Science

Science

Dietitian’s Select Weight Loss Formula™

Our bodies love starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and similar foods. We love them so much that they are the foundation of cuisines in every culture in the world. Believe it or not, our love of carbohydrate-rich foods isn’t a learned experience, it’s genetic.

Through digestion, starches and carbohydrates of all kinds are broken down into sugars. And to your body, sugar is fuel. That’s why we crave carbohydrates and why they’re so hard to resist – your brain is always telling you “more”, just in case you might need them.

This craving was a helpful attribute thousands of years ago to ensure our bodies always had the fuel required for physical activity and periods of famine. But many of us now lead sedentary lifestyles – we sit at work, we sit at home, and we’re lucky to get to the gym twice a week, if at all. And for the more fortunate among us, food is available 24/7. So while we don’t need a large amount of carbs in our diet, our brains may be telling us differently. Unfortunately, we store those excess sugars from carbs as fat – that potato, spaghetti or dinner roll ends up being saved around our bellies, thighs or butts if we don’t burn it off with physical activity.

Now, we don’t claim as others do that you can eat all of the carbs you want and still lose weight – that’s simply not truthful. But we can tell you that along with a healthy diet, Dietitian’s Select Weight Loss Formula™ will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight by blocking the absorption of starchy carbohydrates by up to 66% and up to 400 food calories per day.*

In fact, we have the science and clinical studies to prove it.*


The unique properties of our active ingredient

Our active ingredient, Phase 2, is derived from white kidney beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris).* This extract’s unique properties act on an enzyme created by your body during digestion called alpha-amylase.* Alpha Amylase is produced in your saliva and pancreas and helps to break down starchy foods into sugars.* Phase 2 inhibits the action of alpha-amylase, so a portion of the carbs you eat are digested but never converted into sugar – and therefore can’t be stored as fat.*

In studies conducted since 2001, Phase 2 has been shown to safely contribute to weight loss. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health,

“Phase 2®Carb Controller… has demonstrated the ability to cause weight loss with doses of 500 to 3000 mg per day, in either a single dose or in divided doses.* Clinical studies also show that Phase 2 has the ability to reduce the post-prandial spike in blood glucose levels.* In summary, Phase 2 has the potential to induce weight loss and reduce spikes in blood sugar caused by carbohydrates through its alpha-amylase inhibiting activity.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3071778/*

In studies performed with the recommendation of the European Food Safety Authority, subjects lost an average of seven pounds more than those taking a placebo after 12 weeks.* In addition, 73.5% of the subjects successfully maintained their body weight after 24 weeks with continued use.*

Another study, published in Alternative Medicine Review showed that Phase 2 helped study participants lose 129% more weight than participants in the placebo group.* Additionally, participants in the Phase 2 group showed a reduction in triglyceride levels an average of 26.3 mg/dl, more than 3 times that of the placebo group.*

http://www.phase2info.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Phase2_Study5-0315.pdf


FDA GRAS status

Our active ingredient is the only nutritional ingredient to be certified FDA Gras – Generally Recognized as Safe.*

In 2006, the FDA conducted an extensive review of clinical data on Phase2 and announced that it does not object to weight control and reduction claims for Phase2 or any supplements containing it.* This made Phase2 the first nutritional ingredient with two permitted structure/function claims:

  1. May assist in weight control when used in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program*
  2. May reduce the enzymatic digestion of dietary starches*

No other nutritional ingredient can make this claim.*

Phase 2 is manufactured in the USA from non-GMO plant sources, is sGMP Certified US made, and is FDA GRAS with daily ingestion up to 10 grams per day.*

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