What You Should Know
Crave-NX is an oral spray supplement designed to control eating by nixing carbohydrate or sugar cravings. The spray does not contain stimulants or appetite suppressants, but it does contain oral glucose, which could be a problem for dieters with diabetes. There are only two calories per serving. According to one consumer, Crave-NX is nothing more than Glucose Rapidspray sold by the same company. Glucose Rapidspray is a diabetic supplement designed to help the patient control insulin levels and blood glucose. We looked into the ingredient list and it is exactly the same as Crave-NX. The two products are formulated by the same company.
List of Ingredients
- Sodium Glycocholate
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
- Artificial Flavors
There is a direct connection between blood glucose and hunger. When a dieter eats carbohydrates, glucose levels rise during digestion. After digestion is complete, glucose levels return to normal, but the sharp drop can cause hunger and cravings for more carbohydrates. Instead of eating more food, The makers of Crave-NX suggest spraying the glucose supplement into the mouth to control glucose levels. Basically, the dieter increases glucose levels to normal levels and the hunger disappears.
In theory, this supplement will work to stop cravings associated with low blood sugar, but there is no way of knowing how low glucose levels have fallen or how much of the spray is necessary to pull glucose levels back to normal. Most dieters would much rather skip the hunger and control blood glucose from the start, keeping it constantly within normal range. Supplements like vanadyl sulfate and chromium are designed to keep blood glucose from falling too low. Eating complex carbohydrates also slows metabolism and prevents a rapid spike in blood glucose that inevitably ends in a rapid, sharp drop.
- May stop hunger associated with low blood sugar.
- Available online and in many pharmacies over the counter.
- Costs much less than other diet supplements.
- Contains the same ingredients as Glucose Rapidspray for diabetics.
- The supplement may not raise glucose levels with one dose.
- The dieter has no idea how low blood glucose is when hunger starts.
Part of losing weight is eating right. Simple carbohydrates are okay once in a while, but eating them often will only lead to weight gain, even if the dieter uses Crave-NX to control hunger. Diabetics have a measuring tool on-hand so they can recognize low blood sugar, use the spray and then retest to see the effect. Dieters have no such tool. We suggest eating complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates to control blood glucose and hunger.