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Phase 2 Carb Blocker

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Phase 2 Carb Blocker Review Whatsupp NutritionPhase 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.

Each serving size (3 veggie capsules) of Phase 2 Carb Blocker contains 1.5 grams (1,500 mg) of Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer (White Kidney Bean Extract). The suggested use is to take one serving before any meal containing complex carbohydrates or starches, or as directed by a health care professional.

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, vegetable 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 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.

As for side effects, for the most part, white kidney bean is typically safe when taken as an oral supplement for the short term. The most common side effects are stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. That being said, 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. This is also true if you are pregnant or nursing.

It is in your best interest to play it safe and talk to your healthcare provider before taking Phase 2 Carb Blocker.

XyLEAN

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XyLEAN ReviewXyLEAN, from Lexona Labs, is a dietary supplement marketed for weight loss. This non-prescription diet pill has been designed to support appetite suppression, energy and focus. Each of these benefits can be highly beneficial to your dieting and exercising efforts as you work toward shedding excess pounds.

For instance, appetite suppression can help you stick to your efforts to maintain a healthful diet that is reduced in calories. Energy can help you carry on with your busy day and help you not skip out on workouts. Meanwhile, having focus can benefit both your dieting and exercising goals. When you have a clear head it is easier to stick to your objectives.

That being said, while these are all notable benefits, this doesn’t mean that XyLEAN will necessarily deliver them. Its efficacy is fully dependent on the ingredients within its formula.

When this XyLEAN review was written, the formula was composed of a XyLEAN Blend of which there was 725 mg per 1 table serving. The XyLEAN Blend contained the following ingredients: Caffeine Anhydrous, Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl, Phase-2 Carb Controller, White Kidney Bean Extract, Octopamine HCl, Theobromine, L-Theanine, Hordenine HCl, Synephrine HCl.

Based on the above ingredients, XyLEAN is likely to provide increased focus and energy. The main reason is due to the fact that it contains almost all stimulant ingredients. That being said, the fact that it contains so many stimulants is also a downside. The reason is that this significantly increases the risk of adverse effects, such as insomnia, anxiety, jitters, restlessness, heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, etc.

To put this into greater perspective, the following are all the stimulant ingredients this product contains: caffeine, phenylelthylamine, octopamine, syneprhine and hordenine.

To make matters worse, this product combines caffeine with two naturally occurring stimulants in the herb bitter orange: syneprhine and octopamine. Synephrine, specifically, acts as a catalyst to caffeine. In addition to boosting its good side effects, it also significantly increases its bad side effects. As a result, this can increase the risk of dangerous cardiovascular events such as high blood pressure, fainting, heart attack and stroke.

Unfortunately, due to the number of stimulants in XyLEAN, it would be in your best interest to avoid this product. There are much safer non-prescription diet pills that can help support your weight management program. Still, if you feel that this product is worth a try, it is prudent that you first speak with your healthcare professional to make sure it is safe for you to take.

Carb Stopper Extreme review

Carb Stopper Extreme

Carb Stopper Extreme review

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Carb Stopper Extreme is an over the counter weight loss supplement that is meant to make it possible for a dieter to shed the extra pounds more easily than is possible with unassisted dieting and exercise. The concept behind the claimed benefits regarding this diet pill is that it will help to promote the blocking of carb absorption from consumed foods, making it easier to adhere to a reduced carbohydrate diet.

There is one active ingredient in this pill. It is an extremely common substance in the nonprescription weight loss industry called white kidney bean extract. It is that ingredient that the site claims is responsible for the carb blocking action There have been some studies that have been conducted on this ingredient and while they are mostly considered to be preliminary, there have been some promising results that would suggest that this substance can help to stop the digestion of some of the carbs that are consumed by a dieter.

That said, what the studies have yet to conclusively show is whether or not this action is powerful enough to actually lead to weight loss. It is one thing to be able to block carb absorption, but it is something else to be able to do it to such a degree that it has a meaningful impact on caloric digestion and will then lead to weight loss.

Therefore, while it is true that Carb Stopper Extreme contains an ingredient that does likely function as a carbohydrate blocker, it cannot be said that it has been proven in published studies for having a direct link to fat loss from the body.

There are some positive customer testimonials on the official website for this product, but it is interesting to note that there are pictures of the people associated with the testimonials, and that a few of them appear to be photos that were taken in a studio, as they are in perfect lighting with a clean white background, and it is a picture of the head and shoulders of the people, with no clothing visible. While it may not be true that this is stock photography or models posing for the photos, it certainly gives that impression.

Carb Stopper Extreme is sold with a 90 day money back guarantee, within which time up to 1 opened and all other unopened bottles can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price. That said, the shipping will not be refunded for this product.

Body Perfect Kidney Bean reviews

Body Perfect Kidney Bean

Body Perfect Kidney Bean reviews

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Body Perfect Kidney Bean is a nonprescription weight loss capsule product that is manufactured and sold by a company in the United Kingdom called Bio-Synergy Ltd. It is advertised on the official manufacturer’s website as being a “high strength formula” that will help its users to stop their bodies from absorbing some of the carbohydrates that they are consuming in their food.

The ingredients – though not their quantities – are listed on the webpage for the product on the official site. They reveal that the only active ingredient within this diet pill is kidney bean extract. The other ingredients are non-active and include the capsule shell, which is gelatin, as well as magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.

This means that any benefit that could be obtained from Body Perfect Kidney Bean is based on the assumption that kidney bean extract will, indeed, not only be able to block some carbohydrates from being absorbed into the body, negating their impact on weight, but it also assumes that there will have been an effect that is large enough to actually generate measurable weight loss. After all, it is one thing to prove in a lab that this ingredient can act as a carb blocker, but it is something else to do this with such strength that it will have an impact on a dieter’s efforts to shed excess pounds.

To the credit of the manufacturer, it has taken the step to inform consumers that this pill is not a weight loss solution on its own. It provides specific advice that recommends visiting a general practitioner to ensure suitability and, if it turns out that this product is right for the individual, then it recommends using it as a part of a greater healthy lifestyle. This is very important as it may not be appropriate or safe for everyone, and popping this pill (or any pill for that matter) on its own will not cause weight to simply magically melt away.

It points out that weight loss can be hard work, but that by using this product, it will help to ensure that the best possible results will come from those efforts.

Unfortunately, it does not cite any scientific or medical studies that would suggest that it has any clinical foundation upon which to base its claims. Furthermore, research into the effectiveness of kidney bean extract in terms of measurable weight loss produced very few results, and among those that did exist, the research was typically small and/or inconclusive.

Pyro MX Leancore review

Pyro MX Leancore

Pyro MX Leancore review

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Pyro MX Leancore was developed by a company called Sci-MX, which is based in the United Kingdom and is somewhat new when compared to many other players within the nonprescription weight loss market. These diet pills are meant to provide dieters with fat oxidation and metabolism boosting when they have been taken multiple times every day. The official web page for the product, on the manufacturer’s website, says that users can expect to see results within a short span of time.

Before taking this Pyro MX Leancore, it is very important to learn about its ingredients and to discuss it with a doctor. Fortunately, the official webpage does offer consumers a full list of all of the ingredients that make up the formula, as well as the quantities of every substance. This is a positive sign when it comes to diet pills.

Within this Pyro MX Leancore, a dieter will be taking the Pyro-Therm complex, which is made up of a total of 184 mg of caffeine per serving (three capsules) from guarana, bitter orange peel, yerba mate, and cayenne pepper. They will also be taking green tea extract (which also contains caffeine above and beyond that amount), acetyl carnitine, white kidney bean extract, tyrosine, Bioperine ®, vitamin B5 and chromium.

Immediately, it should stand out to many people who are familiar with this industry that the product is contains a very high amount of stimulants. While some stimulants, used within reason, can produce an effect that not only boosts the metabolism but that also helps to reduce the size of the appetite, they are notorious for causing unwanted side effects among some users. These can include anything from headaches and jitters, to anxiety, nausea, sleeplessness, and other uncomfortable problems. These do not necessarily occur in everyone who uses stimulants, but they are not uncommon.

The second issue that is rather worrisome is that this product contains bitter orange. This is a very powerful stimulant which will boost the overall stimulation and risk of side effects, but this individual ingredient stands out from among the others because it comes with a warning from the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a caution to consumers who buy diet pills online or in stores with regards to this substance because it contains synephrine. Synephrine is a very powerful stimulant that became popular when ephedra was banned, back in the 1990s. It has been associated with strong side effects that can be dangerous for some people, such as spiking blood pressure, convulsions, and others.

Thermo-Cuts Extreme Reviews

Thermo-Cuts Extreme

Thermo-Cuts Extreme Reviews

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Thermo-Cuts Extreme is the stronger version of the Optimum Nutrition drug called Thermo Cuts. This drug has a very similar (long) list of ingredients to its cousin, but also includes hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as an ingredient. Not only are many reviewers already claiming that this drug is simply another ineffective product, but it is also being compared to other drugs containing HCA which are being suspected of causing the side effects that have led the FDA to speak out against several different diet drugs.

In May of 2009, the FDA released a statement that recommended that all users of Hydroxycut diet products should stop using them right away as they have a risk of liver-related side effects that can be anywhere from mild to life-threatening. Though Thermo-Cuts Extreme is not made by Hydroxycut (which recalled every one of their products), it does include the ingredient HCA which is suspected to be the culprit behind the many undesirable side effects that had been seen in the Hydroxycut products. These side effects include jaundice, light colored stools, brown urine, itching, weakness, stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, unusual fatigue, and other liver-related issues.

Aside from HCA, Thermo-Cuts Extreme also includes Chromium (which show only conflicting clinical trial results), Garcinia Cambogia Extract (the source of the HCA), NeOptuna Extract, Caffeine Anhydrous (which is a fancy word for caffeine, a stimulant which can boost energy, though it does often lead to stimulant-related side effects such as sleeplessness, headaches, and jitters), Phase 2 Brand White Kidney Bean Extract (which can help with weight loss, but only in high concentrations, which is unlikely within the Thermo-Cuts Extreme formula),Green Tea Extract (which is also effective in very high doses that are unlikely within this pill), Promilin, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA, which can contribute to weight loss when taken in high doses, but not in the lower doses of Thermo-Cuts Extreme), L-Carnitine, Grapefruit Peel Extract, Bioperine (which helps the body to absorb nutrients from food but has never been shown to help with weight loss), and Vanadyl Sulfate.

Though it may look like an inexpensive product at $25.99 (at the time of this review) per 200 capsules, as you are required to take as many as twelve of those capsules every day, a single bottle will last only 16 days, requiring two bottles (and 400 capsules!) per month. This is neither inexpensive nor realistic considering that the ingredients do not show promise for being very effective at assisting with weight loss.

Carb Intercept Sprinkles

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Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles seem like a method of losing weight that is much more fun than taking pills or fad diets. The real question to ask, then, is whether or not this product is actually safe and effective enough to make it worthwhile. Instead of popping pills, the concept behind the Natrol 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. They are conveniently packaged so that they can travel anywhere with you, at home, at work, in a restaurant, or even on vacation when you go away from home.

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 Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles all over their food. 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.

Though the entire ingredient list was not available at the time of this review, the key ingredient in Natrol Carb Intercept Sprinkles was listed as 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.

Related to this supplement, several unpleasant and undesirable side effects have been noted, including gas, cramping in the stomach, and diarrhea.

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 to ensure that it will be safe for your unique health needs and expectations.