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alpha-amylase inhibitor

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Adam63, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Adam63

    Adam63 · Active Member

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    I wonder if the readily available off prescription alpha-amylase inhibitor pills
    (usually sold as slimming products) can help with countering glucose spikes in
    use type 2 diabetics when we eat too large a load of carbohydrates.

    I came across this very detailed article recently


    The most used alpha-amylase inhibitor is an extract of white bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
    and it appears to have no side effects or problems. The main criticism is that it does
    not work effectively as a slimming aid, but would it help with controlling our glucose
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