cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

[¦sī·klō′dek·strən]
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Instead of isolating dietary fatty acids from the rest of the intestinal contents the way alpha-cyclodextrin does, these drugs leave triglycerides "loose" in the colon.
As you'll read, the fat-absorbing qualities of alpha-cyclodextrin translate directly into reduced markers of cardiovascular and metabolic risk.
For nearly 30 years, researchers have been investigating alpha-cyclodextrin as a dietary fiber that can modulate fat (lipid) metabolism in animals.
Laboratory mice fed a high-fat, Western-style diet were supplemented with alpha-cyclodextrin for 14 weeks.
Alpha-cyclodextrin supplementation increased beneficial unsaturated fats by 2.
This led researchers to believe that alpha-cyclodextrin could selectively reduce unhealthy fats, while leaving alone the safer fats.
Further exciting evidence that alpha-cyclodextrin preferentially reduces dangerous fats comes from an animal experiment in which mice were fed either a standard Western diet laden with fat, or the same diet with alpha-cyclodextrin supplementation.
In this same study, the ratio of LDL ("bad") to HDL ("good") cholesterol was reduced by nearly 5% in the alpha-cyclodextrin group, demonstrating still further reduction in cardiovascular risk.
Rather, the alpha-cyclodextrin itself appears to have caused these favorable shifts in lipid profiles through its remarkable ability to selectively bind and eliminate destructive lipid molecules.
9) All of the animals on the unhealthy diet that were not supplemented with alpha-cyclodextrin gained weight.
Human Studies Confirm Metabolic Effects Of Alpha-Cyclodextrin
Human studies showing the effectiveness of alpha-cyclodextrin on reducing blood lipids, body fat, and body weight have confirmed the evidence found in animal and lab studies.