What You Should Know
PolyGlycopleX, commonly referred to as PGX, is a fiber that comes alone or as an ingredient in weight loss shakes or other dietary products. One website we found stated that it was discovered by the University of Toronto and tested at the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine in Coquitlam, B.C. We could not find a link to the manufacturer’s website.
List of Ingredients (in a capsule product)
- Amorphophallus konjac K
- Koch root
- Sodium Alginate
- Xanthan Gum
The claims about this dietary fiber are that it is highly soluble and absorbs 600 times its weight in water. It promotes regularity and fills you up. We could not find the manufacturer website, and it may be that this is an ingredient used by multiple manufacturers in various products.
- If it works as promised, it may help you eliminate waste, resulting in temporary weight loss.
- this is a heavily marketed product available through a lot of independent retailers.
- We could not find a company website for PolyGlycopleX. The only information came from independent sellers.
- There are no free trials available.
- Taking this product would require additional water intake. Taking it without adequate hydration could be dangerous.
We do not recommend this product. We found no manufacturer website, so the manufacturer is largely unknown and the information can’t be verified. While fiber is a healthy part of any diet, we recommend a diet and natural sources. Artificial fiber works much like a laxative, aiding waste elimination and cleaning out the colon. People on a healthy diet with a lot of fruits, nuts, vegetables and whole grains do not require colon cleansing and need no supplement to maintain healthy elimination.
Adding large amounts of fiber to a diet can cause gastric distress, gas, and the need to use the bathroom suddenly and at inconvenient times. The recommended daily amount of fiber for an adult is about 25-30 grams, and many foods contain plenty of fiber. Eating fiber rich foods like broccoli, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, squash, nuts, oatmeal, apples, blueberries, raspberries, whole grains or beans every day will keep you regular and give you a healthy balance of nutrients to satisfy your hunger. There’s no point in losing weight if you wind up unhealthy with bad eating habits. Losing weight while creating a healthy, sustainable lifestyle is a much better choice.
Instead of interfering with your gastric functions, get your fiber through healthy food choices as nature intended. Find a brand of products with an appetite suppressant or fat burner to supplement your healthy, balanced diet.