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Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase

This stuff is amazing!! I have Diabetes type 2. My numbers were running 280 to 310. Potato salad is my arch enemy. I "tested" WellBetX with a HUGE load of wonderful (my absolute favorite) potato salad. I couldn't believe it. My blood sugar only spiked 20 points...normally I would have been 410 with what I ate (I overdid it on purpose) I was only 268 and this is with the FIRST 2 pills!!! I can't wait to get on a total daily program and lose the weight and bring my numbers down. With this and my special diet, I will get my numbers down to 68-90!

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A Carb-Blocking Soluble Fiber

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase

This product is made from a plant called JU LUO in Chinese. In Taiwan and Japan, they use the fiber from this plant to make carb-free noodles and gummy-bear like snacks (without the sugar). It works fairly well, though it may cause some GI problems. Like any fiber supplements, start slowly. It is thought that the active ingredient not only fills you up with soluble fiber, it also encapsulates carbs and prevents their digestion. I definitely save them for my biggest meal of the day, for who knows what other nutrients it might also encapsulate. I carry them with me in case I find myself at a buffet or some other place or event that I might pig out or otherwise break my low-carb diet. I have a problem with impulse control, so the idea of wrapping up the carbs and preventing their digestion is appealing to me. Additional information. For filling up faster, some oil (I use flax, fish, and black seed supplements) or nuts 30 minutes before your meal is a good idea. You may fill full faster, because the oil gets the stomach-mind biofeedback loop working real time. For balance, you may also want use these PGX products(soluble fiber) with a couple of psyllium husk (insoluble fiber) caps 5 minutes before your meal. Both are good for you in different ways. For additional sugar control, you might want to try an Alpha Lipoic Acid (I use Jarrow Fomulas Alpha Lipoic Sustain). I'm not diabetic, but I don't like the post-carb crashes. I would give this product 3.5 stars for myself because I don't find them helpful with impulse control and sugar craving personally. As an emotional eater, they do NOT override these emotion-based cravings. I think that that aspect of the product is overrated. However,I do use them or similar products (white bean powder) often, because living in modern society where processing a rampant and fiber hard to find, I think a little more fiber here and there is important.

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stomach problems

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 22, 2010 | Verified Purchase

At the beginning this worked like no other fiber product I've ever used for constipation. But then it started to irritate the hell out of my upper G.I. I've now stopped taking it because of severe stomach upset. It's days since I've used it, and my stomach is still severely in pain. I like this company so much. I called their customer service people to tell them about how awful I'm feeling and they were exceptionally responsive. They sent me a package of all kinds of alternate versions of this. Not sure if it's the mulberry that did it or the root itself. I'm not sure if I'll take the alternatives, but I appreciated their attempts to correct the problem.

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Natural Factors, WellBetX PGX with Mulberry, 180 Capsules

Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 06, 2008 | Verified Purchase

Lowers my blood sugar also works well as an appetite suppressant. Be sure to drink lots of water when taking capsules. Display first name only

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Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 25, 2008 | Verified Purchase

Two or three of these 5 minutes before before meals takes the edge off and will help you to control what you eat. It isn't a miracle magic bullet, however, but can definitely help you feel satisfied after a decent sized meal. The rest is up to you.

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Good Fiber Blend

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 18, 2008 | Verified Purchase

I take this before meals and I think it helps me control how much I eat, and also keeps my bloodsugar steady. I am usint it as a preventative against diabetes in later life.

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Causes bloating

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 27, 2010 | Verified Purchase

This product DOES something positive for volatile blood sugar levels, but I had to stop using it because my belly was like a balloon.

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Great stuff!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 10, 2009 | Verified Purchase

At age 76, I don't know how I could manage without this or something like it.

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Best Diet Product I have used.

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 17, 2009 | Verified Purchase

Allows me to go long period of time between meals without snacks or cravings. Definitely balances blood sugar swings for me. Works quickly.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 21, 2009 | Verified Purchase

I have noticed a difference in improvement of my energy levels since starting PGX, now growing more widely known

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