I always have an eye and ear out for ways to eliminate sugar cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This month I did Dr. Hyman’s 10 Day Detox based on the Blood Sugar Solution. While the diet wasn’t ideal for me at this time, I (and the others I enlisted in this detox) did enjoy and appreciate the recommended fiber supplement — PGX®. It’s claim is that it can balance your blood sugar levels and control appetite.
Well, since I didn’t want to invest in a blood sugar monitor (I was flabbergasted at the cost!), nor go to the doctor – I don’t know how it affected my blood sugar levels. Sorry peeps! But I can definitely attest to its appetite reducing affects – 10 stars on that! Plus it was easy going down – mild to no flavor, and agreeable texture. Just be sure to drink a full glass of water to avoid constipation.
So what is PGX® (PolyGlycopleX) exactly? It is a complex fiber made up of highly viscous polysaccharides from konjac root (glucomannan) and seaweed fibers. It slows the rate at which sugar (and fat) are absorbed into the bloodstream, which helps to balance blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce appetite, and lose weight.
To learn more about konjac root, read Dr. Hyman’s blog article: http://drhyman.com/blog/2010/06/28/the-super-fiber-that-controls-your-appetite-and-blood-sugar-2/. As he says, “Glucomannan (GM) is a soluble, fermentable, and highly viscous dietary fiber that comes from the root of the elephant yam, also known as konjac (Amorphophallus konjac or Amorphophallus rivieri), native to Asia. The konjac tuber has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy and to make traditional foods such as konjac jelly, tofu, and noodles. More recently, purified konjac flour, or GM, has been used as a food stabilizer, gelling agent, and supplement.”
Learn more about this fiber supplement at http://www.pgx.com.
You can purchase this fiber in a local store or online on Amazon, Dr. Hyman’s store, etc.