CarbMate Phase 2
Carb Controller with Phase 2, chromium, fiber, and prebiotics
Ensure the success of your weight loss program with this clinically tested, all-natural starch neutralizer extracted from a non-GMO crude bean powder. Bread, pasta, potatoes,and rice have long been an integral part of the diets around the globe. Defined as starches, and often identified as high glycemic, these foods are best consumed in moderation, particularly for those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Adding CarbMate to these favorite foods has been clinically proven to lessen their effect on blood sugar levels PLUS neutralize their impact on caloric intake.
Each serving of CarbMate Phase 2 carb controller has the potential to neutralize the digestion of 2000 to 2800 carb calories. CarbMate's Phase 2 advanced formula is further enhanced with Chromium, digestive resistant fiber, and prebiotics, including FOS and Inulin.
How CarbMate Phase 2 Works
CarbMate Phase 2 contains a clinically studied, all natural, non-stimulant starch neutralizer/carb controller extracted from crushed bean powder (Phaseolus vulgaris). CarbMate Phase 2 works in the intestinal tract by temporarily inhibiting the action of a starch digesting enzyme, called alpha-amylase. This is the enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar.
New Spirit's CarbMate Phase 2 extract significantly inhibits starch absorption, the major source of carbohydrates in the U.S. diet. For best results, it should be taken with, or prior to, a meal containing carbohydrates. The central theory of this new technology is that the digestion of carbohydrates begins with salivary amylase in the mouth and continues with pancreatic amylase in the gut. Research indicates that the ability to neutralize these enzymes may assist in weight control. The ability to neutralize these enzymes results in a decrease in the conversion of carbohydrates into monosaccharides and disaccharides.
How Much CarbMate Phase 2 do I Need?
Take one serving of CarbMate (slightly rounded tsp.) prior to consuming a starchy food or a starchy meal. CarbMate Phase 2 may be sprinkled on food or consumed by mixing with a liquid. Two servings per day are recommended for best results. This product may assist in weight control when accompanied by a sensible diet and exercise.
GTF Chromium is an important mineral that has received little recognition to date. Chromium assists in the metabolism of fats, including cholesterol. Chromium is a cofactor for insulin which seems to increase the efficiency of the hormone. As such, chromium improves glucose tolerance, which leads to more energy and stamina. Recent studies indicate that a high percentage of the population is deficient in chromium. Emerging research suggests that chromium may play an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. As such, it is currently being investigated for its role in maintaining blood glucose control which could be very significant for those desiring to lose weight and for people with type-2 diabetes. Recent reports strongly suggest that extra body fat contributes to insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes mellitus.
Ionic Trace Minerals
Helping to maintain a balance of ionic minerals in the body is essential to health. While little is known about the physical effect of some trace minerals, we do know that minerals provide much of the basic framework from which health is built and maintained. The ionic trace minerals in CarbMate can be readily assimilated.
Prebiotics include Short Chain Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and Inulin. Prebiotics, such as FOS and Inulin, help nourish and enhance the growth of probiotics in the intestines.
Numerous clinical studies have been conducted over the past 60 years since the discovery in the 1940s that found that some plants (beans) contained specific inhibitors of animal alpha-amylases. Research was conducted to find out how to extract and purify the anti-amylase inhibitor.
In 2000, an independent test by Lycoming Laboratories, using a modified USP test method, found that Phase 2 (a standard extract made from a portion of the white bean) could neutralize approximately 2,250 starch calories per gram. Since that time, several double blind trials have been conducted:
Study 1: A double blind, placebo-controlled study of 60 human subjects, aged 20-45 years and characterized as 11-33 lbs. overweight, was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a food supplement (500mg Phaseolamin) intended to help weight loss by reducing absorption of calories from carbohydrates. Participants were given a high carbohydrate diet.
Study 1 Results (after 30 days): Participants loss approximately 4% of body weight (compared with 0.47% loss in the placebo group). This weight loss resulted in a 10.45% reduction in body fat, without loss of lean body mass. In addition, participants had a 11.63% reduction in adipose membrane (by echography), a 3.44% reduction in waistline, a 1.39% reduction in hip circumference, and 1.44% reduction in thigh circumference.
Reference: Summary of Clinical Study Evaluation: Effectiveness of Phaseolamin. Conducted by Dr. R.Ballerini, Managing Director of Pharmecutical Development & Service Srl., Milano, Italy, Sept 7, 2001.
Study 2: A four week randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study of 25 healthy subjects consuming 1000mg of white bean extract (Phaseolamin), twice a day before meals.
Study 2 Results: The active group lost 6 lbs. (3.4%) in four weeks versus the placebo group at 2.6%. However, when the results were stratified by total carbohydrate intake, those in the highest percentile lost an average of 8.7 lbs. versus the placebo group at 1.7 lbs. The active group lost 3.3 inches from their waistlines versus 1.3 inches from the placebo group. These results show that those who consume the largest amount of carbohydrates in their diet will likely achieve the best results.
Reference: Blocking Carbohydrate Absorption and Weight Loss: A Clinical Trial Using a Proprietary Fractional White Bean Extract, J. Udani, MD, Asst. Professor at the Univ. of Calif., School of Medicine, Med. Dir. of the Integrative Med. Program at Northridge Hospital & B. B. Singh, MD, Pres. BRCG, Midlothian, VA. Alternative Therapies July/Aug 2007 Vol. B, No. 4.
Study 3: The University of Scranton study found that Phase 2 white bean extract was found to be a potent in vitro amylase inhibitor, thus potentially affecting the absorption of starch calories by decreasing the breakdown of starch.
Study 4: The Bread Consumption Study. Participants were given four large slices of white bread with 3 Tbl. of soybean oil margarine mixed with Phase 2 (610 calories from 60.5 grams of carbohydrates, 36.5 grams of fat, and 10.5 grams of protein, and 4 grams of Sweet N Low with 1.5 grams of Phase 2). The Phase 2 group had a slower rate of glucose absorption, lower changes in glucose Cmax (plasma glucose levels), and the glucose returned to baseline earlier than the control (62 minutes vs. 80 minutes). The area under the glucose curve from Phase 2 (0-60minutes ) was 66% lower than the control, indicating that approximately 66% of the calories from starch were neutralized with Phase 2.
The Results: The Phase 2 extract slows the rate of absorption of glucose from starch and increases the rate of clearance, which may be beneficial for decreasing meal induced hyperglycemia in diabetic subjects.
Reference: Investigation of an Amylase Inhibitor on Human Glucose Absorption After Starch Consumption. J.A. Vinson, H. Al Kharrat, D. Shuta, Dept. of Chemistry, Loyola Hall, Univ. of Scranton, PA 18510.
Many people love to eat starchy foods like bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice. In moderation these foods are fine, however, consuming large portions of starchy foods and not being physically active can contribute to weight gain and blood sugar imbalances. Consuming CarbMate� Phase 2 can help lessen the impact of a high carbohydrate meal by neutralizing a major percent of the carbohydrates and increasing the rate of clearance.
CarbMate Phase 2 does not raise blood pressure, cause nervousness, or cause a racing heart.