Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Diabetes 60 System by Dr. Ryan Shelton – Does it work? Read our review here

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If there is one disease that has poked its nose in almost every household in the world today, it is diabetes. From corporate individuals to Hollywood superstars, no one has escaped from the grip of this deadly disease. It primarily occurs when the pancreas gland fails to produce sufficient amount of insulin to maintain the

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Does The Venus Factor Work – Our Review

You would be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t want to shed body fat and look and feel her best. However, with all the diet and exercise plans on the market today it can be easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged when trying to find the right one to fit your individual needs.

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The 3 Week Diet — Our Review of Brian Flatt’s Diet

We all have come across advertisements in newspapers, magazines, the internet and a gazillion other places claiming to reduce our weight but come on … let us be honest: it has seldom worked. But fear not, the panacea for losing weight, and even better, starting to feel better about your health and appearance while on

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

My Review of Fat Diminisher – Does it Work?

I recently picked up Wes Virgin’s new Fat Diminisher program. I’ve seen that this particular diet program has been getting good reviews from other bloggers, and after I watched the video on their site — it seemed like a lot of the stuff it addressed is the same stuff I struggle with when trying to

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

What Are The Best Carb Blockers – A 2015 Review

When you’re trying to lose weight, there are several supplements that claims to make the dieting easier. You have starch blockers (also known as carbohydrate blockers) and “fat burners” which are said to increase your metabolism and help you burn more fat. Common diet supplements include Green Coffee Bean Extract, Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry ketone — all of which are no-prescription weight loss aids.

In this article we’ll take a closer look at a specific group of diet supplements, namely carbohydrate blockers.
Phaseolus vulgaris

What are starch blockers?

Carbohydrate blockers are made of white kidney beans, and. These have a natural chemical called amylase. This chemical helps you digest starch and complex carbohydrates. You can read more about White Kidney Bean Extract here.

Amylase inhibits carbs, and makes them pass through your body undigested. High amounts of carbohydrates are found in fast food, sugary drinks, pasta, bread and rice — so you can easily see how blocking the digestion of these can be beneficial in a diet perspective.

Some starch-blockers requires a prescription. Acarbose and Miglitol er two blockers that can be prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes.

Do they really work?

The research is mixed. I’ve read research papers saying they don’t work, and other papers saying they do work. From my experience, a lot of supplements work for some, and not for others — so the best way to find out, is to try it for yourself.

I can only speak for myself, but I have successfully used starch blockers as part of my diet (on vacations and in the holidays, where I tend to eat more unhealthy).

Some providers — including this US manufacturer — offers you a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the product. This is a good way to try the product for yourself — with no financial risks.

Scientific evidence

Some foods or supplements such as green tea, fiber, and calcium supplements or dairy products may complement a healthy lifestyle to produce small weight losses or prevent weight gain over time. (Oregon State University)

Consumption of Phaseolus vulgaris bean proved beneficial in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Phaseolus vulgaris beans treated significantly weight loss as well as an improved plasma lipid profile. Hence, Phaseolus vulgaris beans may be useful in the treatment of AAP induced metabolic abnormalities.

International Journal of Pharmaceutical & Bilogical Archives

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Overview of The Best Weight Loss Supplements 2015

With all the different diet products and supplements on the market today, it’s easy to get confused. All the products claim that they’ll make you lose weight, but at the same time they are totally different.

I’ve written reviews on some of the more popular diet products here earlier, but today I’d like to zoom out and look at the market from a birds-view. There are plenty of reviews online for diet and weight loss products, and I hope that this and similar articles, along with my reviews referenced here will make the buying decision easier for you.

In this article we’ll take a look at some of the best diet supplements on the market today! If you have any suggestions, or products you feel like we should mention here, send me an email and I’ll make sure to update the list! However, I will only include products that has been shown to work in clinical studies, and products that are known to work.

If you have any questions, leave a comment below. If you have a question, probably 1000 others are wondering about just the same thing. In that way, other readers can also benefit from the discussion.



Forskolin or Elite Forskolin is a supplement based on a natural plant extract. It is said to help you combat cravings for sugar, fast food and other un-healthy “junk food”. It’s therefore a really helpful product if you’re on a diet.

Forskolin makes it much easier to stick to your diet — but it works mainly when you combine it with a healthy diet and exercise. It’s sort of an extra boost — and it’s great when you’re first starting out.

It fights the cravings, and it’s easier for you to stick to your diet. This helps you lose weight in the beginning of the diet, and it’s a huge motivation booster for later success! You can read my review of elite forskolin here.

Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green coffee beans isn’t anything magical. If you’re not familiar with coffee and roasting (I guess most people aren’t), all coffee beans are actually green before they are roasted, ground and served in your espresso.

The green coffee beans have been shown in clinical studies to block the absorption of fats and carbs.

Another good side-effect of this extract, is that it curbs your appetite. You may have felt this — to a lesser degree — when drinking regular coffee or espresso? This is why so many athletes and models swear to green coffee — it helps them manage their weight by simply curbing their appetite.

Green coffee also has the benefit that it gives you more energy, like coffee and caffeine based products are known to do. This makes working out easier — and you’ll end up burning more calories.

What I’d really like to point out here, is that you have to make sure you get the pure extract. Anyone can call their product green coffee extract, it doesn’t even have to contain green coffee at all. When you’re buying pure green coffee extract, you’re getting just that. You can read my review of pure green coffee bean extract here — where I also recommend some solid US provider I have personally tried, and that offer 100% pure products.

Pure Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry Ketone is a herbal supplement said to help you lose weight. The product has been showcased on numerous TV shows, like Dr. OZ.

The name of the product pretty much sums it up. It’s based on raspberries. The chemical compound raspberry ketone is the part of the raspberry responsible for it’s nice aroma. It is also found in smaller amounts in some perfumes, and in aromatic products.

Natural raspberry ketone is expensive, and it’s therefore not commonly used in natural form in perfumes. Instead they use a synthetic variant, which isn’t nearly as good nor powerful. Some of the cheaper variants of Raspberry ketone supplements are also using synthetics — and then the whole point is gone.

I have previously reviwed pure raspberry ketone here. I bought it from a manufacturer that makes it in The US. I’ll talk more about that in that article.

Garcinia Cambogia

This word has been on everybody’s lips the last few years. Garcinia Cambogia is a natural fruit, better known in science as Garcinia gummi-gutta. It’s a natural fat burner, and several people and reviewers have reported good results from using it in combination with modifying their diet.

It’s important to point out that non of these products will work very well in isolation. They are called supplements for a reason! For the best effect, you should combine them with exercise and lower your calories. However, they are perfect as a kick-start, or to get more out of your diet.

Let’s say that you’re going on a holiday, or you’re a bit late on your way to lose weight before the summer. These supplements will make it easier, and thanks to appetite curbing effects and a decrease in sugar-cravings, it makes your diet easier.

Garcinia Cambogia was one of the first supplements I tried, and I did a quick write up and some reviews here: my review of garcinia cambogia.

White Kidney Bean Extract

The last one out is White Kidney Bean Extract (my reviews can be found here). This one works as a starch/carbohydrate blocker. It means that if you eat carbohydrate heavy foods like fast-food, sugary drinks or other food with a high content of carbohydrates — this supplement will block the absorption.

I have mentioned a bit on how this works, and linked to some studies along with a trusted US based manufacturer in my review above.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

My Experience With White Kidney Bean Extract — Reviews and Results

I recently tested this product, as a part of my review-series here on this blog. I tested kidney bean extract (from here) over a period of one month, and noted down any changes, and experiences such as side-effects and appetite.

White Kidney Bean Extract can be used for many purposes and many occasions such as helping to minimize or prevent weight gain from overeating, allowing you to have “cheat days” in your diet without feeling guilty. It’s also for those who want to reduce their carbohydrate intake but don’t have time or are unsure of where to start.

If you have ever had a day where you eat too much or have felt lousy about your weight, white kidney bean extract may be your dream come true. It can help you safely lose weight and keep weight off.

If you’re one of my usual readers, you know that I’ve previously reviewed some other diet products (including Green Coffee Extract and Garcinia Cambogia). This is a slightly different product though — as the main focus of white kidney bean extract is to block carbohydrates. It’s therefore a popular supplement to use on “cheat days”, while traveling or during the holidays.

The best effects are obtained if you combine the product with a healthy diet and exercise, but it will also have good effects without other diet measures.

How It Works

White kidney bean extract (sometimes referred to as “starch blocker” or “carb blocker”) is a dietary supplement that has proven to help millions lose weight effortlessly.

It is a unique and exciting new supplement composed of high quality nutritious fibers and minerals. The supplement is extracted from high quality hand chosen legumes in order to create the best product on the market.

Carb-blocking effects

It works as a carbohydrate blocker that inhibits the digestion of starches such as pasta, bread, potatoes, and more. The enzyme inhibited is called “alpha-amylase” which is responsible for breaking down starches.

Amylase is also present in your saliva, but most of it’s work is done in your intestines after a meal your pancreas has secreted this important enzyme. When starch digestion is inhibited, they remain undigested in the gut or only a small portion is digested.

The starches are then excreted (calories remain unabsorbed) or they are eaten by colonic bacteria to ferment. In simpler terms, white kidney bean extract only allows your body to digest small portions of the carbohydrate you eat. This allows you to lose weight without restricting your caloric intake. In addition to the body fat reduction, white kidney bean extract increases your fiber intake which may increase stool bulk, alleviate or prevent irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis, and possibly helps protect against colon cancer the same way soluble fiber does.

Effects on weight loss and dieting

When not otherwise dieting, white kidney bean extract (taken before highest carb containing meal) is proven to reduce overall body weight and body fat. It causes fat reduction similar to diets that suggest simple caloric restrictions, without having to implement any dietary restrictions. In the event that one over eats, the extract will help counteract caloric surplus. It may also help alleviate possible weight gain as well as keep important blood parameter like blood glucose and triglyceride in check.

Here is a picture from one of the many success stories (used with permission):


Benefits of white kidney bean extract

  • Effortless weight loss
  • Affordable price
  • Minimal (literally no) side effects
  • Continue to eat foods you like
  • Can help keep important blood parameters in check
  • Allows “cheat days” in your diet
  • May help prevent colon cancer
  • Most effective carbohydrate blocker

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How to use it

Not only will you reap several benefits from taking white kidney bean extract, but it is also effortless to use.

The supplement works in a linear fashion, meaning the more you use it, the more results you will see. Each brand has a different dosage recommendation, so make sure to follow instructed guidelines.

Several studies show that the carbohydrate blocking benefits take effect within about 30 minutes of supplement ingestion. Most brands suggest you to take the supplement before each meal, effectively blocking the majority of your carbohydrate intake. It is recommended that you take the supplement 20-30 minutes before your meal.

It will not be as effective if you wait too long. Therefore, taking it when you wake up may not affect the carbs you ingest during your lunchtime meal. Consistency is key when it come to this supplement. You will need to use it daily and especially before carbohydrate heavy meals.

Reviews and user testimonials

Reviews from those who have already benefited from this product are full of success stories and advice on when best to use this product. Those who have lost the most weight use this product to supplement their current diet and exercise routine resulting in amazing weight loss stories.

It is also popular to take supplements on a your “cheat day” of your diet in order to decrease any possible weight gain. One reviewer makes sure to take extract with her when she travels because we all know how hard it is to eat healthily while traveling. They are great to have when you are at events or special occasions where you know you will be eating lots of starchy food — i.e. the holidays, birthdays or work dinners.

You might even leave these events losing weight rather than gaining! Lastly, it’s perfect for when you are having “one of those days” and just need some comfort food. You won’t have to feel guilty or add on the pounds, you can maintain your weight by blocking carbs from being digested.

Expected Results

Peer reviewed studies have shown using white kidney bean extract daily to help lose on average 4-6 pounds in 30 days. Although, it is not unheard of to lose 10+ pounds after 30 days of consistent use.

For best results and maximum weight loss, 30 minutes of exercise and a balanced diet is recommended. One study resulted in weight loss of 7.5 pounds in 30 days by just taking 100 mgs of white kidney bean extract before each meal where the placebo group gained nearly 6 pounds during the 30 days on the same diet.

Subjects who adhere to a program including
dietary modifi cation, exercise, and behavioral intervention can
signifi cantly reduce their weight and waist size in a short period
of time. In an exploratory analysis of data, the tertile of subjects
who ate the most carbohydrates experienced a signifi cant
reduction in both weight and waist size with the addition of the
white bean extract compared to the placebo group of the same
tertile of carbohydrate consumption.

Possible Side Effects

The low risk and minimal side effects may be one of the best parts of taking white kidney bean extract. There are no serious side effects. The side effect most often reported is minor bloating, gas, and diarrhea. This is caused by the increased and extra fermentation of carbohydrates. It has also been reported to experience constipation. All side effects disappear after several days of consistent usage. These side effects are not dangerous and are similar to the side effects one would experience when increasing fiber intake in your diet.

Most kidney bean extract producers don’t include caffeine or any other stimulants in their product, so you won’t have to endure any mood or energy crashes after taking the extract.

If you are allergic to legumes you should not ingest white kidney bean extract. Pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as those with kidney or liver diseases should consult their doctors before using these supplements.  Amylase inhibitors can  lower levels of blood sugar, therefore, they may not be safe if you take medications to regulate blood sugar or if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. If your unsure if white kidney bean extract is right for you, consult your healthcare provider first.

Conclusion and Recommendations

White kidney bean extract is suitable for all types of people and can benefit anyone interested in improving or maintaining their health. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 70% of Americans are classified as overweight, over 35% are considered obese.

With the overall health and body image of Americans drastically declining, white kidney bean extract is a great option for many of us. Costing on average $0.10 per serving, it may be the most affordable option as well. If you average 3 servings a day, you are only spending $0.30 a day or $9.00 a month to lose weight and benefit your overall health.

This price is nearly free compared to other weight loss products on the market. You will also be able to keep enjoying your favorite foods such as pasta, potatoes, and bread, without restriction and without weight gain. Now we can all eat like Italians while looking like fitness models!

Along with weight loss benefits, you may be helping prevent colon cancer as well as meeting your daily quota of fiber, it doesn’t get much better than that. This supplement is perfect for those who are interested in losing weight but may not know where to start, feel overwhelmed by dieting, or don’t have the desire to cut carbs out of their diets.

White kidney bean extract will do the work for you. Most importantly this product is a safe, effective, and effortless. It’s an all natural way to lose weight. Being safe, effective, and effortless is a rare combination to find in the newest weight loss products. White kidney bean extract supplements are proven to help you lose weight and feel great!

The best place to buy White Kidney Bean Extract is from here. Their products are US Made and are the market leader when it comes to purity and number of success stories.

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