Side Effects

Carb Blockers are very well tolerated by the vast majority of people, there are a few potential side effects, however none of them are especially bad or dangerous unlike many other supplements used in weight loss.

Carb Blockers reduce, limit or inhibit the creation or actions of the alpha-amylase enzyme, which is a starch digesting enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates in the stomach, resulting in most carbohydrates moving through the digestive tract undigested, and ultimately denying the body the carbs calories.

Excess Gas
Its a little embarrassing, as the most common side effect is excessive gas / wind, which is mostly generated by the bodies inability to break down the carbs. This excess wind may or may not include a little bloating and some lower abdominal discomfort.

This build of gas is caused more so by the supplements which contain a bean or wheat extract which are contained in most if not all carb blockers.

The old saying “Beans Beans Good for your heart, the more you eat the more you fart”, is certainly true in this case.

You can however use Activated Charcoal to ease if not eliminate the odour if they are unpleasant, and you can drink peppermint tea,a few drops of peppermint oil or even peppermint capsules to alleviate the bloating.

Heart Burn and Fat Soluble Vitamins
Other possible but not always occurring side effects include a little heart burn, which is caused most likely due to change in stomach acids and enzymes, which these products cause, its usually mild and will pass.

The only other side effect worth mentioning is Carb Blockers are believed to reduce the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and omega-3-6-9 fatty acids. However  this isn’t usually a problem for most healthy people. If you are taking a fat soluble vitamin supplement for a medical reason, you should check with your doctor that Carb Blockers are acceptable to use.

Vitamins which could be affected are A, D, E and K, along with Omega 3-6-9 and some others, if this concerns you a multi-vitamin or fish oil supplement will certainly solve this.