the user is on a low-fat diet.
- There are no reviews of Alpha-Fibe available on any other independent dieting websites or forums.
Alpha-fibe FBC – The Bottomline
FBC has had enough good press for the consumer to feel comfortable about it’s inclusion in Alpha-Fibe. This is not a product that should be taken in the hopes of achieving quick results, the average weight loss expected is about 1 to 1 lbs per week based on a 2000 calorie daily consumption.Alpha-Fibe costs about $39.95 for a one month supply (3 servings per day) which is in the mid-price range for similar products. Most consumers would willingly pay this price for a product that contains a patented, safe formula and produces no severe side effects.