What You Should Know
Vitabase Blood Sugar formula works at the root of weight gain, hunger. While weight loss is not a claimed benefit of the supplement, if appetite is under control, the dieter will suffer fewer cravings and bouts of hunger between meals, which could result in weight loss. The ingredient list reveals a few hidden problems with the supplement, specifically the combination of juniper berries and licorice root. These ingredients should not be taken together due to a potential increase in side effects.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Biotin, Zinc, Manganese, Chromium, Banaba Extract, Guggul, Bitter Melon Extract, Licorice Extract, Cinnamon, Gymnema Sylvestre, Yarrow, Cayenne, Juniper Berries, Huckleberry, Vanadyl Sulfate, Alpha Lipoic Acid, L-Taurine, L-Carnitine.
The first active ingredient that supports healthy blood glucose levels in Vitabase Blood Sugar formula is chromium. Chromium is often included in weight loss supplement as an appetite suppressant because it regulates the rise and fall of blood glucose. This is a healthy, proven ingredient. Other ingredients like banaba and gymnema sylvestre may also work to control healthy blood sugar levels.
The two ingredients we have a problem with are juniper berries and licorice. Juniper berries have a diuretic effect on the body. Licorice root should never be taken with a diuretic. The root increases the effect of the diuretic. This can cause an unhealthy loss of water, potassium and electrolytes. Potassium is not included in the supplement, so the dieter may suffer from muscle cramping and potentially death associated with water loss.
Vitabase Blood Sugar formula sells for $14.95 per 60 capsules. The suggested dose is one capsule before meals, not to exceed three capsules per day. If the dieter takes the maximum dosage, the bottle will last only 20 days. It is not safe to take diuretics indefinitely.
- Vitabase Blood Sugar formula includes several ingredients known to balance blood glucose.
- Balancing blood glucose may reduce hunger.
- Chromium is a proven weight loss ingredient.
- The price is lower than other supplements in the same category.
- All ingredients are listed on the Vitabase website.
- Licorice and juniper berries should not be taken together.
- The potential side effects associated with diuretics include dehydration and potassium loss.
- No testimonials are listed in the product description.
If Vitabase were to reformulate the Blood Sugar Complex without licorice root and juniper berries, the supplement could work wonders for the dieter trying to naturally control hunger. As the formula stands, the increased risk of side effects far outweighs the benefits. Licorice root should not be taken with diuretics like juniper berries or prescription medications used to control blood pressure. There is no warning associated with these possible interactions.