Published in the March 2011 issue of Nutrition Journal, a review of over a dozen studies has concluded Phase 2 Carb Controller, a proprietary, highly concentrated extract of the white bean, has the potential to induce weight loss and reduce spikes in blood sugar caused by carbohydrates, according to Pharmachem Laboratories, manufacturer of the ingredient. (See The study states, “Phase 2 Carb Controller has demonstrated the ability to cause weight loss with doses of 500-3,000mg per day, in either a single dose or in divided doses. It also has the ability to reduce the post-prandial spike in blood glucose levels.” The study goes on to say experiments incorporating Phase 2 into food and beverages show it can be integrated into various products, without losing activity or altering the appearance, texture or taste of the food. Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., NS