What Do Reports Say About Glucosulin As A Dietary Supplement?


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Reports raise a lot of question marks over the effectiveness of Glucosulin as a dietary supplement.

The benefits of taking Glucosulin as a dietary supplement are stated to be that it supports healthy weight loss and helps to reduce the appetite at the same time as maintaining healthy blood sugar metabolism. It should be pointed out that there is no clinical research provided to support the claims made.

The ingredients in Glucosulin are glucomannan (konjac root), sodium alginate, xanthan gum, mulberry extract, gymnema slyvestre and chromium picolinate.

Glucomannan is a type of fiber.  Fiber aids weight loss by making the stomach feel that it is full.  The logic of including glucomannan is sound: People will eat less if they think they are full.  Sodium alginate is derived from seaweed and is a thickener.  Like glucomannan, it will take up space in the stomach.

Xanthan gum has a blood sugar lowering effect and is sometimes used as a laxative.  Mulberry extract is also used as a laxative, due to its fiber content.

Gymnema slyvestre and chromium picolinate appear to have a blood sugar lowering effect.  The latter often appears in weight loss supplements, despite no evidence that it has any effect.

The bottom line appears to be that Glucosulin does not do anything that you could not do yourself.  And at considerably less cost.  It has no ingredients that assist with real fat burning or weight reduction.

You can bulk up on fiber from a variety of courses including wholemeal bread, whole grain breakfast cereals, jacket potatoes, wholemeal pasta, brown rice, beans, lentils and nuts.  You can lower your blood sugar levels by taking regular exercise, drinking plenty of water and eating low-glycemic foods, such as oatmeal, peanuts, granola, beans and peas.

You should always consult your doctor before using any dietary supplements.

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