The research is quite clear that safe and effective weight loss is not about will power or deprivation. Ultimately weight loss success is most often attributed to strategies and tools that impact appetite and portion control. In particular, the ability to experience satiety is a key factor for success.
Satiety is defined as the state of being full or gratified to the point of satisfaction. Research has shown that humans eat to achieve satiety and those who are overweight have a disordered appetite regulation typified by an increased frequency of food cravings, and a resistance to satiety after eating adequate amounts of food.
New research on promoting satiety with the revolutionary dietary fiber matrix PGX®, once again, establishes it as an extremely effective weight loss tool. In fact, I believe that PGX® is the Holy Grail of weight loss based upon the impressive results it has shown in detailed clinical and experimental studies, including a new study published in the medical journal Appetite on its ability to promote satiety.
PolyGlycoPlex (PGX®) is the most viscous and soluble fiber known. It is produced in a patented process that allows three natural fibers to coalesce and form a matrix that is has a higher level of viscosity, gel-forming properties, and has more expansion with water, than any other fiber. In essence, it is a “super” fiber as all of the beneficial effects of fiber are magnified and more easily attained with PGX®.
Detailed clinical studies published in major medical journals and presented at the world’s major medical conferences have shown PGX® to exert the following benefits:
• Increases the level of compounds that block the appetite and promote satiety.
• Decreases the level of compounds that stimulate overeating.
• It reduces the glycemic index of any food, beverage, or meal by as much as 70%.
• Increases insulin sensitivity and promotes improved blood sugar control.
• Helps stabilize blood sugar levels to reduce food cravings.
In a study conducted in Sydney, Australia by world-renowned leaders in the field of the glycemic index and satiety including Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller, the objective of was to determine the dose–response effects of PGX® on satiety and to gain insight into the underlying mechanisms that lead to appetite inhibition. Healthy subjects consumed PGX® in granular form at dosage of 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 g, as well as a 5g inulin control, with a standard breakfast.
PGX® mixed with water at the start of breakfast increased satiety compared to the control. The most effective dose (7.5g) was palatable and corresponded to a 34% increase in fullness as measured based upon using a visual analogue scale. Basically, the subjects were asked to rate their hunger on a 7-point scale ranging from very hungry to very full.
In addition to the subjective measurement of hunger, blood sugar levels were also monitored. Incremental total plasma glucose levels (mmol/L) were 151 after the consumption of the inulin control, 113 after 2.5 g PGX®, 88 after 5 g PGX® and 76 after 7.5 g PGX®. The highest dosage PGX® reduced the total plasma glucose level by 50%.
In my opinion, PGX® is the most important natural product in North America today because of its ability to address the core underlying reasons why weight loss and blood sugar control are often so difficult to achieve. Yes, I played a role in the development of PGX®, so some may say that I am severely biased. My response is that I am biased, but it is not because of any financial benefit. My bias is a reflection of the powerful effect that I have seen this safe and effective natural product have on changing people’s lives. I want everyone who has struggled with weight loss to give PGX a try, because my hope is that it will change their life, as it has changed the lives of so many others. It works!!
For more information on PGX and practical guidelines to insure weight loss success, please go to www.PGX.com.
Solah VA, Brand-Miller JC, Atkinson FS, et al. Dose-response effect of a novel functional fibre, PolyGlycopleX®, PGX®, on satiety. Appetite. 2014 Mar 12; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.02.021 [Epub ahead of print]