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Alternative Names

Baked Beans, Black Beans, Cannelli Beans, Common Bean, Gousse de Haricot, Gousses de Haricot, Green Bean, Haricot à Parchemin, Haricot à Rames, Haricot Beurre, Haricot Blanc, Haricot Commun, Haricot Jaune, Haricot Mange-Tout, Haricot Mange-Tout Jaune, Haricot Mange-Tout Vert, Haricot Noir, Haricot Potager, Haricot Sec, Haricot Vert, Kidney Bean, Kidney Beans, Legume, Légumineuse, Lima Bean, Mange-Tout, Navy Bean, Petit Haricot Noir, Phaseoli Fructus, Phaseolus, Pinto Bean, Refried Beans, Seed-Free Bean Pods, Sine Semine, Snap Bean, Starch Blocker, String Bean, Vaina de Frijol, Wax Bean, White Bean, White Kidney Bean

Scientific Name

Phaseolus Vulgaris

Why Do People Use Bean?

Oral preparations of Phaseolus vulgaris (Bean), like bean powder, are used for obesity and weight loss, hypercholesterolemia, kidney or bladder stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and lung cancer. It is also used orally as a diuretic and for diabetes.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate time period usage of bean is thought to be safe. Extracts of bean appears to be safe when utilized for 2-3 months. Possibly Unsafe - Excessive dosage of fresh bean husks could result in adverse effects. Raw bean husks consist of lectins that can result in gastrointestinal upset. In order to destroy the effectiveness of lectins, cooking could be useful. Avoid in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - To rate the effectiveness of bean during breastfeeding and pregnant females, there is limited and unreliable information available. Therefore, such females should avoid its usage.

How Effective Is Bean?

About the effectiveness of bean powder in following conditions, there is limited and unreliable information available: Hypercholesterolemia - Initial clinical experiments suggest that a carob and bean extract may modestly reduce the cholesterol levels and enhance the excretion of fat in the feces of obese and overweight patients. Lung Cancer - Epidemiological studies confirm that female and male who use excessive dosage of dietary phytoestrogens for example isoflavones from soy and beans, have a 44%-72% lower risk of developing lung cancer as compared to those who use smaller amounts. The beneficial effect appears to be more distinct in female than male. Obesity - There are confirmations on the use of bean extract for weight loss. Initial clinical experiments also suggest that the intake of specific bean extract (known Phase 2, Pharmachem Labs) should be taken in amount of 445 mg daily. This may modestly enhance weight loss when taken by slightly overweight patients on a calorie-restricted diet. Such patients reported a weight loss of 6.6 lbs after more than one month of treatment as compare to 0.8 lbs lost by patients on placebo. However, there is another clinical study which shows that obese patients taking such identical extract in an over dose of 1500 mg two time every day did not experience significant reduction of weight, even after utilized of this combination for continuously eight weeks.

How Bean Works?

Phaseolus vulgaris is a rich source of dietary fiber, which proposes that it may modestly decrease the lipids. Bean powder also consists of polyphenols, for example, phytosterols including stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol and also isoflavone biochanin A. Extracts of bean are often referred to as carbohydrate absorption blockers or starch blockers, which may promote weight loss. Extracts of bean seem to inhibit alpha-amylase in vitro. It is thought that by blocking alpha-amylase, extract of bean can lessen the absorption and carbohydrate interruption in the GI tract and lead to fewer calories ingested. On other hand, research in humans confirms that oral consumption of a specific extract of bean (Phaseolamin) with a meal does not seems to significantly inhibit absorption and digestion of starch based on caloric content of stool samples and insulin response as well as blood glucose levels.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Bean?

Intake of bean extracts may lead to vomiting, nausea, stomach pains and diarrhea. Excessive dosage of raw green beans or green bean husks can result in diarrhea, vomiting and gastroenteritis because of the content of the plant protein lectin.

How Bean Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Bean Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating between antidiabetes drugs and bean powder is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. People having hypoglycemic effects should be careful while taking bean.

How Bean Interacts With Foods?

No data available.

How Bean Interacts With Lab Tests?

No interaction found.

How Bean Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Diabetes - Monitor blood glucose level closely due to claims that bean has hypoglycemic effects. Surgery - Bean powder may influence the blood glucose levels. Phaseolus vulgaris may interact with blood glucose control after and during surgical procedures. Therefore, patients are advised to stop using bean powder at least two week before their suggested surgical procedures

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Bean?

ORAL For the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, extract of bean should be consumed between 300 to 600 mg thrice every day, in combination of carob gum 50 to 100 mg thrice every day. For obesity and weight loss, a specific extract of bean (Phase 2, Pharmachem Labs) should be consumed on daily basis up to 1500 mg twice every day.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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