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XLS Extra Fort, the patented herbal complex

flacon-xls-extra-fortXLS Medical Extra Fort is part of a wide range of slimming products bearing the same name. These include carb blockers, fat catchers, appetite reducers and a slimming tea. Not long ago, we tested the XLS Médical slimming supplement fat catcher, a review of which you can read here here. Well, today we’re back with a new test on XLS Medical EXTRA FORT, better known to our friends in the UK as Max Strength.

A product which has piqued our interest since it claims to be 33% more effective than all other weight-loss products on the market.

Go directly to the official XLS Medical Extra Strength (Max Strength) website

Presentation and promises of XLS Extra Strength

If the official website is to be believed, XLS Extra Strength can help overweight people shed pounds quickly and effectively. Weight loss of up to 33% more than other products in the same range.

How does it work?

Simply by reducing the breakdown and absorption of calories from carbohydrates (slow sugars or carbohydrates), fast sugars and fats.

As a reminder, carbohydrates are the most important source of energy in the diet. A higher proportion of carbohydrates in the diet leads to weight gain, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Weight gain is a direct consequence of the body storing carbohydrates not used as a primary energy source, and transforming them into fat.

According to the recommendations of world health authorities, a healthy diet should include between 50 and 75% carbohydrates, around 30% fat and between 10 and 15% protein of the daily calorie intake.

XLS Extra Fort should be taken 2 tablets a day before the 2 main meals of the day, with a large glass of water.

As we already mentioned in our previous review of XLS Medical Fat Reducer, the manufacturer doesn’t make any bold claims. The sober and above all simple presentation demonstrates the manufacturer’s confidence in its products. An attitude we respect.

That said, let’s get down to business and see if XLS Extra Fort lives up to its promises…

The manufacturer of XLS Extra Fort

XLS Extra Fort is manufactured by Belgian laboratories Omega Pharma.

This company is a well-known manufacturer of health products with a respectable reputation.

With expertise spanning many years in various sectors, such as essential oils, overweight, dermo-cosmetics, cholesterol control, etc., Omega Pharma presents itself as a serious and reliable partner.

Omega Pharma reserves a significant part of its budget for research and development, in partnership with specialized European scientific units.

The laboratory also holds the status of pharmaceutical establishment issued by the ANSM (Agence Nationale de Sécurité des Aliments et des Produits de santé, formerly Afssaps), whose missions are :

  • provide equitable access to innovation for all patients;
  • guarantee the safety of health products throughout their life cycle, from initial testing to post-marketing surveillance.

With this status, Omega Pharma guarantees its customers particularly demanding manufacturing, control, storage and shipping conditions.

The laboratory is also ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, two further quality certifications that reinforce the group’s quality policy.

The ingredients of XLS Extra Fort slimming pills

XLS Extra Fort is made up of a single ingredient, or rather a single patented herbal complex called:

Clavitanol™ :

This is a polyphenol complex whose active ingredient is IQP VV 102.

A totally natural ingredient, Clavitanol™ is said to have the capacity to promote weight loss, in association with a dietary rebalancing program and the practice of physical activity.

It is said to reduce the absorption of calories from certain nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fast sugars and fats from the diet.

As explained by InQpharm Laboratories, the originators of Clavitanol™, after ingestion, it partially blocks the breakdown of carbohydrates, sugars and fats during the digestion process. As a result, undigested molecules will be evacuated by the body via natural channels. As a result, the body will have assimilated less sugar and fat, which in turn promotes weight loss.

In addition to this, Clavitanol™ is said to have the ability to lower blood glucose levels, and reduce cravings.

What’s also known is that Clavitanol™ is manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification, and is a certified medical device, meaning it offers serious guarantees in terms of manufacturing standards, safety and traceability.

This ingredient is gluten-free.

To find out more about this ingredient, we invite you to visit this site.

XLS Extra Strength and science

XLS Extra Fort’s exclusive ingredient Clavitanol™ and its active ingredient IQP VV 102 have been the subject of a scientific study to determine the efficacy and safety of IQP VV 102 in weight management in humans.

The study, carried out by German research groups, was conducted on a population of 120 overweight or obese subjects aged between 18 and 60, who were assigned to two different groups, one receiving IQP VV 102 and the second a placebo.

The experiment lasted 12 weeks and was carried out at two study centers in Berlin.

The primary efficacy analysis was carried out on 117 subjects to compare the effect on weight loss at baseline and 12 weeks after randomization.

Results clearly showed a statistically significant weight reduction of 3.29kg in the IQP VV 102 group, compared with 0.83kg in the placebo group.

No adverse effects were observed.

This study confirms that the results obtained suggest that IQP VV 102 is effective and safe in reducing body weight in overweight and obese people in the short term.

The illustration below shows the results in graphical form.

(Source: Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Barbara Grube, Udo Bongartz, Felix Alt. Practice for General Medicine, Kurfürstendamm 157/158, 10709, Berlin, Germany. Analyse & Realize GmbH, Weißenseer Weg 111, 10369 Berlin, Germany. Analyze & Realize GmbH, Waldseeweg 6, 13467 Berlin, Germany. Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 413075, 7 pages. doi: 10.1155/2015/423075).

Side effects and contraindications of XLS Extra Fort

Clavitanol™, the active ingredient in XLS Extra Fort does not appear, according to the manufacturer, to cause any particular side effects.

The referenced study legally confirms ‘absence of any adverse effects due to the consumption of IQP VV 102.

However, there are a number of contraindications to taking XLS Extra Strength. This weight-loss supplement is not recommended for people suffering from diabetes, due to its potential action on blood glucose levels. XLS Extra Fort is also not recommended for people with allergies to grapes, corn or their derivatives.

It is also not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding women, teenagers or people with a BMI (body mass index) of less than 18.5.

Finally, if you are taking medication, you should leave a minimum interval of 2 hours between taking XLS Extra Fort and taking your medication. In the latter case, a medical consultation is always advisable.

User testimonials on XLS Extra Strength

XLS Extra Strength is the subject of numerous testimonials on the web.

A quick look at specialized forums reveals two categories of testimonials: those who are totally satisfied, and those who express dissatisfaction and disappointment. Clearly, opinions differ.

As for satisfied users, their testimonials speak of an ideal product for managing dieting deviations, regulating intestinal transit and reducing feelings of hunger.

Some report weight loss of between 1.5 and 2.6 kg in just one week of supplementation.

On the other hand, a smaller number of dissatisfied users have reported effects such as nervousness, water retention, a swollen belly, a strong craving for sugar and, contrary to their expectations, weight gain.

Finally, a third category of people who tested XLS Extra Fort were quite simply disappointed, as they did not achieve the results they had hoped for with this weight-loss product, which remains, in our view, a relatively questionable fact in the sense that some people set themselves weight-loss targets that are sometimes unattainable.

All in all, the balance of testimonials for XLS Extra Fort seems to tip in the positive direction.

XLS Extra Forte price and guarantee

XLS Medical Extra Forte (or Max Strength) normally costs €99 for a box of 120 tablets, which covers a 1-month course of treatment. Several online pharmacy sites are currently offering attractive discounts. We have identified an online sales platform offering it at almost 50% off, i.e. €49.50. At this price, in addition to the reputation of the website in question, you have a good compromise to try by clicking on the following link:
site officiel du produit
The guarantees offered are those of the retailers, and therefore vary according to their commercial policies and strategies.

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