PGX (short for PolyGlycoPlex) is a completely new and unique fiber matrix. Via a special process natural fibers are transformed to make PGX the most viscous and soluble fiber ever discovered. What this means is that all of the health benefits linked to soluble dietary fibers – including stabilizing blood sugar levels and the promotion of weight loss– are significantly magnified with PGX.
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The PGX matrix is able to bind roughly hundreds of times its weight in water resulting in a volume and viscosity three to five times greater than other highly soluble fibers like psyllium or oat beta glucan. To put this in perspective, a small, five gram serving of PGX in a meal replacement formula or on its own produces a volume and viscosity that would be equal to as much as 4 bowls of oat bran. In this way, small quantities of PGX can be added to foods or taken as a drink before meals to have an impact on appetite and blood sugar control equivalent to eating enormous and impractical quantities of any other form of fiber.
Detailed clinical studies published in major medical journals and presented at the world’s major diabetes conferences have shown PGX to exert the following benefits:
- Stabilizes blood sugar control.
- Reduces appetite and promotes effective weight loss.
- Increases the level of compounds that block the appetite and promote satiety.
- Decreases the level of compounds that stimulate overeating.
- Reduces the glycemic index of any food or beverage.
- Increases insulin sensitivity.
How to Use PGX
The dosage of PGX is based upon your needs. If you don’t need to lose weight and simply want to take advantage of the ability of PGX to stabilize blood sugar levels, the dosage is only 750 to 1,500 mg before meals. However, if you want to lose weight, then the dosage needs to be at least 2.5 to 5 grams before meals (start with a dosage of 750 to 1,000 mg and work your way up to the full dosage over the course of a couple of weeks).
PGX is available in a variety of different forms: soft gelatin capsules, a zero calorie drink mix, granules to be added into food and beverages, mixed with undenatured whey protein, and in a meal replacement drink mix (SlimStyles Weight Loss Drink). It does not matter which form you use, just make sure you get the required dosage of PGX before each meal. And, for the many people trying to lose weight who tend to suffer from snacking between dinner and bedtime, it is recommended to take another dose of PGX about an hour after dinner. Be sure to drink 8 ounces of water for each 2.5 g dose.
Detailed studies in both humans and animals have shown that PGX is very safe and well tolerated. There are no specific drug interactions, but it is advised that it is best to take any medication either an hour before or after taking PGX.