PolyGlycoPlex Review - Does This Fiber Supplement System Work?
In my never-ending quest to unveil the best diet supplement, this week I reviewed Polyglycoplex. It is a product that’s been around for a long time and has grown in popularity. We decided to check out the side effects, ingredients, customer support and clinical research. Hundreds of experiences were also taken into consideration. If was then that we condensed and refined to give you the info you need.
What is Polyglycoplex?
To start off, Polyglycoplex is a fiber supplement that supposedly boosts weight-loss results by blocking sugar and suppressing appetite. The ingredients include konjac root extract and glucomannan, as well as gelatin, water, rice powder, magnesium stearate and more. The product is to be taken once a day with a glass of water and is convenient enough for those with a busy lifestyle to take on the go.
These fiber supplements have been on the market since the late 2000s. It’s still relatively new to the diet industry, but it’s readily available online. Polyglycoplex is affordable, easy to take and seems to have some positive comments online, but read on…
Lack of Results – “Disappointing?”
Our first concern with Polyglycoplex ingredients is a simple lack of results. The weight-loss claims seem too good to be true and in many cases they are. “Polyglycoplex blocks sugars in addition to suppressing your appetite with fiber,” said our Research Editor. “This is a good option, but not the best available on the market.”
“These are affordable, but I didn’t lose any weight. These pills don’t make me feel full, so I’m still hungry after taking them,” said one user.
“This product had no effect on me; I won’t buy again,” said another. This stuff might work wonders, but who can afford it?,” offered another.
Polyglycoplex Side Effects – “Concerning?”
Another issue we had with Polyglycoplex was the high frequency of negative side effects. There are potential adverse reactions for those on high blood pressure medication, those with diabetes or hypoglycemia and those on cardiovascular or mood altering drugs. “I took Polyglycoplex last night, and can’t make it out of the bathroom long enough to do anything today,” said one customer.
“This interfered with my current medication and could have caused dangerous side effects if I didn’t catch it right away,” explains another.
Many users agreed and had to stop taking this supplement prematurely. “I saw a decreased appetite with Polyglycoplex, but I also had cramps and headaches,” according to another customer.
Our research has shown that whenever there is something that is abnormally difficult or troublesome about a diet or exercise program (cost, taste, negative side effects, painful workouts, etc.) the likelihood of sustained weight-loss is decreased. If Polyglycoplex really does have a long list of adverse reactions, this could make it difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
The Science – “Researched”
One good thing about Polyglycoplex is that it does have some clinical research proving its effectiveness, but some was done on lab rats and the results may not be the same for human consumption. There are also no studies that explicitly state that Polyglycoplex is better than other sources of fiber. At DietSpotlight, we value scientific backing and published data, so when a company is missing this, we see major cause for concern.
The Bottom Line – Does Polyglycoplex Work?
Well now, we know more than enough about this one to give you the facts. We like that Polyglycoplex is convenient, easy to take and affordable. But, we have some issues recommending it as a safe, effective weight-loss product. The lack of published data on humans is discouraging and the fact that they tested this only on lab rats is alarming. The side effects that many customers have seen concern us.
If you’d like to drop some weight without the side effects, we suggest you find a supplement that provides healthy weight-loss support with proven ingredients.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. The proprietary blend of just four ingredients is clinically-tested and shown to help accelerate metabolism, curb appetite and ignite fat loss. What do customers think? They tell us they love their results.
Right now, the makers of Dietspotlight Burn offer customers a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.
Previous PolyGlycoPlex Review (Updated May 21, 2014):
What You Should Know
PolyGlycoPlex is marketed as a sugar blocker and a proprietary soluble fiber complex that will provide users with glucose management. It also states that it can suppress the appetite. This product also claims that, when taken correctly, it can regulate bowel movements. This PolyGlycoPlex seems to be targeted at men and women equally, but it seems to be targeted at those who are over forty years of age more than it is younger adults. Users are instructed to take this product with a full glass of water before meals for best results. It is not stated how much of this product should be taken and the maximum daily allowance is not posted.
This products website also hosts a variety of other products so it is can be a bit difficult to find PolyGlycoPlex. The website does not offer much information on this product and there are no user testimonials posted for it. Those wishing to use PolyGlycoPlex can do so without a prescription because it is considered a dietary supplement.
List of Ingredients
Konjac Root Extract (amorphophallus konjac k. koch), Sodium Alginate, Xanthan Gum, Mulberry (morus alba), Glucomannan, Powdered Extract (leaf), Gelatin, Purified Water, Rice Powder and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable grade).
PolyGlycoPlex contains Mulberry which is supposed to have antioxidant qualities as well as prevent insulin and glucose meals from rising after meals. The ingredient Xanthan Gum is supposed to be beneficial to the digestive tract. The ingredient Glucomannan is supposed to help suppress the appetite, lower cholesterol and lower the glycemic index.
- PolyGlycoPlex contains a large amount of fiber and that can be healthy.
- This product does not contain any laxatives or stimulants.
- It can be harmful to block sugars and starches.
- Blocking carbohydrates may not be safe or desirable for everyone.
- PolyGlycoPlex does not contain any proven fat burners or appetite suppressants.
- Those taking MAOI's, SSRI's, antidepressants, NSAIDS, corticosteroids or certain other medications should not take this product.
- Those who have diabetes, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, cardiovascular ailments or certain other medical conditions should not take PolyGlycoPlex.
- Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take this product.
- Glucomannan may inhibit the absorption of certain essential nutrients.
- There are no user testimonials posted for PolyGlycoPlex.
PolyGlycoPlex does not really stand out from the rest of the supposed glucose managing and appetite suppressing fiber based weight loss supplements available today. PolyGlycoPlex may not be an effective weight loss supplement because there does not seem to be any proven appetite suppressants or fat burners in it so those seeking a weight loss supplement with the ability to suppress the appetite and burn fat may want to research other products that are intended for appetite suppression and fat burning. Those seeking weight loss may also benefit from developing a healthy diet and exercise program that suits them and their lifestyle. Users will need to assess their health and fitness goals and decide if using PolyGlycoPlex is right for them.