This is our review of AppliedNutrition Pre-Meal Carb Blocker. Its goals are to help support proper weight management. It is made with white kidney bean extract, which in studies has been shown to slow the breakdown of starchy carbohydrates. It can do this by decreasing amylase activity. Decreasing the amylase activity should cause your body to store less sugar as fat. Continue reading for our full review
- Common Bean (White Kidney Bean) Extract – 1000 mg
Other ingredients include: Rice flour, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.
White kidney bean extract has been researched and has shown that it is able to slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates by lessening the activity of the enzyme, amylase. When starchy carbohydrates such as, breads, cereal, rice, pasta and cake get eaten, amylase is the enzyme that helps digest them. The starches are usually broken down into sugar but when the activity of amylase is decreased it may cause less of your sugar calories to be stored as fat. Your body needs a certain amount of sugar for energy, so anything beyond that need will be stored as glycogen or stored as fat.
It is recommended to take 2 capsules twice a day before starchy meals and snacks. For the best results, you should also keep up a healthy diet and exercise plan. The capsules should be taken with a full 8 ounce glass of water. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Possible Side Effects
There are no possible side effects listed on the manufacturers website. You should consult with your doctor before taking it if you are on any medication or have any medical conditions, such as digestive disorders or acid reflux disease. This supplement is not meant for children under the age of 18. There is also a warning on the packaging stating that it contains a chemical known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Therefore, you should not use this product if you may become pregnant, are pregnant or nursing.
AppliedNutrition Pre-Meal Carb Blocker comes in bottles of 40 capsules and is sold for $12.99. This will only last you 10 days if you take the recommended dose which makes this product pretty expensive.
There was no customer guarantee listed on the manufacturer’s website and we were unable to find one during our research. This shows that the manufacturer doesn’t have much confidence in the effectiveness of this product and may cause some customers to be hesitant as well.
Our Final Review of AppliedNutrition Pre-Meal Carb Blocker
AppliedNutrition Pre-Meal Carb Blocker has a couple of positive things about it. Its one and only ingredient has been tested to decrease the activity of amylase and therefore help you store less fat. We were only able to find one customer review and it was positive saying this product was nice. There are a couple of things that concern us as well. Since 1 bottle will only last you 10 days, this product will end up being quite expensive in the long run. There was also no guarantee which made us unsure of the effectiveness of this product. Therefore, we feel that there are better options out there and would not recommend this product.