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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a special trial offer, which is a good sign.
(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
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
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Mulberry Leaf Extract
- Cinnamon Bark Powder
- Gymnema Sylvestre Extract
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Phellodendron Bark Extract
- Cissus Quadrangularis
- Banaba Leaf Extract
- Fish Oil
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.
- Glucocil is packed with clinically tested ingredients.
- The formula may help control blood glucose levels.
- 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.
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.