OMTEC50 is a natural fiber with a high lipid binding capacity. It helps to neutralize calories from high fat content foods. It forms a gel-like substance in the stomach and mixes with food. At the same time OmtecXS� inhibits the starch-digesting enzyme pancreatic alpha-amylase. It disrupts the carbohydrate digestion process. In this process, fats, sugars and carbohydrates are removed from the food and bound in a non-soluble form. These bound fats, carbohydrates and sugars do not enter into the metabolic cycle, but are excreted undigested. The calorie intake from fat, sugar and carbohydrates is significantly reduced. Also, OmtecXS� is slowing the rapid absorption of carbohydrates and has a beneficial influence on the blood sugar level which results in a lower desire to eat.