This review focuses on the BioGanix product Pure White Kidney Bean Extract. The manufacturer of this supplement claims that this product may help to block starch and reduce absorption of carbohydrates, thereby helping weight loss. In addition, there is the claim that this product may help with digestive problems.
The active ingredient is white-kidney-bean extract (600 mg per capsule). This substance intercepts starches, but also blocks carbohydrates from being absorbed. The result is that carbohydrates are prevented from being converted to fat. White kidney beans contain fibre, which helps to reduce dietary fat and can assist with prevention of cholesterol absorption.
Other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, rice flour, and magnesium stearate. Although the manufacturers state that no fillers are used in this formula, it does contain a bulking agent, namely, rice flour.
The maker does not state if the magnesium stearate is derived from a plant or animal source.
The manufacturer advises that pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers, also children, should not use this supplement. Furthermore, those on medication, or those with medical issues should first speak to their doctor before using this product.
The manufacturer recommends that 3 capsules (1800 mg) be taken daily directly before the two largest meals. Alternatively, the instructions of a doctor should be followed. No more than six capsules daily should be taken.
A bottle of 200 capsules is available online on the manufacturer’s website at $21.97 (a 66-day supply). No discounts are available.
The manufacturer does offer a full money-back guarantee. However, this guarantee is only valid for 60 days from the date of purchase. In addition, an explanation must be emailed to the company stating the cause of dissatisfaction before a refund will be given. The company is, however, silent on whether the shipping fee will be returned.
Conclusion – Pure White Kidney Bean Extract
Pure White Kidney Bean Extract is a natural product made from an ingredient known to work as a carbohydrate blocker. The supplement comes with a full money-back guarantee. A free trial is allowed for. The product, if ineffective, may be returned for a full refund. Negatives include no bulk discounts. Long-term cost of this product will be higher than cost of other, similar products on the market. The capsules are gelatin free, therefore acceptable to vegans. However, the bulking agent, namely, rice flour, adds no value to the capsule. Optimal dose is three capsules, whereas other, similar carbohydrate blockers give the same dose in fewer capsules. A product requiring the taking of fewer capsules may be preferred.