This Carb Blocker Helps to Block the Absorption of Carbohydrates.
Do you struggle with sugar cravings, fatigue, sleepiness after meals, weight gain, or have difficulty concentrating?
Let’s take the worry out of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels so we can feel like ourselves again by using this carb blocker.
At WeBlume™, we’ve gone to great lengths to help you maintain healthy blood glucose levels by blocking the adverse effects of high glycemic carbohydrates and slowing carbohydrate absorption with META-C™ CARB CONTROL carb blocker.
We have combined well-researched minerals and herbs that assist our body’s in breaking down carbohydrates more efficiently. In addition, our innovative formula features a proprietary blend of 9 scientifically proven ingredients to support healthy glucose levels and provide antioxidants that are crucial to warding off premature aging.
When you include a healthy diet — META-C™ CARB CONTROL carb blocker may be the answer.
Nine ways Meta-C Carb Control carb blocker supports our health.
- Supports healthy insulin sensitivity
- Promotes carbohydrate metabolism
- Reduces your appetite
- Curbs sugar cravings
- It helps you avoid a “carb crash.”
- Provides weight management support
- Promotes increased muscle mass
- Supports healthy blood lipid levels
- Increases antioxidant protection
What’s in the META-C™ CARB CONTROL carb blocker?
- Chromium (polynicotinate)
- Blend Oolong Tea Extract
- Green Tea Extract, leaf 200 mg
- Bitter Melon Extract, fruit 100 mg
- Gymnena Sylvestre Extract, leaf 75 mg
- Banaba Extract, leaf 60 mg
- Cinnamon Extract, bark 50 mg
- Mulberry Extract, leaf 40 mg
- Vanadium (vanadyl sulphate) 20 mcg
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Here’s what each ingredient does
Chromium is a mineral absorbed from some fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat. Good sources are broccoli, beef, Brewer’s yeast, turkey breast, grape juice, potatoes, and green beans. However, it can deplete during periods of stress, pregnancy, infection, and strenuous exercise, which is why supplementation is essential if we’re trying to maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, maintain blood glucose control, and manage our weight. Here’s why:
- Absorption of chromium in the intestines is low, but chromium picolinate, the form found in META-C™ CARB CONTROL carb blocker, is more easily absorbed.1
- One study found that 16 weeks of supplementation with 200 mcg/day of chromium was able to lower blood sugar and insulin while improving the body’s response to insulin.2
- Studies suggest that chromium deficiency is associated with elevated fasting blood glucose levels, circulating insulin, cholesterol, triglycerides, and decreased proportion of lean body mass. Toenail chromium levels were measured in 3,648 American adults from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. During the 23-year follow-up, the 878 participants who developed metabolic syndrome had low chromium levels and elevated blood lipids.3
- A study of 70 patients with metabolic syndrome showed that chromium supplementation significantly reduced their resting heart rate.4
- Four meta-analyses of clinical trials analyzed the effects of chromium on women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). One analysis of 351 participants found that chromium significantly reduced body mass index (BMI) and fasting insulin levels.5
- An 8-week trial in 40 women with PCOS ages 18–40 years found that 200 mcg/day chromium as chromium picolinate significantly decreased serum triglycerides and total cholesterol levels.6
- Research indicates that chromium supplements might reduce food intake, hunger levels, and fat cravings. A meta-analysis of 21 clinical trials found that participants taking chromium supplements lost significantly more weight than those taking placebo and had a significant reduction in BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage compared to participants taking placebo. 7
- Two studies demonstrated that chromium picolinate supplementation reduced food intake, hunger levels, fat cravings, and weight in healthy, overweight adult women. 8
- Weight loss may cause a loss in lean body mass. Chromium picolinate supplementation improves body composition by helping you maintain lean body mass when combined with a calorie-restricted diet and exercise.9
Oolong Tea Extract and Green Tea Extract
For thousands of years throughout Asia, tea has been touted as a health tonic to promote longevity, improve mental function, and boost cardiovascular health. Thanks to hundreds of scientific studies, we now know that tea’s powerful antioxidants and polyphenols are indeed responsible for numerous benefits.
In tea, the catechins, or antioxidants, suppress increases in blood glucose and insulin. Since blood glucose increases with age, this mechanism provides a significant anti-aging effect. 10
Similar to the French paradox of why French women don’t gain weight even though they eat plenty of butter and croissants, it’s interesting that Japanese people consume an abundance of rice but remain slender. The French drink a lot of red wine, and the Japanese drink a lot of green tea. In fact, the catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) in green tea lowers appetite, body weight, blood sugar, and insulin levels. 11
Additionally, green tea polyphenols help inhibit amylase, a starch-digesting enzyme found in saliva and the intestines. When starch breaks down more slowly, the rise in serum glucose minimizes. If you drink green tea with every meal or take Meta-C, the huge benefit is that you don’t crave sweets and other snack foods after eating a meal.12
Oolong and Green Tea extracts:
- Reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), “bad” cholesterol 13,14,15
- Helps reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome 14
- Green tea polyphenols have been shown to reduce food intake significantly, body weight, blood levels of leptin, insulin glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides 16
- Provide antioxidant support 17
- Improve the function of intestinal bacterial flora 17
- Help reduce body weight 18,19
- Lower appetite and body weight 14
- Support health glucose and insulin levels14
Because the optimal effects of tea consumption require drinking at least 3 to 4 cups daily, which is difficult for most people, the availability of standardized oolong and green tea extracts in META-C™ CARB CONTROL carb blocker has made it convenient for anyone to obtain the amazing benefits of tea.
Bitter Mellon Extract
Bitter Melon Extract, also called Momordica, is a tropical and subtropical vine that grows in Brazil, Asia, and some parts of east Africa. It has been used as nutritional food and medicine for centuries and has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine to support a healthy pancreas and glucose metabolism. It helps slow carbohydrate absorption (carb blocker) and decreases gluconeogenesis — the production of glucose in the liver from other foods.
Bitter Melon is the most studied herb for its ability to help support healthy glucose metabolism. 20 A recent 12-week study of 90 patients found that Bitter Melon effectively lowers blood glucose. 21
Bitter Melon Extract:
- Inhibits fat synthesis 21
- Lowers blood lipids 21
- Supports healthy weight 22
- Improves insulin resistance 23, 24
- Protects and insulin-producing pancreas cells 23
- Lowers blood glucose 23
Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing plant native to Africa and India. Traditional Ayurvedic medicine, is used to support healthy blood glucose levels. Researchers now know why it works: gynmemic acid, one of the herb’s active components, inhibits glucose absorption and promotes a healthy weight. Other active components prevent the accumulation of triglycerides in the muscles and liver and decrease fatty accumulation in the blood. 25 In studies on mice, Gymnema consistently reduces high blood sugar levels associated with obesity. 26
In a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, 24 patients with metabolic syndrome were randomly assigned to take Gymnema Sylvestre or placebo twice daily before breakfast and dinner for 12 weeks. Body mass index, body weight, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) all decreased in the patients who took Gymnema sylvestre. 27
- Supports healthy weight 25,27
- Prevents accumulation of triglycerides in the muscles and liver 25
- Decreases fatty acid accumulation in the blood 25
- Lowers LDL (“bad cholesterol”) 27
- Decreases body mass index (BMI) 27
Banaba Extract Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) is a botanical extract that comes from the leaves of Banaba trees and is traditionally used in the Philippines as an herbal medicine for high blood glucose. Banaba contains carsolic acid, which is a potent antioxidant and has a strong blood glucose-lowering effect. In fact, carsolic acid has been reported to decrease blood sugar levels within 60 minutes in human subjects. 28
The beneficial effects of Banaba and carsolic acid involve multiple mechanisms, including the regulation of lipid metabolism and enhanced cellular uptake of glucose. Banaba extract, corosolic acid, and other constituents appear beneficial in addressing the symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome, as well as offering other health benefits in numerous human studies. 28
- Supports healthy weight 28
- Helps regulate insulin and lipid metabolism 28
- Helps support blood glucose levels 28
- Helps support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels 28
Cinnamon probably graces your spice box, and for a good reason. It has been used for thousands of years for its wonderful aromatic flavor. It also has incredible health benefits that come from antioxidants called polyphenols. Researchers have found that one of these polyphenol compounds, MHCP (methyl hydroxy chalcone polymer), mimics insulin, activates its receptor, and works synergistically with insulin in cells. The other polyphenols in cinnamon boost the three key proteins important in insulin signaling, glucose transport, inflammatory response, and supporting healthy cholesterol levels. 29,30
In phase 1 of a clinical trial conducted at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28 healthy participants who took a cinnamon supplement showed a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). 31
A clinical trial of 66 patients with blood glucose issues found that the group given the cinnamon supplement showed significantly improved blood glucose control after three months. 32
A meta-analysis (analysis of many scientific studies) of cinnamon intake also found that it significantly lowers fasting glucose levels and improves fasting blood glucose in people with significant blood glucose irregularities. 33
- Helps support healthy cholesterol levels 29,30,31
- Supports healthy glucose levels 29-33
- Promotes normal blood pressure 31
Mulberry leaves, best known as food for silkworms, have been used as a Chinese medicinal food for thousands of years. They are an excellent source of nutrients and phytochemicals, and the fresh fruits are edible and harvested for food products such as juice, jam, and jelly. Mulberry leaf extract contains compounds that support healthy blood glucose. In one study, 37 adults ingested maltodextrin, a starchy powder that rapidly boosts blood sugar levels. They were then given mulberry leaf extract. The participants who took either 250 or 500 mg of the extract experienced a significantly lower rise in blood sugar and insulin levels than the placebo group. 34
In another study, people with abnormal blood glucose levels who took 1,000 mg of mulberry leaf extract for three months, three times daily with meals, experienced significant reductions in post-meal blood sugar levels, compared with a placebo group. 35
Mulberry leaf extract:
- Provides antioxidative protection 36
- Helps support healthy blood glucose levels 36
- Supports healthy blood lipid levels 36
- Reduces appetite 36 and helps support healthy weight 37
- Increases insulin sensitivity 36
Vanadium (vanadyl sulphate) is a trace mineral named for Vanadis, the Norse goddess of beauty, because of its beautiful colors. Vanadium sulphate is a biologically active form of vanadium that mimics the action of the hormone insulin, pushing sugar and amino acids into our muscles and brain cells. Vanadyl sulfate also supports healthy cholesterol levels, bones, and teeth.
Several animal studies and a few small human studies suggest that vanadium may lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and protect against insulin resistance. In one study of people with abnormal blood glucose levels, vanadium also lowered total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. 38,39
- Helps support normal insulin levels 38,39
- Helps support healthy blood glucose 38,39
- Promotes healthy cholesterol levels 39
- Supports normal blood pressure 40
Chromium picolinate interferes with the absorption of levothyroxine (thyroid medications). Therefore, thyroid medication should be taken at least 3 to 4 hours before or after any chromium supplement.
Supplemental chromium can interact with insulin, Metformin, and other anti-diabetes medications. People who are using any of these drugs, and those with diabetes should speak to their doctor before taking chromium supplements, as these could affect the action of their regular medications.
This product should not be taken during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and should not be given to children.
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