FatBlaster FatMagnet is another example in the long line of diet pills that claim to aid in dietary weight loss by preventing your body from absorbing some of the fat you eat.
Naturally, as fat contains a lot of calories (one kilogram of fat contains approximately 7,700 calories), the more fat that you eat that doesn’t get absorbed by your body, the less calories you will consume.
Are FatBlaster FatMagnet tablets effective?
To determine whether it’s as effective as the manufacturer claims, we need to look at the active ingredients in the formula. According to the official FatBlaster website, each capsule contains just three active ingredients: Chitosan (525mg), Plantage Ovata (Psyllium Husk) (100mg) and Ascorbic Acid (175mg).
Chitosan is made by treating the shells of shrimp and other crustaceans with sodium hyrdoxide. The resulting substance has a range of uses, including as a biopesticide and a paint coating. In medicine, it is often used to reduce bleeding and as an antibacterial agent.
Chitosan is also claimed to help limit fat absorption in the human body. It is claimed to do this by altering the composition of bile acid and reducing the digestibility of some fats. However, clinical trials conducted on Chitosan have almost universally failed to prove effectiveness when it comes to weight-loss, and indeed, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to some retailers who made inappropriate claims about Chitosan’s supposed health benefits.
Plantage Ovata (Psyllium Husk)
Plantage Ovata is a medicinal plant native to some areas of Asia. It is used to create Psyllium, which is used as a dietary fibre as it cannot be digested by the human body. Psyllium Husk has no fat-binding properties whatsoever. It is likely included with the capsule as Psyllium Husk increases in volume when eaten, giving a sensation of “fullness”.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
It is alleged that increasing your intake of Vitamin C improves the body’s ability to oxidise fat. Studies have been undertaken that do seem to prove that theory, and can improve the body’s efficiency in burning fat and using it for fuel. However, this increased efficiency was only shown when the subjects were indulging in an exercise routine that involved at least one hour of cardiovascular activity daily.
Customers complaints and reviews about the brand
Customer Feedback about FatBlaster FatMagnet tablets is varied. Those who state weight-loss success when taking these tablets almost always comment that it was as part of a diet and exercise routine. Most users reported a decrease in appetite and an increase in feeling full.
Those who didn’t have success with these tablets reported that they constantly felt thirsty whilst they were using them, and that their stools were inconsistent and “runny”. Others reported nausea, headaches and even migraines.
Potential Side effects: Hypertension, nausea, migraines, loose stools, constant thirst, paranoia, mental distress.
- Does not contain caffeine, as many dietary aids do.
- Some severe side effects reported.
No clinical evidence for the main ingredient, Chitosan.
Is it worth buying?
FatBlaster Fat Magnet contains only three ingredients, and the main one, Chitosan, has no evidence that it acts as a fat binder. The effects of the other two ingredients, Psyllium Husk and Ascorbic Acid, could easily be replicated by simply increasing your daily intake of dietary fibre and Vitamin C.