Cactus extract mops up dietary fat

London: A unique cactus extract, with clinically proven fat binding qualities, can remove up to 28% of undigested fat (up to 150 calories) from a standard meal.

Launched today, this is the first in a new class of weight management products and could be the natural answer to prescription drugs such as Xenical, without some of the unpleasant side effects. Obesity has trebled in the UK since the 1980’s – more than half of all adults are now either overweight or obese.

The Department of Health forecasts that more than 12m adults and one million children will be obese by 2010 if no action is taken.However, studies have shown that a reduction of just 5-10% of body weight can alleviate weight related health
problems such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Dr Adam Carey, leading nutritionist, comments: “Being overweight has a huge impact on our health, yet levels of obesity continue to escalate and we are failing to do anything about it. This new treatment, called Liposinol, could provide a kick start for those who find it hard take control of their weight.”

Taken after food, Liposinol™, made of non-soluble and soluble fibres, immediately attaches to fats in the stomach and in a secondary action forms a gel-like protection around the primary interaction. This creates a fat-fibre complex that is too large to be absorbed in the small intestine, allowing the fat to pass naturally through the body, protected from being broken down by pancreatic lipase or pH changes.

Dr Carey adds“Ideally people need to adopt a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a balanced diet, however, we need to recognise that many people find it hard to take that first step. Liposinol could provide some initial support by binding dietary fat, decreasing food cravings, suppressing appetite and reducing blood cholesterol.”

Liposinol is clinically proven and has been registered in the EU as a licensed medical product for the treatment of obesity, weight management and the reduction of blood cholesterol. The active ingredient is UK Vegetarian Society approved and certified organic by France Ecocert. Liposinol comes in packs of 48 and retails for £19.95. 1-2 tablets are taken with a main meal and up to 8 tablets can be taken per day. Available from independent health food stores, Superdrug and Holland & Barrett. Find more information online at
1 Pilot Clinical Study on Fat Binding – Data on File 2 Forecasting Obesity to 2010. Survey Report Prepared for the DoH, July