PGX: Medical Weight Loss Program
Discover lifelong weight control that has evolved from major scientific research in the field of appetite regulation. Learn how you can normalize your appetite and consistently enjoy a high degree of satiety from the food you eat.
Satiety is defined as the state of being full or gratified to the point of satisfaction. Studies have shown that humans eat to achieve satiety and those who are overweight have an increased frequency of food cravings and a resistance to satiety after eating adequate amounts of food.
This unique program incorporates a lifestyle approach which can prevent the yo-yo type diets by retraining appetite and metabolism, in order to achieve liberation thru satiation.
What is PGX?
PolyGlycoplex (PGX) is a natural water soluble fiber blend with greater volume, viscosity, and glycemic index lowering capabilities of any fiber ever discovered. PGX can be drunk in a glass of water before a meal, sprinkled onto any moist food, taken in capsule form with meals, or consumed as part of a meal replacement beverage.
What are the Benefits of PGX?
PGX has been studied for over fifteen years at the University of Toronto and Risk Factor Modification Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan and his research group.
Research surrounding the health effects of PGX has been done on healthy, overweight, and obese individuals, as well as people with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Reported benefits include:
- Reduction of blood glucose level after eating food
- Increased insulin sensitivity and reduced body fat
- Lower blood cholesterol levels
- Reduced appetite and food intake
- Healthy weight loss of 0.5 to 2 pounds per week
- Reduced risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome
- Improved bowel regularity
Are there any Contraindications with Common Medications?
PGX can slow the rate of absorption of foods and it may do the same with medications. If you are on oral medications, you can take them one hour before or two to three hours after taking PGX.
What are Common Side Effects of PGX?
In the beginning some people may experience some gas, loose stools, occasional diarrhea, abdominal bloating, or even some constipation. Others start on the full dose (10 to 15 grams per day) and experience no side effects.
Although there are many key considerations in a healthy weight management program, such as portion control and increased physical activity, PGX may assist with reductions in appetite, increased satiety, and stabilization of blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Dr. Howell incorporates the PGX program along with a comprehensive lifestyle approach to weight management, one that enables you to lose weight without going hungry and keep it off for life.
It is recommended that you consult with your physician before taking on any weight management program.