Everything You Need to Know About Carb Blockers
Recently there has been a noticeable entry of carb (or starch) blockers hitting the weight loss market. Carbohydrate blockers cause an obstruction to digesting carbohydrates, limiting the amounts of carbs and calories that are actually absorbed into the body.
Among the ingredients found in these carb blockers are wheat germ, bean extracts and even more often white kidney beans. The key ingredient is actually phaseolamin. This limits alpha amylase, which is an enzyme used to process carbohydrates. It causes many carbs being digested to simply pass through undigested instead.
Carb blockers actually have the ability to boost your metabolism, also aiding you to burn off more of the weight. Still yet, there is controversy regarding the effectiveness of carb blockers. Studies by the Mayo Clinic disclosed that between 4000 and 6000 milligrams of phaseolamin were required to effect the digestion of carbohydrates.
A large number of the carbohydrate blockers on the market are around 500mg with just a few at the maximum of 4000mg. On the other side of the dispute is the thought that the clinical studies of phaseolamin were done in the laboratory. After all, this is a different environment from the real body which has the chemistry to break down phaseolamin allowing it to counteract the alpha amylase enzyme.
In the end, you may be looking to attain your perfect weight, or maybe simply lose a few pounds. This type of dieting aid may indeed help you along the way, though they won’t take all the weight off alone. Taking them prior to eating can definitely help you to enjoy a little more of what you do like, while still giving you the benefit of some weight loss.