One of the struggles that many dieters face is reducing the amount of carbohydrates that they eat, which is why many people are unable to stay on a low-carb diet for very long. However, with the help of Absolute Nutrition C Block, a product designed as a carb/starch blocker, dieters don’t have to eliminate carbs completely from their diet because it supposedly prevents the body from digesting some ingested complex carbohydrates.
When these carbs are digested, each chain of molecules is broken down into individual glucose molecules by enzymes. These glucose molecules are small enough that they are can be absorbed into the blood stream where they are transported to cells to be used as energy or stored. Carb blockers work to partially prevent this mechanism, which results in the digestion of fewer calories.
C Block contains Chromium, Vanadium and Trim Plex [white kidney bean extract (phaseolus vulgaris)]. Chromium may lower blood sugar levels and insulin levels. Vanadium may also help to lower blood sugar levels and help the body to use insulin. White kidney bean extract may help to contribute to greater weight loss when combined with diet, exercise and behavioral intervention.
C Block is manufactured by Absolute Nutrition, and the manufacturer states that the product works best with low glycemic index foods, such as pasta, breads, potatoes, rice, oats, wheat, pastry, barley, wilde rice, rolls, sweet potatoes, muffins, corn, peas, lentils and beans. The product only affects complex or starchy carbs and is most effective with complex or glycemic carbohydrates.
The manufacturer recommends that users obtain a calorie counting guide as well as a glycemic index (GI) guide to help them make nutritional choices based on a GI diet. The recommended dose is to take two caplets 15 minutes prior to every starchy meal. The caplets can be taken up to three times daily.
C Block should not be used as a long term weight loss aid. The reason is that it can dramatically lower or limit the creation of alpha-amylase, an enzyme that breaks down carbs in the stomach and, if used for a prolonged period of time, this can be harmful to a person’s health. Furthermore, prolonged used may also interfere with vitamin absorption, which could also lead to significant health problems.
Additionally, other potential side effects include severe bloating and gas, as well as stomach discomfort. Other side effects include heartburn and diarrhea. Anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to beans should avoid this product. In addition, since chromium can lower blood sugar levels, diabetics should avoid using C Block at is could interfere with their medication.
That being said, aside from diabetics, it’s a god idea for anyone to first consult with their doctor before taking Absolution Nutrition C Block.