Frequently Asked Questions


Here you will find the most frequently asked questions and answers about fomoline L112 and formoline L112 EXTRA.

1. When should I take formoline L112 and when shouldn’t I?

Tip: Take 2 formoline L112 tablets with 1 glass of water as a smart “supplement” with all fat-rich meals.

L112 is recommended with …

  • Pizza
  • Curry sausage
  • French fries with mayo
  • Roast with gravy
  • Doner kebab
  • Schnitzel breaded
  • Tiramisu
  • Black Forest gateau
  • Chocolate
  • Potato chips, etc.

L112 is not needed for…

  • Salad with a low-fat dressing
  • Jacket potatoes with low-fat cream
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Low-fat yoghurt (1.5% fat)
  • Vegetable sticks with low-fat dip
  • Fruit salad
  • Pretzel sticks

2. Who is formoline L112 EXTRA recommended for?

formoline L112 EXTRA contains 50% more of the highly effective active fiber L112.

It was specially developed for overweight people weighing 75 kg or more, since the volume of food consumed increases with increasing body weight. Here formoline L112 EXTRA can support weight loss even more.

3. How should I take formoline L112?

formoline L112 is taken twice a day unchewed and preferably in combination with a low-calorie beverage (at least 250 ml).

We recommend:

For weight reduction:
Take 2 formoline L112 tablets twice daily with the two meals that have the highest fat content.

For weight management:
For weight management, the dose can be reduced to 2 tablets a day.

To ensure the intake of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as essential fatty acids, we recommend taking formoline L112 with only 2 out of your 3 main meals.

formoline L112 can also be used in a dosage of 1-2 tablets up to 2 x daily, depending on your needs (for example, invitations, party foods, restaurant visits, on holiday, etc.).

4. Can I take more than 4 tablets a day?

For weight reduction we recommend a dosage of two tablets twice a day.

5. How does formoline L112 work?

formoline L112 is a lipid binder for weight reduction and for weight management with LDL cholesterol-lowering accompanying effect.
The main ingredient is the fibre polyglucosamine (L112) which has a very high capacity for binding fat. Some of the fats in your food will bind to L112 in the gastrointestinal tract. These fat calories are then no longer available to the body.

For the purpose of weight reduction with formoline L112, we recommend a fat modified diet with 60-80g fat per day and sufficient physical exercise. Only when there is an energy deficit, i.e. when your body is using more energy than it is getting, will it access fat reserves and reduce body fat.

6. Will I be able to tolerate formoline L112?

formoline L112 is very well tolerated. Only in very rare cases are there allergic reactions to one of the ingredients or in combination with an existing allergy to house dust mites. Taking formoline L112 may temporarily cause a change in stool consistency. In very rare cases, digestion problems (constipation, flatulence or bloating) have been observed with insufficient fluid intake.

We strongly advise that you stop taking formoline L112 if you experience any discomfort and seek immediate advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

7. What are formoline L112’s ingredients?

Polyglucosamine L112 dietary fibre (73%): Specification L112 from ß-1,4-polymer from D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine from crustacean shell

Additives: ascorbic acid, tartaric acid, tableting excipients (plant-based cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, plant-based magnesium stearate, povidone, silicon dioxide)

8. Can I take formoline L112 together with my contraceptive medication?

You can take formoline L112 while taking the contraceptive pill. However, you should take it at least 4 hours before or after taking the contraceptive pill. The easiest and safest way is to take the contraceptive just before eating the ‘formoline L112-free’ meal (e.g. breakfast or dinner).

formoline L112 does not interfere with the effect of other contraceptives (hormone patches, hormonal implants, hormone injections, NuvaRing, etc.).

9. Can I take formoline L112 during pregnancy or while breast feeding?

While pregnant or breast feeding, losing excess weight should only be undertaken if recommended by your doctor and then only under medical supervision. The best possible nutrient supply is essential for foetal development and to provide the baby with optimal breast milk.

Please consult your doctor for further advice!

10. Can children and adolescents take formoline L112?

Growing children and adolescents should only take formoline L112 after medical consultation.

11. What should I be aware of if taking regular medication?

If taking regular medication, you should take formoline L112 only after medical consultation. Please also note the information in the respective informations for use.

12. Can I also chew formoline L112?

No. You should take formoline L112 tablets whole with a large glass of water. If the tablets are too big for you to swallow, you can divide the tablets with a tablet cutter or knife and then take the pieces with a large glass of water. Please do not dissolve the formoline L112 tablets into water for drinking.

13. Can I take formoline L112 with fat-soluble medications?

formoline L112 has a very high fat binding capacity, therefore not only dietary fats but also fat-soluble (lipophilic) active pharmaceutical ingredients (e.g. hormone preparations, oral contraceptives) or fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E and K) can be bound.

The availability of fat-soluble (lipophilic) active ingredients may be reduced by formoline L112. We recommend that you keep at least a 4-hour time interval between taking such medication and formoline L112.

14. How fast will I lose weight with formoline L112?

Many women’s magazines tout crash diets that promise a fast weight loss of 2, 4 or even 5 kilos per week. In order to lose 1 kg of body fat, the body needs to burn approximately an additional 7,000 kilocalories or reduce the calorific intake by this amount. This is the same amount of energy as is contained in 778 g of pure fat. With an average diet of 2,000 to 3,000 kcal per day, it is obvious that a total reduction of 28,000 kcal (corresponding to 4 kg body fat) in 7 days is totally absurd (usually “only” about 18,000 kcal will be eaten in this period), even on a “fasting” diet. Such weight loss cannot be achieved without a harmful drop in the body’s water content.

Fast weight loss puts a strain on your body and connective tissues and may also lead to the formation of wrinkles. Permanent, realistic, and healthy weight reduction should always be achieved slowly.
Successful and long-lasting weight loss requires patience and time, as noticeable weight loss does not occur overnight. Depending on the target weight, it may take weeks or even months.

15. formoline L112 and the yo-yo effect

The goal of treating excess weight with formoline L112 is to reduce weight slowly until you reach your target weight. Losing weight with formoline L112 allows you to enjoy a tasty diet with a regulated fat intake of 60-80g per day. This makes it easier to maintain, even over a longer period of time.

Once you have reached your target weight you can also take formoline L112 for weight maintenance. Take formoline L112 at a lower dosage (one tablet twice a day) with the meals that have the highest fat content.