Has anyone tried the Phase 2 Carb Controller?

By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2012-01-02 03:20:17 -0600
Started 2011-12-27 19:15:29 -0600

Phase 2 Carb Controller is supposed to be a carb blocker and Starch Neutrilizer. It is taken in pill or capsule form.

What I've learned about this is, it's the first all natural non-stimulant (white kidney Bean) extract clinically shown to reduce carb calories. It is also FDA approved.

I was thinking about maybe going into a health food store to find this, and trying it.

But, I'd like some opinions on this.

Has anyone out there tried carb blockers, and do they work?

18 replies

LindseyLou993 2011-12-29 00:40:46 -0600 Report

I take gymnema! I LOVE IT!

I recommend it to every diabetic I meet.

It's FDA approved and has been used for thousands of years in diabetes control.

It's an herbal supplement. Its molecular structure is similar to that of glucose so it binds to glucose receptors in your intestine to prevent it from being absorbed. Basically, it covers some of the glucose absorbers. I KNOW it works because when I was in my honeymoon period and on zero insulin I took it and I went low every time. It's equivalent to about one unit of insulin for me.

I've tried other carb blockers and this is the only one that works for me!

jayabee52 2011-12-29 02:48:54 -0600 Report

FDA approved Lindsey? I didn't know that the FDA approved herbal suppliments.

Jan8 2011-12-29 14:53:01 -0600 Report

Hey Jay,The FDA approves some of our very worst meds on the market today. People die everyday from those loser drugs because everybody's body is different. Esp. some of the statins and heart drugs.

jayabee52 2011-12-29 17:50:48 -0600 Report

Granted, Jan! i was just looking for the source of the statement for the FDA approval for Gymnema. I don't desire to debate the effecacy of some FDA approvals, especially in light of some of the missteps they've made even with Diabetes meds.

Caroltoo 2011-12-29 03:56:12 -0600 Report

It's an Indian Ayervedic remedy that has been around for hundreds of years. I seriously doubt the FDA approved an herbal remedy. It is offered by several online sites.

jayabee52 2011-12-29 04:24:52 -0600 Report

I have read extensively on this tonight Carol. I was trying to find if she had somewhere which had claimed FDA approval. I will need to research this further, but perhaps I might add it to my diabetes regimen. Thanks!

EDIT: You got me thinking of another way to search for the claims for FDA approval of this herbal substance. Here is the result ~ http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceCo... Needless to say the FDA did not appprove it at that time (2005). I have seen it mentioned in other antiglycemic formulas (as not FDA approved) but have not yet found it singled out by itself like that. I did find a supplier (seacoast vitamins) which says it is "Fda" approved, but no proof supplied.

Caroltoo 2011-12-27 20:17:43 -0600 Report

Haven't seen any studies, but have heard folks say "yea" and "nay". Since beans are carbs, the chemistry of this would be really odd.

re1ndeer 2011-12-27 20:28:19 -0600 Report

The thought though was that it is FDA approved, peaked my interest. So naturally I was looking for more responses to find out if this should or should not, be a drug of choice. Thanks for responding.

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