now phase 2 helps you achieve dietary management objectives without the use of stimulants or laxatives. Phase 2 is ,an all-natural bean extract that has been shown in non-clinical studies to help reduce the breakdown and absorption of complex carbohydrates, by limiting the action of alpha-amylase, a digestive enzyme. Alpha-amylase helps breakdown dietary starches into glucose so that they can be absorbed by the digestive tract. With less alpha-amylase activity, there may be less excess glucose available to convert into fat and store and adipose tissue.*
What is Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer?
Phase 2 is an amazing, non-stimulant, all-natural nutritional ingredient that is derived from the white kidney bean. It is the first nutritional ingredient that has been clinically and scientifically proven to neutralize starch, which is found in common foods such as potatoes, breads, pasta, rice, corn and crackers. Phase 2 is a safe yet powerful nutritional ingredient, clinically studied for its role in reducing the absorption of starch calories. Phase 2 helps you to enjoy those foods that you love and to participate in special meals containing quantities of starches in excess of your nutritional goals.
What role do starchy foods play in weight management?
During the digestive process, your body converts carbohydrates found in starchy foods (such as potatoes and pasta) into sugars. It digests these starchy carbohydrates with alpha amylase, an enzyme that is produced by the pancreas. These sugar calories are then used by the body for fuel, with the excess sugar stored for future use, often as fat. Unfortunately, an imbalance between calories eaten and calories burned means that these stored fat supplies can accumulate in the body.
When should I take Phase 2?
Recent research has shown the most optimum time to take Phase 2 is just before a starch-rich meal, along with 8 oz of water. However, the studies also showed that Phase 2 could still provide some of its starch "neutralizing" benefits when taken during, or just after, a starchy meal. One study showed that Phase 2 is also effective if the capsules are opened and the contents sprinkled right onto food.