XLS Medical Overview

XLS Medical Supplements

You have most likely seen the XLS Medical range of dietary supplements either at your local Boots, Superdrug or Tesco’s, or on the TV during primetime television. Promoted as the UK’s number one weight loss supplement, we take a look at the range of supplements on offer and whether they are the go to choice for getting slim.

The popularity of XLS comes not from just the slick advertising but from “proven results” the ingredients in each product claim to provide. By combining XLS into your daily active routine “You can lose 3x more weight than dieting alone” simply by taking up to 6 tablets a day. The XLS products are certainly not the cheapest on the market, but the question is do they work and are they value for money?

XLS Medical vs Phentaslim

XLS Medical vs Phentaslim

We have seen some confusions between Fat Burners and Fat Binders and how they work in some customer reviews over the years, and have even seen websites lumping Fat Burners and Fat Binders together when categorising their supplement range.

Fat Burners and Fat Binders (sometimes referred to as Fat Blockers) work to aid weight loss in completely different ways to each other. Wwe explain the differences between the two, using the examples of XLS Medical Fat Binder and Phentaslim (a fat burner).

XLS Medical or Phentaslim? Read our side by side comparison.

Who manufactures XLS Medical?

Omega Pharma Logo

The XLS brand of supplements are manufactured by Omega Pharma Ltd who have offices in 35 countries around the World. A company of long standing, some 49 years now, they own a number of other over the counter brands such as Solpadeine, Nytol, TCP, Jungle Formula, Zantac, Dermalex and Prevalin allergy.

What is Clavitanol?

Clavitanol™ is a branded weight loss ingredient that is found in XLS Medical Max Strength, and is a ‘plant-based proprietary patented polyphenol complex’. The manufacturers do not state what plant Clavitanol™ comes from, but call it IQP VV 102. It is developed, owned and manufactured by InQPharm. They claim that it works to aid weight loss in two ways; first it reduces the digestion and absorption of dietary carbohydrates, sugars and fats. The undigested carbs, sugars and fats then pass through the body to be excreted as faeces, essentially reducing the calories absorbed by the body from each meal. Clavitanol™ also helps to regulate the ‘blood glucose response’ after a meal, which may help to reduce food cravings in between meals. According to the manufacturers, Clavitanol™ is well tolerated- some digestive side effects could occur, including diarrhoea, but these can be minimised and controlled by altering the consumer’s diet.

InQPharm “actively research and develop nature-sourced compounds, to innovate products that are natural, safe alternatives to drugs and pave the way for future technologies”. They have a good reputation as developers of health supplements, and have become an international organisation, with offices across Europe, in the USA and in Malaysia.

InQpharm group have funded and conducted clinical trials into the effectiveness of Clavitanol™ at aiding weight loss. The have posted a summary of their findings on the Clavitanol™ website, but the full trial remains unpublished. The study was randomized, double blind and placebo-controlled with 108 overweight or obese volunteers, who were divided into two groups, with one group taking Clavitanol™, and the other taking a placebo. After 12 weeks, the Clavitanol™ taking group had lost an average of four times more weight than the dieters in the placebo group. The Clavitanol™ website states that the placebo group lost an average of 0.83 kg by the end of the 12 week period, whilst the Clavitanol™ group lost an average of 3.29 kg.

XLS Medical Supplement Range

XLS Medical Max Strength

XLS Medical Max Strength

XLS Medical’s range of weight loss supplements has grown into quite a long list over the past few years, with one of the additions to the range being XLS Medical

XLS Medical Fat Binder

XLS Medical Fat Binder

Eating too much fat in your diet? Then XLS Medical Fat Binder could be the answer to reducing calories from fat by blocking up to 27% of your dietary fat

XLS Medical Carb Blocker

XLS Medical Carb Blocker

XLS Medical Carb Blocker is aimed specifically at people who struggle with controlling their carbohydrate intake and are simply eating too much of this food group.

XLS Medical Appetite Reducer

XLS Medical Appetite Reducer

Somewhat overshadowed by its more popular fat binder supplement, XLS Medical Appetite Reducer claims to help you lose 2.5kg in just 2 months! We reveal if this appetite controlling supplement

XLS Medical Direct

XLS Medical Direct

One of XLS Medical’s main products is a fat binder, which prevents some of the fat from your diet being absorbed by the body, reducing the calorific value of your food.

XLS Medical Investigations

XLS Medical Comments

  • Yikes! Gives me the runs then a painful stomach - have to dash to the loo almost half an hour…"Posted by Anna on XLS Medical Fat Binder at 2018-08-17 10:49:57
  • well i tried XLS 40 tablets plus i ride 26 miles a day on my spinning bike and i never…"Posted by neil james on XLS Medical Fat Binder at 2018-07-22 13:43:15
  • Xls medical made me ill I’m now on a low fiodmap diet This item ruined my body"Posted by Nick steger on XLS Medical Fat Binder at 2018-06-19 20:39:03
  • Ive just got xls hunger buddy to help me eat smaller portions, I'll be starting monday 14th see how go"Posted by Marc on XLS Medical Supplements: Which One is Best for You? at 2018-05-12 23:28:39
  • I used these combined with fat strippers and lots of exercise for 6 months and lost 3 stone. I recommend…"Posted by C Oakley on XLS Medical Carb Blocker at 2018-05-12 18:24:35
  • I have taken these tablets for 10 days. I have lost no weight I followed a diet. I now have…"Posted by M harris on XLS Medical Max Strength at 2018-03-30 17:49:40
  • I have been taking these tablets for three weeks now and have lost two inches off my waist, my clothes…"Posted by Andrew Gunn on XLS Medical Max Strength at 2018-02-23 10:00:00
  • Hi how long do thay take to work and I only eat 2 times a day ones in morning and…"Posted by Sarah on XLS Medical Max Strength at 2018-02-19 12:10:37
  • we never knew you were a teacher, the things you learn!!!!"Posted by teacher on XLS Medical Fat Binder at 2018-01-31 17:04:51
  • I wonder how many of the + responce's are genuine and how many are written by XLS medical staff,…"Posted by Mr. Richard Petch on XLS Medical Fat Binder at 2018-01-30 09:03:21