DEcarb is one of three weight management products from SHAPE.SMART. DEcarb contains PhaseLite, a natural glycoprotein complex made from white kidney bean that can reduce calorie intake by blocking up to 66 per cent of dietary carbohydrates eaten. When combined with a sensible approach to eating and moderate exercise, DEcarb can help combat the effects of a carb-rich diet for people struggling to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.
Carbohydrates provide an essential and accessible source of energy for our bodies. They also form a large proportion of many people's food intake. However, over indulging on any food - including starchy carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes and pasta - can be a main cause of weight gain for many people.
A diet too high in carbohydrates can also upset the balance of your body's blood sugar level, resulting in changes in energy and mood. DEcarb can also help flatten these energy spikes and slumps caused by a high carbohydrate diet and reduce food cravings, which in turn will boost your willpower to succeed.
How Does DEcarb work?
Starchy foods are broken down in the body by an enzyme found in saliva and the pancreas. Once the starches have been sufficiently broken down they are absorbed by the small intestine and converted into glucose - a form of sugar - which our cells then convert into energy. Excess glucose is stored as fat for later use, but can quickly build up as the amount of calories eaten exceeds the amount of calories used through your body's metabolism and exercise.
Taking DEcarb before a meal has the natural effect of inhibiting the digestive enzyme's ability to process carbs, which means that complex starchy carbohydrates remain undigested and pass harmlessly out of the body.
In clinical trials, participants took three tablets of Decarb before a meal. As a result calorie absorption was reduced by up to 25 per cent as DEcarb blocked 66 per cent of the dietary carbohydrates consumed, as well as substantially reducing food cravings.