Advertised a the perfect cheat day partner, Carb Blocker from Protein World offers it’s customers double the strength of normal carb blockers. This is according to the marketing material.
As the name suggests, Protein World Carb Blocker is a carb blocker. Carbohydrates provide the body with energy.
Every gram the body digests delivers four calories, so if Protein World Carb Blocker can live up to its name it could help people to lower their daily calorie intake.
Unfortunately carb blockers only work well when they are used in conjunction with a low calorie diet, and many people who buy them do so with the intention of using them as a cheat pill.
CLAIMS: To block carbohydrates and minimalize the cravings for foods
POSITIVES: It vegan and vegetarian friendly, gluten and soy free. Made by a reputable UK supplement company
NEGATIVES: Not the strongest formula we have reviewed. Does’t burn or block fat.
SUMMARY: Although Protein World are responsible for some excellent supplements we would give Carb Blocker a miss.
So instead of avoiding potatoes and pasta, etc., they continue to overindulge on such food and hope the pill will pick up the slack.
If you want to succeed in the dieting game, that’s not a winning attitude, but its an attitude the manufacturer appears to encourage because potential customers are told Carb Blocker is the “the perfect partner for those cheat days and high carbohydrate meals”.
Protein World Carb Blocker Ingredient Profile
Two capsules provide:
- White Kidney Bean Extract [20:1] (890mg)
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract [15% HCA] (600mg)
- Chromium (80mcg)
Protein World Carb Blocker Potential
White kidney beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) contain a glycoprotein that acts as a defence mechanism and discourages insects from feeding on them.
The glycoprotein also has the ability to restrict the normal function of the digestive enzyme amylase. This is the enzyme responsible for breaking down the carbohydrate in food, and carbohydrate that isn’t digested cannot release any calories.
The extract used in Protein World Carb Blocker appears to be a 20:1 extract. That means it has been concentrated to 20 times its normal potency.
The Carb Blocker marketing material states garcinia cambogia is high in chromium and then allege that it “may help reduce cravings and block the breakdown of carbs”.
Not strictly true! Chromium is renowned for its ability to help maintain blood glucose levels and this can, in turn, prevent cravings for sweet food. But garcinia cambogia is not rich in chromium.
However, although the sales page makes it appear Carb Blocker only contains white kidney bean and garcinia cambogia, anyone who pops into a Holland & Barrett store, picks up a bottle and takes a look at the label, will see chromium is added as an additional ingredient.
We are unsure of the reasons behind this deception/error, but garcinia cambogia is one of the most respected diet pill ingredients in the world and the compound that provides its fat blocking ability is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA).
The HCA provided by garcinia cambogia also offers dieters additional value because it’s an appetite suppressant.
However, experts state garcinia cambogia extracts are only effective if they contain at least 60% HCA.
Protein World are using an extract that is only 15% HCA, so its presence will add little of value.
How to Take Protein World Carb Blocker
Carb Blocker is not intended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding an infant.
People who have existing health issues would be wise to seek medical advice before using this or any other weight management product. The same advice is offered to people who are using medication.
The capsules should always be taken with water and Protein World suggests customers take them 30 minutes before eating a high carb meal.
This sounds a little odd to us because anyone who is serious about losing weight and getting back into shape would be wise to avoid high carb meals entirely.
There are two capsules per dose and the first (2 capsule) dose should be taken in the morning. The second (2 capsule) dose should be consumed during the afternoon.
Possible Side Effects of Protein World Carb Blocker
Protein World don’t say if any side effects have been reported, but even natural ingredients can sometimes cause problems for a minority of users.
Due to the fact that carb blockers cause a carbohydrate to pass through the intestines in an undigested state, people using this kind of product may find they become prone to intestinal gas and/or minor stomach discomfort.
Protein World Carb Blocker Customer Reviews
Some people say this product helped them. Others say it did not.
A couple of reviews left by satisfied customers read:
These carb blocking pills are the business! They allow me to enjoy high carb food every now and again and still continue to make progress with my weight loss campaign
I was losing weight slowly before. Now I’m losing weight a little bit faster. I can confirm Carb Blocker works if you keep on counting the calories and make sure you get plenty of exercise
A couple of reviews from unhappy buyers read:
I wish I could tell you this product worked because that would mean I’d lost some weight. Sadly it does not work and I never lost any weight at all
The bottles only last 3 weeks so I bought 2 of them so I could give it a fair try. My stomach often felt bloated and uncomfortable, but I saw it through to the end and my total weight loss was nothing at all. What a waste of money!
After-Sales Service and Guarantee
Customer services are available via email and telephone. Protein World products are not backed by a guarantee, but the company accepts returns of unopened products that are sent back within 14 days.
Manufacture and Distribution
Carb Blocker is one of many health and fitness products that have been brought to market by Protein World.
The company is based in London and primarily markets its products via its own website. Protein World products can also be purchased via Holland & Barrett and from Amazon.
Where to Buy Protein World Carb Blocker
Each bottle provides 45 servings and if you buy directly from Protein World or Holland & Barrett you can expect to pay £14.99 per bottle. The Amazon price is around £7 more.
Protein World Carb Blocker Summary
The bottles don’t last very long, but Protein World Carb Blocker is a pretty cheap diet pill to buy.
The formulation is let down by the fact that the garcinia cambogia extract lacks potency, but the white kidney bean should be able to go it alone.
However, although the formulation should be capable of blocking carbohydrate absorption, that alone is unlikely to be enough help for the average person who wishes to lose weight. This is probably why a lot of people feel let down by Carb Blocker.
It’s likely to be no better or worse than any of the other carb blockers on the market.
People who have an earnest desire to lose weight would be better off choosing a product that accelerates the metabolism and provides other benefits, such as appetite suppression and extra energy.
All of the leading diet pills brands deliver multiple benefits and they also offer customers the benefit of a money back guarantee.
You can purchase directly from the Protein World website or from third party stockists such as Holland and Barrett
One bottle will cost £14.99 and will last approximately one month
Yes, the formula is suitable for everybody over the age of 18
It is generally classed as safe. If you do experience any side effects then stop taking immediately.