MCC for weight loss

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

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BAD with microcrystalline cellulose - MCC for weight loss (MK Ankyr B, MCC diets) - should reduce appetite and, thereby, significantly reduce the amount of food consumed, the excess of which often leads to obesity.


Indications of the mCC for weight loss

Thus, the indications for the use of the MCC supplement for weight loss are a decrease in body weight. In addition, this tool promises not only to speed up the process of passing food through the digestive tract, but also to cleanse the body of metabolic products and accumulated toxins.

In the instructions to the dietary supplement of the MCC, indications are indicated for its use, such as digestive problems, constipation, intestinal microflora disorders, gastroenterological disorders, increased cholesterol or sugar content, bacterial intoxication, poisoning with heavy metal salts. Manufacturers of various modifications of the MCC for weight loss also recommend taking the supplement with prophylactic purposes: to prevent the development of atherosclerosis, ischemia of the heart, cholelithiasis, nephrolithiasis (formation of kidney stones), and cancer.

Release form

The form of release of biologically active additive MCC - tablets on 500 mg in a blister (on 100 pieces in a pack).

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Although MCC for weight loss does not apply to anorexic drugs, the mechanism of action of dietary supplementation requires clarification (which is not in the instructions for their use). In the descriptions of the ICC, it is noted that the pharmacological action of this drug is to fill the lack of dietary fiber.

The active component of MCC for weight loss - microcrystalline cellulose (fiber) - is a food additive E 460, widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industry, which is a structure modifier preventing blocking and caking of products.

From the chemical point of view, cellulose cotton is an inert substance - insoluble in water structural polysaccharides. It is a polymerized glucose that supports the cell walls of a plant by combining linear macromolecules in a crystal structure. In the gastric juice of humans, enzymes that can digest cellulose are absent.

Cotton pulp is produced during the processing of cotton - from its purified fluff (lint). Exposing the macromolecules of degradation fibers, microcellulose with increased hydrophilicity is obtained by increasing the permeability area for hydration. This is the basis of the pharmacodynamics of MCC for weight loss.

Swelling in the stomach and increasing in volume, microcellulose, like ballast, creates the illusion of food intake and satiety (the feeling of hunger decreases or temporarily disappears), but this nutritional value does not have this substance, because it is not digested in the stomach and not absorbed in the thin intestines. In addition, acting as an enterosorbent, the MCC absorbs a host of substances in the intestine, including cholesterol, which gets there from the gallbladder.

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Since the incoming MCC for weight loss cellulose refers to insoluble polysaccharides, its fibers do not split into monosaccharides by digestive enzymes of the stomach, but pass through the entire gastrointestinal tract without being metabolized.

In various parts of the colon, hydrolysis of a portion of the fibers with obligate bacteria of the intestinal microbiota occurs. Microcellulose is excreted from the body with feces.

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Use of the mCC for weight loss during pregnancy

The use of MCC for weight loss during pregnancy and lactation is contraindicated.


Contra-dietary supplements MKC for weight loss include: acute and chronic forms of diseases of the stomach, duodenum and pancreas; organic pathology of the intestine; age to 18 years.

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Side effects of the mCC for weight loss

Among the side effects that can be caused by the use of MCC, there are: discomfort and heaviness in the stomach, constipation, general weakness, exacerbation of gastroenterological diseases, beriberi (in connection with excretion of vitamins and iron from the body), deterioration of the skin (as a result of excretion of zinc) , increased brittleness of bones (due to a decrease in calcium and phosphorus).

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Dosing and administration

MKC tablets for weight loss are taken 20-25 minutes before meals; Tablets should be ground to a powdery state, mixed with a spoonful of water and taken internally, be sure to wash down with a glass of liquid.

During the first week, 5 tablets are taken three times a day; in the second and third week - 10 tablets three times a day. Then, during the fourth week, the number of tablets decreases by one to 3-5. Duration of application is 4 weeks, repeated courses can be conducted with 15-day breaks.

The maximum allowable daily dose of dietary supplements with microcrystalline cellulose is 45 tablets (15 tablets three times a day). To avoid constipation, the daily rate of drinking water should be increased to 2-2.5 liters.

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Overdose of MCC in the description of the facility is not covered; information on interactions with other drugs is also missing.

Storage conditions

Storage conditions: at room temperature.

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Shelf life

Shelf life: three years

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Judging by what can be found reviews of doctors about the effectiveness and safety of dumping excess kilograms with the help of MCC for weight loss, this tool should be used only after a medical consultation of a good dietary nutrition specialist, as well as with a simultaneous revision of its diet - both in its composition, and by the amount of food consumed.

A review of those who lose weight alternate with the reviews of those who either failed to achieve the desired result, or dropped 3-4 kilograms quickly returned. What eloquently testifies to the phrase "MCC for weight loss did not help several times."


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "MCC for weight loss" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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