Frequently Asked Questions
1)   How much weight can I expect to lose using Alpha-Fibe and how fast? 

2)   What makes Alpha-Fibe unique among all fibers?

3)  What does Alpha-Fibe and FBCx mean and how are they related?  

4)  How does Alpha-Fibe complex fat? 

5)  How much will use of Alpha-Fibe cost?

6)  How does Alpha-Fibe differ from Alli?

1)       Our research estimates that, when used as directed, Alpha-Fibe will support an average weight loss of 1 to 1½ lbs. per week based on          a diet providing 2000 calories per day with the typical percentage of fat intake.  Use of Alpha-Fibe as directed, stopped the                              trend of average weight gain of 1 kg. per month (±0.4 kg.) in obese type 2 diabetic participants in a double blind clinical study.              

         In addition, their blood lipid levels also improved without changing exercise patterns and without receiving any dietary counseling.

        Although your results may vary, Alpha-Fibe helps many people reach their desired weight, and has already helped quite a few men               and women lose over 60 pounds during a 3 month period, when taken as directed. 


2)       The active fiber ingredient in Alpha-Fibe, Alpha-Cyclodextrin (ACD), requires a demanding purification process to separate it from the            other natural cyclodextrins found with it, which do not bind fats as efficiently.  The unique porous structure of this fiber molecule                    allows alpha-cyclodextrin to both dissolve in water and attract fats.  This enables Alpha-Fibe to trap dietary fat, at 9 to 10 times its own           weight, like a super-efficient sponge, soaking up dietary fat as it sweeps through the human digestive tract. 

         Bio-Form Essentials was the original company to bring ACD, this unique smart fiber, to the worldwide market back in 2007.


3)       The “Alpha-Fibe” name serves as a simple reference to its unique natural fiber ingredient Alpha-Cyclodextrin (ACD).

         Bio-Form Essentials "Alpha-Fibe" is the original Alpha-Cyclodextrin (ACD)  fiber product.

         FBCx stands for "Fat Binding Complexer" and we have used this acronym as part of our product name in the past.   FBCx is not an                ingredient, only an acronym, and is not part of the scientific name of the active fiber ingredient Alpha-Cyclodextrin.  

         Recently Dr.OZ spoke about the benefits of Alpha-Cyclodextrin on his show but goofed by mentioning the FBCx acronym instead of the          true acronym for Alpha-Cyclodextrin which is (ACD), causing confusion among his viewers.  

         To avoid further consumer confusion, the FBCx acronym has now been deleted from our product name.  


4)       Alpha-Fibe forms of very stable large particles of triglyceride (dietary fat) coated with alpha-cyclodextrin—electrically charged clusters         of  molecules known as micelles.  This produces a waxy emulsion made up of the alpha-cyclodextrin/fat complex which resists the               activity of lipase—the enzyme which breaks down fat for absorption.  The strong physical attraction of the complex reduces the                     bioavailability of fats in those particles, to the point that normal intestinal bacteria do not appear to metabolize the alpha-                             cyclodextrin/fat complexes coming from the small intestine.  


5)      Let’s use the monthly purchase price of the 180 tablet size of Alpha-Fibe as our starting point:  $69.99USD.

              The daily cost for use of Alpha-Fibe, as directed at the full studied dose, figures out to about $2.35USD.

i)                If you find one tablet at each meal useful--a half-dose--using Alpha-Fibe will cost you about $1.17USD per day.

ii                We believe that you’ll find the ease of use, safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Fibe well worth the investment in your health.



6)  Simply put, Alli® binds to and inactivates lipase, the enzyme that allows you to absorb fats (and its calories) from your food.  Therefore         using Alli® allows most fat to go through your body unabsorbed & undigested, leading to its well-known side effects.

      On the other hand, Alpha-Fibe® creates a strong physical bond with fats, even preferring to attach to saturated fats, while leaving                 healthy unsaturated fats alone.

      Each tablet of Alpha-Cyclodextrin (ACD) acts like the candy coating on an M&M candy surrounding the fat and blocking its absorption             from the food being consumed while helping to prevent the side effects associated with Alli®.

For maximum effectiveness when using Alpha-Fibe, do not consume more calories, do not consume a low-fat diet and/or do not reduce your activity level before starting Alpha-Fibe.

Neither the FDA nor the FTC evaluated these statements.  This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.  Regular exercise & proper nutrition remain fundamentally beneficial for achieving your weight-loss goals.  Individuals have been remunerated.  Results not typical.  As individuals vary, so will results.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

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