Touted as a “starch blocker,” Phaselous vulgaris, or white kidney bean, often appears as a primary ingredient in weight-loss supplements. Numerous studies demonstrate the possible effectiveness of white kidney bean extract in blocking the absorption and break down of carbohydrates in the body (Bean Extract 2007). While not a license to eat carbs freely, when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and steady dose of exercise, white kidney bean extract may help promote weight loss*.
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BioChem – Carb Phaser 1000 Phase 2 – ($13.46 for 120 Veggie Caps)
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*Author’s Note: This blog is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Extract, Bean. “Weight Loss Weapon — Carb-cutting Enzyme Stopped By Bean Extract, Endocrinologists Say.” Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology. 1 Apr. 2007. Web. 06 May 2011. file://localhost/<http/::www.sciencedaily.com:videos:2007:0404-weight_loss_weapon.htm>.