White Kidney Bean Extract, also known as Phaseolamin, is popularly used as a ‘starch blocker’ or ‘carb blocker’ and is considered as a natural weight loss aid. White Kidney Bean Extract functions as a dietary carbohydrate blocker in the body, which means it causes less absorption of dietary carbohydrates. It slows down alpha-amylase activity, which helps prevent the body from turning excess sugar (glucose) into fat. Thus, we absorb fewer calories/carbs from the meal and high carbohydrate foods will have a lesser impact on blood sugar levels. This helps the body to fight insulin resistance and also reduces the risk of diabetes.
Benefits of White Kidney Bean Extract
1. Controls Carbohydrates Absorption
2. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
3. Reduces Chronic Inflammation
4. Improves Heart Function
5. Boosts Memory
White Kidney Beans Extract helps in controlling blood sugar levels. The extract can lower the blood sugar levels since they contain many low glycemic index carbs that don’t give urges of insulin in the blood. As a result, dietary sugar absorption occurs naturally, offering better protection from carbohydrates’ destructive action to weight and overall health.
White Kidney Bean Extract acts as a carbs blocker. This makes it difficult for carbohydrates to enter the cells and produce fatty acids to accumulate in your fat tissues. It helps prevent the body from turning excess sugar (glucose) into fat, thus supporting weight loss.
White Kidney Beans Extract is loaded with an abundance of fiber and good carbohydrates, which is excellent in dealing with chronic inflammation, especially the one related to Crohn’s disease (Inflammatory bowel disease).
White Kidney Bean Extract contains Vitamin B1, one of the necessary vitamins to feed and protect your brain’s nerve cells. It can also help regulate your mood and improve your memory abilities.
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