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PGX (PolyGlycopleX) is a non-starch polysaccharide (fibre) that has a very high water-absorbing capacity. When used with meals, PGX absorbs significant amounts of water, increasing the volume of the food you eat, quickly making you feel full, even when your food portions are smaller. Therefore, it is important to drink plenty of water when using PGX.
This prolongs the after-meal sense of fullness and helps normalize blood sugar levels and insulin secretion. By levelling out your sugar absorption, you can eliminate the "blood sugar roller coaster"- when food intake causes excess insulin to be secreted, later causing you to feel hungry due to blood sugar dropping, which then causes you to consume more food, which then causes more insulin secretion, etc. These ups and downs in blood sugar are hard on your body and make it very difficult to lose weight. PGX also increases food viscosity (its gel-like quality), which slows the rate that food is digested and absorbed.
Ongoing research and development involving PGX has led to the development of the PGX Daily Ultra Matrix softgel – an advanced delivery system for superior results. The Ultra Matrix technology involves suspending PGX in an MCT-rich oil matrix (medium-chain triglycerides) derived from purified coconut oil. This matrix, when combined with stomach acid, disperses better than any other tested delivery system for soluble or insoluble fibre, including previous forms of PGX. Rapid dispersal substantially increases the potential of PGX Daily as the polysaccharides quickly attract water and thicken quickly providing a profound sense of fullness. This effect is referred to as "acid-induced viscosity" and it begins within minutes of ingesting PGX Daily. For more information visit pgx.com
PGX® (PolyGlycopleX®) (Amorphophallus konjac, sodium alginate,
xanthan gum)...................................750 mg
Uses and benefits
- Normalizing and stabilizing blood sugar
- Lowering insulin secretion
- Improving insulin sensitivity
- Lowering after-meal blood sugar levels
- Reducing the glycemic index of meals
- Controlling appetite for healthy weight loss
- Burning body fat
- Balancing cholesterol and reducing triglycerides
- Improving regularity
Children: Half the adult dose is recommended for children following the same dosage recommendations as above. PGX is recommended for children who have problems with obesity. Growing, active children should not reduce healthy calories. It is also recommended only for children who have the ability to swallow capsules. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Pregnancy and Nursing: As the effects of PGX Daily Ultra Matrix have not been sufficiently evaluated in pregnant and lactating women, it should only be used under the direction of a health care practitioner. It is also highly inadvisable for a woman to go on a weight loss program (unless suggested by a health care practitioner) while pregnant.
Seniors: No special precautions known.