Liposorb 70 Capsules/Pack
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Liposorb general information
What is Liposorb used for?
Liposorb capsules are a dietary supplement that are used as an aid to weight loss, to help with problems of overweight and obesity by reducing dietary fat absorption. Liposorb capsules are intended for use in conjunction with a weight management programme including reduction in daily fat intake, increase in dietary fibre and regular moderate exercise. When included as part of a healthy lifestyle Liposorb capsules may help decrease the risk of chronic disease, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
How does Liposorb work?
Liposorb contains chitosan, which is an aminopolysaccharide derived by deacetylation from chitin, a component of the exoskeleton (shells) of crustaceans such as shrimp, lobster, crab and squid. Chitosan in Liposorb capsules is obtained from the New Zealand squid and is processed to create a fibre that that is insoluble and binds dietary fat. The amino group in chitosan is positively charged, which makes chitosan binds to negatively charged particles such as fat and bile acids and it is thought that binding of fat in the diet helps dietary fat to be eliminated from the gastrointestinal system without being absorbed1. This helps reduce the amount of fat, triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. Liposorb capsules also contain vitamin C, which is thought to increase the effectiveness of chitosan in excretion of fat in the faeces.
What does Liposorb contain?
Liposorb capsules contain the active ingredient Chitosan (500 mg) that is thought to bind dietary fat, and thereby reduce absorption and increase excretion of dietary fat. They also contain Ascorbic Acid (100mg). Liposorb capsules contain no gluten, egg, dairy, wheat, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners or artificial colours.
Treating obesity with Liposorb
Liposorb capsules contain chitosan, a component of the exoskeleton (shells) of crustaceans such as shrimp, lobster, crab and squid, which is processed to create a fibre that is insoluble and binds to negatively charged particles such as fat and bile acids. Chitosan in Liposorb capsules binds dietary fat so that it is eliminated from the gastrointestinal system without being absorbed, reducing the amount of fat, triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. Liposorb capsules are used as an aid to weight loss to help with problems of overweight and obesity, in conjunction with a weight management programme including a reduction in daily fat intake, increase in dietary fibre and regular moderate exercise. Use of Liposorb capsules as part of a healthy lifestyle may help decrease the risk of chronic disease, like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
What are the side effects of Liposorb?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Liposorb capsules include gastrointestinal upset like constipation, bloating and abdominal discomfort. Chitosan in Liposorb binds to fat soluble vitamins in the diet, reducing their availability. Therefore, you should take supplements for vitamins A, D, E and K, also essential fatty acids, while you are taking Liposorb capsules for weight loss.
When should Liposorb not be used?
You should not use Liposorb capsules if you:
- are allergic to chitosan, shellfish or any ingredients in Liposorb
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding
How should Liposorb be taken?
You should take your Liposorb capsules with 1-2 glasses of water before meals up to 3 times daily (2-3 capsules daily), or as advised by your health professional. If you are taking vitamin or essential acid supplements you should take these at least 2 hours before taking your Liposorb capsules.
Missed dose of Liposorb
If you miss a dose of Liposorb capsules take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Liposorb be stored?
You should store your Liposorb below 25°C in a cool dry place.
- Walsh AM, Sweeney T, Bahar B, O'Doherty JV. Multi-functional roles of chitosan as a potential protective agent against obesity. PLoS One 2013;8(1):e53828