A vegetarian dietary supplement to inhibit carbohydrate absorption.* Carb-Down is a unique combination of Phase 2 brand starch neutralizer, Gymnema sylvestre, and Chromemate brand chromium polynicotinate. Phase 2 starch neutralizer is an extract from the white kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Research shows that this extract can block the absorption of carbohydrates (from starch) because it contains a protein component that inhibits the enzyme, alpha-amylase from breaking down carbohydrates from foods.* When this enzyme is blocked, the starch thats eaten cannot be converted to fat.* In a recent double-blind study in humans, Phase 2 starch neutralizer decreased the percentage of caloric burden from complex carbohydrates by 60%.* The addition of Gymnema sylvestre and Chromemate is to support appetite control and glucose metabolism.*Suggested Use:As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with water, before any meal containing carbohydrates from starch, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.Supplement FactsServing Size 1 CapsuleServings Per Container 90 Amount per Serving % Daily Value Chromium (as Cr Polynicotinate) 100 mcg 83%Phaseolus vulgaris (white kidney bean, Phase 2 brand) Extract 500 mg *Gymnema sylvestre (leaf) 100 mg * *Daily Value not established.ChromeMate brand niacin-bound chromium. Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian leucine.Color of this product may vary due to color variations of the natural ingredients. WARNING:If you are pregnant, lactating, diabetic or hypoglycemic consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.