What You Should Know
Genceutic Naturals claims GlycoPlex offers a source of gluconutrients to support healthy cell growth. Gluconutrients are also used for communication between cells. While these claims may be true, there is no evidence given to support supplementation. The GlycoPlex product description mentions clinical studies, but none are linked or described.
Genceutics Naturals is great about giving the visitor an image of the product label with all ingredients listed. It is this ingredient list that gives us a bit of concern.
List of Ingredients
Glyco-8: Aloe Vera, Acemannans, Arabinogalactan, Beta Glucans, Glucosamine Sulfate, Anogeissus Latifolia, Cyampopis Tetragonolaba, Xylitol.
Advanced Glyconutrient Complex: Bovine Colostrum, Whey Protein Isolate, N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Astragalus Root, Acacia Gum, Chondroitin Sulfate, Fenugreek Seed Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Root, Psyllium Seed Husk, Brewer’s Yeast, Graminecea Flower Pollen Extract, Boswellia Serrata Gum Extract, Shiitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, Cordyceps Sinesis Extract, Red Algae, Kelp Powder.
Aloe Vera, the first ingredient in Glyco-8, is a natural laxative. This ingredient, paired with Xylitol and Psyllium Husk, two other ingredients in GlycoPlex, will cause an increase in bowel movements. This effect has nothing to do with supporting cell growth and health. Whey protein isolate is commonly a good source of protein, but this supplement contains only 16 calories per serving. That does not pack enough protein to make a difference in diet or appetite.
Bovine colostrum, or first milk, is commonly marketed as a healthy supplement ingredient for various health concerns. We have no idea the source of this colostrum, nor is there any evidence it works to impact cell health.
Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate are typically used to support joint health. This can also be said for Bovine Colostrum, but again no proof is given for the reader. We cannot see the connection between these two ingredients and cell health.
GlycoPlex sells for $49.99 from Genceutic Naturals. Without proof this supplement does anything healthy for the body, we believe this price is far too high. There are no fat burning ingredients, but Psyllium Husk is a great source of fiber.
- Ingredients for GlycoPlex can be found online.
- Genceutic Naturals sells the product directly.
- Whey protein is typically a good source of protein.
- No clinical proof the supplement or its ingredients work to benefit health.
GlycoPlex refers to scientific research supporting glyconutrients, but the company does not bother to supply links to these studies. Consumers are researching products before spending money on supplements they do not need. If there are clinical trials to support the ingredients in GlycoPlex, the company should have listed them to support product sales and give the consumer something to back claims. Without fat burning ingredients, GlycoPlex will not help the dieter lose more weight.