Frequently Asked Questions

Discover more about the SLIMFIT brand

What is SLIMFIT?

SLIMFIT was previously known as XLS Medical a leading weight loss brand in Europe that has helped thousands of dieters achieve their weight loss goals. Because of the way SLIMFIT works, it does not adversely interfere with the body’s natural workings, it’s gentle on your system and is very well tolerated. 

Where can I buy SLIMFIT?

You can buy SLIMFIT online, or alternatively you can find it in leading Pharmacies and selected Health Food Stores. Click here to see stockists.

Is SLIMFIT safe to use?

Under our previously known name of XLS Medical we are aware that over 11 million packs have been sold to date in Europe with no reported safety issues. Because of the way the product works as a medical device, it does not adversely interfere with the body’s natural workings.

Do I need a prescription?

No – SLIMFIT is available without a doctor’s prescription.

Who do I contact if I have questions about SLIMFIT?

We have a dedicated team available to answer your queries. Please contact us using our contact page.

Why can’t I take SLIMFIT if I am pregnant?

There are two reasons why SLIMFIT is not encouraged during pregnancy.
1. We believe during pregnancy women should be more focused on consuming a diet rich in nutrients to ensure their baby gets all the nutrients it needs whilst developing rather than focusing on weight or weight gain.
2. Our clinical trials did not include pregnant women; therefore, the product has not been tested on pregnant women.

Are all SLIMFIT products suitable for people with food allergies?

All SLIMFIT products are suitable for

  • Vegetarians
  • Doesn’t contain lactose / substances from milk
  • No Added artificial colouring or flavouring
  • No added salt or preservatives
  • No GMO

Can men use SLIMFIT?

SLIMFIT products can be used to help lose excess weight for those who are overweight, regardless of whether they are male or female. However, for those that are not overweight, SLIMFIT can also be used in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise to maintain weight whilst remaining within a healthy weight range.

Individuals of various shapes, sizes and ages can use SLIMFIT to support healthy weight goals. SLIMFIT has been successfully used to help maintain weight, especially those that may not be able to control their calorie intake.

SLIMFIT Fat Binder Sachets

What is SLIMFIT Fat Binder?

Made with scientifically proven fat binder Litramine®, SLIMFIT Fat Binder binds up to 28% of dietary fats in your stomach. Its unique formula works by binding fat molecules to form a fat-fibre complex too large to be absorbed by the intestine, then it passes through your body naturally.

Just remember, as with any high fibre diet, consume plenty of water throughout the day and don’t take more than three sachets in 24 hours.

How do I use SLIMFIT Fat Binder?

We recommend you take one SLIMFIT Fat Binder sachet after breakfast, lunch and dinner or after a high fat content snack such as potato chips. Just remember it is not recommended to exceed more than three sachets a day and the sooner you take your sachets after your meal, the sooner SLIMFIT Fat Binder can get to work.  Pour the sachet directly into your mouth and allow it to mix with your saliva, then swallow.

Also try to drink plenty of water throughout the day as this will hydrate your body and because SLIMFIT Fat Binder is high in fibre, water consumption can also help to avoid that ‘blocked up’ feeling. Our experts recommend a large glass of water with each meal and a small glass between meals.

How does SLIMFIT Fat Binder work?

Its main function is to reduce the absorption of dietary fat. SLIMFIT Fat Binder binds with these fats to form a fat-fibre complex which is too large to pass through the wall of the small intestine. As a result, some dietary fat is left undigested and is excreted naturally when you go to the toilet.

Because of its fat-binding properties, SLIMFIT Fat Binder reduces the rate at which food leaves the stomach. It also keeps your blood sugar levels from rising too quickly, so you can feel fuller for longer with less cravings for sugary foods.

How long after opening SLIMFIT Fat Binder can it be used for?

SLIMFIT Fat Binder can be used until it reaches the expiry date on the product.

How long can I take SLIMFIT Fat Binder for?

We recommend taking SLIMFIT Fat Binder for three months or more depending on your weight loss targets. For sustainable weight loss we do not recommend losing more than 1kg a week.

What is the age range for SLIMFIT Fat Binder?

SLIMFIT Fat Binder is only recommended for adults over 18 years of age with a BMI>18.5. The use of this product by adolescents 12-18 years old should be supervised by healthcare professionals. If unsure about using this product, speak to your doctor or get medical advice from a healthcare professional before use.

Can SLIMFIT Fat Binder be taken with other medication?

SLIMFIT Fat Binder is classified as a medical device product, which means it does not exert any pharmacological action in the body. Interaction of SLIMFIT Fat Binder with different medications have not been studied, however it may affect the absorption of other medications into the blood stream.

If you are on other medications, we would advise you to take them at least 1 – 2 hours apart from SLIMFIT Fat Binder. However, we also advise that users who are on other medications should inform their healthcare professional on the intake of SLIMFIT and their intention of losing weight, to ensure that potential additional effects are monitored properly.

Who should not use SLIMFIT Fat Binder?

Do not take:

  • If you have a BMI <18.5
  • If you are pregnant or whilst breastfeeding
  • If you are allergic to any ingredients
  • Within 2 hours of consuming fat-soluble medicines including the oral contraceptive

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking SLIMFIT:

  • if you are diabetic as SLIMFIT Fat Binder supports the reduction of food cravings by balancing blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients may have to adjust their daily anti-diabetic treatment to avoid hypoglycemic attacks
  • If you use cholesterol-reducing medication
  • If any medical condition exists

Is SLIMFIT Fat Binder suitable for Vegetarians?

Yes, SLIMFIT products contain no animal-based ingredients/derivatives. 

Is SLIMFIT Binder safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

No. Do not take SLIMFIT Fat Binder during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Are there any side effects?

SLIMFIT Fat Binder is very well tolerated. It’s certified as a Medical Devices Class IIb, SLIMFIT Fat Binder has passed rigorous safety tests according to international standards.

What are the ingredients?

The main ingredient of SLIMFIT Fat Binder is Litramine®.

Litramine® a patented fibre complex of organic plant source (prickly pear). Xylitol, Natural fruit juice powder, Citric acid, Colloidal silicon dioxide, Natural-identical flavour, Magnesium stearate.

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer

What is SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer?

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer is our most effective product yet; it is up to 33% more effective for weight management* than the other products in the SLIMFIT portfolio, so that you can reach your weight loss goal even faster. By being the first slimming aid to reduce calorie absorption from carbohydrates, sugars, and fats, it is ideal for those that want to reach their weight loss goals even faster*. Furthermore, it’s clinically proven and gentle on your system.

How do I use SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer?

Take one sachet before your two main meals of the day. The optimal time is up to 30 minutes before the meal. It is recommended to take SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer for at least three months, or until you have reached your weight loss targets.

How does SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer work?

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer’s active ingredient is Clavitanol® a patented organic plant-based complex which reduces the break down and absorption of dietary carbohydrates, sugars, and fats. This results in reduced calorie intake which can help you manage your weight. In addition, SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer stabilises blood glucose and insulin levels, which helps in curbing food cravings and with blood glucose management.

Clavitanol® blocks some of the activity of various digestive enzymes including alpha amylase, alpha glucosidase, and lipase. This results in decreased ability of these enzymes to break down dietary carbohydrates, sugars, and fats. As a result, they are left undigested as they are too large to be absorbed in the intestine and are naturally passed through your system.

How long after opening SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer can it be used for?

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer can be taken until the expiry date stated on the product is reached.

How long can I take SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer for?

We recommend taking SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer for at least 3 months, or more depending on your weight loss targets. Healthy weight loss is considered to be no more than 1kg a week and we do not recommend exceeding this.

What is the age range for SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer?

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer is only recommended for adults over 18 years of age with a BMI>18.5. The use of this product by adolescents 12-18 years old should be supervised by healthcare professionals. If unsure about using this product, speak to your doctor or get medical advice from a healthcare professional before use.

Can SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer be taken with other medication?

SLIMFIT products are certified medical devices, which means they do not exert any pharmacological action in the body. They also have excellent safety profiles to date. Nonetheless, we would recommend speaking to your Health Care Professional before using this product, so that any potential side effects can be carefully monitored, and any levels of existing medications can be adjusted accordingly.

If you do decide to use one of the products in the SLIMFIT range, we would recommend leaving at least one to two hours between taking SLIMFIT and any other medication, as SLIMFIT may affect the absorption of other medications.

Who should not use SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer?

Do not take:

  • If you have a BMI <18.5
  • If you are pregnant or whilst breastfeeding
  • If you are allergic to any ingredients

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking SLIMFIT if:

  • If you use cholesterol-reducing medication
  • If any medical condition exists.

Is SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer suitable for vegetarians / vegans?

Yes, SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer contains no animal-based ingredients/derivatives.
It also has no added artificial colouring, flavouring, salt or preservatives.

Is SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

We do not recommend taking SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Are there any side effects?

SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer is generally very well tolerated and as a certified Medical Device has passed rigorous safety tests according to international standards.

The active ingredient Clavitanol® reduces the digestion of dietary carbohydrates, which may lead to flatulence (passing of gas) in some individuals during the first few days of consumption. This is not a cause for concern as it will dissipate as soon as the body adapts to the increased amount of undigested carbohydrates.

Is SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer suitable for diabetics?

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking SLIMFIT if you are diabetic as SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer supports the reduction of food cravings by lowering blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients may have to adjust their anti-diabetic medication to avoid hypoglycaemic attacks.

What are the ingredients?

The main ingredient of SLIMFIT Calorie Reducer is Clavitanol® a patented organic plant-based complex which reduces the break down and absorption of dietary carbohydrates, sugars and fats.

Each Sachet contains:
Active ingredient: Clavitanol™®, a plant-based, proprietary, patented polyphenol complex, Xylitol, Prune powder, Bitter mask, Lemon juice powder, Tri-calcium phosphate, Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide, Citric acid.

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer

What is SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer helps control your hunger and appetite. It can also support a feeling of fullness which is really helpful when you are on a very low- calorie diet whereby you have a reduced food intake or using meal replacement diets.

Let SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer give you a helping hand, just take two capsules with a full glass of water 30 minutes before your meal replacement bar or shake or your normal daily meal. 94% of people experienced a feeling of fullness when using SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer.*

To help control snacking take a capsule in between meals with a full glass of water. SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer should always be accompanied by a healthy balanced diet.

How do I use SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer?

Take two capsules with a full glass of water 30 minutes before your meal replacement bar or shake or your meal daily. Do not exceed a maximum of nine capsules per day.

How does SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer work?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is a specially formulated with Redusure®, a proprietary blend of dietary fibres that can swell up to 200x its original size, forming a thick fibre gel which fills 30-43% of the stomach, leading to a pleasant feeling of fullness, before leaving the system naturally.

How long after opening SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer can it be used for?

SLIMFIT products can be used up until the expiry date printed on the product.

How long can I take SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer for?

In accordance with Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, a break of 3-5 days is recommended after every 4 weeks of consumption of Appetite Reducer in line with general guidelines for a Class IIa Medical Device Product.

What is the age range for SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is only recommended for adults over 18 years of age with a BMI >18.5. The use of this product by adolescents 12-18 years old should be supervised by healthcare professionals.

If you’re unsure, speak to your doctor or get medical advice from a healthcare professional.

Can SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer be taken with other medication?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is certified as a Medical Device Class IIb, which means it does not exert any pharmacological action on the body and is well tolerated with a well-established safety profile. The interaction of SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer with medications has not been extensively studied; however, it may affect the absorption of other medications into the bloodstream.

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer:

  • If you are taking any cholesterol-lowering medication
  • If you are taking any Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or potassium-sparing diuretics.

It is recommended to take other medications at least one hour before, or four hours after taking SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer. Adjust dosage with reference to healthcare professional.

We advise that users who are on other medications should inform their healthcare professional on the intake of SLIMFIT and their attempt of losing weight, to ensure that potential additional effects are monitored properly.

Who should not use SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer?

Do not take:

  • If you have a BMI <18.5
  • If you are pregnant or whilst breastfeeding
  • If you are allergic to any ingredients

Please consult your healthcare professional before taking SLIMFIT if:

  • Under 18 years of age with a BMI >18.5
  • If you use cholesterol-reducing medication
  • If any medical condition exists.

Is SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer suitable for vegetarians / vegans?

Based on the raw materials and manufacturing details, SLIMFIT products contain no animal-based ingredients/derivatives. However, we cannot guarantee that no cross-contamination has occurred at the site of manufacture.

Is SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer safe while pregnant or breast-feeding?

No. Do not take SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Are there any side effects?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is very well tolerated and as a certified Medical Device has passed rigorous safety tests according to international standards.

For beneficial action of fibres on gastrointestinal transit, it is recommended to drink at least 2L of water a day. Slight constipation could occur in case of limited liquid intake. If constipation persists despite adequate fluid intake, please consult your healthcare professional.

The incidence of adverse side effects being reported was very rare. These hypersensitivity reactions were typical of food allergies, like rash, itching, slight swelling, and mild gastrointestinal upset. In such cases, discontinue taking the product.

Is SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer suitable for those with allergies / food intolerances?

SLIMFIT does not contain any of the eight major allergenic foods including milk, eggs, fish crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soya. If you are allergic to sulphide or any of the ingredients listed, we do not encourage you to take this product.

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is certified as Halal, GMO-free and has an RSPO certificate for the sustainable sourcing of palm oil.

Is SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer suitable for diabetics?

If you are diabetic, as SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer may flatten plasma glucose levels that consequently reduce insulin secretion, diabetic patients may have to adjust their daily anti-diabetic treatment to avoid hypoglycemic attacks.  We recommend diabetic patients consult a healthcare professional.

What are the ingredients?

SLIMFIT Appetite Reducer is a specially formulated with Redusure®, a proprietary blend of dietary fibres. The other ingredients are potassium bicarbonate, microcrystalline cellulose, and magnesium stearate.

 

* Bongartz, U., Uebelhack, R., Grube, B., Chong, P., Alt, F. (2016). Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, bicentric clinical investigation to evaluate the benefit and tolerability of Redusure IQP-AK-102 in reducing body weight in overweight and obese subjects, 4(July), 73–82. Advancement in Medical Plant Research