Could this reasonably priced product really help people to lose weight, and is it safe to take? We examine PureNature Fat Binder Pro to find out.
PureNature Fat Binder Pro is a fat binder that aims to help you lose weight. It uses a natural fibre found in cactus, called Opuntia Ficus Indica, also known as prickly pear. The fibres are supposed to help to make some of the fat in your diet too large to be digested and therefore it gets rid of it by it passing naturally through your body without being absorbed.
PureNature Fat Binder Pro is a weight loss supplement sold by Pure Nature through Amazon stores.
Prickly Pear can cause some side effects including mild diarrhoea, nausea, increased amount and frequency of stool, bloating, and headache. It can significantly lower blood sugar levels, and so should not be consumed by people with diabetes without consulting with a doctor first. As prickly pear appears to bind some fat in the stomach, it may affect the absorption rate of some fat-soluble vitamins and other nutrients. This effect will be more noticeable after longer-term use of the product.
Flaxseed oil is used to treat constipation, and so could cause increased bowel movements. It can also cause loose stools and diarrhoea, but this is usually when taken in larger doses than are found here. Flaxseed can also cause bloating, gas, abdominal pain, stomach ache, and nausea. It should be taken with plenty of water to minimise the chances of constipation developing.
PureNature Fat Binder Pro doesn’t appear to be too expensive at first. It costs £8.99 on Amazon for 60 capsules, or £8.95 from the Be-Beautiful website, with free delivery on both.
However, one bottle of 60 capsules will only last you for 10 days, meaning that a months supply will cost you around £27.
It is slightly cheaper to buy bigger bottles of the product. A 120 capsule bottle costs £15.99 and a 180 capsule bottle costs £23.49.
PureNature Fat Binder Pro contains prickly pear, which has been found to stabilise blood sugar levels by lowering them, by decreasing the absorption of sugar and cholesterol in the stomach and intestine.
One small study on the effects of cactus fiber found that participants who consumed 3000mg of prickly pear daily had higher levels of fat in their stools, suggesting that prickly pear was binding fat in the stomach and removing it from the body. This could potentially lead to some weight loss, however, the study was short-term using only a small number of people.
It has also been found that interventions with healthy people do not show the same benefits as with diabetics, suggesting that use of prickly pear as preventative medicine may be misguided. More research is needed to support its use as a weight loss aid.
A daily serving of 6 capsules of PureNature Fat Binder Pro contains 2700 mg of prickly pear which seems like a rather large amount. However as there haven’t been enough scientific studies done, it is hard to tell if it is likely to reduce the dietary fat in a consumer.
Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Taken before a meal, flaxseed fiber seems to make people feel less hungry, so that they might eat less food. Researchers believe this fiber binds with cholesterol in the intestine and prevents it from being absorbed. Flaxseed oil can be used to treat constipation, and so will likely increase the frequency of bowel movements.
It is important to note that this product, and any other fat binding diet supplement, will only work at all if there is dietary fat to bind. The product works in the stomach and intestines, and so the “fat” referred to is dietary fat, not fat mass in the body.
It is also worth bearing in mind that fat binders are not fast acting and weight loss will take time for them to work, which is likely to cost a lot with this product. One bottle of 60 capsules of this product will only last for 10 days if taken as directed on the packaging.
Overall, it seems that this product could potentially work to aid weight loss, but there is currently not enough evidence to show that prickly pear is effective as a fat binder.
Added to this the high cost and potential side effects, we do not recommend PureNature Fat Binder Pro to our readers.
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Prickly Pear, or Opuntia Ficus Indica is a large cactus plant that grows wild in hot conditions such as Mexico and India, and is the main ingredient of PureNature Fat Binder Pro.
Prickly pear is thought to bind with fat molecules in the stomach, preventing some fat from being digested as it passes through the body. This could interfere with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, so the product also contains 3 fat-soluble vitamins, E, A, and D3, so that consumers will hopefully not become deficient in any of these vitamins whilst using the product. However, it is not clear how much of each of these vitamins Fat Binder Pro provides as the quantities for these vitamins is not specified in the product information.
The manufacturers state that the product is made in the UK, to ‘certified standards’. The product is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is free from gluten, nuts, yeast, salt, sugar, artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives.
Whilst the company have a range of products available through Amazon, we were unable to locate an official website for the company and there is little information available about the company online. There are no available contact details for the company, nor an address. Customers who want to contact the company should do so through Amazon.
Pure Nature Fat Binder Pro claims to work in two ways; firstly by binding fat molecules to form a fat-fibre complex too large to be absorbed by the intestine, and then releasing fat-soluble vitamins into the body replenishing the body with vitamins A, D, and E.
We think it is possible that PureNature Fat Binder Pro could potentially help a consumer to lose a bit of weight if they consume quite a lot of fat in their diet. Prickly pear could stabilise blood sugar levels and possibly bind some dietary fat in the stomach. However, there isn’t enough research to determine how effective this is likely to be at aiding weight loss alongside a healthy diet and exercise.
Flaxseed is likely to increase bowel movements, so it could appear to a user that some weight has been lost, however, the results aren’t likely to be long term.
The vitamins A, D, and E should help to replenish any lost vitamins through any dietary fat that is lost.
The ingredients used in PureNature Fat Binder Pro are listed below. We believe the quantities listed to be correct for 6 capsules:
There are some potential side effects from PureNature Fat Binder Pro.
Prickly Pear can cause some side effects including:
Flaxseed oil can cause:
Do not exceed the stated dose. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Always consult your GP before taking nutritional supplements especially if you are taking medication or have an existing medical condition. Not suitable for pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of reach of children. You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet.
There are some reviews on both Amazon and another site where the product is sold, Be Beautiful Online. The reviews on the Be Beautiful website are all positive, whereas the reviews on Amazon are mixed but there are only 10 reviews, which is unusual.
Positive reviews include:
Excellent product,this really works.Great stuff
I lost 2 stone in 8 weeks
Over the moon with this. I had been wanting to try a similar product but it was too expensive so when a friend recommended this instead I couldn’t wait to try it. Such a great price for a weight loss supplement that actually works! I lost 4lbs in my first week which I am very pleased with. Very happy with my purchase.
Negative reviews report it doing nothing at all, and side effects:
Had a allergic reaction and sent heart racing
There is supposedly a money-back guarantee for this product. Be Beautiful Online who also sell the product on Amazon, state that they have a ‘no quibble money back guarantee’, however it is unclear how easy this will be to claim.
PureNature Fat Binder Pro can be purchased from Amazon’s UK website or from Be-Beautiful Online.
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