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Do you know if any of the OTC 'carb blockers' actually work? White kidney bean extract was the most popular, but now African mango seems to be out there.
The reason I ask is that with the help of ALLI as a fat blocker, I am losing weight FINALLY, and although I am eating low glycemic carbs only,I am hoping a carb blocker will give me an added push.
Thanks!

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Hi

No, sorry - I don't really know much about any of these so-called "blockers" and have not really looked into them because in general I am skeptical of interfering with normal digestive processes.  I'd rather concentrate on eating proper amounts of healthy nutritionally balanced foods to achieve weight loss.  If I am concerned with too much fat, I just reduce the overall amount of fats I am eating.

Just because no research has been done that can show that "blockers" have no undesirable side-effects does not mean these do not exist - so I prefer to balance nutrients the old fashioned way, through food choices.

Good luck.  

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