When we are on a diet, we sometimes crack and have a meal rich in fats and sugars. And when we’re not on a diet, well, we also happen to have a good meal, at a restaurant with friends or family on a special occasion.
To help us compensate for these differences, which can either slow down our weight loss or make us gain it, fat binders are the ideal complements.
We have therefore tested BIOCYTE BLOCKEUR FORTE, and are going to see if it will capture the fats from our excesses.
Presentation and promises of Biocyte Blockeur Forte
As we have said, Biocyte Blockeur Forte is a fat binder. It is intended for people wishing to lose a few pounds, but also for those who want to compensate for a diet that is too rich or better control their appetite.
Biocyte Blockeur Forte therefore acts on 3 axes:
- Capture fats from food and promote their elimination;
- Accelerate weight loss;
- Refine the waistline.
This supplement will be ideal during meals taken on the go, often quite unbalanced, or during meals that are too rich.
The manufacturer recommends taking 2 to 3 capsules, twice a day, if your BMI is greater than or equal to 25.
For weight maintenance, taking 1 to 2 capsules, 2 times a day, will suffice.
The manufacturer of Biocyte Blockeur Forte
We are dealing with a French laboratory specialized in nutricosmetics and cosmetics, namely the Biocyte laboratory, created in 2006.
Biocyte is now managed by 2 experts in the field of food supplements, namely the former founder of the Forte Pharma laboratories, and an expert from the pharmaceutical industry who worked in particular at Forte Pharma and Arkopharma.
All products comply with current regulations regarding manufacturing processes, ingredient selection and quality controls.
In short, a manufacturer you can trust!
Biocyte Blockeur Forte, the ingredients
Each capsule of Biocyte Blockeur Forte contains 500mg of vegetable chitosan extracted from the mycelium of aspergillus niger.
We have already published an article about chitosan, HERE.
We are still going to talk about this ingredient in broad outline.
Chitosan is composed of D-glucosamine and and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, and it is produced, in any case for vegetable chitosan, from the chitin which is found in the wall of certain fungi.
Chitosan, once in the stomach, forms a kind of gel, which has an essential asset:
In the stomach, chitosan gel binds with lipids. It has the ability to retain approximately 15 times its weight in fat! This chitosan/fat substance cannot be metabolized, i.e. assimilated, by the body.
It will therefore simply be eliminated by natural means, thereby reducing the amount of fat absorbed by the body.
But in reality things are not so simple. Indeed, since chitosan is only soluble in an environment where the pH is less than 2, it is only effective in certain, very limited parts of the digestive system.
It is for this reason that this ingredient acts on the fat provided by meals, and not on the fat already stored by the body.
Chitosan will therefore limit fat intake, and not promote the burning of fat in reserve. This is in line with the promise made by Biocyte Blockeur Forte.
It would also reduce cholesterol levels, promote intestinal transit, and detoxify the body of heavy metals.
On the other hand and for the complete tour of this ingredient, it seems useful to us to talk about its limits.
In reality, the absorption capacity of chitosan depends on the type of fat ingested. To illustrate this limitation, we refer to a study that compared the absorption of olive oil to ghee (Indian butter).
Second limit, chitosan is not soluble in an environment where the pH is less than 2.
What science says about Biocyte Blockeur Forte
Let’s take a closer look at the scientific data regarding chitosan.
A 2007 meta-analysis tried to determine the role of chitosan on overweight and obesity.
Having reviewed 15 trials and no less than 1219 participants, the group of researchers behind this study concluded that chitosan is more effective than placebo in the short-term treatment of overweight and obesity.
These same researchers have questioned the majority of the trials carried out to date.
They also argued that in view of the results obtained from the high quality trials, the effect of chitosan on body weight is minimal and unlikely to be of clinical significance. Case to follow!
(Source : NCBI. Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Jull AB., Ni Mhurchu C., Bennett DA., Dunshea-Mooij CA., Rodgers A. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jul 16;(3):CD003892. doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD003892. pub3).
Of note is a study performed on an experimental model that attempted to determine the interaction between chitosan and oil in the stomach and in duodenal digestive chemical conditions.
The researchers started from the widespread idea that chitosan has an effect on the absorption of dietary lipids, but that scientific knowledge of this mechanism remains insufficient.
This study showed that chitosan interacts well with the oil. Its absorption in the duodenum would thus be reduced, and its elimination improved.
(Source : NCBI. Laboratory of Basic and Applied Research on Chitin (LIBAQ), Chemistry Department, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Rodríguez MS., Albertengo LE. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2005 Nov;69(11):2057-62).
Side effects and contraindications
In the first days of taking, chitosan could cause, in the most sensitive people, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.
However, these effects are not systematic, and mainly occur when there is an overdose.
On the other hand, many warnings have been issued about the risks of choking associated with the use of chitosan in its raw state. This risk is no longer on the agenda with the advent of packaging in pill or capsule form.
Testimonials from users of Biocyte Blockeur Forte
Among all the people who have tested Biocyte Blockeur Forte, the vast majority are satisfied with the results.
Consumers have found this fat binder effective, and offering results from the first week of use.
By closely examining these testimonials, one can only attest to the positivity about Biocyte Blockeur Forte.
Price and guarantee of Biocyte Blockeur Forte
Biocyte Blockeur Forte is available on promotion when we publish this test on the manufacturer’s website at the price of 12,50€ instead of
25€ the box of 60 capsules, i.e. 20 to 30 days of treatment, depending on the dosage chosen.
Apart from the statutory 14-day right of withdrawal, we found no money-back guarantee offered by the manufacturer.
Attention, this product is no longer for sale. If you want to check out other reviews of similar products, Click HERE!
Last update: September 14, 2022.