Alli capsules work by stopping your body from absorbing around 25% of the fat in your food. It does this by binding to the enzymes that naturally break down fats in your body. This stops those fats from being absorbed; instead, they are passed naturally as waste.
Alli capsules do not stop you from absorbing calories from carbohydrates or proteins. So if you replace the calories from the fat with calories from these food groups, you may not notice the medication's effects. You should try to maintain a diet low in carbohydrates and fats while taking Alli.
How long does Alli last?
After taking an Alli capsule, it will stay in your digestive system for 6 hours. After stopping taking Alli, it will remain in your system for up to 72 hours.
How long does Alli take to work?
Alli capsules start working straight away with every meal when taken as prescribed. However, that doesn’t mean you will start to see results instantly. Alli is used to lose weight gradually and safely, and you should expect to lose 5% of your body weight every 3 months. This means if you’re 100kg, you should expect to lose 5kg in 3 months while taking this medication.
How effective is Alli?
Studies have shown that, on average, people who take Alli lose 2.5kg more over a year-long period than people who do not. However, taking Alli without combining it with a healthy diet and active lifestyle does not result in the same weight loss.
This shows that Alli is an effective weight loss medication, but only when taken as prescribed and combined with diet and exercise.
Some studies have shown that Alli may also help improve blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood lipid levels and may help reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
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