Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles seem like a method of losing weight that is much more fun than taking pills or fad diets. The reason is that instead of popping pills, the concept behind the Carb Intercept Sprinkles is that you place them right onto the food you’ll be consuming to help manage the number of carbohydrates that are actually absorbed by your body.
What’s more, the product is conveniently packaged so that it can travel anywhere with you, at home, at work, in a restaurant, or even on vacation.
Not all Customers are Fans of the Product
While there is no question that Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles are easy to use and can conveniently adopt to any lifestyle, the real question to ask, then, is whether or not this product is actually safe and effective enough to make it worthwhile.
Though the concept may seem appealing at first glance, there have been some customer reviews that have shown a downside to using a product that has to be sprinkled on food.
The first complaint is that it doesn’t feel as medically sound and has a more “fad”-like association. Many customers also complained that while it seemed to be a good idea, whenever they were in public, it was embarrassing to shake the Carb Intercept Sprinkles all over their food.
On the other hand, though it is not the most subtle and discrete way of dieting, the up side is that people who struggle to swallow capsules find these easier to take.
Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles Ingredients
Disappointingly, the entire ingredient list was not available at the time of this Carb Intercept Sprinkles review. That being said, the key ingredient was Phase 2 Carb Controller, which is also known as white kidney bean extract (also known as Phaseolus Vulgaris).
This is an ingredient that is commonly used in over-the-counter weight loss supplements because there is some clinical evidence that in the right dosage, it may allow for some carb blocking effects.
As a source of dietary fiber, Phaseolus vulgaris beans may help to boost the elimination of fat from your diet and prevent cholesterol absorption. It is often believed to be a carb or “starch blocker” because there has been some research that shows it may lower the body’s absorption of starch. That being said, this has never been scientifically proven and more clinical research needs to be done to truly determine the effects white kidney bean may have on weight loss.
Side Effects May Occur
Carb Intercept Sprinkles is not without the possibility of adverse effects. Although they are not typically serious, individuals who have taken white kidney bean have reported unpleasant side effects such as:
- Cramping in the stomach
In terms of the actual form of the supplement of a sprinkle instead of a capsule, there truly aren’t any medicinal benefits to one over the other except that it may be easier for some to swallow the sprinkles if they struggle to take pills. The main ingredient is very common and there don’t seem to be any benefits except perhaps psychological ones for one over the other.
In order to decide what weight loss plan is best for you, whether sprinkles, pills, or anything else for that matter, it is best to speak with your doctor. This will help to ensure that whatever weight loss strategy you decide to follow will be safe for your unique health needs and expectations. It would be unwise to assume that Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles will be a safe and effective option for you simply because it contains herbal ingredients and is sold over the counter.
Update, November 2019: Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles is currently unavailable, with some sites that previously sold the product stating that it has been discontinued. This is not surprising considering the number of consumers who were disappointed with this product and the lack of evidence that it actually worked. If you are seeking a quality non-prescription weight loss product, there are many options available.