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White Kidney Bean Extract to block carbs

mugzy

mugzy

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Aug 11, 2010
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I have used it several times in conjunction with diet and exercise however I could not tell you if it really works or not. Does anybody have experience with White Kidney Bean Extract as a carb blocker? Would love to hear your experiences with White Kidney Bean Extract.
 
MAYO

MAYO

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Sep 27, 2010
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White kidney bean extract doesn't really "block" carb digestion. It competitively inhibits an enzyme reponsible for breaking down carbs, amylase I believe but don't quote me. The actual reduction in carb digedtion is miniscule and at higher doses is more likely to cause indigestion and constipation rather than weight loss. Money would be better spent on Carnitine coupled with a low carb diet IMO.
MAYO
 
Lizard King

Lizard King

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Learn something new everyday, never even knew this product existed.
 
MAYO

MAYO

Bad Mother
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Here ya go boys:
-What it is:
Phaseolamin is a generic name for a proteinaceous inhibitor of the enzyme alpha- amylase that is made from white beans.
-The verdict:
Science 28 January 1983:
Vol. 219 no. 4583 pp. 393-395
DOI: 10.1126/science.6184780
A bean alpha-amylase inhibitor formulation (starch blocker) is ineffective in man
GL Carlson, BU Li, P Bass and WA Olsen
Abstract
A commercial alpha-amylase inhibitor with potent inhibitory activity in vitro was used in a randomized double-blind, cross-over clinical trial in six nonobese, healthy adult males. In these subjects, this inhibitor had no effect on the response of blood glucose, insulin, or breath hydrogen to a standardized starch meal. It is concluded that this formulation has no effect on starch digestion in humans.

-And more recently, but you gotta buy it if you are interested:
Determination of α-amylase inhibitor activity of phaseolamin from kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in dietary supplements by HPAEC-PAD




Maurizio Moscaa, Concetta Boniglia, a, , Brunella Carratùa, Stefania Giammariolia, Valentina Neraa and Elisabetta Sanzinia

aNational Center for Food Quality and Risk Assessment – Istituto Superiore di Sanità, viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy

Received 12 November 2007; revised 21 December 2007; accepted 22 December 2007. Available online 1 February 2008.
 
captaincaveman

captaincaveman

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Oct 17, 2010
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Capn's stone-age law number 1: Magic pill for weight loss = calories eaten need to be LESS THAN calories burned. Study this formula. Be this formula. LIVE this formula. :)

Beano MOST DEFINITELY works to stop gas, however. And that is very important in a cave. lol
 
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