Boots Carb Control - 60 tablets
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Boots Carb Control contains 100mg of Captocarb, which may help to reduce the amount of dietary carbohydrate that is digested and absorbed by the body.Two tablets, taken as directed, can prevent the absorption of about 200kcal of complex carbohydrates. It is used as part of a reduced calorie diet, together with appropriate levels of exercise, it may help you lose weight or treat obesity.Your pharmacist or doctor can help with advice and support on lifestyle changes and healthy eating.
Boots Carb Control would be suitable for those trying to lose weight, to prevent continued weight gain or to help maintain body weight following a weight loss diet. It can be useful for those who have a preference for foods containing complex carbohydrate; such as bread, potatoes, pasta and rice.
It can be used as part of a reduced calorie diet together with appropriate levels of physical exercise and may help you lose weight.
How this product works for weight management
When taken before a meal, Boots Carb control may help reduce the absorption of calories from complex carbohydrate. This in turn reduces your total daily calorie intake. Reducing your calorie intake below the amount expended each day encourages the body to release and use stored fat. Therefore, when combined with a reduced calorie diet and appropriate levels of physical exercise, Boots Carb Control can help you lose weight and reduce your body fat.
Who may benefit from taking this product
Boots Carb Control would be suitable for those trying to lose weight, to prevent continued weight gain or to help maintain bodyweight following a weight loss diet. It can be useful for those who have a preference for foods containing complex carbohydrate; such as bread, potatoes, pasta and rice.
Boots Carb Control cannot reduce the absorption of simple carbohydrates like sugar.
adults of 18 years and over
How to use
Take 2 tablets, if having a meal containing large amounts of complex carbohydrate*
1-2 tablets with any other main meal
* Foods such as bread, potatoes, pasta and rice contain large amounts of complex carbohydrates.
Take Before each main meal. Don’t take more than 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Hazards and Cautions
While every care has been taken to ensure this information is always as accurate as possible, food products are regularly improved and nutrition content may occasionally change. As a result we recommend that you always read the label carefully before using or consuming any products. Nutritional Reference Value (NRV) information is based on the typical composition of the product. Guideline daily amounts are those for typical adult (men and women). NRV information for non Boots products is calculated by the manufacturer. Boots has no control over the recipe or nutritional content of such products and information on this site may differ to that given on the product label. We would therefore recommend you do not solely rely on this information and always read the product label. If you have any queries, or you would like advice on Boots products please contact our friendly Customer care team on 0345 609 0055.
This information was last updated 07/11/2014
Do not give to children or adolescents under 18 years. If you are unable to lose weight or maintain your current weight whilst using this product, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. A rest period of 3-5 days is recommended after every 30 days of taking this product.
This product may cause limited side effects. You may experience soft stools, wind or a laxative effect. If this occurs, simply stop taking the product for 72 hours and resume taking only the recommended dosage. If symptoms persist for more than three days, consult your doctor and stop taking the product. If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Do not take:
- If you have a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you are allergic to beans or bean derived products, simethicone or any other ingredient contained in this product
- If you have diabetes; you may need to adjust the amount of insulin you use, or the amount of tablets you take, to avoid your sugar levels becoming very low (ask your doctor or diabetes nurse about this).
This product reduces the activity of digestive enzymes which help breakdown complex carbohydrates for absorption. If you are unsure about interactions with any medicines or products, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor or medicines you have bought yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
Each tablet contains 100mg of Captocarb, which contains a glycoprotein complex from GMO-free vegetable source (bean) and simethicone as the active ingredients.
As well as the active ingredients, the tablets also contain calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, polyvinylpolypyrrolidone, talc, magnesium stearate, colour E172