Block the absorption of carbohydrates with “Carb blocker” supplements


Have you ever wondered why so many health experts advise their patients to limit their intake of carbs?  Never know the difference between “good” carbohydrates and “bad” ones? Has it ever occurred to you that there might be an easy solution to avoid the effects of carbohydrates on your body all together? This article aims to address these queries you have and hopefully give you some guidance.


What are carbohydrates?

In order to understand the mechanism of action behind carb blocker supplements, you need to first understand what they are. The human diet consists of 3 major macronutrients: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Carbohydrates are in fact the macronutrient that makes up the majority of our diet, followed by protein, and fat. They are the primary source of fuel in our body, they provide energy (calories) that allows our body to function normally. Carbohydrates in our diet come in the form of starch such as potatoes, or in a simpler form as sugar.


How does our body digest and absorb carbohydrates?

The mechanism by which our body digests carbohydrates occurs at multiple stages in the digestive system. In order for our body to utilize carbohydrates for energy, they have to be in a certain form that is often much simpler than how they are available to us in food. This process begins in the mouth; the mechanical action of chewing to break down food into smaller pieces combined with the release of saliva containing salivary enzymes from the salivary glands acts as the first step in the digestion of carbohydrates. Food then travels to the small intestine where the majority of the carbohydrate digestion process occurs. The pancreas releases  the enzyme “Alpha amylase” along with other intestinal enzymes that work simultaneously to break down complex carbohydrates into their smaller building blocks; monosaccharides (glucose, fructose, and galactose). Once carbohydrates are fully broken down into these three simple sugars, they are available for absorption to be utilized for energy in our body.


How do carbohydrates contribute to weight gain?

A huge misconception that many individuals have about the consumption of carbohydrates is that they are synonymous with weight gain, which is why carbohydrates are most often the first macronutrient individuals cut down on when aiming to lose weight. However, what many individuals don’t know is that the key to healthy carbohydrate consumption is knowing that besides the quantity of carbohydrates we consume, the quality of them is a major determinant of their impact on our weight. The reason people gain weight when consuming carbohydrates is because they usually consume them in large quantities, which naturally comes with an excess amount of energy (calories) that our body stores as fat, and consequently the number on the scale goes up. Carbohydrates come in many forms in our diet, and not all of them have the same effect on our bodies.  For example, the carbohydrates in foods such as potatoes, grains, nuts,  and root vegetables are nutrient dense since they are  paired with fibers , which are more voluminous and hence contribute to the feeling of satiation for a longer period of time. On the other hand, foods that contain simple sugars  in large quantities such as white sugar, corn syrup, fizzy drinks, will result in weight gain as they are extremely energy (calorie) dense yet nutrient poor.


What are Carb Blocker pills? What is their mechanism of action in preventing/ reducing weight gain from carbohydrates?

Carb Blocker pills are pills that contain enzymes that inhibit the activity of “Alpha Amylase’”, which is the primary enzyme involved in the breakdown and digestion of carbohydrates in our diet from complex carbohydrates to simple sugars (monosaccharides). As a result, these pills inhibit and reduce our digestive system’s ability to absorb carbohydrates and sugars.


Are there any carb blocker pills on the market?

Yes! “Carb-X” is a carb blocker that contains “Phaseolus vulgaris” which is a compound that is extracted from white kidney beans. This compound works on reducing the amount of fat in the body and regulating the activity of the enzyme responsible for breaking down carbohydrates in the diet to simple sugars, “Alpha Amylase”. Carb- X also contains another compound called “Phytohaemagglutinin”, which acts to increase the release of hormones that signal fullness in our body, this reduces our appetite and as a result leads to weight loss.


My personal experience with Carb-X for weight loss.

Carb-X users will experience great results if they commit to the product as part of their routine, without following a weight loss diet or exercise. Users of this product reported that they noticed results in their appearance in terms of weight loss (fat and body mass reduction)  within a short period of time, as well as rapid responses in terms of reduced appetite, and  regulated blood sugar levels.


Where can I find Carb-X? How much does it cost?

Carb-X is sold at local pharmacies, and can be purchased online at It retails at 25.00 JOD.