Glucofast Review — Does Glucofast Work?
When I first reviewed Glucofast, the ad copy was heavily focused on weight loss, and not in a good way. I wrote then:
“So when I read ‘You are fat, and it’s not your fault,’ on the Web site selling Glucofast, I was pretty disappointed. In fact, despite the ‘hypey’ sales copy and the testimonials, there are no double-blind, placebo-controlled, peer-reviewed studies validating any of the product’s “amazing” claims.
Sidebar: Comments like ‘You are fat, and it’s not your fault,’ are the ones that get companies into real hot water with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) as these statements simply are not accurate.”
I’m happy to report that things are different now. Instead of offering weight loss hype, the claims are much more modest. Now, Glucofast…
“…safely adds daily nutrition to help support your dietary choices for healthy blood sugar and weight loss.”
Indeed, the promotional material is all about “proactive” and “healthy” lifestyle choices. All in all, I’d say this is a positive development.
Does that mean that I now approve of Glucofast, and would rate it “worth a try?”
Wellll… let’s not leap to any conclusions, just yet.
For the record, Glucofast does contain a fairly decent blend of blood sugar moderators, many of which are quite useful for the maintaining of balanced insulin levels — a critical element of weight loss. Ingredients like alpha lipoic acid, vanadyl sulfate, Gymnema sylvestre, chromium, banaba leaf extract and bitter melon all have some supporting evidence that they may be useful in this regard. I’m a big fan of several of these ingredients, especially alpha lipoic acid (reviewed in full here!)
Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly how much of each ingredient is included in the formula, so it’s hard to assess the efficacy of this product. Insignificant amounts of even the best ingredients will have little effect on insulin levels. In addition, there’s little proof that a complex blend of 20 ingredients will moderate blood sugar better than 1 – 3 carefully chosen/properly-dosed ones.
And this it what troubles me about Glucofast. If it cost no more than many other decent products out there, I wouldn’t mind so much. But Glucofast is pretty expensive for what it is — 60 caps will set you back close to $40. Instead of forking out the cash, I’d recommend you first experiment with alpha lipoic acid — about 100 mg – 300 mg taken with each meal should work wonders and save you a bundle in the meantime.