A review of over a dozen studies, published in the March 2011 issue of Nutrition Journal, has concluded that Phase 2 Carb Controller™, a proprietary, highly concentrated extract of the white bean, has the potential to induce weight loss and reduce spikes in blood sugar caused by carbohydrates, according to Pharmachem Laboratories, manufacturer of the ingredient.
In the study, entitled “A Proprietary Alpha-Amylase Inhibitor from White Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris): A Review of Clinical Studies on Weight Loss and Glycemic Control,” co-author, Jay Udani, MD, CEO of Medicus Research, states, “Phase 2 Carb Controller has demonstrated the ability to cause weight loss with doses of 500 to 3000 mg per day, in either a single dose, or in divided doses. It also has the ability to reduce the post-prandial spike in blood glucose levels.”
The review, co-authored by Marilyn Barrett, Ph.D. of Pharmacognosy Consulting, also stated, “Experiments conducted incorporating Phase 2 into food and beverage products have found that it can be integrated into various products without losing activity or altering the appearance, texture or taste of food.”
Mitch Skop, Senior Director of New Product Development, Pharmachem, said, “This published review is another great milestone in our decade-long effort to establish the efficacy and safety of Phase 2®. We believe it is one of the most studied and clinically proven dietary ingredients available to help consumers control their weight and resulting health hazards. The review also verifies studies showing Phase 2 can be used effectively in food without adversely effecting taste or texture, opening the door for a variety of innovative new applications.”
Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., Kearny, NJ, is a family of companies specializing in the manufacture and supply of a wide variety of custom and specialty nutritional ingredients, as well as process services. The company is a NOP-Certified organic handler and processor, operating 10 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. It is also cGMP compliant, producing a variety of ingredients—vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals—under strict quality control. For further information call 800-526-0609, or visit www.phase2info.com.