People are constantly looking for an ideal weight loss product, so we decided to take a look at Carb Ease to see if it stands up to the hype. We looked at the ingredients, the customer service of the company, and the clinical reviews. Then we read hundreds of user comments and reviews to try and reach a consensus. Here is the condensed version of our findings; hopefully it will help you reach a decision.
What You Need to Know
First of all, Carb Ease is a dietary supplement containing a mixture of Phase 2 ® white kidney bean extract (seed–Phaseolus vulgaris), ID-alG™ extract (brown seaweed–Ascophyllum nodosum), green coffee extract (Svetol ®) (fruit–Coffea canephora robusta P.), gelatin, grape seed extract, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. When a user takes 2 pills 15 minutes before the largest meal of the day, the product supposedly supports weight loss by stopping the absorption of fats and maintaining healthy glucose levels.
Advocare, which was founded in 1993 and is based in Plano, Texas, sells Carb Ease from the main website. The product is easy to find, and the website contains plenty of information about both the company and product, but read on…
One of the first things we noticed about Carb Ease was the cost. “If you take the pill as directed, it’s possible that you will see some results,” said our research editor, “but at $37.95 for 60 capsules, a consumer should require a substantial amount of evidence that the product will work. Adding almost $40.00 a month to the budget can be a lot for an unproven pill.”
“Spent a lot of money, gained four pounds,” said one user. Based on further reading, we found reason to doubt the product’s worth.
“Not worth the money,” said another.
It’s important to spend some time online looking up the individual costs of the ingredients found in a product–if the ingredients are all inexpensive on their own, then you should question an expensive product. White kidney bean extract, for example, comes in at $19.99 for 200 capsules. Grape seed extract is only $11.00 on Amazon.
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After reading through many more reviews, we realized that the results promised by Carb Ease didn’t always happen. Some people even claimed that they gained weight. “Used this product for 2 months and it didn’t work. Very disappointed!” said one customer online.
“Lots of people talk about how good this is, but it just did nothing for me. I would not recommend buying this,” said another. In reading through forums, other customers agree. Some seemed to think this would only work when used with other supplements. “Don’t waste your money. Unless you’re a bodybuilder and use this and other supplements, it’s not going help,” said another.
Our research points to the fact that high cost and lack of results in a timely manner usually doom long-term progress. If Carb Ease really isn’t worth the money and it doesn’t deliver great results, you probably won’t want to continue the program.
The US National Library of Medicine has said that white kidney bean extract can, in fact, block the body’s absorption of carbs, but the Library also says that brown seaweed has a very minor effect on the body. Green coffee bean extract is a common, if not cliche, ingredient in weight loss products, and it can be purchased separately for a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, animal studies have shown grape seed extract to reduce blood pressure in animals–further research on humans is needed.
The question that remains is whether or not the ingredients in Carb Ease, which are sometimes effective, are worth the cost of the product. Many of these ingredients can be found for much lower costs, and the website doesn’t say how much of each ingredient is present in the proprietary blend.
The Bottom Line
We were initially interested in Advocare’s Carb Ease; the longevity of the company seemed like a good sign, but we weren’t able to dig up enough positive feedback about the product to endorse it to you. The lack of results is concerning, and frankly, we aren’t sure if Carb Ease is worth the monthly cost.
We suggest going for a product that is worth your money and delivers great results if you still need to shed some pounds. Supplements are expensive, so go with clinical research when you make your decision.
One of the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is called Leptigen; it features a proprietary blend of four ingredients, all shown in clinical research to help you burn fat and gain metabolism. Harmful side effects haven’t entered the discussion, and user reviews from the web all look great.
You probably shouldn’t wait too long to give it a try since the makers of Leptigen are offering a special trial offer for the time being.