Achieving ideal body weight is not about dieting or food deprivation; it is all about eliminating excessive hunger, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and increasing the feelings of pleasure and satisfaction from food. A key tool in helping people achieve these goals is a new type of dietary fiber known as PolyGlycoPlex (PGX®)—the most viscous and soluble fiber ever discovered. In fact, calling it a dietary fiber is almost a disservice, as PGX delivers effects not achieved by other fibers. PGX is, in fact, not a blend of fibers; it is actually a novel new ingredient (α-d-glucurono-α-d-manno-β-d-manno-β-d-gluco), (α-l-gulurono-β-d mannurono), β-d-gluco-β-d-mannan).
PGX is Based on Clinical Success
The development of PGX began with intense scientific research at the University of Toronto, led by the developers of the now-famous glycemic index. Further research shows that when added to virtually any food, PGX can reduce the glycemic index of that food by an amazing 35 to 70 percent. Additional clinical research shows PGX also:
- Reduces appetite and promotes effective weight loss
- Stabilizes blood sugar control
- Increases insulin sensitivity
- Lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides
A study of diabetic rats determined the effects of PGX on body weight; food consumption; and glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) levels. GLP-1 helps increase insulin sensitivity and promote weight loss. The rats were given normal rodent chow supplemented with either cellulose, inulin or PGX for 12 weeks. The rats who ate PGX had improved glycemic control, increased GLP-1 levels and significantly decreased levels of the blood glucose marker HbA(1c).
Grover GJ, Koetzner L, Wicks J, Gahler RJ, Lyon MR, Reimer RA, Wood S. Effects of the soluble fiber complex PolyGlycopleX® (PGX®) on glycemic control, insulin secretion, and GLP-1 levels in Zucker diabetic rats. Life Sci. 2010 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print]