Re: Fat Magnet
Re: Fat Magnet
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Posted by Keith E. Fleming
on November 11, 2000 at 17:41:48:
In Reply to: Fat Magnet posted by Karen on August 11, 2000 at 19:57:53:
: I'm am interested in finding out about Fat Magnet aka chitosan. Has anyone tried it? Does it work? And are there any side effects? Any input would be appreciated.
I have been taking Fat Magnet (1000mg) from GNC now for about a year. I take anywhere from 1 to 3 pills before each meal. I try to guesstimate how much fat (grams) the meal will have, and take the supplement accordingly. It will not boost metabolism, it will not "burn" fat while one sleeps. It is not a get-thin-quick plan for the lazy nor the glutton. But I have lost 60 pounds. I went from 348 to 288, and I'd like to get down to 230. I'm 5'11" with a so-called "large frame". My wife and I did an experiment in the kitchen. Because Fat Magnet is claimed to electrically bond with fat, we took a glass of water, poured about a quarter inch of vegetable oil on the surface, and crushed up a pill in a ziplock bag. Then we added the powder to the water. Stirred gently. After ten minutes, big globs of grey-ish brown stuff started falling to the bottom of the glass! "Wow" my wife and I said. As I mentioned above, it will not correct a poor lifestyle. It will reduce the fat content of the food you eat. So technically, if you were careful to eat fat-free food, then it would be of no use. I take it especially when going out to eat, when you have no control over how the food is cooked. GNC has a "house brand" called "Optibolic". We tried that, didn't get as good results. Not sure why. We've bought many bottle of Fat Magnet over the past year. My triglycerides were recently measured at 91 mg/dl (max is 200). Even though I am still overweight, it surprises people that my cholesterol (189mg/dl) and triG's are not through the roof. Even when I was in college I had my cholesterol checked and it was never really high. Usually 170-190. But I do think the Fat Magnet will help reduce LDL's, VLDL's, and tri-G's. Sorry for the long-winded post.