Weight Management and Quality of Life
Looking after your health is one of the best ways to invest in your quality of life. A healthy lifestyle supports your physical and mental functions, making it easier to achieve your goals—whether they are physical, intellectual, or social.
Weight management is a key part of investing in your health. When you make healthy choices, including a nutritionally balanced diet, regular physical activity, and participation in a weight management program, you’re more likely to achieve a healthy body weight and overall wellbeing. Wellness supports your ability to fully engage in the aspects of life that bring meaning and success, such, your career, friends and family, and your community.
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The PGX® Difference!
The difference is that PGX works with your blood sugar, not against it.
What is PGX®?
PGX (PolyGlycopleX®) is a patented super fibre complex made up of 100% natural, highly viscous polysaccharides (plant fibres). When taken with meals, PGX expands in the stomach over a 30-minute (or longer) time frame. This process creates a feeling of fullness by absorbing water and filling the stomach while slowing digestion. This keeps blood sugar from rising too high after meals, thereby curbing the body’s hunger cravings throughout the day.
PGX stops the blood sugar roller coaster
PGX helps smooth out the harmful blood sugar roller coaster, where blood glucose levels rise and fall dramatically before and after meals, leading to weight gain and stress on many of the body’s systems.
PGX decreases cravings and promotes satiety
PGX increases the volume of your meal without significantly increasing the calorie content. By increasing the volume of food in your stomach, PGX makes you feel fuller longer and reduces food cravings, between-meal snacking, and weight gain.
Incorporating a variety of the PGX products in your diet is an effective way to keep your healthy weight management on track.
The PGX Line of Products
Webber Naturals offers PGX in a variety of convenient product formats, each with their own unique benefits designed to suit your evolving needs. You’re sure to find one or more PGX products that meets the needs of your healthy lifestyle and meal preferences.
Fibre and Weight Management
PGX, or PolyGlycopleX, is made from three naturally occurring raw polysaccharides (plant fibres) that are joined together through a proprietary, high-technology process called EnviroSimplex. They are:
A medicinal root fibre from Asia
A thickening agent extracted from seaweed
A common stabilizer in food manufacturing
Combining these three polysaccharides results in tiny compressed micro-tablet granules with a much greater viscosity (thickness) than any of the individual components have on their own.
PGX is Supported by Science
PGX supports healthy weight management by:
• Lowering post-meal and fasting blood sugar levels
• Promoting a feeling of fullness and reducing appetite
• Improving insulin sensitivity
• Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
These claims are supported through a variety of scientific studies.
PGX and Blood Sugar Response
When taken shortly before a meal, PGX absorbs water and expands, substantially increasing the viscosity of food in the digestive tract. This slows the absorption of carbohydrates, effectively lowering the glycemic index of the food by up to 50%. By slowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream, PGX smooths out the peaks and crashes of the unhealthy blood sugar roller coaster. This contributes to healthy blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity.
Reduction in blood sugar after eating yogurt
Reduction in blood sugar after eating frozen turkey dinner
Reduction in blood sugar after eating rice
Reduction in insulin secretion after taking PGX
Reduction in LDL ('bad') cholesterol after taking PGX
Reduction in whole body insulin sensitivity after taking PGX
Jenkins, A., Kacinik, V., Lyon,M., & Wolever, T. (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 post prandial blood glucose levels–a randomized, controlled trial. Nutr J, 9:58.
Kacinik, V., Lyon, M., Purnama, M., Reimer, R., Gahler, R., Green, T. & Wood, S. (2011). Effect of PGX, a novel functional fibre supplement, on subjective ratings of appetite in overweight and obese women consuming a 3-day structured, low-calorie diet. Nutr Diabetes, 1: e22. doi:10.1038/nutd.2011.18.
Lyon, M. & Reichert, R. (2010). The effect of a novel viscous polysaccharide along with lifestyle changes on short-term weight loss and associated risk factors in overweight and obese adults: an observational retrospective clinical program analysis. Altern Med Rev, 15(1):68-75.
Vuksan V., Sievenpiper J., Owen R., Swilley, J., Spadafora, P., Jenkins, D… Novokmet, R. (2000). Beneficial effects of viscous dietary fibre from Konjac-mannan in subjects with the insulin resistance syndrome: results of a controlled metabolic trial. Diabetes Care 2000, 23(1):9-14.
How to Add PGX to Your Diet
PGX is not just a special “super fibre” that crushes hunger cravings, it is part of a complete program for healthy weight management. When combined with healthy eating and an active lifestyle, PGX helps you feel full and satisfied all day, even while losing weight. Because PGX is available in a range of product formats, namely, granules, softgels, bars, or powders, it can be used in a variety of ways.
PGX granules and softgels can be taken with or without food, with a glass of water to effectively reduce appetite and promote a feeling of fullness.
PGX Organic Vegan 15 g protein bars make excellent pre-and post-workout snacks or nourishing treats for people who don’t get enough protein in their diets.
PGX Statisfast protein powders and drink mixes make satisfying between meal snacks, on-the-go meals, and are excellent ingredients for boosting the protein content of recipes.
Weight Management Takes Balance
When you know you’re doing something healthy such as managing your weight, sometimes, it can be easy to get carried away. But more is not always the best option—even when it comes to diet and exercise. Looking after your health requires balance and moderation.
No matter what the latest diet trend suggests, your body needs fat, carbohydrates, and protein to be healthy. Aim to eat a balanced diet of 20-35% fat, 45-65% carbohydrates, and 10-35% protein and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from all food groups in moderate portion sizes. Build healthy, fibre-rich snacks, such as PGX Satisfast Whey Protein Drink Mix and Satisfast Organic Vegan Protein Bars, into your meal and snack plans to keep your blood sugar steady and to curb your cravings.
Regular exercise also contributes to a healthy body weight, as long as the intensity and frequency of your workouts is properly balanced with time for rest and recovery. In addition to this, setting time aside to relax and care for yourself will help you achieve a more balanced lifestyle that makes weight management easier to achieve and enjoy.
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Does PGX contain caffeine or other stimulants?
PGX does not contain caffeine or other stimulants, although traces of naturally occurring caffeine may be present in the chocolate ingredient used in the PGX® Satisfast™ Organic Vegan 15 g Protein Bars.
Is PGX suitable for use by children?
Although PGX is proven to be safe for adults, children have unique developmental and physiological needs, therefore a qualified health care practitioner is the best person to advise you in this matter.