PGX Daily Granules are an unsweetened highly viscous combination of well purified water-soluble polysaccharides derived from konjac root, sodium alginate, and xantham gum. Viscous fibres have been shown to reduce postprandial glucose concentrations and lower total and LDL cholesterol, primarily by forming a gel matrix which slows gastric emptying. These viscous granules also trap ingested carbohydrates and lipids inside the gel matrix, decreasing the transport as well as the uptake of glucose and cholesterol at absorptive surfaces.
Clinical trials have shown that in addition to the benefits of glucose and lipid reduction, highly viscous fibres were found to lower insulin secretion and C-peptide in response to carbohydrate meals, and to lower serum fructosamine, a marker of glycemic control. Viscous fibres effectively reduce the glycemic index of foods consumed simultaneously, by preventing the postprandial spikes in blood glucose concentration. Fibre viscosity has also been associated with increased satiety and reduced appetite, allowing for reduced caloric intake and weight loss. PGX Daily Granules allow for easy dosing, with 5 g of PGX per scoop, and are unflavoured to allow mixing with a variety of beverages and foods.
- Mixes easily in liquids—does not clump
- High viscosity fibre complex
- Regulates after meal blood glucose levels
- Increases insulin sensitivity for less fat storage
- Sprinkle onto any moist food, low calorie beverage or meal replacement
- Unflavoured—does not alter the taste of foods
- Convenient and economical
Serving Size: 2 scoops (10 g)
Servings per Container: 15
Each Scoop (5 g) Contains:
PGX (PolyGlycopleX)...............................................................................................5 g
Highly Purified Fibre Complex Manufactured Using the Proprietary EnviroSimplex
Process: Konjac-mannan (Amorphophallus konjac) (root), Sodium Alginate, Xanthan
Contains no artificial preservatives, colours or sweeteners and no dairy, wheat or yeast.
Stir 1 level scoop (5 g) into 375–500 mL of cold water or juice 2 times per day. Drink additional water (375–500 mL) after ingesting PGX Daily Granules. Begin with ½ a scoop and gradually increase over several days as tolerated. Up to 1 scoop 3 times per day (or as directed by a health care practitioner) may be required in some cases for optimal appetite control. Use consistently before or with meals or with healthy snacks to greatly reduce appetite and curb food cravings.
Serving Option: PGX Daily Granules mix instantly in water or juice but can also be sprinkled onto any moist food, yogurt, fruit salad, oatmeal, soup, low calorie beverage or meal replacement.
Notice: A small percentage of people may initially experience minor temporary digestive changes as the body adjusts to the addition of PGX, usually in a few days. To help ease fibre digestion, slowly work up to the full dose. It is important to drink adequate amounts of water immediately after ingesting PGX.
Those with a known allergy to the fibres in PGX should avoid it. Individuals at risk for intestinal obstruction, such as those with systemic sclerosis, should increase fibre intake with caution. While no specific contraindication exists or is predicted, data is lacking for use during pregnancy, lactation, and in children, and the dosage may need to be reduced for those less than 18.
A reduction in serum glucose concentrations by PGX may require a lowering of the dosage of any antidiabetic medications, and serum glucose should be monitored closely to prevent hypoglycemia. Oral medications may need to be taken one hour prior or two hours after PGX, to prevent a slowing down in their absorption. Similarly, fat-soluble vitamins should be taken separately.