I've been hearing a lot about Carb Blockers with phaseolamin. How safe is this supplement?
Phaseolamin is a derivative of the North American white kidney bean plant. It works by inhibiting a pancreatic digestive enzyme called alpha-amylase. Alpha-amylase breaks down starch (carbs) to an absorbable form. It is not something new.
Phaseolamin has been around since 1974 and has not impressed The scientific community much. It must be taken less than 30 minutes before eating a meal containing starch. It does cause diarrhea and gas issues with most Users and it is not cheap.
It has been approved as GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the German Commission E, a well respected herbal and nutritional scientific source. My opinion is that it is probably safe for the general Public but not for diabetics. However, I have never seen long term results with either fat blockers or carb blockers.