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Glucocil Review – Does This Blood Glucose Supplement Work? Are lack of weight loss ingredients and few customer testimonials deal breakers?

PUBLISHED: 07/21/2015 | BY: TORY GRAY, SENIOR REVIEWER
Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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We know for a fact that controlling blood glucose levels can curb carbohydrate cravings. This made us want to look more closely at Glucocil – a supplement that claims to help dieters lose weight. Our “360-degree” review included examining the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer-service quality. Plus we read hundreds of user comments and reviews from around the internet. We took all this information and compacted it to reveal the truth about Glucocil.

EDITOR’S TIP: Combine Glucocil with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

Glucocil is a diet pill that claims to optimize blood-sugar levels. The ingredients in Glucocil include mulberry leaf extract, alpha lipoic acid, berberine, fish oil and chromium. You start off taking one softgel twice daily, but you eventually take two softgels twice daily. There are 120 softgels in each bottle, so you do get a 30-day supply with your purchase. You can take products like Glucocil anywhere.

Neuliven Health, the company behind Glucocil, has been in business since 2003. That’s more than a decade in the business. Longevity is an important aspect when it comes to trusting a supplement. The product is available in stores and via the official website. Neuliven Health has a strong BBB rating and some of the ingredients are proven to suppress appetite, but read on…

Weight Loss Ingredients – There are None

None of the ingredients in Glucocil are associated with weight loss. The chromium picolinate can help support blood glucose levels, which can suppress cravings, but appetite is not the only issue with weight loss. Even if the dieter is less hungry, that does not mean they will choose healthy, low-calorie foods. “Dieters need to make an important choice when starting a weight loss journey – eat less and make good food choices,” suggests our Research Editor. “The trouble with supplements like Glucocil is that they don’t increase metabolism so you are stuck relying on dietary intake to lose weight.”

“Been using about 4 weeks. I take one pill with each meal…No weight loss so far,” according to one dieter.

“I have not lost any weight, and my glucose levels are OK, but not much lower than before,” says another customer.

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Testimonials – Not From Glucocil

We checked the Glucocil website high and low for weight loss testimonials. We found information on the product ingredients and research on each of those ingredients, but nothing from customers on weight loss. The customer reviews we read, on websites and forums, did nothing for supporting weight loss claims either. We found it interesting the Glucocil did mention weight management, claiming the supplement can increase that feeling of fullness that helps you eat less. This claim would be more effective if there were testimonials and before and after photos.

DietSpotlight research has shown if there are major issues with a diet program like poor ingredients or lack of testimonials, the dieter is less likely to experience positive, lasting results. Glucocil contains no proven weight-loss ingredients and there are no testimonials – these are likely serious issues.

If you must give Glucocil a try, “findings support the idea that changes in blood glucose can affect appetite,” according to Dr. John Briffa. But there is more to weight loss than hunger. Dr. Donald Hensrud reveals, “cutting calories through dieting is generally more effective for weight loss.” Reducing hunger does not necessarily mean reducing calorie intake.

The Science

Glucocil offers a ton of links for clinical research, but none of the research titles are listed. The dieter has no idea if the studies have anything to do with weight loss. In addition to the lack of clinical evidence, the company’s headquarters concern us. The headquarters are located in a strip mall near a deli, coffee shop and digital imaging business. It’s highly unlikely this location is big enough for product research. Without clinical support and a professional business setting, we see a red flag.

The Bottom Line

Reviewing products like Glucocil is always an entertaining experience. The company behind Glucocil has been around for quite a while and there is some evidence that controlling blood glucose levels can help reduce cravings. However, we’re not comfortable recommending a product with a lack of ingredients support weight loss and absence of testimonials that point to actually slimming down. Another concern is their unprofessional-looking headquarters.

For dieters who want to shed extra pounds, we suggest trying out a product with scientifically proven ingredients and strong customer testimonials.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a proprietary blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and boost metabolism. We can’t find any talk of harmful side effects and comments around the web indicate people are happy with the product.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length reviews of Glucocil)

Previous Glucocil Review (Updated March 18, 2014):

What You Should Know

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Glucocil is a natural glucose stabilizing supplement available at GNC and Walmart, among other retailers. According to the official website, the supplement is formulated to provide all-day support, but the name is little misleading. You have to take the supplement twice daily before lunch and dinner. For the first three days the dieter takes just one capsule twice daily, then two capsules twice daily for as long as they take the product. There is a free 15-day sample offered on the website, but buyers beware. The sample requires the customer pay a $4.99 shipping charge. The terms state the credit card will be charged for two months worth of the supplement just 18 days after the initial order. To cancel you must call the customer service department.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Chromium
  • Mulberry Leaf Extract
  • Cinnamon Bark Powder
  • Gymnema Sylvestre Extract
  • Insulina
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Phellodendron Bark Extract
  • Cissus Quadrangularis
  • Banaba Leaf Extract
  • Fish Oil

Product Features

Glucocil supplies some well-researched ingredients on the market. The research page is packed with links to clinical studies supporting many of the ingredients, including mulberry leaf extract, alpha lipoic acid, banaba leaf extract, berberine, chromium picolinate and various vitamins.

With such a strong formula and positive testimonials there is little wrong with Glucocil, but there are some issues that dieters should know. The free sample comes with an autoship program. If you are not interested in signing up for autoship you should purchase the supplement from GNC, Walmart or other authorized retailer. We also failed to find any before and after photos of dieters who lost weight taking Glucocil even though there was mention of curbed appetite and weight loss.

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Advantages

  • Glucocil is packed with clinically tested ingredients.
  • The formula may help control blood glucose levels.

Disadvantages

  • If you are a diabetic on medication talk to your physician before taking Glucocil.
  • May not suppress appetite for all dieters.
  • The autoship program details may be confusing for some dieters.
  • The clinical research descriptions do not mention if the studies were completed on humans or animals.

Conclusion

We like Glucocil. In a market where tons of supplements are laden with multiple stimulants and warnings of potential side effects, Glucocil is a straight-laced appetite suppressant that works by supporting healthy blood glucose levels. While the level of appetite suppression will not be equal to that of a prescription appetite suppressant, dieters may notice a difference in cravings over time.

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70 User Reviews About Glucocil (tell us about your experience)

  • 1
    Kna Goodson

    Trying to cancel. Cannot get anyone to answer phone. Have made 4 phone calls today. Totaling over 22 minutes. Can someone get back in touch with me.

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  • 2
    Gretchen

    Bought this as a sample and after 3 pills( eve, lunch, eve) my blood sugar jumped to 266 (204 5 hr later) . I been treating myself for diabetes for close to 20 years and have been in very good to excellent numbers ever since I reduced numbers to acceptable in about 1996 and had my doctor reduce medication by 50% a year ago. Called company to cancel and no pick up from customer support in 10 minutes and 20 “thank you for your patient” messages.

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  • 3
    Terry

    Can Glucocil be taken even though I am taking insulin and metformin for my debetes?

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    mike simpson

    what are the side effects of taking glucocil? seems to be a secret.

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  • 5
    Steven Weil

    Do you carry glococil , if so how much

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  • 6
    Bryan

    Glococil requires that you drink plenty of water. Most diabetics suffer from dehydration and that will have a huge effect on your a1c. Glococil isn’t a wonder drug but it does, if taken right, help lower a1c levels. I take Humulin as well as Janumet along with Glococil. I’ve noticed a small change in blood sugar levels. Exercise and diet are key though. It’s not for everyone.

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    Your Name

    Tell us your thoughts about Glucocil.

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    Jane

    Can Glucocil cause a rash?

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  • 7
    Dee

    Have you had any complaints about loose stools while taking Glucocil? If so please send me an email detailing if there is any bigger problem. If I should stopping taking it. Thank You

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    Your Name

    Tell us your thoughts about Glucocil.

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  • 8
    Mark

    have not take thisproduct yet but I’m just concerned if I can take it cuz I have a congestive heart failure and I cannot take any kind of caffeine products .am I able to take thiscongestive heart failure with my diabetes?

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  • 9
    Richard Bolduc

    Despicable business practices I would never bait and switch somebody who in this company does your your free trial if you don’t read the fine print they are putting on an automatic replenishment account and you’ll start receiving bottles to the total $64 a month. Junk

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  • 10
    Eddy Andrews

    This is one of the best rip offs since obama took office. This mess does not do any thing to lower blood sugar. I have taken this product for one month (4) pills per day & can’t see that it does any thing except take $62.OO out of your pocket at gnc stores. What people need to do is go to a walmart & buy a bag of M&Ms, that are a hell of a lot cheaper taste better & do just as good of a job as glucoil. i would not advise any one to take this junk.

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    Jiva Dhara

    I read the formular of Glucoil —- The active ingredient os ‘MULBERRY’ but in very small amounts —- Mulberry works in larger amounts, eat it like blueberry or you can get it dry it works great , Ayurvecic goose berry extracts also helps– The amount of Mulberry in Glucocil is way too small — just get the dry Mulberry.
    Also Goose berry extract with bittermelon works well, get it from the Hindu/Indian store —- that helps. Any kind of berry is good but mainly Mulberry, more so the Gooseberry and Bittermelon, ancient Ayurvedic extracts helps a lot.

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    Your Name

    ty for your comment. it was very helpful. i pray someday soon we find the help we are all seeking to manage our diabetes. so tired of getting my hopes up. (been diabetic since i was five 37 years ago.)

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    couldbebear

    Bush ordered the deployment of more than 20,000 soldiers into Iraq,January 2007.The number of deaths during bush jr. first six years was 8.792 which excludes 899 deaths in combat 2007. I thinks the neo cons are a rip off and keep your petty thoughts to yourself when replying on medical products. Wouldn’t take your comments to heart.

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    Your Name

    Has been very effective lowering my A1c.

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  • 11
    Benjamin Nicolas

    It helps me lower my blood sugar, but my doctor prescribed insulin for my use, so I am no longer in pills. I ordered a one month supply as sample and now you charged me for another order. Please cancel this order and refund me on my credit card. Thank you.

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  • 12
    mike

    This product is garbage, Does not work, Do not waste your money

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    Your Name

    ty for your warning. ur the best. praying for you and all of us to finally get some help.

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  • 13
    Lorraine

    Please don’t waste your money on this supplement!I spent almost $60.00 for it at GNC for 120 tablets over 1 month ago. I purchased it to supplement the 500 mg. of metformin that I am taking 2 times a day. I was diagnosed Type 2 in early December and even though I was on a diabetic diet my numbers on the metformin alone did not go down. Right before Christmas I started taking both of them together as directed. Not only did my fasting numbers NOT GO DOWN, they have not suppressed my appetite. The only thing I’ve noticed , since taking the Glucocil, I am peeing alot more.

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  • 14
    Toots Lobe

    The directions say 1st 3 days take 1 with lunch,1 with dinner.After 3 days 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner. Question is do you take 3 days with 1 with lunch and 1 with dinner , After 3 days 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner. Is this the same week after week.

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  • 15
    elaine

    i took tjis before and got direia so bad i quite taking them after a month i started taking them again and now i have direia again not good for me

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  • 16
    Lydia

    When you start taking this how long does it take before you see results in the blood sugar drop.

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    Ana

    I would not go anywhere without my glucocil…it works wonder for me….Lydia, I had to kept taking glucocil for about 5 days before I noticed the difference…I don’t have any problems with it and I can only say…..Thanks to the team of doctors who formulated this wonderful supplement.

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  • 17
    Brenda

    Does This Product works on Insulin Resistance

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  • 18
    Terri

    I need to know can this be taken with metformin and glipizide please reply.

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    Ana

    I am taking 2mg of glymeperide and 50 mg of Januvia…both once a day…

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  • 19
    Michael Garner

    I have tried Glucocil it does not work unless you starve yourself.
    My sugar has not gone below 170 that was with a 1800 calorie diet
    and walking a mile a day at a fast pace. So I have gone back to metformin
    to get it down I have also added cinnamon plus Chromium 2000 mg a day it
    is now coming back down to the range after meals 160 it goes down to 110 after I take my meds within a hour and a half. I am staying right here.

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    Your Name

    am sorry it does not help you. It really helps my hubby. His meds were lowered to what it was when he first was diagnosed with type 2 over a decade ago.

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  • 20
    lyn gaskin

    Please do not auto-ship any more Glucocil

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    Your Name

    i hope this has stopped for you. gl my friend. exercise and low carbs and low fat is the only thing that has worked for me in my 37 years diabetic. i pray the energy finds you and the love of low carb food. a couple of my favs are red bell pepper sandwiches (cut out the stem of a red bell pepper stuff in 2 slices of turkey and one serving of sliced apple and one serving of pecans). wraps r super too. 1 la tortilla factory low carb tortilla( olive oil flavor is my fave.) lay two slices of turkey and a slice of low fat jarlsberg swiss or any sliced cheese. put tons of sprouts or butter lettuce on top and roll up. the la tortilla factory tortillas are only 7 carbs cause they have 13 fiber.

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  • 21
    Janet Hunt

    I was recently diagnosis with MS and also was told because my family history, I am border-line diabetic, I am under weight but very concern about being a diabetic and would love to control this disease. I do not want to become a diabetic with my other condition. I feel I need to consult with my primary care physician and my neurologist to see if this product is safe with all my other meds, primarily (interferon 1-A) for the MS. I need something to help prevent the on-set of diabetics and this sounds like an answer to my prays, I am active I walk 3 miles 4 days a week or climb 21 flights of stairs 6 days a week in the winter. I need your honest professional in-put. Thank you

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    Ana

    Janet: Before taking Glucocil….it would be wise to discuss it with your physician.

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  • 22
    Rhonda Brooks

    My stepson is 17 and he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last year. He has ADHD and rarely takes his meds. When he does take his Adderall, it also curves his appetite. He is already under weight and the majority of the reviews state loss of appetite. I was looking for a product to help manage his sugar to keep it at appropriate levels, or at least help him in doing so, but I am concerned about the loss of appetite. He is very irresponsible and does not take his disease seriously. Harley does not check his sugar levels on a regular basis. His last episode his blood sugar was 1200. Terrifying, so again I was hoping to push this product on him to help maintain healthy levels. Would you recommend adding this product to his daily routine? And, your thoughts on the weight loss or loss of appetite, would be appreciated. Harley does not live with me so it’s hard for me to maintain any type of schedule for him. He has to do this on his own so I thought a supplement might help. Please advise. Thanks.

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    Bill

    Your son is VERY lucky to be alive. I was diagnosed at 18 in 1996. Thought I had the flu. Laid down for a nap then my mom couldn’t wake me up. She called 911. On the way to the hospital in the ambulance, my heart stopped. For 13 minutes they fought to keep my heart beating. Through constant CPR and electric paddles I am alive now. The doctor told me my blood sugar was 986 and that he was puzzled as to how I lived. With your son reaching 1200, it is astonishing he is alive. I didn’t take my disease seriously the first few years. Because of that I now have severe Neuropathy, Cardiomyopathy, lost my big toe, have foot issues, bad kidneys, and am virtually blind in my right eye. Now I take my diabetes very seriously and have a tight control on it. I recommend Lantus insulin for his long lasting insulin and Humalog for short acting. That combo worked miracles for me. You can email me personally if you have any questions. I’d be glad to help.

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    Your Name

    hey bill. thank you for your review. i have been diabetic for 37 years. i was 5 when diagnosed. i had the same results with humalog and lantus combo. txt me if you wanna exchange recipies or workouts.

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  • 23
    Manny

    I would like to know the side effects if we use Glucocil. Also, what other medications could have an effect of its use?

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  • 24
    Stacia Chambers

    I am currently taking Lipozene. Will there be any problems with me taking Glucocil as well?

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    Stacia Chambers

    Don’t understand. Am I waiting for a response?

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  • 25
    lynn

    Works great.Two of us at work started it.Both lost weight , both lowered #,s

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  • 26
    Mark Blanchard

    I signed up for the 15 day sample. Didn’t know or didn’t read the fine print about the autoship of the next order. I have since canceled any further shipments. I really wanted to believe Glucocil could block sugars from entering my bloodstream. But if I eat foods which cause high glucose readings Glucocil does little to help. What it does that was advetised was curb my appetite. I do know I don’t seem to be as hungry as I used to be. If I behave myself the night before my glucose is 104-115. If I eat normal my reading is 125-145. I wish it did help but the only way to lower blood sugar readings is changing eating habits.

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    Your Name

    high five mark! stick with it. you are so worth it. we all need a cheat day so take it. gl on keeping it down. i have a few low carb recipes to share. would love to trade.

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  • 27
    Earl Denomme

    I am taking glucocil, I am diabetic 2. I have restless legs sooo bad I can not sleep at night and seems worse since taking this. Is it harmful for diabetics stopping something needed for me in my blood?
    I am taking insulin should that be cut back?

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    cindy

    to get rid of restless legs put a bar of any kind of soap between top sheet and fitted sheet down below your feet. it works!

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    Earl Denomme

    I am taking glucocil, I am diabetic 2. I have restless legs sooo bad I can not sleep at night and seems worse since taking this. Is it harmful for diabetics stopping something needed for me in my blood?

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    Linda Miller

    Earl, if you’re a Type 2 Diabetic, you are not taking insulin. You may take something by injection but it’s for Type 2 and not an insulin. If you do, in fact, take insulin, then I suspect you are Type 1 Diabetic.

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    Wayne R.

    I am a type 2 diabetic and have taken insulin for years as do others I know. What makes you think insulin therapy is not used for type 2 diabetes?

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    Kirstie

    Type II diabetics do take insulin. They usually start with pills and advance to insulin if their A1C gets too high.

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    Ann

    I am type 2 diabetic and I take insulin injections. You should always check with your doctor before using any over the counter drugs

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    Your Name

    Amen

    Debbie

    My Husband is a diabetic and he uses Valerian Root530mg. Sundown Naturals.He is on 2Meds for his sugar and Valerian is all natural.He takes 3-5 a night.He also has a metal Heart Valve.The Valerian Root realy stops his restless legs

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  • 29
    Catherine Wiliams

    Seems to be bringing down my blood sugar (40 points in 5 days)without strict diet. Seems less hungry, feels like I have more energy. So far, happy but do not want “auto-ship”.

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    Ana

    Went in for my every 3-month appointment yesterday with my internist. He was very happy to tell me that my A1C went down to 6.3 from 10 in 8 months…Thanks Glucocil…I also lost 12 lbs. I still eat anything that I want 5 times a day but small portions..

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  • 30
    Martha

    is this supplement ok to take with medication?

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  • 31
    bob

    can you take this with metformin or other diabetic scripts?

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  • 32
    Earl Ladd

    just how safe it is

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    Goldenfoxx

    I’ve taken plenty of over the counter type supplements. None of them have worked and I wouldn’t lay out money. The only thing that works is a lo-carb diet and walking 4 miles a day. Go on the Atkins Diet and walk. It works. I don’t take any meds – been off of meds for 3 years now.

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  • 33
    Betty Adams

    I have checked my glucose at home started out 349. I have started eating healthier & walking. I now have it down to 236. I have not been to the doctor yet, Will Glucocil help me get my glucose under control?

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  • 34
    bob scozzaro

    I began taking Glucocil to help lower my blood sugar and A1C readings. I take 1 pill in the morning and 2 with dinner and in 3 weeks my sugar level has dropped quite a bit (73 fasting this morning) and have lost 7 pounds but also notice very loose stool movement

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  • 35
    Elva Andrade

    I am type 2 diabetic. is there anything in glucocil that will raise the blood pressure or any hormone herbs in it for I had cancer , am free of cancer but told to never take hormones. I would be taking glucocil strictly for the leveling of blood sugar but weight loss would be wonderful to.

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  • 36
    Dan

    Been using about 4 weeks. I take one pill with each meal, (3 pills per day). My sugar levels have dropped by +/- 25%. I reduced my insulin by +/- 15%. No weight loss so far.

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  • 37
    Allen Robay

    I am diabetic. A month a go I started to take Glucocil twice a day for 3 days and I went to one soft gel a day (before lunch meal), because I felt some light pain and disconfort in my stomach. I continued taking one for 2 more weeks and still feel the disconfort in my stomach. Today, I am not taking it. I want to see if my disconfort will stop or because of the Glucocil. I must admit that it curb my appetite.

    Any one could share with me their experience. Please

    Thank you

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    tricia

    Seems since I have been taking glucocili have become constipated.not sure I can’t take this supplement. I will try it a little longer and see if things improve.

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    Your Name

    I also am experiencing abdominal pain with this. quit taking to see if it subsides.

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    Your Name

    I have been on Glucocil for a month and my stomach has been burning between meals.

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    Louise

    I would like to know if it would have any effect on any scripts I take?
    Hypertension drugs & statin drugs mainly. Also, are there any stomach
    upsets, nausia?

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    laura

    this stuff makes me very sick to my stomach.

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    Reenie

    Is this a “diet” medication or a blood glucose medication?

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    will conyers

    it sure does suppress my appitite. my blood level has went from the 300 down into the 100. some of the natural herbs in this product I have been using before. I think this is a good product.

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