Lady Joy (LJ) beans contain high levels of alpha-amylase inhibitor phaseolamin
and genetically lack phytohemagglutinin (lectin), a toxic constituent .
Purification and properties of phaseolamin
, an inhibitor of a amylase, from the kidney bean, Phaseolus vulgaris.
Gymnema sylvestre extract containing gymnemic acid 25%-75%; bitter gourd extract with charantin 1%-5%; white kidney bean extract which has phaseolamin
1%; and banaba extract 1 %.
The actual effectiveness of phaseolamin
in breaking down carbohydrates is inconclusive.
New kids on the blockACCORDING to Dr Steven Rosenblatt, author of The Starch Blocker Diet, phaseolamin - the nutrient in Phase 2 - is a natural starch blocker, derived from white kidney beans.
It is claimed that somebody taking phaseolamin could neutralise up to a third of their daily calorie intake.
Nature-based, "nonfiber" ingredients currently available for this application includes purified forskolin (from Coleus forskohlii), hydroxycitric acid (from Garcinia cambogia), phaseolamin
(from Phaseolus vulgaris, kidney bean), fenugreek extract, chromium complexes, diglycerides (from Enova oil), carnitine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), soy and a host of antioxidants with cyclic AMP inhibition property.
Participants in a monthlong study of Phaseolamin
2250, lost an average of 6.
The product is formulated with the ingredients phaseolamin
, vanadium, chromium and vitamin C, and it is said to reduce carbohydrate absorption and sugar cravings while at the same time aiding the retention of lean muscle.
It contains phaseolamin
2250 from white kidney bean extract.
inhibits the conversion of starches to fat.
According to a spokesman, the supplement, which is formulated with the northern kidney white bean extract phaseolamin
, the minerals vanadium and chromium and vitamin C, reduces carbohydrate absorption and reduces sugar cravings while promoting the retention of lean muscle.