phaseolamin


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phaseolamin

 [fah-se″o-lam´in]
1. an alpha-amylase inhibitor purified from the kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); it is the basis of starch-blocker tablets.
2. an α-amylase inhibitor purified from the kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris); it has been used in preparations alleged to enhance weight control by preventing absorption of ingested carbohydrate.
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Lady Joy (LJ) beans contain high levels of alpha-amylase inhibitor phaseolamin and genetically lack phytohemagglutinin (lectin), a toxic constituent [146].
Some examples are phaseolamin [101] from Phaseolus vulgaris, bromelain [102] from Ananas comosus, nattokinase [103] from fermented seeds of Glycine max, or again enzymes, such as lipase, [104] obtainable from fermentation of Aspergillus species.
Ltd., of Indole, India, promotes all of the following in the U.S.: 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 %.
Phase 2 (known also as Phaseolamin) is a starch blocker made from white kidney beans.
Now back to her ideal weight, it certainly seems to be working.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.
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 6.5 pounds, according to the manufacturer.
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.