What is PGX Daily?
PGX technology has produced PGX Daily Ultra Matrix Softgels - an advanced delivery system for optimum results. 'Ultra Matrix' refers to PGX granules suspended in a matrix of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) - healthy fats from purified coconut oil. PGX Daily disperses and becomes viscous slowly in the stomach and digestive tract. Most other fibres do not become as viscous as PGX, become viscous too quickly or do not become viscous at all. PGX Daily maintains its viscosity throughout the entire digestive tract (including the colon) which means that the glycemic index and subsequent blood sugar regulation is greater. Also, thanks to the thermogenic properties of the MCTs in the capsule, PGX Daily can result in an extra 25 – 50 calories burned daily.
How do I use PGX?
To enjoy the full benefits of PGX, try to take some before each and every meal. Be sure to drink at least 250 mL (8 oz) of water per 2.5 gram serving of PGX. Start with 1 to 2 softgel capsule of PGX Daily before each meal and increase by 1 capsule per meal every 2 to 3 days. If you are prone to digestive upset, increase the dose at a slower rate to give your body time to adjust. Some people find 2-3 softgels or 2.5 grams of PGX granules to be effective. Others require the maximum dose is 6 softgels of PGX Daily or 5 grams of PGX granules in order to reduce portion size. Continue to increase the dosage until you experience a significant reduction in hunger and between-meal food cravings. Do not exceed 6 softgels or 5 grams up to three times per day.
I've tried other diets. How is PGX different?
PGX isn't a diet, but it can make any weight loss plan or diet work better. Research has shown that people who gain weight and have difficulty losing weight, often spend much of their day on a 'blood sugar roller coaster' with blood sugar alternately surging and plummeting, leaving them tired or irritable and leading to frequent and unhealthy food cravings. PGX helps re-train your body and eliminate the blood sugar roller coaster so you don't crave "bad foods" and so you can better control your appetite. With PGX you can achieve lasting results.
Does PGX have side effects?
PGX is a highly concentrated and highly effective form of fibre. It can take time for your body to adjust. To avoid minor side effects, such as increased gas, bloating, loose stools or constipation, it is best to start with small amounts of PGX and then gradually increase your intake as your body adjusts. If you take PGX consistently, and increase the dose gradually, it is likely that you will be able to consume a highly effective dose, without these effects, within a few days to a week. To decrease any possible side effects, it is important to drink a large glass of water with each dose of PGX.
Why should I incorporate PGX into my diet?
PGX is an excellent source of dietary fibre. In 2004, the average person in Canada and the United States consumed about 13 g of dietary fibre per day (Statistics Canada, 2005). The dietary reference intake of fibre for those 19 to 50 years old is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. Unfortunately, to achieve the greatest benefit, the dosage required (e.g. 20 grams of more) is often difficult to achieve with other fibre supplements. Moreover, it is difficult to obtain highly viscous fibres from our day-to-day food choices. In contrast, PGX is an easy and convenient way to add viscous soluble fibre to your diet.
How fast can I expect to lose weight?
Participants in a study who exercised and followed a 1,200 calorie/day diet lost on average 1-2 lbs per week. This is considered healthy weight loss. For some people weight loss is not immediate, while many people lose more weight depending upon their consistent use of PGX and other lifestyle factors. PGX makes following a calorie restricted diet easy because it controls appetite due to its water solubility (absorbs many times its weight in water) and its ability to reduce and diminish cravings for starchy and sugary foods.
It is important to differentiate between weight loss and fat loss. As fat weighs less than muscle tissue, many people actually experience weight gain when they begin a reducing regime. Also, for some people, the additional water they drink with PGX can temporarily add weight, since a litre of water weighs 1 kg or 2.2 lbs. While fast weight loss may seem ideal, it is important to remember that we gain weight gradually over a period of time. Losing weight the same way is "healthy weight loss" and will help reduce the risk of regaining the lost weight.
Can I take PGX if I'm on medication(s)?
If you are currently on medication, it is important to speak to your health care practitioner prior to taking PGX. While PGX is made of 100% natural products, it can slow the rate of absorption of foods and therefore it can theoretically do the same with medications. It is recommended that any oral medication be taken 1 hour before PGX and/or 2 to 3 hours after consuming PGX softgels or granules
Can I take PGX with other supplements?
There is no problem taking PGX along with all your supplements including essential fatty acids (EFAs) and multivitamins/multiminerals. PGX slows down the rate of absorption of foods, vitamins or supplements, but overall absorption of nutrients is enhanced because nutrients are more gradually introduced to the gastrointestinal system and blood sugar levels are balanced when taking PGX.
How long does a person have to take PGX?
After initial weight loss goals have been achieved, a lower "maintenance" dose of PGX can effectively help control weight, appetite, blood sugar and cholesterol for life. PGX is non-habit forming but many people find that its effects — increased self-esteem, a healthy weight, and more energy — are quite "addictive".
Who should not use PGX?
- Anyone who cannot compensate for a large water intake, such as someone with renal disease or congestive heart failure.
- Anyone who is taking a large number of medications that must be taken with food and/or without food, unless advised by their health care practitioner.
- Anyone who has difficulty swallowing, including people with gastrointestinal disorders, and those with esophageal stenosis, or pre-existing bowelabnormalities such as GI strictures or impaired mobility, as they may be at risk for esophageal or intestinal blockages or obstruction. Such people should consult their health care practitioner before use
- Pregnant or lactating women should discuss PGX use with their health care practitioner.
- Anyone under 18 years of age should discuss PGX use with their health care practitioner.
- If you have any concerns, consult your health care practitioner.