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Glucofort Review: Why It Won't Lower Blood Sugar

Glucofort Review: Why It Won't Lower Blood Sugar


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Glucofort is a dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy blood sugar levels. The company claims their supplement can “naturally awaken the feedback loop responsible for blood sugar and healing and regenerative potential that’s lying dormant within you.”

In this article we’ll review the formulation of Glucofort based on medical research to determine if it’s likely to be effective. We’ll also highlight some ethical issues we have with the company.

No Ingredients List

Glucofort is one of the few supplement companies we’ve reviewed that doesn't even publish an ingredients list on their website. This is a huge red flag in our opinion, because it shows how little a company respects and values the safety of their customers.

Customers deserve to know what ingredients are in an ingestible supplement, and for safety reasons this information should always be available. A supplement may contain an ingredient that a customer is allergic to, or that interacts with medication they’re taking.

We find it to be irresponsible and incredibly deceptive that Glucofort doesn’t even disclose the ingredients in their supplement prior to a customer purchasing the product.

Ingredient Review

Glucofort ingredients list

Because Glucofort doesn’t publish the ingredients on their website, we had to source the above ingredient list from other websites which reviewed this supplement. Presumably they purchased the supplement and that’s how they were able to access the Supplement Facts label. 

We can’t guarantee these ingredients are accurate because Glucofort doesn’t publish their ingredients, but this same Supplement Facts label was on several websites reviewing Glucofort so we believe it’s accurate.

Vitamin C is the first-listed ingredient, and is almost certainly underdosed for any blood sugar benefit. Medical research has shown that Vitamin C may be effective for lowering blood sugar, but the lowest dose used in the linked review for oral supplementation was 200 milligrams (mg). Most of the doses were closer to 1000 mg. There exists only 50 mg of Vitamin C in Glucofort.

Vitamin E has been proven in medical research to be ineffective for lowering blood sugar, so we don’t know why this ingredient was included.

Biotin may be effective for normalizing blood sugar levels based on medical studies, but we can’t find a single study proving it to be effective at as low a dose as included in Glucofort. We will conclude this is another ineffective and underdosed ingredient.

Magnesium is another ingredient which may be effective for blood sugar control, but appears underdosed in this supplement. An extensive medical review published in the Pharmacological Research journal analyzed 21 individual studies on magnesium supplementation to treat blood sugar.

Not one single study which measured magnesium in the same format as used in Glucofort (mg) contained as low a dose as that in Glucofort. We will conclude that this is another ineffective and underdosed ingredient.

We don’t feel the need to review every vitamin and mineral in this supplement because there’s a clear trend; it appears that Glucofort has included effective vitamin and mineral ingredients at ineffective doses for positively influencing blood glucose control.

Herbal Blend Issues

Glucofort contains a blend of herbal ingredients which is listed in a manner we’ve never yet seen before on a Supplement Facts label. The company doesn't even list the dosage of the blend, or of any of the individual ingredients.

This appears to be in clear violation of the FDA’s labeling guidelines for dietary supplements, which state that the weight (dosage) of the blend is required to be on the Supplement Facts label.

This is an even bigger red flag to us than the lack of published ingredients on the website. To not even include the dosage of your blends is inexcusable, amateur and should indicate clearly to all potential consumers that this is not a legitimate company. 

We strongly recommend avoiding any supplement company that doesn’t publish their ingredient doses as required by law.

No Published Team Members

Unsurprisingly, given how deceptively this company appears to conduct itself, there is not one single listed team member on the Glucofort website. No founder, no scientists involved with the formulation, nothing.

This is another red flag of an ineffective company, as any dietary supplements company with legitimate scientists working on their formulations would want to highlight this information on their website. 

Since there are no team members publicly listed, it leads us to believe that there are no employees with relevant credentials involved with the formulation of Glucofort supplements.

Better Alternatives

There exist natural blood sugar support compounds which are well-studied in clinical research and should be much safer and more effective than Glucofort.

We recommend that patients speak with their doctor prior to taking a dietary supplement for blood sugar benefit.

Cinnamon extract has been conclusively proven in medical research to lower elevated blood sugar in both animal and human studies. We recommend Ceylon Cinnamon extract over standard Cassia Cinnamon extract as the latter contains a toxic compound called coumarin, which exists in negligible amounts in Ceylon.

Berberine is a chemical compound isolated from a variety of plants that's available as a dietary supplement. Research has shown it to be effective for managing high blood sugar, and also a potent anti-inflammatory.

Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Glucofort is one of the worst supplements we’ve ever reviewed. We recommend avoiding this product entirely.

Not only do most of the ingredient dosages appear to be ineffective based on medical research, but many ingredients do not even have a listed dosage, which is something we’ve never encountered before in regards to a dietary supplement.

The brand does not publish ingredients on their website, and does not publish any information about who’s developing this product or who founded the company on their website. It’s truly one of the most questionable supplement brands we’ve come across from both a formulation and an ethics standpoint.

We recommend that patients dealing with blood sugar issues talk with their doctor about either Ceylon Cinnamon extract or berberine extract if they’re seeking a natural treatment. We believe that both options are backed by more scientific research than Glucofort, and should be safer.





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