white kidney bean extract

ann888
By ann888 Latest Reply 2011-12-02 20:21:36 -0600
Started 2011-11-16 20:29:50 -0600

I have been hearing alot about this and wonder if anyone else has…supposed to be good for blocking carbs…saw it on Dr Oz..thanks


3 replies

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-11-30 12:48:34 -0600 Report

Sorry for the lateness of my reply Ann. I didn't post on this discussion immediately since during my research on this subject I clicked on a link supposedly from Dr Oz and I got some "malware" on the computer that I was on. All my findings were lost and frustrated, I went to bed.

I have tried to redo my research (avoiding the Dr Oz sites) and found these

http://www.criticalbench.com/White-Kidney-Bea...

http://www.ehow.com/about_5118411_white-kidne...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/489309-is-w...

http://www.livestrong.com/article/492059-whit...

http://caloriecount.about.com/starch-blockers...

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/atkins-nutr...

I've read through these articles and there is half-hearted support for using the white kidney Bean extract. It won't harm you, but the extract only inhibits ( not blocks) the action of the starch digestion enzyme alpha-amylase, there is another enzyme "glucoamylase" which may take over when the alpha-a is inhibited.

plus there may be some rather unpleasant side effects:

http://dailytech.us/health/white-bean-extract...

Only you can make that kind of decision as to what you put into your body.
I for one choose not to do that.

Blessings!

James

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2011-11-17 20:27:45 -0600 Report

I haven't heard about bean extract but I do know that when I make homemade bean soup my #'s are good even though I eat a lot of it. I usually use several kinds of beans in my soups.

ann888
ann888 2011-12-02 20:21:36 -0600 Report

I have tried it for about 2 months…it hasnt helped with weight loss, but my blood sugar has improved alot…Iwent from 6.3 to 5.8…daily am after breakfast is verylow so much that I had to increase carbs.( 60 to 75 BS) and after lunch its been 100 and dinner 112 to 125…amazing to me…also my triglicerides are 104…down from 154…

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