XLS Medical Direct Fat Binder is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is the second version of the company’s original pill of this nature, which was called XLS Medical Fat Binder. The new version of the product is considered to be quite similar to the original, except that this second form is meant to be more powerful than the first. Equally, it still advertises that it is “gentle on your system,” despite the fact that it is meant to be quite powerful.
From the outset, reading the opening descriptions of the product on the official XLS Medical website, it is clear that some of the claims could be considered to be a little bit iffy. For example, while it does state that it is gentle on the body, it justifies that claim by saying that this is because it is made up of a fat binder from an organic plant source and is therefore naturally well tolerated. As there are thousands of natural plants that could be dangerous or even fatal to take, claiming that a product is gentle just because it comes from an organic plant is quite the deceptive statement.
Finding the ingredients that make up the XLS Medical Direct Fat Binder formula is easy to do on the official website, as there is a section dedicated to the ingredients within their FAQ. That said, it lists the ingredient within these pills as being exclusively Litramine. This is essentially a patented form of opuntia ficus indica extract.
Though opuntia ficus indica has been studied, the research is made up of limited and preliminary studies, and the findings have been inconclusive, at best. While some have suggested that it could be effective enough to be worthy of studies with a larger number of participants, there have also been a few that have stated that the use of this supplement brought about no significant findings.
Among the most relevant studies was one that had only 125 participants (a reputable study that could be considered to be more trustworthy would involve thousands of subjects), some of which were given opuntia ficus indica, and others of which were given a placebo. Those taking Litramine lost an average of twice the weight of those in the placebo group. In rats, it has been found that there is over 15 percent more fat in the fecal matter when taking Litramine, meaning that it passed through the body undigested and did not contribute to calories absorbed into the body.
Though this is promising, it is far from proof. There is a great deal of research needed before this product could call itself scientifically or clinically proven in a way that would be acceptable within the medical community.