Phase 2 Carb Blocker is for weight management and is one of the fat loss supplements formulated by WhatSupp Nutrition. It contains the clinically studied ingredient, white kidney bean extract, and it claims to help people lose weight by blocking the body from digesting a portion of ingested carbs.
Phase 2 Carb Blocker Ingredients
At the writing of this Phase 2 Carb Blocker review, each serving size (3 veggie capsules) was composed of a single active ingredient: Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer (White Kidney Bean Extract), of which there is 1.5 grams (1,500 mg) per serving.
The suggested use is to take one serving before any meal containing complex carbohydrates or starches, or as directed by a health care professional.
A Closer Look at White Kidney Bean Extract
Phase 2 Carb Blocker’s single active ingredient is white kidney bean extract, also known as phaseolus vulgaris.
The common belief is that this herb is a carb blocker, a compound that affects the digestive process and results in the absorption of less dietary carbohydrate.
More specifically, white kidney bean extract is thought to function as a type of alpha-amylase inhibitor. Amylase is a digestive enzyme that is in charge of digesting starch. By blocking this enzyme, it prevents it from digesting starchy carbohydrates, which means that these carbs are not broken down into glucose and are eliminated as waste by the body.
That being said, even if white kidney bean does have this effect, carb blockers only block complex carbohydrates. These include grains, vegetables and legumes. Carb blockers have zero effect on simple sugars because they do not need amylase to be digested. This means that they are ineffective on sugars found in fruit, milk, natural sweeteners, cakes, candy, etc.
While Phase 2 Carb Blocker is correct in that it does contain a clinically studied ingredient, this ingredient has never been proven to lead to positive weight changes. More research needs to be conducted to know just how safe this herb is and how – or even if – it can benefit weight loss.
Potential Carb Blocker Side Effects
As for side effects, for the most part, white kidney bean is typically safe when taken as an oral supplement for the short term.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that adverse effects aren’t possible. The most common side effects associated with the active ingredient in Phase 2 Carb Blocker include (but are not necessarily limited to:
- Stomach upset
Additionally, it is important to note that it may lower blood sugar. Therefore, if you are pre-diabetic or a diabetic, this may not be the right product for you to take. The reason is that taking products with white kidney bean alongside diabetic medications may cause your blood sugar to become too low. This is also true if you are pregnant or nursing.
Consult with Your Healthcare Provider Before Use
It is in your best interest to play it safe and talk to your healthcare provider before taking Phase 2 Carb Blocker. This is particularly important if you have a known medical condition, are currently taking medications (prescription or non-prescription), herbal supplements, or are pregnant, nursing or are planning to become pregnant. Never make the assumption that taking a herbal supplement for short- or long-term use for weight loss or for any other health reasons is safe or the most effective option for you.
Update: An official product page could not be found for Phase 2 Carb Blocker in September 2019. Moreover, this diet pill could not be purchased on Amazon. The sales page for it still existed but Amazon has it listed as “Currently unavailable. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.” This is a good indication that this product doesn’t exist anymore.