KEARNY, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - Thanksgiving, a holiday that is almost synonymous with the word carbohydrate, marks the peak time most people break their healthy eating routine for the rest of the year. But adding an ingredient called Phase 2 (a concentrated form of white kidney beans) to your Thanksgiving meal plan may allow you to enjoy the stuffing, potatoes and rolls without all the caloric consequences.
Phase 2 is the first and only white kidney bean extract clinically shown to reduce starch digestion and promote weight loss. It works by temporarily binding with the enzyme that digests starch, preventing a portion of the carbohydrates from being broken down into sugar and stored as fat. One capsule before a meal can block up to 65 percent of unwanted carbs without causing gastric distress according to a study published in Nutrition Business Journal.
"It would be impossible to digest the amount of white kidney beans necessary to have the same carb blocking effect as Phase 2," says Lisa Lynn, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert who is a regular contributor to The Dr. Oz Show. "I like this ingredient because it has real clinical data to back up its effectiveness and it's safely prepared. It's a staple supplement I recommend for my clients."
Lynn says there are many carb-blocking imposters on the market that are not effective and can cause flatulence and gastric distress, so beware. Since Phase 2 is a branded ingredient, you must look for Phase 2 listed on the label of carb-control supplements. You can find Phase 2 in products such as Natrol's Carb Intercept, Now Foods' Starch Neutralizer, Swanson's Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer and The Vitamin Shoppe's Carb Shredder and Starch Neutralizer.
"I discovered Phase 2 when I was researching the 'fat busters' segment for The Dr. Oz show," says Lynn. "I was impressed not only with the amount of research on this ingredient but how well it works. It's so easy to add to your routine; the positive effects far outweigh the extra step of the pre-meal pill pop."
Phase 2 is the only white kidney bean extract backed by numerous clinical studies for efficacy and is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the Food and Drug Administration with two structure/function claims for starch digestion and weight control. For a list of supplements containing Phase 2 or copies of the studies, visit: www.phase2info.com. For more carb-reduction tips, visit: www.lynfit.com.