Lobese seems to be promising for weight reduction. It contains the all-natural phaseolus vulgaris which is a starch-blocker. Not only Lobese is said to be cheaper than any other brand counterpart, its effect can be seen within three days only. This can be good news for dieters. However, can Lobese be suitable for most people?
Carbohydrate-blockers work differently in comparison to Orlistat or Malunggay supplements, while the former is a fat-blocker, the latter is an appetite suppressant. A carbohydrate-blocker like Lobese prevents the action of the alpha-amylase - a digestive enzyme which converts starch into glucose. Glucose has been known to be converted to energy but it can also be stored in the body tissues as fats or lipids. Too much fat in the system can lead to weight-gain and added to this, possible high triglycerides level. With a carbohydrate-blocker like Lobese, accumulation of fats or lipid in the body can be lessened and weight can be reduced. However, can Lobese be recommendable for most people?
Lobese, a product of Zifam is available in 500mg white capsule dosage form. It is usually purchased in bottles of 60 capsules. Lobese is phaseolus vulgaris also known as white kidney bean extract which is a natural starch blocker. Not only it can reduce weight, Lobese is also cited to relieve constipation since it is also a form of bulk-forming laxative.
As phaseolus vulgaris, Lobese should be taken on an empty stomach or it can be consumed 15 to 20 minutes before meals. One to two tablets a day is advised with a full glass or adequate intake of water to prevent choking.
While Lobese has no clinical trials for pregnant women, it can be used for children but with a doctor's advice. Its common side effects are flatulence and diarrhea.
Lobese as an amylase inhibitor and may lower blood-sugar. Interaction with anti-diabetic drugs like glimepiride, gliclazide, pioglitazone, metformin, glibenclamide and other hypoglycemic medications can be possible.
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Lobese food supplement has been revealed by its own manufacturer to be very effective that one can lose 7 pounds in one month. On the contrary, starch-blockers are not a long term remedy for reducing weight. Lobese can be similar with other pills or supplements that once its intake is stopped, its effect is also diminished. In 2010, experts do not usually recommend a starch-blocker since these have not enough clinical trials. Fortunately, in recent studies higher concentrations of carbohydrate-blockers do work. Balanced eating habits and exercise can also help in this diet regimen.
However, a doctor’s recommendation is essential if the individual has diabetes since Lobese can interact with glucose-lowering medications. More to this, depression can also occur to susceptible people. Not only that energy is lessened with a decreased intake of starch or carbohydrate within the body, serotonin (also known as the feel-good hormone) is also depleted.
How Carb Blockers Work
Carb blockers, also known as starch blockers work by inhibiting many of the enzymes in the body that convert complex carbs into sugars. Since the small intestine only digests sugars, these carbs pass into the large intestine without being broken down into sugars and being absorbed.
Carb blockers only prevent a portion of the carbs from turning into sugars. Carb blockers only work with complex carbohydrates like whole wheat bread, pasta, potatoes and starchy vegetables. Carb blockers do not block simple sugars like table sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
This means that is someone is trying to lose weight by using carb blockers, continuing to eat foods and drinks with sugars in them; they will not lose weight by using carb blockers.
Why Carbs Are Important
Carbohydrates are very important for our health. But there are good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs include whole wheat products, all kinds of potatoes, including white potatoes, fruits, beans, and starchy vegetables.
Bad carbs are white refined flour products, which include sugar, donuts, hamburger and hot dog buns, etc.
Many people think that carbs cause fat and obesity. That is not correct, it usually the way carbs are cooked and the added stuff to carbs. Like French fries with all that oil and all the fat added to potato toppings. That is where the fat comes from.
Carbs are needed for the health of the brain and our muscles, including the heart, and they contain a lot of fiber, which is needed for a healthy digestive system. Carbs are used for energy and boost our mood.
Recent studies have found that eating complex carbs can actually help us lose weight. According to a study from the Journal of Nutrition…”in the study, eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast. In turn, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat.”
Carb Blockers Affect Our Hormones
Yes, carb blockers can help people lose weight, and they can cause people to lose their appetite, which means someone will eat less. This is because carb blockers can affect the hunger hormone, ghrelin.
A study using rats did show that while taking carb blockers, the rats did lose weight, but as soon as they stopped taking the carb blockers, they gained all the weight back and then some.
It would be much healthier to lose weight by eating less bad carbs and eating healthy carbs, especially vegetables, fruits and beans.
© Phoenix Montoya @ August 25, 2013
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