Healthy adults consume an egg and sausage breakfast muffin, with and without FBCx, then have blood tests
This study tested healthy adults at a range of weights and ages, and for the first time documented post-meal responses to FBCx after a common, commercially available fat-containing meal.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial, 34 healthy adults (28 female, 6 male) were given a commercially available breakfast sandwich as their first meal of the day, along with 8 oz. of bottled water. The sandwich contains 26g of fat. They consumed the meal within 10 minutes, followed by immediate ingestion of 2 tablets containing FBCx or placebo tablets. Blood triglyceride (TG) levels, which ordinarily rise after high-fat meals, remained in the normal range in the post-meal blood profiles for the FBCx group. Compared to the placebo group who did not take FBCx, blood TG levels versus baseline for those who took FBCx with the meal ranged lower after 1 hour and after 3 hours the difference was significant (p< .05).
The study showed that taking 2g of FBCx with a fat-containing meal supported healthy post-meal blood triglycerides. FBCx was shown to be effective to decrease the absorption of triglycerides into the bloodstream in the 3 hours following the meal. The effectiveness of FBCx in supporting healthy blood triglycerides confirms its value as a beneficial ingredient.
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