Carb Blockers?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-01-09 07:21:49 -0600
Started 2011-11-30 08:28:13 -0600

Ok, so I am gearing up to do some changes and was searching for something to kick start me with some weight loss and this product came up. Carb Blocker. Some are made from the powder of the kidney bean and others are a compressed pill of similar origin. The claim is that each dose will block up to 75 grams of carbs in a meal. That could zero me out.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had heard of these or tried them? Does it work to help with our glucose numbers as well? All of the reviews I read on them were not from a diabetic point of view. I was just curious. Any thoughts?

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re1ndeer 2012-01-05 19:05:05 -0600 Report

I just started a slim-down weight loss program (New Years Resolution), with the O.k. from my doctor. It's not a carb blocker, but a sugar blocker. It helps eliminate excess body fat, and helps block sugar absorption. And it is diabetic friendly.

It's called PharmaPure Sugar Blocker.

It contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, yeast, wheat, corn, gluten, nuts, soy or milk-based by-products.

Sugar blocker can help block sugar absorption in the digestive system, leaving many sugars unabsorbed.

Sugar Blocker can block the taste of sugar on the tongue, thereby reducing cravings for sweets and sugary foods and beverages.

Lastly Sugar Blocker helps stabilize blood sugar, which translates into fewer sugars in the bloodstream (in the form of glucose) and less chance of sugars convereted into body fat.

So far since starting this program, which was on January 2, 2012 till today I 've lost 2 lbs. This is working for me. You may want to try this.

GabbyPA 2012-01-08 13:19:17 -0600 Report

Wow, that sounds interesting. Is it prescribed by your doctor or an over the counter thing?

re1ndeer 2012-01-08 14:32:57 -0600 Report

It's an over the counter pill. It's called PharmaPure Sugar Blocker. You are to take 3 pills a day, before a meal. Place pill on tongue (for a few seconds) then drink a glass of water.
My doctor told me to start with one pill first in the morning and then watch blood sugars (as I'm on insulin) as it will lower your blood sugars. Then the following week go to the lunch time pill, before eating. then finally to the supper pill in week 3.
Many people I know have lost great amounts of weight with this pill, so I asked my doctor and he said go ahead but watch your blood sugars, so you won't go to low. Starting tomorrow, I go to the lunch pill. So far since January 2nd I've now lost a total of 3 1/2 pounds (thats not to bad for a week)

I've put in the new product reviews, but it has not been posted yet. All the information will be there.

If you have any more questions, I'd be happy to tell you.

GabbyPA 2012-01-09 07:21:49 -0600 Report

Thanks I really appreciate it. For those of us who are insulin resistant, this sounds like it would help on several fronts. I will have to ask my doc about it as well.

Amalia707 2011-12-14 02:34:23 -0600 Report

Before U buy or try, check out this is not a diet, it actually shows U how to be Diet Free!!! Its a PROGRAM (not a diet) that teaches U how to balance your meals in a way that your body will use it as fuel and not affect your blood sugar. Robert Ferguson is the co-founder. Check it out and dont hesitate to ask me any questions. I can also give U discount code. Otherwise, may 2012 be the beginning of a new you!

GabbyPA 2011-12-14 17:23:44 -0600 Report

Thank you. I have not purchased them at this point. Not really convinced they will do much. Maybe I will check out your suggestion. Thanks.

ann888 2012-01-02 18:44:09 -0600 Report

Gabby, I have been using carb blockers for awhile and have not seen any help with weight loss, how ever my BS has been the best I have had in the almost 4 years since diagnosed…I take 2 before lunch and 2 before dinner and ny
a16 was 5.8 on last check…I continue with meds also

GabbyPA 2012-01-03 18:33:39 -0600 Report

That is really why I was interested in it. To help with my blood sugars. Even on meds, I just am not where I really want to be. My A1c is 6.7 and I really want to get it into the 5's

jayabee52 2011-11-30 12:43:09 -0600 Report

Gabby, I remember researching the white kidney bean extract in response to a discussion question posted recently. I didn't post on that particular discussion since 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

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::

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



GabbyPA 2011-12-01 07:26:53 -0600 Report

Thanks James. I will look at these links and see what is up with it. It had mixed reviews on the site, but none addressed the actual carb issue that we deal with. That is what I am curious about as well. At least it is not harmful, that is a for the side effects. Well, we all know how those tend to be. LOL

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-30 08:49:48 -0600 Report

I don't know, but would love to hear from someone also! How awesome would this be if it works! Keep us posted Gabby if you find out anymore info. Good Luck!

GabbyPA 2011-11-30 08:51:10 -0600 Report

One of the reviews said that Dr. Oz recommended it as the kidney bean powder based one. I had kind of heard of them before, but never really looked into it. I was not looking for them, but they caught my attention.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-30 11:16:58 -0600 Report

Going to the health food store today to get my ALA, will ask about it. See what they say, will let you know.