Carb Blockers

For months now I have seen so many companies advertise ‘Carb Blockers’. If you type in the phrase ‘Carb Blockers UK’ into Google, the amount of sites purely advertising Slimming Pills is astounding. It is actually scary how easy it is for people to get hold of these pills and how many different companies are actually selling them making them sound like the ‘magic cure’ to getting skinny.

So what are these pills made of?

They are made primarily of White Kidney Bean extract. Might sound healthy yes, but what affect can it have on your body?

 White Kidney Bean extract is shown to work by inhibiting the digestion of starches.

These carb blocker tablets can cause a lot of distress to the digestive system. Any carb that isn't absorbed travels to the large intestine, where they are then fermented by bacteria. This fermentation is beneficial because it can help good bacteria thrive, however it also produces extra gas. In turn, this causes abdominal cramps, bloating, and horrible diarrhoea (which can lead to anal seepage in severe cases!). 

Carb blockers also lower the blood sugar levels in the body because you are not absorbing any sugar and can drop the sugar levels in your body to a dangerously low level. This can be dangerous for diabetics if taken in the wrong dosage. 

However, carb blockers can actually be prescribed by doctors to diabetics with a high blood sugar. 

Celebrity Endorsements

I have noticed over the past few months that lots of different so called celebrities have been advertising these slimming pills. Companies are paying these people money to advertise these tablets which can be potentially dangerous for the consumers who see them as role models.


So basically, Carb Blockers are made of an extract of white kidney bean which enables the body to push carbohydrates through the digestive system, instead of the nutrients being absorbed. This is not healthy or a sustainable way to lose weight. The best thing to do is to eat a healthy and balanced diet with exercise factored in a couple of times a week to maintain a healthy weight. 

Carbs are not the enemy guys!

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