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AppControl Biomed, the gastric balloon with konjac fibers

AppControl Biomed IntroductionAppControl Biomed is a product designed for weight control and the prevention and treatment of obesity, and belongs to a category of solutions known as class IIb “medical devices”. Contrary to what this categorization might suggest, it’s not some device you plug into your body, but capsules you swallow, just like any ordinary pill.

If you have any idea of the gastric balloon, which we talked about in this blog post, then you could easily understand the analogy with this device which operates on the stomach. Let’s find out together how AppControl Biomed has been designed to promote the sensation of satiety and thus influence the weight gain process.

AppControl Biomed, a gastric balloon made from plant fibers

AppControl Biomed is manufactured by Berlin-based InQpharm Europe Ltd. and distributed by Dübendorf-based BioMed AG. The device contains Redusure™ IQP AK 102, a special complex of high-swelling fibers that can increase their initial volume by up to 200 times.

The fibers contained in the Redusure™ complex are derived from Amorphophallus konjac, a plant more commonly known by glucomannan. Glucomannan fibers have an exceptional capacity to absorb water, and their original volume can multiply hundreds of times after absorption of the water present in the stomach. This plant is recognized for its proven appetite-suppressant properties.

How AppControl Biomed?

Redusure™ IQP AK 102 is a special complex developed by the manufacturer of AppControl Biomed, formerly called Appecal and having contained an older version, listed as Redusure™ IQP AK 101. According to the manufacturer laboratory, this complex contributes in a scientifically validated way to promoting a feeling of satiety.

An AppControl Biomed capsule is rich in water-soluble dietary fibers whose swelling capacity enables them to increase their initial volume tenfold to form a thick, indigestible gel in the stomach. This process results in a real feeling of satiety, delaying gastric emptying and, consequently, reducing food intake and weight loss.

Find out how the gastric balloon works in the following article:

Le ballon gastrique, pour maigrir sans chirurgie

Ingredients AppControl Biomed

AppControl Biomed EtudeOne AppControl Biomed capsule contains :
Active ingredient: Redusure™ IQP AK 102, a special fiber complex with high swelling capacity. Redusure ™ promotes a significant feeling of satiety thanks to a dual-action mechanism:

  • Increased gastric distension leads to a feeling of a full stomach (fills up to 43% of the stomach) ;
  • Delayed gastric emptying leads to a reduction in food intake: we eat less than usual.

On the other hand, according to its manufacturer, AppControl Biomed promotes a blood glucose response that prevents a sudden surge in plasma insulin levels, helping to curb cravings. It also promotes a prolonged blood glucose response that promotes satiety and helps control appetite.

Excipients : Potassium bicarbonate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate and hypromellose (vegetable capsule coating).

AppControl Biomed contains no added preservatives, salt or components of animal origin.

Side effects and contraindications AppControl Biomed

According to the manufacturer, side effects related to the use of AppControl Biomed are very rare. In most cases, they are hypersensitivity reactions typical of food allergies, such as skin rashes, itching, slight swelling and mild gastrointestinal upset. Treatment must be discontinued in such cases.

The use of AppControl Biomed is not recommended for the following people:

  • Children under 12 years of age. For adolescents aged 12 to 18, medical advice is recommended;
  • Adults with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 18.5;
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women.

More generally, you should first consult your doctor if you are: diabetic; taking a cholesterol-lowering medication; suffering from kidney failure; on a low-iodine diet; taking ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers or potassium-sparing diuretics; or allergic to sulfur-containing products (e.g. sulfites) or any other component of this product. or to any other component of the product.

How to use AppControl BioMed?

AppControl Biomed FonctionnementTake 2 capsules, taking care to swallow them whole and intact without chewing (risk of strangulation if the product is activated in the oesophagus), with a large glass of water (approx. 250 ml), 30 minutes before a meal.

Do not take more than one capsule a day, and do not combine with other appetite suppressants. It is also advisable to ensure an adequate fluid intake of at least 2 liters a day.

Buy AppControl Biomed

You can purchase AppControl Biomed on its official website, for CHF 38.70 (Swiss Francs), or just over 35,00€, per box of 60 capsules.

Our opinion on AppControl Biomed

The manufacturer of this gastric balloon capsule seems trustworthy, and doesn’t hesitate to communicate all scientifically verified information about its devices. AppControl Biomed’s Class IIb medical device status lends it a certain scientific authority. Testimonials concerning the use of the gastric balloon technique (physical or plant fiber-based) report a certain satisfaction, while others report stomach discomfort. We are still waiting for more authentic testimonials.

You can consult these two other products based on the same konjac gel principle:

formafit glucomannane

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  • Cycy

    Bjr to be delivered in France?

    • Hélène Marfak

      Hello Cycy,
      You didn’t specify the name of the product you want delivered. If it’s AppControl Biomed, you should go to the official website (you’ll find a link by reading the article) and ask your questions there: the manufacturer is supposed to provide you with all the answers.

      Have a nice day.

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