Unlike Adipex, the prescription diet drug Orlistat, which is also prescribed as a treatment for obesity, is not an appetite suppressant or energy booster. It blocks some of the fat that is ingested and prevents this fat from being absorbed by the body, which is instead eliminated as waste.
The Orlistol formula consists of the following ingredients: Chitosan, Phaseolus Vulgaris, Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, G. Sylvestre, Aloe Vera Extract, California Buckthorn. A single serving (one capsule) of the proprietary blend is 725mg. It is unknown how much of each ingredient is present in the blend.
The main ingredient in this formula is chitosan. Some research suggests that this ingredient, which is extracted from the hard shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, limits the amount of fat a person’s body absorbs from the amount of food that they eat. Phaseolus vulgaris, also known as white kidney bean, is believed to block starch (carbs) by inhibiting amylase, an enzyme that digests starches and converts them into sugar (calories).
Apple cider vinegar is thought to help regulate blood sugar and control carvings. Garcina Cambogia is believed to help suppress the appetite and block the body’s ability to make fat. G. Sylvestre, also known as Gymnema Sylvestre, is believed to reduce sugar cravings and decrease sugar absorption during digestion as well as encourage normal blood sugar levels. Aloe vera may help to boost metabolism, can promote slow sugar absorption and functions as a natural laxative. California buckthorn is also commonly used as a natural laxative.
While it is a clear that a lot of thought went into the creation of the Orlistol formula, there is no guarantee that this blend of ingredients will actually help block fat or carbs. Nor is there any hard clinical evidence to support the claim that taking this dietary supplement will lead to fast and ongoing fat loss. Moreover, this product may not be safe for everyone, particularly for those who have an allergy to shellfish as it contains Chitosan. Additionally, it is possible that taking this product will cause unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms including digestive upset, diarrhea, gas, constipation, etc.
When this Orlistol review was created, a single bottle containing 60 capsules sold for $39.99 and could be purchased from Amazon and from the official Nutratech website. The product came with a 100% money-back guarantee from Nutratech.
Prior to taking Orlistol, it is prudent to first speak with your healthcare provider to make sure that this dietary supplement is safe for you, your current state of health, and your lifestyle.