Calorease | Weight management made easier | FAQs
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Learn more about Calorease with FBCx by reading the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

 

Q&A: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

Q&A: USE AND DOSAGE

Q&A: SAFETY, SIDE EFFECTS & DRUG INTERACTIONS

 

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

What is Calorease? What is FBCx?

Calorease is a dietary supplement containing the primary ingredient FBCx. FBCx is a patented, naturally sourced dietary plant fiber with a fat-binding capacity. Unlike any other naturally sourced fat-binding ingredients, it has the ability to bind up to 9 times its own weight of dietary fat, passing the fat out of the body.*

What is Calorease made from? What does it contain?

Calorease is made of FBCx, a naturally sourced soluble fiber derived from grain. One Calorease tablet contains 1 gram of the FBCx fiber. Calorease contains no genetically modified components.

Does Calorease contain stimulants?

No. Calorease is completely stimulant free, and is also a heart healthy fiber.

Does Calorease contain gluten?

No. Calorease with FBCx is gluten free. It also contains no lactose, yeast, wheat, sugar, salt, egg, soy, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

Does Calorease contain any allergens?

Calorease does not contain gluten, lactose, yeast, wheat, sugar, salt, egg, soy, dairy, artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. Calorease is naturally sourced from grain.

Can I take Calorease if I am vegan?

Yes. Calorease is suitable for vegans.

Is Calorease Kosher and Halal?

Although FBCx, the primary ingredient in Calorease is certified Kosher and Halal, Calorease FBCx is not currently certified.

Who discovered FBCx?

The weight loss 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 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 up to 9 grams of dietary fat, preventing absorption of the fat calories. It also showed the beneficial effects of FBCx on body weight management. These beneficial effects have been further verified in clinical trials.

 

USE AND DOSAGE

How do I use Calorease?

Calorease with FBCx binds to dietary fat in the stomach. Thus, in order for Calorease to assist you with weight management, you must take it when you have fat in your stomach. It is recommended that you take two tablets of Calorease with a fat-containing meal each day. This is a total of six tablets each day. Alternatively, Calorease can be taken with snacks, provided they also contain fat.

When do I take Calorease?

Take Calorease with FBCx with a fat-containing meal or snack.

How much fat is removed from my diet with each serving?

One tablet binds up to 9 grams of dietary fat. The recommended serving of two tablets with each fat-containing meal binds up to 18 grams of dietary fat per meal. The daily dose of six tablets binds up to 54 grams of dietary fat each day.*

How do I determine how much fat is in my meals?

For most of us, the average daily fat intake is about 100 grams. Fat is an essential part of a balanced and nutritious diet. By taking two tablets with fat-containing meals three times a day, up to 54 grams of fat will be bound and reduced daily.*

How long should I take Calorease for before I will see results?

Taken as recommended, six tablets per day is sufficient to decrease your daily caloric absorption by up to 500 calories.* 500 calories per day equals 3,500 calories per week, or 15,000 calories per month.* You should begin to see the results in about 2-3 weeks.*

Do I have to change my diet?

No, you do not need to change your diet if you are eating a normal, balanced and nutritious diet. If for some reason you are on a low fat diet, Calorease will not work best for you. Calorease is not a license to overeat, nor is it a magic bullet for quick weight loss.

Does Calorease treat all fats equally? 

Even though Calorease with FBCx binds and reduces fat absorbed from food, an animal study conducted by professors at the University of Minnesota demonstrated that Calorease binds preferentially with saturated fat. Another study conducted by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showed that animals receiving Calorease had significantly lower levels of saturated fats and fatty acids in their blood.

What kind of fatty foods work most effectively with Calorease?

Since Calorease binds with all fats, it works with any fat-containing food. 

Can Calorease be useful if I am at a normal weight/BMI index?

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 Calorease to reduce absorption of the extra fats you consumed.*

What are the health benefits of Calorease, other than weight management?

Calorease assists in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels.*

Calorease may help promote gastrointestinal regularity.*

 

SAFETY, SIDE EFFECTS & DRUG INTERACTIONS


Are there any negative reactions to Calorease?

Calorease has superior fat-binding properties, and contains the dietary fiber FBCx.  If you take too much or don’t take it with a meal or snack containing fat, you may experience intestinal upset or flatulence. When taken as recommended – two tablets with fat-containing meals/snacks three times a day – no negative effects have been reported.

Will I get diarrhea or some other messy side effects?

No. Unlike other weight loss products, Calorease binds to the fat in 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 intestinal bacteria.  No messy side effects such as explosive diarrhea and anal leakage that are common with some pharmaceutical products have been observed in clinical studies with Calorease.

Will there be a period of adjustment to tolerating Calorease?

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 Calorease or any source of dietary fiber. This tolerance adjustment may be manifested by temporary constipation, bloating and flatulence.

What happens if Calorease is taken with a fat-free meal?

If a meal contains no fat, then there is no need to take Calorease with FBCx. Otherwise there may be intestinal upset or flatulence. 

Is Calorease safe?

The FDA has designated the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status to FBCx α-cyclodextrin, the fiber ingredient in Calorease, up to the recommended daily dosage of 6 tablets.

How long can I take Calorease?

You can take Calorease as long as you like. As a dietary fiber product, Calorease with FBCx is not absorbed into your body hence there is no concern about developing a tolerance. If you reach your weight management goals, you may wish to lower your intake or just take it during dietary indiscretions, like holiday meals.

How long does Calorease remain in your digestive system?

Calorease binds with dietary fat and is eliminated with a bowel movement. Calorease is not metabolized, it binds to dietary fat and passes through the system and into the feces.

Does Calorease just stay in your digestive tract and get excreted or does some get digested?

Calorease will be eliminated together with bound fat. It is a dietary fiber and will not be absorbed by the small intestine. Therefore Calorease will never enter the bloodstream. Like other dietary fibers, if it is not bound to fat when it enters the large intestine, a small portion of it may be fermented into trace amounts of naturally occurring fatty acids that may be absorbed.

Are there health warnings?

Calorease doesn’t have any health warnings. Instructions to “Keep out of the reach of children” serves as a precaution. 

Has Calorease been approved by the FDA?

The FDA has designated the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status to FBCx α-cyclodextrin, the fiber ingredient in Calorease, up to the recommended daily dosage of 6 tablets.

What happens if I forget to take Calorease with one of my meals?

We recommend that you save it for your next fat-containing meal or snack.

Is Calorease safe to take with prescription drugs?

We are not aware of any reports of adverse events from taking Calorease with prescription drugs. If you have concerns you should talk to your health professional.

Is Calorease safe to take if I have high blood pressure?

Calorease is stimulant free. In fact, the primary ingredient in Calorease is FBCx, a soluble dietary fiber. Soluble dietary fibers have been shown to reduce ambulatory blood pressure in treated hypertensives.

Can I take Calorease when I am pregnant or nursing?

We do not recommend pregnant or nursing women take Calorease.

Does Calorease alter the absorption of fat soluble vitamins?

In a clinical trial, we measured vitamin D as an indicator for fat soluble vitamins. After 3 months of taking FBCx, the primary ingredient in Calorease, or a placebo, there was no difference between the 2 study groups in blood vitamin D concentrations.

Secondly,  taken as directed, Calorease is designed to bind one third of the fat in a typical US diet. Thus, most of us will still have the necessary fats required for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. As an added bonus, Calorease preferentially binds the saturated and trans fats that we are advised to reduce in our diet.

Should I avoid a high fiber diet while taking Calorease?

Other fibers are not efficacious in binding dietary fat. Therefore, there is no need to avoid a high fiber diet.

Does the fiber in Calorease count as part of my daily fiber intake?

Yes, Calorease with FBCx can be counted as part of your daily fiber intake. The majority of us consume only about half of the recommended daily fiber intake.

Are there more studies underway?

SFI is committed to ongoing clinical trials for FBCx, the primary ingredient within Calorease.