Could this weight loss supplement that aims to block some of the carbohydrates from being absorbed into the body really work to help people to lose weight? We take an in-depth look at PureNature Carb Blocker below, to find out.
PureNature Carb Blocker contains a white kidney bean protein called Phaseolamin, as well as some vitamins and natural stimulant Guarana.
If you struggle with reducing your carb intake and want to lose weight, then this product might appeal to you. It could potentially offer some support if taken occasionally, for example before a large, carb-heavy meal, but we not advise someone to take it all the time. It could lull you into a false sense of security and actually encourage you to eat more bread, rice, and pasta, expecting this supplement to take it all away. Although white kidney bean extract may have a slight carb blocking effect, it will not block everything and so you may actually find you start putting on weight rather than losing it, with this supplement.
Potential side effects may include some gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, gas, and stomach cramps, as well as increased urination, reduced blood sugar levels, a decrease in blood pressure, interactions with some prescription drugs, and nausea.
PureNature Carb Blocker can be purchased from Amazon UK’s website or Be-Beautiful Online. A single bottle costs £8.99 with free UK shipping at the time of writing this article.
PureNature Carb Blocker contains some reasonable ingredients and it looks safe. Many supplements use white kidney bean extract as a carb blocker, and for occasional use, it can be effective if you are going to be consuming a lot of carbs.
In our opinion, however, it would be better to change your diet rather than using a supplement. Switching to unrefined carbs such as wholewheat bread and pasta is one way to make an improvement.
Many of the ingredients are also present in insufficient quantities so this supplement may not cause that much of an effect. The limited clinical evidence available for white kidney bean extract has all been using much larger daily doses and in addition, most of these trials have been carried out over months rather than weeks, so you may have to take it for a long time before you see any results at all.
Carbs are usually only part of the reason we gain weight, and this supplement won’t help to prevent dietary fats or sugars from being absorbed by the body and adding to your weight gain.
Overall, we do not recommend PureNature Carb Blocker to our readers.
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PureNature Carb Blocker is a supplement that, as the name suggests, is intended to block some of the carbs that you eat from being absorbed by your body as fat.
The main ingredient of PureNature Carb Blocker is an ingredient called Phaseolamin, which is derived from white kidney bean extract and is a natural protein and alpha-amylase inhibitor.
White kidney bean extract works by blocking a percentage of your dietary carbs from being absorbed by your body as fat. It does this by preventing the enzyme alpha-amylase from binding with starches. Alpha-amylase is produced in the saliva and it breaks down carbohydrates into molecules that the body can easily absorb. When you prevent this process, the carbohydrates pass unabsorbed through the body as waste. It does not seem to work for everyone, but can help some people depending on their individual lifestyle and habits.
White kidney bean extract is rich in fibre so can help you to feel fuller for longer which could help to reduce your appetite. The product also contains natural stimulants guarana as well as some vitamins.
PureNature Carb Blocker is sold by PureNature through Amazon stores. The manufacturers state that the product is made in the UK, to ‘certified standards’. The product is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is free from gluten, nuts, yeast, salt, sugar, artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives.
Whilst the company have a range of products available through Amazon, we were unable to locate an official website for the company and there is little information available about the company online. There are no available contact details for the company, nor an address. Customers who want to contact the company should do so through Amazon.
PureNature Carb Blocker claims to help accelerate carbohydrate and starch reduction. It claims to help support weight loss and block carbohydrates by neutralising the enzymes responsible for the digestion of them, temporarily delaying digestion and absorption of the carbohydrates, allowing a portion of them to pass through the system before they can be converted into glucose, and then fat.
They also say that it provides antioxidants, supports metabolism and resets an individual’s “hunger thermostat” to reduce the appetite.
We think it is unlikely that PureNature Carb Blocker will work exactly as described. There is some clinical evidence for white kidney bean extract to help block carbs, however there is not enough currently to support its use for weight loss, even if it does allow complex carbohydrates to pass through largely undigested.
Added to that, even if this supplement does work, it doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. Unless you already struggle with over-eating carbs, you are unlikely to notice much difference. This supplement will not work as a fat burner or help you lose weight.
The ingredients in PureNature Carb Blocker are listed below. The ingredient quantities are correct for 1 capsule.
There aren’t too many side effects associated with PureNature Carb Blocker.
There may be some possible side effects such as:
The supplement could also have interactions with some prescription drugs.
Do not exceed the stated dose. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Always consult your GP before taking nutritional supplements especially if you are taking medication or have an existing medical condition. Not suitable for pregnant or lactating women Keep out of reach of children. You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet.
There are hundreds of reviews on both Amazon as well as a few on another site where the product is sold, Be-Beautiful Online.
The reviews on the Be-Beautiful Online website are all highly positive, and include:
Have been us using this product for ten days now and it has definitely produced results . Lost 10.5 lbs and has curbed hunger pangs so no snacking . Would highly recommend and will be purchasing more.
The reviews on Amazon are mixed but still over 50% positive, however, most of the 5-star reviews are quite generic, and say they are working but don’t mention any specific weight loss:
Great Product, have used other Carb Blockers in the past with no effect. This product does what is says and good results.
Customer Service is also great, will definitely use company again
I have been using these for 5 days and feel they are working. They seem to stop me feeling bloated too
There is supposedly a money-back guarantee available for this product on Amazon. Be-Beautiful Online who also sell the product on Amazon, state that they have a ‘no quibble money back guarantee’. However, it is unclear how easy this will be to claim.
PureNature Carb Blocker can be purchased from Amazon’s UK website or from Be-Beautiful Online.
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The Diet Pills Watchdog does not recommend PureNature Carb Blocker.
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