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Do you know that 1 g of fat provides twice as much calories (9 cal/g) as 1g of carbohydrate or protein (4cal/g)? Consumption of too much fat causes you to become overweight or obese, which increases your chance of developing a number of health threats. Being overweight increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, coronary heart disease and gallbladder disease. Excess weight may also be associated with some types of cancer. Foods that contain saturated fats and trans-fats raise the level of cholesterol in your blood, especially low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. There is now a way to safely and effectively bind and block dietary fat for a healthier you.
Alpha-Wellness Fat-Magnet is a natural marine fibre derived from chitosan in the exoskeletons of shellfish. Having very few acetyl groups (-COCH3), chitosan can easily become positively charge (-NH4+) in the gastrointestinal system and is able to attract and bind to the negatively-charged carboxyl groups of fatty acids. Fat-Magnet is a patented formula manufactured in Japan with 100% purity.
Due to its high fat-binding property, Fat-Magnet binds fat effectively instead of absorbing water in the body. Trapped and undigested fats are removed from the body without any side effects. Fat – Magnet is clinically proven to provide nutritive support for healthy lipid, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Fat-Magnet is manufactured in Japan in GMP certified facilities.
How does Fat – Magnet Work?
The digestive enzyme lipase breaks fat droplets into small fatty acids, which are then absorbed, transported to different parts of the body and re-assembled within the body to form fat.
Fat-Magnet becomes positively charged in your digestive system and binds to the negatively charged fat droplets. This forms an insoluble gel which cannot be digested by lipase and the gel is eventually passed out from your body.
1. Fat – Binding Capacity
An in vitro test was conducted to examine fat-binding capacity of both Fat – Magnet and an European-brand chitosan. Fat – Magnet exhibited outstanding fat-binding capacity compared to normal cellulose (control) and European-brand Chitosan.
(Source: Koyo Chemical Co. Ltd, Japan)
2. Total Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol Reduction
A clinical study involving 90 female volunteers (age 34–70) with confirmed mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia were conducted. They were randomly assigned to receive Fat – Magnet (1.2 g per day) or placebo in a double-blind manner. Serum lipids, body weight and adverse events were assessed at baseline and after 28 and 56 days of treatment. Fat – Magnet significantly reduced total cholesterol compared to placebo.