by Natural Factors
WHAT IS IT?
WellBetX PGX soluble fiber blend contains in 2 capsules:
|PGX Proprietary blend||1000 mg|
|Konjac (Amorphophallus konjac) root extract|
|Mulberry (Morus alba) powdered extract (leaf)||50 mg|
Other ingredients include gelatin capsule, purified water, rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable grade.)
WHAT DOES IT DO?
WellBetX PGX is a proprietary soluble fiber complex and sugar blocker. It is part of the WellBetX glucose management system.
PGX (PolyGlycopleX) is a unique, proprietary blend of highly viscous, non-absorbable soluble fiber developed through extensive research at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine. PGX reduces appetite by promoting a feeling of fullness.
According to the distributor:
"Overweight people are trying to curb their intake of high-glycemic carbohydrates, yet despite ever-greater consumption of low carb foods, the obesity epidemic worsens every year.
One problem is that many foods induce excess insulin production, thus making it virtually impossible to avoid meals that promote fat gain.
High-glycemic index foods cause weight gain by inducing the overproduction of insulin. A new fiber blend called PGX inhibits the absorption of dietary sugars into the bloodstream, thereby reducing the release of insulin by as much as 40%!1 The virtue of this highly viscous soluble fiber blend is that only small amounts are required to inhibit acute spikes in blood glucose and insulin. This new fiber also has been shown to lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL.)
The carbohydrate barrier
People trying to lose weight feel guilty when consuming such basic foods as bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes. A sugar-laden dessert is a disaster for those seeking to achieve meaningful fat loss. By taking just three grams of this new soluble fiber blend before ingesting these high-glycemic foods, the amount of glucose absorbed can be reduced by as much as 23% and the ensuing insulin surge cut by 40%.
This novel fiber blend may not only facilitate the weight-loss effects of diet and exercise, but also help protect against a host of degenerative disorders in which excess insulin is a significant culprit.
Low-cost protection against excess calories
The patent-pending PGX formula is the result of hundreds of tests designed to create a highly viscous fiber that soaks up some carbohydrates in the gastrointestinal tract before they are assimilated into the bloodstream.
In addition to absorbing dietary sugars, this fiber blend binds cholesterol in the small intestine, thus preventing its reabsorption into the bloodstream.
PGX capsules also contain a special extract of mulberry leaves. Mulberry extract diminishes after-meal rises in both glucose and insulin levels.
Effects of PGX:
Reduces after meal glucose levels.
Reduces appetite and promotes effective weight loss
Increases insulin sensitivity
Improves diabetes control
Lowers blood cholesterol
Lowers blood pressure (an effect rarely seen with fiber)."
Drink at least 4 oz of water per capsule when taking this product. Taking the product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention. Keep out of the reach of children.
PGX is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Those seeking to lose body fat should take 2-6 PGX capsules before each meal and follow a calorie-restricted diet. Exercise is recommended for those who are able to do so.
Take 2 to 4 capsules with 8 to 16 oz of water, 5 to 10 minutes before meals or as directed by a health practitioner. Studies indicate that there is a benefit provided by taking only 2 capsules before each meal, which is the dose people should start with for the first week. Those seeking maximum effects may consider 6 capsules (3 grams) before each meal.
NHC sells 180 capsule bottles of WellBetX PGX for $31.46
. The suggested retail price is $34.95.