White bean extract and insulin sensitivity – February 22nd, 2015


Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioner Training (NEPT)
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February 22nd, 2015


White bean extract and insulin sensitivity

I recently learned about White Bean Extract for improving insulin sensitivity in several clinical trials. There’s a product called Phase 2 which has been studied most. My radio guest this week, James LaValle, introduced me to the product and I decided to research it.

He’s had tremendous success with it in his clients. Apparently it works because white beans (phaseolus vulgaris) produce an alpha-amylase inhibitor, which has the ability to reduce the post-prandial spike in blood glucose levels.  

For additional details, read this article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3071778/