Carbohydrate Blockers

ByJoe Louis

Jul 9, 2021
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Carbohydrate blockers are a type of sports nutrition and pharmaceutical products that are used to reduce body weight. The mechanism of action consists in blocking enzymes that break down carbohydrates or irreversible binding to food components, as a result of which carbohydrates are eliminated undigested, and the body receives fewer calories from the food eaten.

Carbohydrate blockers are well combined with thermogenics, L-carnitine, fat blockers and other types of fat burners.

Sports nutrition

BSN’s Cheaters Relief is discontinued
Thermoloid from Goliath Labs
Carb Block from Ultimate Nutrition
“Attention” The most pronounced effect of blocking carbohydrates is the drug Acarbose (Glucobay) and Metformin (Glucophage)
The widely advertised drug Phase-2 has a similar effect (but weaker)

Metformin is not a carbohydrate blocker per se. Its effect is to reduce the tolerance to carbohydrates, due to increased sensitivity to insulin. But at the same time, the drug can help reduce body weight. In addition, metformin has serious side effects. A doctor’s consultation is required.

Side effects

Carbohydrate blockers have almost no adverse reactions. Individual intolerance, flatulence and digestive disorders are rarely possible as a result of the high content of carbohydrates in the feces. Follow the recommendations and dosage regimen specified by the manufacturer.