The key to maintaining ketosis is to keep net carbs low. A carb blocker containing phaseolamin can really help with this as that compound inhibits amylase, the enzyme that converts starch to sugar. Taking a carb blocker with foods that contain needed nutrients and starch can help you maintain ketosis on your low carb days.
Clinical trial results
In a clinical trial performed by Jay Udani, MD (Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine), a randomly selected group of obese subjects were given 1500 mg Phaseolamin twice daily with meals. Over the period of the eight week trial, which 27 subjects completed, the group using Phaseolamin showed an average weight loss of 3.79 pounds, compared with an average of 1.65 pounds for subjects taking a placebo. No adverse effects were observed during the trial.
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