View Full Version : White Kidney Bean Carb Blocker???
25-11-2009, 12:07 PM
I have a friend who was on a low carb diet and says these worked for him. If he knew he was going to have a "naughty meal" he would take a couple immediately before his meal and then not show a gain on the scales after.
Anyone tried them or read much about such similar things? I have recently signed up for Amway and can buy them for myself for a bit cheaper. Thought they could be handy with Xmas parties coming up:D
25-11-2009, 01:40 PM
Yes you can buy them everywhere and probably a lot cheaper then Amway :)
25-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Here we go, an old thread: reducticarb (http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=3771)
26-11-2009, 11:19 AM
Carb Blocker is a fantastic product - I used it before I went to the LC way of eating and still use it if i know i am going to be faced with no choice but to eat a high carb meal.
Its actually also pretty cheap - especially when you are already eating low carb so dont need to use it very often - at 52 bucks retail for 90 tablets, and if you know an Amway networker personally they often give great deals.
So go for it Kezzah - you and I will both have our defence for those xmas party dramas. :D
26-11-2009, 12:15 PM
Do you girls know that it will only help with starches and not sugars?
27-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Taken from the product information sheet - It says that it does help reduce the absobtion of both, by using both white kidney bean and Gymnema sylvestre (more info here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnema_sylvestre)
Carb Blocker Plus is stimulant-free and combines
two powerful natural herbs, Phaseolus vulgaris (white kidney bean)
extract and Gymnema sylvestre. These herbs work together to
provide a dual function: to reduce the amount of kilojoules from
the absorption of complex carbohydrates (starches), and to reduce
the absorption of simple carbohydrates (sugars).
Carb Blocker Plus is supported by human studies,
which indicate that Phaseolus vulgaris (white kidney bean)
extract promotes weight loss and improves body composition
when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Gymnema sylvestre has been used for over 2000 years by Indian
Ayurvedic medicine. Studies on Gymnema sylvestre show that it
helps to reduce the absorption of glucose (simple carbohydrates).
Research laboratory tests have also shown that Carb
Blocker Plus has a carbohydrate blocking effect without depriving
your system of the goodness found in carbohydrate-rich foods like
fruit and vegetables. So your body still benefits from the vitamins,
minerals, and fibre.
This supplement can be used effectively with any diet to help
control kilojoule absorption from pastries, cakes, pasta, rice, bread,
cereal, potatoes, dried beans and other carbohydrate-rich foods.
I dont mean to argue Sherrie, and I know its not a super pill cos there is no such thing, but it is a great product, and as long as its used in the correct way ie not as a means to get away with eating high carb content foods all the time and still expecting to lose, then I say go for it. :)
27-11-2009, 01:17 PM
I was just letting you know it will only work on starches.
27-11-2009, 01:37 PM
i know sherrie, but this particular one does work on both starches and sugars.
28-11-2009, 09:19 AM
Thanks Datto, I will do some research later, never heard of gymnema sylvestre being a carb/sugar blocker before.
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