Carb Blockers

Carbohydrate Blockers are often called Carb Blockers / Starch Blockers and they are a  type of slimming product which reduce the amount of calories you absorb from your daily intake of carbohydrates in food.

White Kidney Beans

Most of the Over-The-Counter (OTC) Carb Blockers are based on an active ingredient called Phaselous Vulgaris or Phase2 for short, but its also known as White Kidney Bean, where it is extracted. There are other active components believed to prevent carbohydrates absorption, they usual one is Garcinia Cambogia (aka Hydroxycytric Acid or HCA for short).

Although not available on this site, nor for slimming purposes, there is a pharmaceutical prescription diabetes medication which is a carb/starch blocker. I will include this paragraph about the pharmaceutical product Acarbose for completeness.  Acarbose inhibits another group of enzymes (Glycoside Hydrolases), which are needed to digest carbohydrates in the small intestines along with the pancreatic Alpha-Amylase enzyme, which is also the enzyme which Phaselous works directly on.

Back to the aim of this site, Phaselous which is the active ingredient on most carb blocking supplements, works by blocking the action of Alpha-Amylase. The inhibition of this enzyme reduces digestion of complex carbohydrates.

This results in less glucose being absorbed because the carbohydrates are not broken down into glucose by the enzymes.

Finally this reduces the amount of of calories you receive from carbs, and ultimately helps you to slim down.