1a-natural-factors-pgx-enMaking better choices with PGX®

A safe, natural, and effective choice that is clinically proven to reduce appetite and promote healthy blood sugar levels.

Every choice matters

Do you walk or drive to work? Do you make your lunch or eat out? Do you snack on fresh veggies or chocolate bars? Do you workout or watch TV?

We are all faced with countless choices every day – some more serious than others. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, even the most innocent choices can make a big impact over time. For example, choosing to eat a 250-calorie snack, in addition to regular meals every day can add up to a weight gain of 2 lbs per month.[i] Or, choosing to walk for 30 minutes per day can burn 140 calories, which equals approximately 15 lbs of fat per year.[ii]

Signs that your healthy diet and lifestyle choices are not enough to support your weight management goals include struggling to keep your blood sugar balanced, trouble controlling hunger and meal portions, or difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight.

PGX supports healthy choices

If your healthy choices are not enough on their own, it is time to get help. When used in addition to a nutritious diet and a regular exercise program, PGX products provide natural, safe, and stimulant-free support to help you manage your weight. The proprietary PGX blend of soluble dietary fibre expands in the digestive tract to create a feeling of fullness. This can help reduce your food intake without leaving you hungry or with sugar and carbohydrate cravings. PGX also helps lower elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels.

PGX helps balance blood sugar

Balanced blood sugar is a key part of maintaining steady energy levels and the ability to burn stored fat. When taken before or with meals, PGX stabilizes the harmful blood sugar roller coaster, where blood glucose levels rise and fall dramatically after meals. PGX is 14%, 25%, and 45% more effective at reducing swings in blood glucose than yogurt, turkey, and rice, respectively.[iii]

PGX also significantly lowers the glycemic index of sweet or starchy foods, by an average of 19% for a 2.5 g serving and 30% for a 5 g serving.[iv] This means that it helps to release glucose slowly into the blood stream and minimize erratic changes in blood sugar and energy.

Incorporate PGX into your life

The PGX line of products is designed for convenience. There is an option to suit every palate, preference, and meal plan – making the products easy to incorporate into your daily life.

PGX Daily Singles are discrete and convenient to add to your meals when you are away from home, while PGX Satisfast® protein bars make a delicious on-the-go snack that helps curb hunger. PGX Daily Ultra Matrix Softgels contains 750 mg of PGX suspended in a matrix of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) that can be taken with or without food.

Another successful option is PGX Satisfast meal replacement shakes, designed to be consumed twice a day in place of breakfast and lunch. After your initial weight loss goals are met, you can continue to consume them for one meal per day to help maintain a healthy weight.

When taking any PGX product, drink an additional 240 mL (8 fl. oz.) of water. If you are on medication, take one hour prior to or two hours after consuming PGX. Research results show that PGX is well tolerated as part of a regular diet with only mild-to-moderate adverse effects, similar to those seen with a moderate intake of dietary fibre in general, and fruits and vegetables.”

 

[i] Guth, E. (2014). Healthy weight loss. JAMA, 312(9), 974.
[ii] National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2006). Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart. US Department of Health and Human Services. NIH Publication No. 06-5714. Retrieved November 26, 2015 from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart/obesity-physical-active-guide
[iii] Jenkins, A.L., Kacinik, V., Lyon, M., et al. (2010). Effect of adding the novel fiber, PGX®, to commonly consumed foods on glycemic response, glycemic index and GRIP: a simple and effective strategy for reducing postprandial blood glucose levels – a randomized, controlled trial. Nutr J, 9, 58.
[iv] Brand-Miller, J.C., Atkinson, F.S., Gahler, R.J., et al. (2012). Effects of added PGX®, a novel functional fibre, on the glycaemic index of starchy foods. Br J Nutr, 108(2), 245-8.