- Weight Management
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Sports Nutrition
- Tanning Pills
- Health Blog
- About Us
- Contact Us
There are plenty of diet plans and weight loss programmes on the market these days but one of the most commonly heard approaches is to limit the amount of carbohydrates we eat.
Carbohydrates can be found in many different foods - it’s not just a case of no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc. Many people are unaware that fruit and vegetables also contain carbohydrates.
Reducing our carbohydrate intake can also cause side effects such as constipation, bad breath and headaches – some of these are because we are no longer absorbing enough fibre and others are due to the increase in protein we consume to help fill the carbohydrate gap.
But there is a way we can ‘have our cake and eat it!’ – or in other words, eat carbs and stay healthy too.
Carb blockers (also known as starch blockers) are a supplement containing Phaseolamin which is a natural substance derived from the white kidney bean and helps to neutralise the enzymes responsible for the digestion of carbohydrate. This temporarily delays digestion and absorption of the carbohydrates, allowing a portion of them to pass through the system before they can be converted into glucose, and then fat.
A double-blind, human pilot study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine found that those who ate the most carbohydrates and took a supplement containing Phase 2, lost significantly more weight and inches from their waist than the placebo group.
When stratified by total carbohydrate intake, the Phase 2 group lost an average of 8.7 lb. (3.9 kg) and 3.3 inches off their waists, while the placebo group lost an average of 1.7 lb. (0.77 kg) and 1.3 inches. The results were statistically significant.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 60 human subjects showed that those who took Phase 2 lost an average of 6.45 lb. (2.93 kg) in 30 days, compared to those on placebo, who lost less than 1 lb. (0.45 kg), on average. Those participants on Phase 2 also lost, on average, over 10% of body fat mass, and more than 3% in waist circumference.
Carb blockers are not new to the market, they have been around for some time but here at Be Beautiful Online we have been working on a new formula to compete with the market leaders and we believe we have a winning formula.
We have added Vitamin C (high in anti-oxidants), Caffeine (to support absorption and metabolism) and Chromium – which all aim to reset one's "
hunger thermostat" that is to manage and lower your body’s appetite.
Image credit: An Mai