What are Carb blockers?
Carb Blockers are medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. They work by reducing or preventing the body from breaking down carbohydrates into sugar (glucose). When blood glucose levels become too high, your pancreas produces insulin which helps lower your blood sugar level. If you have type 1 diabetes, then the pancreas does not produce any insulin and instead regulates how much sugar enters your bloodstream through what’s called Insulin Resistance Syndrome.
When your body doesn’t make enough insulin, it starts burning fat instead. Your liver turns stored fat into ketones which are similar to those produced when you burn off excess calories. Ketone bodies help with energy production and may even reduce hunger pangs. These benefits don’t last long though; after a certain amount of time, the body becomes resistant to the effects of ketones and they start causing weight gain rather than reducing them.
The most common form of carbohydrate blockage is called Non-Insulin Receptor Type 4 (NIR4) Glycation. This occurs when there is a protein on the surface of carbohydrates called Glucagon like Peptide (GLP), which binds to sugar molecules and causes them to stick together making them harder for your cells to break down. When this happens, the cell cannot use glucose efficiently and eventually dies. Your pancreas has to produce even more insulin to keep up with the work.
Eventually, the cells that produce insulin die leading to type 2 diabetes.
There are other forms of carbohydrate blockage. Each one causes a different reaction inside your body. It may be a combination of them all that lead to type 2 diabetes.
What happens behind the scenes is complex and can only be understood by those who dedicate their lives to medical science. What we know for certain is that Carb Blockers work. They are not a weight loss miracle but they can prevent you from becoming obese by making your body more responsive to insulin and help the pancreas produce the right amount of it.
Do they work?
Yes, they do. If taken as directed, you will lose weight. There have been many tests and experiments to prove this. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find them. Most studies are funded and backed by the very pharmaceutical companies that make the drugs.
Instead, we’re relying on the hundreds if not thousands of people who used these drugs and documented their experiences online. There are many success stories and some that didn’t work but they can be misleading since there is no way of knowing how much other factors (diet and exercise) may have played into the results.
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Does Eating Beans W/B4 Meals Have the Same Blood Sugar Lowering, and Fat Loss Promoting as ‘Carb-Blockers’? by M Rittmaster – healthinsiders.com
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