On the official website you will not find any information on the possible negative effects you may experience from taking XLS Medical. They do state that their supplements are well tolerated and have no undesirable side effects as is the active ingredient they contain (Litramine).
They are partly correct in that when taken the active ingredient is never absorbed by the body so has no direct effect on the system. It just passes through the digestive system along with the extra 27% of fat that it has stopped the absorption of. Due to the Litramine’s influence on the digestive system there can be indirect effects for some however.
If you read a sizeable number of reviews you will see reports of them. They are also reported as possible symptoms on webmd.com for consumption of the active cactus ingredient. So what are they? See below.
Reported Side Effects of XLS Medical
Keep in mind that on the whole these negative effects are quite rare and on the occasion that they do occur are usually very mild. This supplement is an approved medical device, so fat over 11 million packets of the supplements have been sold in Europe alone and very safe to use containing no unnatural ingredients.
If there is one side effect which will put you off using something it is diarrhoea. Thankfully the chances of this is very low to non-existent. Most of those who report diarrhoea are probably experiencing loose stools which is more common (but still unlikely), particularly if you have a high fat diet. If you eat a lot of fatty foods while taking XLS tablets, because of how they work, your stools are going to have a high fat content making them oily and loose. Just reduce you fat consumption if you experience this and it bother you.
It may seem strange that some experience loose stools other may suffer from constipation when using this tablets. It is thought that this is again down to the fibre contained within the tablets. If you increase you fibre consumption but don’t drink enough water you may experience constipation. Try drinking more water throughout the day to avoid this.
Occasionally new users find that they feel more bloated after taking the tablets. This is due to the fibre in litramine based fat binders (and XLS Medical is no different). The body cannot digest fibre and a sudden increase in fibre consumption can temporally cause bloating. Keep in mind however that there are many reasons for feeling bloated, the most common being overeating a eating too quickly.
To minimise your chance of experiencing the above issues you should follow the following recommendations:
- Do not take more than 6 tablets per day.
- Drink at least 2 litres of water per day
- If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, check with you GP before taking the supplements.
- After 30 day of continuous use, stop taking them for 3-5 days (rest period).
You should not take these tablets if:
- You are under 18.
- You are breastfeeding or pregnant or likely to become pregnant.
- You have a BMI (body mass index) of less than 18.5
- You consume products containing retinol (liver) once per week (too much vitamin A)
- You suffer form kidney disease or have kidney stones
- There is a risk you may develop osteoporosis.