What You Should Know
Sugar Armor is a fantastic name for a diet supplement, but the name may be the only thing fantastic about this supplement. Nature’s Plus, the company behind Sugar Armor, is not afraid to make claims they are not willing to support with clinical proof. According to the product packaging, Sugar Armor can block up to 50% of the carbohydrates and sugars normally absorbed from the foods you eat. First, that sounds like a much bigger deal than it really is and second, there is no proof or even clinical indication that the ingredients in Sugar Armor work as claimed.
List of Ingredients
- Green Tea Extract
- Rhodiola Rosea Root
Chromium is the go-to ingredient for any supplement that claims to reduce hunger or block sugar/carbohydrate absorption. Even if chromium is not the active ingredient we find it on the ingredient list more often than not. Chromium is an old-school, well tested supplement widely accepted as a natural means of controlling blood glucose response. Chromium is not the strongest appetite suppressant and it will not replace diabetic medications, but it can support healthy glucose levels, which may reduce hunger and cravings.
InnuGuard is nothing more than fiber. Fiber alters nutrient absorption by altering digestion. Basically, fiber binds to food waste that would normally take a while to pass through the intestines where nutrients are absorbed and it helps move them out of the body faster. Faster movement equals less absorption.
InSea2 is a product of Innovactiv. The company claims there is a clinical study proving the ingredient can reduce the glycemic index of the meal you consume after taking the supplement. There is no link to the study on the official website, but if that were true, InSea2 would affect blood glucose response but that does not necessarily mean carbohydrates are blocked.
Green tea extract is the final important ingredient, but there is only 100 mg per dose of Sugar Armor. That is not enough to boost metabolism, curb hunger or supply a significant amount of EGCG. We found a study that suggested taking 90 mg of EGCG three times a day to boost weight loss. Sugar Armor contains just 40 mg of EGCG and the dieter is supposed to take the supplement twice daily for just 80 mg of EGCG.
- Ingredients listed online.
- Contains green tea and EGCG, but not enough.
- The supplement will not block up to 50% of the carbohydrates and sugars you consume.
Sugar Armor is just another supplement playing off some dieter’s needs to lose weight without putting in the work. Any supplement that claims to block up to 50% of the carbohydrates/sugars you consume is not telling the complete truth.