Years ago there was a popular class of supplement on the market called 'starch blockers'. This product was outlawed by the FDA (back in 1982), not because it didn't work, and not because it killed (or even harmed) anyone. The reason given was that they were classifying the supplement as a drug; therefore, it needed to go through the process of FDA acceptance as a pharmaceutical product. This procedure is something no supplement producer on the planet could afford.
If a product doesn't work, nobody wants it, so it won't sell. That's hardly the kind of thing a government agency would waste its time on, as it competes against no drugs, and is a non-issue, simply because there's no market for it. This was definitely NOT the case for starch blockers. The demand was huge, for a simple reason: you could eat starchy foods (which immediately break down to...you guessed it...sugar), they'd make you feel full, then pass into the lower intestinal tract undigested, ultimately being eliminated without the caloric intake that all that sugar would normally cause.
Now, fast-forward thirty years to the present day. With cooler heads prevailing, a few changes have made it possible for this remarkable product to now return to the marketplace...
But it gets even better: Advances in dietary research have found that something similar to the starch-blocking effect may be had in the fat-blocking arena, too!
Enter Metabolic Research Center's 'Fat & Carb Blocker'. This unique combination of ingredients includes the same compound that was so effective so many years ago, but with the additional punch of newer nutritional discoveries. Here's a rundown of what it's all about:
Chitosan - This is a fiber product derived from a compound found in the shells of shrimp, crab, and other shellfish. Though having some bulk, it is non-digestible by humans (meaning no calories), and even tends to block the body's use of bile acids (produced by the body for the digestion and absorption of fats).
White Kidney Bean - This remarkable substance has the (scientifically verified) ability to block the enzyme used by the body to break down complex carbohydrates (starchy foods). With starch breakdown blocked, what would have been converted to sugar is now passed on through the system and eliminated.
Hydrolyzed Collagen - Though normally thought of as a dietary aid for joint health, the digestible protein called collagen is so readily absorbed, and supplies so many necessary amino acids (the building blocks of protein), that many report improved energy levels. Plus, as a protein supplement, it also has the reputation for decreasing appetite.
Oat Bran (seed) - The bran is the outer shell of the oat seed. It's a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Concerning weight loss, it also forms a gel-like substance in the stomach, which causes delayed stomach emptying, which in turn makes you feel full longer.
Cinnamon - This great-tasting spice has other well-known assets as well, including being used to increase insulin sensitivity for improved blood sugar control, and also as an aid in boosting the metabolism.
Gymnema Sylvestre - This is an herb from southeast Asia well known to Ayurvedic medicine for a multitude of uses. In our case, we're interested in its remarkable ability to support healthy blood sugar levels, which keeps appetite at bay (and it's really difficult to apply much willpower to resist food temptations if you're hungry all the time!).
GlucosolTM - A trade name for an extract of corosolic acid, this herbal extract has well-studied effects on blood sugar levels. However, in animal studies, the herb has shown a significant 'side effect' (apart from just the blood sugar-controlling effect) specifically in the area of body weight control and decreased fat deposition (which is one reason somebody bothered to generate an extract!).
At Metabolic Research Center, we pride ourselves on not simply relying on any single nutrient for the pursuit of weight control goals. Staying abreast of current research allows us to better generate unique 'shotgun' formulas that have a far better chance of success than using just any one individual item.
You can trust Metabolic Research Center for the highest quality products. All of our vitamins and herbs are manufactured in a cGMP (Certified Good Manufacturing Practice) facility.
Suggested Use: Adults take two (2) capsules daily preferably with a meal.
CAUTION: Not for use by persons under the age of 18. This product is not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medication, have a medical condition or are allergic to shellfish, consult a physician before using this product.
Fat and Carb BlockerTM May be Beneficial For:
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