The following review focuses on the product Maximum Strength 3-in-1 Carb Blocker, by the manufacturer Irwin Natural. The manufacturer states that the product is suitable for people on high-carbohydrate diets, as it 1) neutralizes starch enzymes, 2) enhances digestion, containing the enzymes lipase and protease that break down fats and proteins, and 3) supports metabolism, containing chromium picolinate. This is a three-pronged attack on excess weight.
The ingredients are:
- Chromium picolinate (125 mcg)
- Flaxseed oil (1050 mg)
- White-kidney-bean extract (1000 mg)
- Cinnamon extract (100 mg)
- Lipase (20 mg)
- Protease (20 mg)
- Bioperine complex (bioperine black-pepper extract and ginger extract, 6 mg)
Other ingredients are gelatin, soy lecithin, purified water, annatto, beeswax, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, turmeric, and St. John’s-bread.
The manufacturer does warn that people using medication or having any medical conditions, for instance that of acid reflux disease or digestive disorders, should consult a doctor before using this product. This product is not suitable for those under 18, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Certain ingredients, such as soy and beeswax could lead to allergic reactions, suggesting that people sensitive to these, should avoid this product. Although not mentioned by the manufacturer, some ingredients, such as the white-kidney-bean extract can cause side effects, including gastrointestinal reactions, such as painful gas and diarrhea.
The manufacturer recommends that an adult should take 2 soft-gel capsules twice a day before eating starchy meals and snacks. This dosage should not be exceeded. Moreover, it is stated that the capsules will only be effective if combined with a low-calorie diet and an exercise program.
A bottle containing 75 capsules of Maximum Strength 3-in-1 Carb Blocker is available online on the manufacturer’s website at $22.99. The purchase price includes shipping and handling. No discounts are available on this item.
Despite our research we were unable to find a manufacturer’s guarantee. If the company does not back its product, this leaves Maximum Strength’s 3-in-1 Carb Blocker’s effectiveness open to question.
Conclusion – Maximum Strength 3-in-1 Carb Blocker
Maximum Strength 3-in-1 Carb Blocker allows weight-watchers to cheat, by allowing favorite carb heavy foods to be included in the diet. The product works on 3 different levels, which could lead to weight loss. Some of the ingredients have been found effective in what they claim to achieve. The manufacturer recommends a diet low in carbohydrates and exercise: however, if you follow this program, the product may, in fact, be superfluous. If the diet is effective, could the carb blocker be serving as a placebo? The lack of discounts, or guarantees, also raises concerns. Neither vegans or vegetarians, nor those with soy or beeswax allergies can use this product.