What Are Carb Blockers?
For those who enjoy eating a carbohydrate-rich meal every now and then, and are trying to lose weight, it may be quite a struggle to keep the pounds off. Carb blockers are dietary supplements with a “secret weapon” of a specially prepared substance derived from white kidney beans. This special ingredient, which in one version is trademarked as Phase 2 carb blocker, is designed to prevent an enzyme in the body from breaking complex carbohydrates into simple sugars. In other words, calories from these carbs in the diet, which would ordinarily be absorbed by the body, impacting metabolism, are blocked.
What Do Carb Blockers Do?
Carb blocker dietary supplements let you enjoy carb-rich treats like pizza and pasta without destroying your diet. With these carb blockers, you can “cheat” every so often and still be successful with your weight loss efforts.
Carb blockers can:
- Inhibit the conversion of starches (complex carbohydrates) into sugar
- Reduce the impact of carbohydrate calories on your diet
- Help you get better results from you weight loss program, when used along with proper nutrition, diet and exercise
Carb Blockers: What They Don't Do
Carb blockers will only inhibit the conversion of complex carbohydrates (starch) into sugar. They do not have any effect on simple sugars that are found in soda, ice cream, candy and alcoholic beverages.
How to Use Carb Blockers
It is important to know that carb blockers cannot be considered a complete weight loss solution. They should only be used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. However, carb blockers are still very useful in blunting the effect of calories from carbohydrates. A typical dosage is one to three tablets or capsules just before a carb-rich meal, so that they can start to work their magic as soon as digestion begins.
Side Effects and Cautions
When used as directed, carb blockers are very safe. They should be only taken with meals that contain a significant quantity of complex carbohydrates. Side effects for some users include loose stools, temporary gas and bloating upon one's first use of carb blockers.