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Phaseolus vulgaris

Introduction

Phaseolus vulgaris is the plant that grows common beans. The many types of beans can be cooked and eaten. Phaseolus vulgaris often refers to extracts from white kidney beans. It has been used to help control blood glucose and lower body mass. It can be taken as a pill or extract.

Dosages

There are no advised doses for phaseolus vulgaris

What Research Shows

May Be Effective

  • Obesity —may reduce body fat A1-A4

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Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take phaseolus vulgaris in small doses for a short time. Allergic reactions and stomach upset may happen in some people. B1-B3 Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period. It is also not known whether it is safe to take by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

 

References

A. Obesity

A1. Celleno L, Tolaini MV, et al. A Dietary supplement containing standardized Phaseolus vulgaris extract influences body composition of overweight men and women. Int J Med Sci. 2007 Jan 24;4(1):45-52.

A2. Onakpoya I, Aldaas S, et al. The efficacy of Phaseolus vulgaris as a weight-loss supplement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. Br J Nutr. 2011;106(2):196-202.

A3. Rondanelli M, Giacosa A, et al. Appetite control and glycaemia reduction in overweight subjects treated with a combination of two highly standardized extracts from Phaseolus vulgaris and Cynara scolymus. Phytother Res. 2011 Sep;25(9):1275-1282.

A4. Grube B, Chong WF, et al. Weight reduction and maintenance with IQP-PV-101: a 12-week randomized controlled study with a 24-week open label period. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Mar;22(3):645-651.

B. Safety

B1. Onakpoya I, Aldaas S, et al. The efficacy of Phaseolus vulgaris as a weight-loss supplement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. Br J Nutr. 2011;106(2):196-202.

B2. Rougé P, Culerrier R, et al. A case of severe anaphylaxis to kidney bean: phaseolin (vicilin) and PHA (lectin) identified as putative allergens. Allergy. 2011 Feb;66(2):301-302.

B3. He S, Simpson BK, et al. Phaseolus vulgaris lectins: A systematic review of characteristics and health implications. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Jan 2;58(1):70-83.

Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 5/1/2020