Vitabase Fat BlockerA non-prescription diet supplement, Vitabase Fat Blocker, is a weight loss product that the manufacturer, nutritional supplement company, Vitabase, claims will prevent a person’s body from digesting and storing fat and sugar from ingested food. In addition, this product can help reduce a person’s hunger, as it contains fiber, which can create a feeling of fullness. The combined effects of appetite reduction and blocking fat could help a person lose weight.

At the time this review was written, according to Vitabase’s official product page, its fat blocker is a “unique, effective blend of four natural ingredients”. However, when viewing the supplement facts that have been listed, there are clearly five ingredients listed in the formula, which include: Chitosan, Garcinia Cambogia, Gymnema Sylvestre, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin).

Chitosan is a fiber and this can promote a feeling of fullness. It is commonly used in fat blocker products because it is said to absorb anywhere from 5 to 10 times its weight in oils and fat. It binds with fat molecules and alters them so that they cannot be absorbed by the body and will simply be eliminated as waste. However, there is no clinical evidence that can support the claims of chitosan being an effective fat blocker and weight loss aid.

As for the other ingredients, garcinia cambogia is a stimulant and is said to be an effective fat burner, while gymnema sylvestre supposedly helps to regulate blood sugar levels and help control hunger. None of the claims made about these ingredients and their weight loss benefits have been validated in clinical trials.

While the official product site is seriously lacking in information about Vitabase Fat Blocker and its ingredients, it does provide dosage recommendations. Users should take 1 or 2 tablets 30-45 minutes before meals and should not take more than 6 pills per day. However, it does not inform users of how much water they should drink, which is important considering insufficient water intake while using this product could cause dehydration.

Anyone who has sensitivity or an allergy to shellfish should avoid this product because Chitosan is made from polysaccharide found in the shells of crustaceans. Furthermore, this product contains a stimulant, which can cause adverse effects in some people including insomnia, mood changes, jitters, headache, etc.

Prior to taking Vitabase Fat Blocker, consult with your healthcare provider to make sure that this product is a safe and smart choice for you.