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Clinically proven to boost your weight loss
The XLS-Medical range has the goal of helping you reach your weight loss targets. By working with you, XLS-Medical will support you in your slimming goals, providing products which boost healthy weight loss.
XLS-Medical Max Strength
XLS-Medical Max Strength reduces your calorie intake from carbohydrates, sugar and fat, making it up to 33% more effective for weight loss, helping you reach your weight loss goals.*
Sourced from a natural plant source, the active ingredient Clavitanol™ works by reducing the absorption of dietary carbohydrates, sugars and fats. As they are too large to be absorbed by the intestine, these nutrients naturally pass through the body.
Clavitanol™ therefore reduces the absorption and break down of these nutrients, in turn reducing your calorie intake, helping you to reach your weight loss target.
When reviewing your weight deciding to make a change it’s good to know your options and find a solution that’s perfect for you, that’s why XLS-Medical Max Strength is available as tablets or in sachets.
To get the maximum results from XLS-Medical Max Strength tablets:
- Take 2 tablets with liquid up to 30 minutes before your two main meals
- Do not exceed more than 4 tablets a day
- Take XLS-Medical Max Strength for at least one month or more
To get the best results from XLS-Medical Max Strength Sachets:
- Take 2 sachets a day
- Do not exceed 2 sachets a day
- Pour 1 sachet directly into your mouth 30 minutes before your main meal
- Take XLS-Medical Max Strength for one month or more
The sachets are easy to take and are handy for when you’re on the go. You can have them without liquid, but you can drink immediately after having they sachet if you prefer.
How long can I take XLS-Medical Max Strength for?
It is recommended that you take XLS-Medical Max Strength for at least one month; however this can be extended depending on your weight loss goals. Healthy weight loss is considered to be 2lbs a weeks, and it is not recommended that you exceed this amount.
Does XLS-Medical Max Strength have any side effects?
On the whole XLS-Medical Max Strength does not cause any major side effects as it is gentle on your system. It is certified as a Medical Devices Class IIb, so XLS-Medical Max Strength has passed rigorous safety testing in line with international standards.
Clavitanol™, the active ingredient, reduces the digestion of dietary carbohydrates which may cause flatulence in some individuals when they begin taking the product. However once your body has adapted to the increased amount of undigested carbs the increased levels of gas should subside.
How long after opening XLS-Medical Max Strength can it be used for?
XLS-Medical products can be taken until the expiry date stated on the product is reached.
Who should not use XLS-Medical Max Strength?
Please consult your healthcare professional before taking XLS-Medical Max Strength:
- If you are diabetic, as XLS-Medical Max Strength supports the reduction of food cravings by balancing blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients may have to adjust their daily anti- diabetic treatment to avoid hypoglycaemic attacks
- If you have any known hypersensitivities to grapes, corn or their derivative products
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed
- If any medical condition exists
Before taking any new medication or changing your lifestyle it is best to consult with a healthcare professional.
What is the shelf life for XLS-Medical Max Strength?
XLS-Medical Max Strength has a shelf life of 3 years.
Is it suitable for children?
No. XLS-Medical is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. Children under the age of 18 who need to lose weight should refer to their GP for weight-loss advice.
Can XLS-Medical Max Strength be taken with other medication?
XLS-Medical products are certified medical devices, which means they do not exert any pharmacological action in the body. They also have excellent safety profiles to date. Nonetheless, we would recommend speaking to your Health Care Professional before using this product, so that any potential side effects can be carefully monitored, and so that any levels of existing medications can be adjusted accordingly.
If you do decide to use one of the products in the XLS Medical range, we would recommend leaving at least one to two hours between taking XLS-Medical Max Strength and any other medication, as XLS-Medical Max Strength may affect the absorption of other medications.
Can the tablets be broken or crushed into smaller pieces for people who have trouble swallowing?
No, it is not recommended. The tablets have a special way of releasing the ingredients to make it as effective as possible and crushing them damages this process.
Is XLS-Medical Max Strength suitable for vegetarians / vegans?
Based on the raw materials and manufacturing details, XLS-Medical Max Strength contains no animal-based ingredients/derivatives. However, we cannot guarantee that no cross- contamination has occurred at the site of manufacture.
XLS-Medical Fat Binder
XLS-Medical Fat Binder's active ingredient is Litramine™ which binds readily with dietary fat from food and becomes a large fat fibre complex. This fat-fibre complex is too large to be absorbed in the small intestine and is eventually excreted from the body.
After the fat binding phase, the essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E are released and absorbed in the body. This optimises the availability of fat-soluble vitamins for absorption by the body.
XLS-Medical Fat Binder uses an active ingredient, derived from natural cactus leaves, that is gentle on the system and clinically proven to aid weight.**
The fibre complex Litramine, present in XLS-Medical Fat Binder binds readily with fat from food and becomes a large fat fibre complex. This fat-fibre complex is too large to be absorbed in the small intestine and leaves the body naturally.
After the fat binding phase, the essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E are released and absorbed in the body. This optimizes the availability of fat-soluble vitamins for absorption by the body.
Take your tablets regularly with water. We recommend you take 2 XLS-Medical Fat Binder tablets after breakfast, lunch and dinner with water. Just remember it is not recommended to exceed more than 6 tablets a day and the sooner you take your tablets after your meal, the sooner XLS-Medical Fat Binder can get to work.
Also try to drink plenty of water throughout the day as this will hydrate your body and because XLS-Medical Fat Binder tablets are high in fibre it can also help to avoid that 'blocked up' feeling. Our experts recommend a large glass with each meal and a small glass between meals.
How long can I take XLS-Medical Fat Binder for?
We recommend taking XLS-Medical Fat Binder for one month or more depending on your weight loss targets. For sustainable weight loss we do not recommend losing more than two pounds a week. Join our free support programme to help you manage and track your weight loss over 12 weeks.
How long after opening XLS-Medical Fat Binder can it be used for?
XLS-Medical products can be used up until the expiry date printed on the product.
Can I continue taking XLS-Medical Fat Binder?
You will continue to see the benefits if you take XLS-Medical Fat Binder beyond 12 weeks, and there is no issue in taking it longer. Not only can it help with continued weight loss, it also helps to maintain weight. However, it is recommended that a rest period of between three and five days is taken after every 30 days of consumption. This is in accordance with the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.
What is the shelf life for XLS-Medical Fat Binder?
The shelf life for XLS-Medical Fat Binder is three years.
Can XLS-Medical Fat Binder be taken with other medication?
XLS-Medical Fat Binder is classified as a medical device product, which means there is no systemic action in the body. Interaction of XLS-Medical Fat Binder with different medications have not been studied, however it may affect the absorption of other medications into the blood stream.
If you are on other medications we would advise you to take them at least 1 -2 hours apart from XLS-Medical Fat Binder. However, we also advise that users who are on other medications should inform their healthcare professional on the intake of XLS-Medical Fat Binder and their attempt of losing weight, to ensure that potential additional effects are monitored properly.
Is XLS-Medical Fat Binder suitable for vegetarians / vegans?
Based on the raw materials and manufacturing details, XLS-Medical products contain no animal based ingredients/derivatives. However, we cannot guarantee that no cross- contamination has occurred at the site of manufacture.
Does XLS-Medical Fat Binder have any side effects?
XLS-Medical Fat Binder is made from naturally derived cactus leaves which are gentle on your system. Being a certified Medical Device Class IIa and originating from an organic plant source, XLS-Medical Fat Binder is considered a well-tolerated product. As part of the certification process this product has passed several safety tests according to international standards for medical device safety.
However, it is not recommended to exceed more than six tablets per day. Furthermore, in accordance with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, a rest period of three to five days is recommended after every 30 days of consumption of this Class IIa Medical Device product.
This product is rich in fibre, so some users may experience mild constipation if they don't also drink plenty of water. In very rare instances, some people may experience stomach pain or flatulence.
Who can take XLS-Medical Fat Binder?
XLS-Medical Fat Binder is suitable for adults over 18 years of age. The following groups of people should not take XLS-Medical products. Those who:
- Are pregnant or likely to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a BMI of less than 18.5
- Eat liver or liver products once a week, with other products containing retinol
- Are at risk of osteoporosis (post-menopausal women and older people)
Please consult your healthcare professional before taking XLS-Medical Fat Binder if:
- You have diabetes, as XLS-Medical Fat Binder supports the reduction of food cravings by balancing blood glucose levels. Patients with diabetes may have to adjust their daily treatment to avoid hypoglycaemic attacks
- You use cholesterol-reducing medication
- You have an existing medical condition
Do you need a prescription to get XLS-Medical Fat Binder?
No. If your BMI is above 18.5, you can buy XLS-Medical Fat Binder without a doctor's prescription both in store and online.
Is XLS-Medical Fat Binder suitable for people with food allergies?
If you have a food allergy it is best that you consult with your doctor before you begin to take XLS- Medical Fat Binder to make sure that it is suitable for you.
Is XLS-Medical Fat Binder safe?
XLS-Medical products are considered safe when used in line with the instructions for use.
What are the key ingredients for XLS-Medical Fat Binder Tablets?
The key ingredients are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
What is Litramine™?
Litramine™ is a patented fibre complex made from dried leaves of prickly pear cactus, Opuntiaficusindica. It is rich in fibres both soluble and insoluble. Their optimised particle size and ratio are crucial for its fat-binding capacity. It is a light-green granulated powder which has both the taste and odour of cactus. Litramine™ is clinically-proven to bind dietary fats without affecting the way the body normally works.
What is the difference between XLS-Medical Fat Binder and other weigh loss aids?
There are a wide range of weight loss aids available, ranging from herbal complexes through to licensed medicines.
XLS-Medical Fat Binder's weight loss capability has clinically proven efficacy***. It also has an excellent safety profile as it does not affect the way the body normally works. It is not absorbed through the intestine but has been proven to encapsulate the fat in the gut.
What is a medical device?
A medical device aims to help the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of diseases. Importantly, a medical device has to be registered so that it is regulated, which might offer extra peace of mind to anyone who uses it.
The key difference between a medicine and a medical device is that a medical device works alongside or with your body, while a medicine affects the chemistry of human cells.
A medical device usually works directly where your body needs help. Nowadays, medical devices are quite commonly used to help ease and treat many medical conditions.
How much weight will I lose?
The NHS suggests that people should aim for sensible weight loss, which is between one and two pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) per week. It is also recommended that people monitor their body mass index (BMI) and aim to remain within the healthy range of BMI, which is between 18.5 and 24.9.
XLS-Medical Fat Binder is a proven weight loss aid. If you consume 500 calories a day fewer than the recommended intake, exercise and take XLS-Medical Fat Binder according to the instructions, you should find that, after 12 weeks, you will have lost significantly more weight than you would have done through dieting alone. ***
If you are unsure, please consult your GP or pharmacist before embarking on any diet or weight loss programme.
Hunger Buddy by XLS-Medical can help you fight food cravings, cut portion sizes and ward of hunger pangs.
Designed to help you manage your appetite and feel full after eating, Hunger Buddy is clinically proven to promote significant weight loss by reducing your food intake.
Created from a specially formulated appetite reducer and suppresser combined with Redusure®, as well as a proprietary blend of dietary fibres, Hunger Buddy swells up to 200 times its original size inside your stomach. A thick, indigestible gels forms which fills 30-43% of your stomach which helps to slow down digestion, satisfy your appetite and promote a feeling of pleasant fullness. In clinical trials 94% of people experienced a moderate to strong feeling of satiety.****
The thick gel formed by Hunger Buddy reduces how much food comes into contact with digestive enzymes in your stomach, which also stops as many nutrients being absorbed into the surface of the intestines. This leads to a steadier and longer glucose response after you have eaten, meaning that sudden surges of blood glucose levels are preventing, and so your appetite, food cravings and feelings of hunger are reduced.
If you want to reduce your portion size and the amount of snacking you do, then take two Hunger Buddy capsules with a glass of water 30 minutes before your mail meals. You can also take 1 or 2 capsules between your meals if you feel like you need to.
- It is not recommended that you exceed 9 capsules of Hunger buddy a day
- Do not combine Hunger Buddy by XLS-Medical with other appetite reducer products
- Hunger Buddy is not a meal replacement
How long can I take Hunger Buddy by XLS for?
You can take Hunger Buddy by XLS for as long as you require it depending on your weight loss targets/snacking needs. Healthy weight loss is considered to be no more than 2lbs a week and we do not recommend exceeding this. Visit our website which includes information from the XLS-Medical Dietician, including a free meal plan, nutritional advice and exercise hints and tips.
What is the age range for Hunger Buddy by XLS?
Hunger Buddy by XLS is only recommended for adults over 18 years of age. The use of this product by adolescents 12-18 years old should be supervised by healthcare professionals.
If you're unsure, speak to your doctor or get medical advice from a healthcare professional
Who should not use Hunger Buddy by XLS?
Do not take Hunger Buddy by XLS during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding, or if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is below 18.5. It is recommended that you calculate your BMI before and during use.
Please consult your healthcare professional before taking Hunger Buddy by XLS if:
- You are diabetic, as Hunger Buddy by XLS may flatten plasma glucose levels that consequently reduce insulin secretion. Diabetic patients may have to adjust their daily anti-diabetic treatment to avoid hypoglycaemic attacks
- You are taking any cholesterol-lowering medication
- You are taking any Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers (ABRs), potassium-sparing diuretics
- You have any renal function impairments, as this product contains a source of potassium
- Any medical condition exists
Is Hunger Buddy by XLS suitable for vegetarians / vegans?
Based on the raw materials and manufacturing details, XLS-Medical products contain no animal based ingredients/derivatives. However, we cannot guarantee that no cross-contamination has occurred at the site of manufacture.
How long after opening Hunger Buddy by XLS can it be used for?
Hunger Buddy by XLS should be used within 14 days of opening to ensure product quality and safety until the use of the last capsule. This is because once the container is opened the product is exposed to the external environment, including external humidity and possible air-borne contaminants.
Is XLS Hunger Buddy suitable for those with allergies / food intolerances?
Hunger Buddy by XLS does not contain any of the eight major allergenic foods including; milk, eggs, fish crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soya. If you are allergic to sulphide or any of the ingredients listed, we do not encourage you to take this product.
Hunger Buddy by XLS is certified as Halal, GMO-free and has an RSPO certificate for the sustainable sourcing of palm oil.
Does Hunger Buddy by XLS cause any side effects?
Hunger Buddy by XLS is very well tolerated. Because it’s certified as a Medical Device Class IIb, Hunger Buddy by XLS has passed rigorous safety tests according to international standards.
For beneficial action of fibres on gastrointestinal transit, it is recommended to drink at least 2L of water a day. Slight constipation could occur in case of limited liquid intake. If constipation persists despite adequate fluid intake, please consult your healthcare professional.
The incidence of adverse side effects being reported was very rare. These hypersensitivity reactions were typical of food allergies, like rash, itching, slight swelling and mild gastrointestinal upset. In such cases, treatment should be discontinued.
* Than XLS Fat Binder, vs dieting alone. Weight loss over 12 weeks. (Grube, B., et al, 2015).
** Grube et al. 2013.
*** Grube et al. 2015.
****94% of people experienced a feeling of fullness. (Bongartz, U., Uebelhack, R., Grube, B., Chong, P., Alt, F. 2016).