What You Should Know
Vitabase Fat Blocker makes clear, concise claims. The supplement helps block fat absorption and storage so the dieter loses weight. It also blocks the absorption of certain food sugars. Vitabase does not bother to list clinical studies supporting these claims, but we found quite a few associating the main ingredient with weight loss. However, the cause of weight loss may not be fat or sugar blockage, but increased fiber intake and reduced appetite. The main ingredient is a form of fiber.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Gymnema Sylvestre, Garcinia Cambogia and Chitosan.
Vitamin C is an immune booster. Vitabase Fat Blocker contains only 25 mg, so there are no real benefits of including the vitamin. Vitamin B2 helps metabolize food for energy. B vitamins have a short life in the body; often being excreted within a few hours. Gymnema sylvestre may help control appetite by regulating blood glucose reaction to food. Blood glucose rises and falls during the digestion process. If it falls too low, the brain signals hunger. Gymnema sylvestre may help stop levels from reaching that critical point.
The two weight loss ingredients in Vitabase Fat Blocker are garcinia cambogia and Chitosan. Garcinia cambogia used to be the shining star in fat burners. The ingredient has stimulant effects, though fat burning potential is nowhere near that of caffeine or green tea. Unfortunately, there are reports of liver damage associated with products containing garcinia cambogia as a main ingredient. The company responsible for the products reformulated all weight loss supplements without garcinia cambogia, so this is a huge red flag for the dieter.
Chitosan likely works better as an appetite suppressant than a fat and sugar blocker because it is a source of fiber. Fiber slows the digestive process, but it also has laxative effects on the body. As is the case with all forms of fiber, drink plenty of water when taking Vitabase Fat Blocker.
The product sells for $21.95 per 90 tablets. There is a 60-day guarantee on the supplement from Vitabase.
- Vitabase lists all ingredients in the product description.
- Chitosan may help control hunger.
- The price is lower than other fat blockers.
- Garcinia cambogia could cause negative side effects, including liver damage.
- No proven fat burners.
- Chitosan may not block fat or sugar.
Despite the amazing prices for Vitabase products, Vitabase Fat Blocker is nothing more than fiber in a bottle. Garcinia cambogia may increase energy, but there is the threat of negative side effects. Clinical research will prove once and for all if garcinia cambogia is linked to liver damage, but until then, we suggest dieters choose products without this potentially harmful ingredient.