ANAHEIM, CA- Pharmachem Laboratories announced that Dixie USA, Tomball, TX, is the first U.S. company to introduce Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer® in spice-like containers for sprinkling directly onto starchy foods.
Made from an extract of the white bean, Phase 2, is used in a variety of weight control supplements sold worldwide. Dixie's product, called Carb Counters®, can be sprinkled right on food to support low-carb diets.
"We're extremely excited about the potential of this product," said Bob Beeley, Chairman of Dixie. "Many consumers are joining the low-carb trend, but it's difficult for them to give up their carbs completely. Carb Counters will let them enjoy some of their carbs and may help reduce the caloric intake. They can be purchased from our internet site, catalog, or at local health food stores"
Phase 2 has been shown to be safe and effective in several clinical studies, according to Dilip Chokshi, biochemist, Pharmachem Labs. "A double-blind, placebo-controlled human trial at the University of Scranton showed that Phase 2 helped reduce the absorption of starch calories by an average of 66%," said Chokshi. "Two separate, independent, human studies have also shown that Phase 2 promotes weight loss."
Pharmachem Laboratories recently contributed funding to the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition to support the institution's research and education mission. The funding will be used in the center's research on the development of healthy functional foods.
"With new research showing that as many as 59 million Americans may currently be controlling their carbohydrate intake, we think the time is right to explore reduced carb foods made from Phase 2," added Chokshi.
Initial research will focus on baked goods, including breads, fresh and frozen pizza, fresh tortillas, frozen bagels and Bisquick-type mixes. Ultimately, any food that contains a carbohydrate will be a target.
Pharmachem laboratories, Kearny, NJ, is the supplier of Phase 2® starch neutralizer, an ingredient used in a variety of weight loss supplements sold in food, drug and mass market stores, worldwide. The company develops, supplies and manufactures a variety of high-quality, efficacious food ingredients under the strictest quality control according to cGMP standards. For more information on Phase 2, including a complete media kit, log-on to www.phase2info.com; or call 1-800-526-0609.
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