What is White Kidney Bean Extract?
White Kidney Beans are a variety of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and along with other (Phaseolus) species is a member of the Legume family (fabaceae). Similar to other beans, dry beans are high in starch, protein, and dietary fiber and an excellent source of iron, potassium, selenium, molybdenum, thiamine, folate and vitamin b6. They also contain an isoform of the enzyme alpha amylase (alpha-A1). This Isoform acts as an inhibitor to prevent carbohydrates like starch from digesting by completely blocking access to the active site of the alpha-amylase enzyme. By inhibiting this process they are left whole or in part undigested in the stomach. The amount that is left undigested depends on several factors including the amount of carbs that are consumed as well as ph levels. By reducing the digestion of carbohydrates, they are not converted into sugar and not absorbed by the body or converted to fat. These carbohydrates are simply excreted undigested. Although alpha amylase inhibitors are present in other sources, White Kidney beans are often preferred due to its high prevalence in that specific bean.
Purity and Concentration of White Kidney Bean Extract
This product contains no fillers, taste additives or anti-caking agents and is extracted in a 4:1 ratio with a mixture of Ethanol and Water.
Bioavailability, Mixing and Solubility of White Kidney Bean Extract
This product is freely bioavailable and water soluble.
|Note: It is always recommended to verify these measurements with an accurate digital scale.
Warning: The amounts indicated in this table greatly exceed the recommended serving amount.
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How should I store it?
You will receive this powder in a resealable bag. Store it in a cool, dry, dark location. Reseal tightly between uses.
References & Further Research
PubMed:Characterization of alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor, a Lectin-Like Protein in the Seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris.
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