Dietrine Carb Blocker FAQ's
1. Does 1 gram of Dietrine really "block" 2250 starch
calories in humans?
Early studies showed Dietrine reduced the absorption of approximately 2,250
starch calories in the laboratory-not in humans. Human starch absorption
studies showed that Dietrine reduced the absorption of starch calories by as
much as 66%. However, individuals may experience different results based on
body type, eating habits, and lifestyle.
2. Does Dietrine actually block or inhibit anything? That sounds dangerous!
Dietrine is considered a temporary alpha amylase "neutralizer". Alpha
amylase is the enzyme that digests starch. Dietrine temporarily
"neutralizes", the enzyme allowing some dietary starch to pass through the
body undigested, like fiber. Since it stays in the GI tract, Dietrine does
not enter the blood stream or affect the body's organs. No adverse side
effects have been observed in several human studies.
3. What is Phase 2® (Phaseolamin 2250®)?
Dietrine is the first, non-stimulant, clinically-studied, standardized,
all-natural starch "neutralizer." It is extracted from a fraction of the
Great Northern white kidney bean
using proprietary processes developed by Pharmachem Laboratories.
4. How does Dietrine work?
Dietrine is formulated to "neutralize" the digestive enzyme, alpha amylase,
and may temporarily reduce the caloric impact of starch rich foods.
5. What scientific evidence do you have that shows Dietrine is effective?
Additionally, a recently completed California study demonstrated that
patients who took Phase 2® brand bean extract, lost nearly a half pound per
week (3.8 lbs. over eight weeks), on average, or better than 200% more than
those on placebo. Patients on the starch neutralizer also lost 1.5 inches
around their waists, on average, or 43% more than those on placebo.
6. Are there any negative side effects to using Dietrine ?
No adverse side effects were clinically observed in the starch absorption
study. In the weight loss study, participants reported “good tolerability,”
Some people may experience excess gas.
7. How much Dietrine should I take?
Our clinical studies suggest efficacy at dosage levels between 500 mgs. and
1500 mgs., taken before eating starchy meals. Since everyone's metabolism is
different, people may have to experiment on themselves to find the right
levels. You should take 1 capsule five minutes before a meal twice a day.
8. Do I need to change my diet while taking Dietrine ?
You should be able to eat more of the starch-rich foods you love. This does
not mean you can eat all the carbs you want! However, any consistent, safe,
healthy weight control program should include a sensible, balanced diet and
9. How much weight can I expect to lose in a month by taking Dietrine ?
Everyone's system is different and results will vary. In a 60-subject weight
loss study, those taking Dietrine lost an average of 6.45 lbs. in 30 days,
compared to those on placebo who lost less than 1 lb., on average. This is
consistent with physician recommendations for slow, steady, safe carb
control. In an 8-week 50 subject clinical trial conducted at Northridge
Hospital (UCLA), subjects lost 1/2 - 2/3 pound per week on average, with
some subjects reporting substantially greater weightloss. During this same
time period, subjects' triglycerides were markedly reduced on average as
well (see clinical studies on this site).
10. Do I need a prescription for Dietrine ?
No. Dietrine is sold as a nutritional supplement.
11. How does new Dietrine differ from the old Starch Blockers and other bean
Phase 2® has been clinically studied several times, and has proven to be
effective in humans. Dietrine is a brand new, highly-concentrated
standardized extract made from
a specific fraction of specially-sized Great Northern white kidney bean
through proprietary processes. The so-called amylase inhibitors of the
1980's, and typical bean extracts, are simple whole bean powders or extracts
with little or no clinical background.
12. How Do I Know That Phase2® is Really Working for Me?
This is the most common question we get and a very good one. We have made a
very large investment in clinical studies to prove that this product works.
And we have made this data available for you on this website. Please rest
assured that Dietrine is working if taken properly. Understand that their is
no magic pill when it comes to losing weight. If we are consuming the same
amount of calories that we are burning, then our weight will stay the same.
However, Phase2® has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the
amount of starch calories our body will absorb thereby allowing us to enjoy
more food without gaining weight (within reason), or to lose weight.