Today we are conducting a comprehensive review of Natrol Carb Intercept 3. Carb Intercept 3 claims to contain an advanced formula that helps to support weight loss by controlling carbs, burning calories and helping to metabolize fats. Natrol advertises that this carb blocker supplement is clinically tested to reduce the enzymatic digestion of starch with its Phase2 carb controller complex.
These are the facts:
- Chromium – 30 mcg
- Sodium – 15 mg
Phase2 Carb Controller Complex – 750 mg
- White Kidney Bean Extract
- Green Tea Extract – 270 mg
- EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) – 135 mg
- Caffeine – 75 mg
- Magnesium Stearate
- Dicalcium Phosphate
- Gum arabic
The main active ingredients that help to promote weight loss is white kidney bean extract and chromium. White kidney bean extract helps to reduce the digestion starch by inhibiting the alpha amylase enzyme from breaking carbohydrates down but allowing them to pass through the body instead.Chromium converts carbs to energy and supports a healthy metabolism by improving the function of hormones that help to prevent high blood sugar levels. Green tea and antioxidants such as EGCG helps to support weight loss by improving energy and metabolic levels. It is concerning to see that this product contains caffeine, fillers, and binders which according to research affect the potency and quality of the white kidney bean extract.
Natrol suggests taking 2 capsules twice a day with meals. This dosage seems to be an unbalanced daily serving of chromium and white kidney bean extract. Based on research an optimum balance should be about 1000 mg of white kidney bean extract and 1000 mcg of chromium daily for optimum results.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects such as sleeplessness, rapid heartbeats, and nervousness may occur due to the caffeine content in this product. Carb Intercept 3 also contains soy and dairy and is not suitable for people who are suffering from allergies or medical conditions and women who are pregnant or lactating.
This product retails for about $12.00 to $18.00 and can only be purchased from third party suppliers. Each bottle contains 60 capsules which are less than a month’s supply based on the recommended dose. There are no discounts or bulk purchase options available for this product.
Natrol has not mentioned if they offer a satisfaction guarantee on their products. We are skeptical about products that don’t have a guarantee as it does not provide us with any confidence in their formula.
Conclusion of Our Natrol Carb Intercept 3 Review
We like that Carb Intercept 3 comes in convenient capsules that are easy to swallow and that it only contains natural ingredients. With that being said, there are a few disadvantages about the product. We are concerned that this formula contains caffeine and allergens that may cause side effects, in addition to this, the and additional fillers and binders have no nutritional value and may affect the potency of the active ingredients. When looking at the consumer feedback, we found complaints that some have suffered from gastrointestinal distress such as nausea and constipation. Without any satisfaction guarantee, we do not recommend taking a risk on losing out hard earned money if you find that this product does not work.