NOW Foods GlucoFit Review
Combining all the excitement of treating diabetes with weight loss hopes and dreams, NOW Foods GlucoFit is a diet pill with a low price and high expectations. While it is a very simple product (one ingredient) it at least has some scientific basis behind its use, though it appears it may be mostly about the “Gluco” and less about the “Fit”
NOW Foods GlucoFit Ingredients
The one and only ingredient in GlucoFit (aside from the gel cap and some binding agents) is an extract of the Banaba Leaf (Lagerstroemia speciosa). Specifically, the formula contains 1.334 mg of the extract which is standardized to contain 18% corosolic acid, which is the active component of the herb. This gives you roughly .24 mg of corosolic acid per dose.
As for the recommended dosage of corosolic acid and, more importantly, what it actually does, we checked out a few studies that found with a dose of about .34 to .48 mg daily, human test subjects were able to see slightly lower blood glucose levels. Taking two GlucoFit per day (as recommended) gives you the .48 mg. About half of the research we’ve seen on it suggests that it works to reduce blood sugar temporarily. The rest says it doesn’t do much of anything. That’s a lot of controversy to base an entire diet pill on just the one ingredient, especially considering that there are no studies that have shown any of the test subjects actually losing weight. While NOW Foods GlucoFit may work fairly well with other diet pills, the formula as-is doesn’t show much potential for helping you lose any weight.
NOW Foods GlucoFit Marketing
NOW Foods isn’t really known for intense, sexy marketing campaigns. Basically the official website just gives the ingredient list along with some vague claims about how GlucoFit’s only ingredient “has been shown in scientific studies to support healthy glucose metabolism.” Though the name implies that GlucoFit is a diet pill, even the company doesn’t seem to put much emphasis on it.
NOW Foods GlucoFit Price
The list price for GlucoFit is $13.99 per bottle of 60 gel caps (30 days worth). While that is pretty cheap, you can find it online for a little over $6, which is almost a little absurd. When you’re looking at $5 for shipping and $6 for the diet pill, you shouldn’t be expecting much.
NOW Foods GlucoFit Guarantee
The offical NOW Foods website for GlucoFit doesn’t actually sell it, so the guarantee will depend on the online retailer or store you get it from. Generally a 30-day return policy for unopened products is typical, but we doubt you’ll find a satisfaction guarantee for a diet pill like GlucoFit.
NOW Foods GlucoFit Conclusion
Based on the one ingredient in NOW Foods GlucoFit we can only really conclude that there is a chance that it will help you control your blood sugar to a small degree. However, you shouldn’t expect a diet pill to be a long-term solution to a condition like Type 2 diabetes. Even with the effect of controlling blood glucose, the research is conflicted and as there is no real evidence that GlucoFit can help you lose weight and get “Fit”, we don’t recommend bothering with it, even at such a low price.