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WHAT ARE CARB BLOCKERS?
Carb blockers are a unique type of diet supplement that works through a different pathway than all other diet or weight loss supplements.
Most weight loss supplements work through the power of caffeine or other stimulants to give you energy, maybe even giving a false sense that your metabolism is sped up or that you are not hungry because of the stimulant effect.
Some weight loss supplements help with “fullness” by using dietary fiber or bulk agents that distend the stomach and make you feel fuller thus wanting to eat less. Many others are herbs or minerals that help the body to metabolize energy more efficiently and while this can work very well, understanding how supplements work in the body are very important for maximizing your individual needs.
Carb Blockers, also known as starch blockers, can help block the enzymes needed to digest certain carbs without (some) of the unwanted calories.
But are the really as beneficial as they sound? This is a detailed review of carb blockers and their effects on your health and weight.Some types are sold as weight loss supplements. They'er made from a group of compounds called alpha-amylase inhibitor, which occur naturally in certain foods.
These compounds are usually extracted from beans and are referred to as Phaseolus vulgaris extract or white kidney bean extract.
Others come in the form of prescription medications called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AGIs), which are used to treat high blood sugar in type 2 diabetics. In this program, we are focusing on the nutritional supplement containing the bean extract, not the prescription medications.
What Does The Evidence Say?
Several studies show that carb blockers may be able to facilitate some degree of weight loss.
The studies ranged from 4-12 weeks long and people taking carb blockers usually lost between 2 to 5.5 pounds more than the control groups.
One study showed up to 8.8 pounds greater weight loss than the control group.Interestingly, the people who ate the most carbs appear to be the same ones who lost weight while using these supplements.
This makes sense because the higher the proportion of complex carbs in your diet, the bigger the difference carb blockers can make.However, the average weight loss for those eating a carb rich diet was still just 4.4 to 6.6 pounds on average.
In addition to blocking carb digestion, carb blockers may affect some of the hormone involved in hunger and fullness.
They may also help slow stomach emptying after a meal.
One reason for this effect may be because bean extracts also contain phytohaemagglutinin. This compound can increase the levels of some hormones involved in fullness.
One rat study found that the phytohaemagglutinin in carb blockers did cause a significant decrease in food intake. The rats that had been given the compound ate between 25% to 90% less. However, this effect lasted only a few days.
However, there may be other ways that carb blockers decrease appetite.
Similar studies found that a carb blocker supplement could decrease the amount of food the rats ate by 15% to 25% over a consistent period of time and even caused them to eat less of foods that are high in fat and sugar.
This effect has not been well researched in humans, but one recent study found that a concentrated, standardized bean extract did decrease feelings of hunger, probably by suppressing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Carb Blockers May Help Control Blood Sugar
Carb blockers are usually marketed as weight loss supplements, but they probably have a bigger impact on blood sugar control.
They prevent or slow down the digestion of complex carbs. As a result, they also lower the spike in blood sugar levels that would normally happen when those carbs are absorbed into the blood stream.However, this is only true for the percentage of carbs that are actually affected by the carb blockers.In addition, carb blockers are thought to affect some of the hormones involved in controlling blood sugar levels.
In several studies of healthy people, carb blocker supplements have been shown to cause a smaller rise in blood sugar after consuming a meal high in carbs. They also cause blood sugar levels to return to normal faster.
Beneficial Resistant Starch
Carb blockers have another unintended benefit — they increase the amount of resistant starch in the large intestine.
This is because they decrease the amount of carbs that are absorbed in the small intestine, thereby increasing the starch that runs through the gut.
Similar to fiber, resistant starches are any starches in food that cannot be digested by the enzymes in the small intestine.
They are found in foods such as raw potatoes, bananas legumes and some whole grains. When resistant starches pass into the large intestine, gut bacteria ferment them and release gasses and beneficial short chain fatty acids.When carb blockers prevent the digestion of complex carbs in the small intestine, these carbs function like resistant starches.
Many studies have associated resistant starch with decreased body fat, healthier gut bacteria and improved blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.
Additionally, resistant starches may help increase the amount of fat your body burns after a meal.
Are Carb Blockers Safe?
Carb blockers are generally considered safe, but make sure to buy them from a reputable source.
As far as side effects are concerned, carb blockers are considered very safe.
Supplement manufacturers are themselves responsible for the safety and integrity of their products.When it comes to supplements make sure they bear the logo for Good Manufacturing Practice.
All of CarbMelt's products are manufactured to exceed the highest quality standards.