FAQ

What is Beta Fast GXR Glucose Balance?

Glucose Balance is a clinically tested, extended release tablet formulation of a patented extract of Gymnema Sylvestre (GS) leaves. Each tablet contains 400mg Gymnema Sylvestre (GS) extract, standardized to 25% Gymnemic acids as its sole active ingredient. All its other ingredients are considered inactive. Some of these inactives are used in the process to generate the tablets extended release effect, which is formulated to absorb over a 6 to 8 hour period in the system. Inactives include: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide. Beta Fast contains no sugar, starch, yeast, preservatives or artificial colors and flavors. Tablets are clear coated. GS or Gurmar, meaning "Sugar Destroyer" in Hindi, is a plant from the milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family that grows in the Southern and Central regions of India. Its leaves have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to help control blood sugar levels. Clinical trials and in-vitro laboratory studies demonstrate that Beta Fast and GS promote healthy glucose metabolism.* Beta Fast products are developed, researched, marketed and distributed by Informulab, owned by DG Marketing, 2005 S. 91 Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.        

What is Ayurvedic medicine? 

Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient traditional healing system practiced in India and Sri Lanka employing counseling, diet, yoga, meditation, massage,   and herbal supplementation to treat specific illnesses. The system is derived from the Vedas, or divine Hindu books of knowledge. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term derived from two root words, "Ayus," meaning life, and, "Vid," meaning knowledge. The system strives to not only heal the sick, but also to prevent illness and preserve quality of life by combining science with philosophy.

Why use Beta Fast GXR Glucose Balance?

Beta Fast GXR Glucose Balance contains a standardized extract of GS, so each tablet delivers a consistent dose of the herb's active principle. Beta Fast GXR is manufactured using and the exclusive GXR extended release process, delivering Gymnema Sylvestre to the system for hours beyond that of conventionally produced supplements. Informulab employs the latest tablet manufacturing technology, clinical testing and Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP's) combined with the finest quality Gymnema Sylvestre extract available. This attention to detail insures that every order contains product of unsurpassed quality--satisfaction guaranteed.

What makes Beta Fast GXR different from other Gymnema Sylvestre products?

Beta Fast differs greatly from other Gymnema products on the market in four important ways:

  1. Beta Fast is a standardized extract of Gymnema Sylvestre. Standardization guarantees that each and every tablet contains a consistent level of the active ingredient GS extract. No extraneous catalysts or other unproven ingredients are included in the Beta Fast formula.
  2. Informulab relies upon its own internally developed clinical and in-vitro research and peer-reviewed scientific data to support any claims made about our products.
  3. While most other brands of GS are sold in capsules, Beta Fast GXR is manufactured from the highest quality GS extract in 400mg micro coated tablets for palatable dissolution on the tongue and easy swallowing. Allowing the taste buds to briefly absorb the herb creates its unique crave curbing characteristic, something capsules cannot do.
  4. Beta Fast GXR tablets are formulated with the unique GXR (Gymnema Extended Release) process. Only Beta Fast GXR offers GS in a slow, steady release formula.

How does Beta Fast GXR work?

Beta Fast, when digested, forms a series of Gymnemic acids in the system. These acids, in combination with leaf saponins and other substances of the GS herb work in four different ways:

  1. GS temporarily prevents the taste buds from recognizing sweetness, helping prevent sweetness cravings.1 Sweet foods, by nature, are self-habituating. The first bite of sweet food results in a desire for more. Suspending the tongue's ability to recognize sweetness eliminates this vicious cycle, helping reduce blood glucose and appetite simultaneously.2 Note: Dissolution of Beta Fast tablet for at least one minute on the tongue generates this activity. Ingestion alone may not necessarily curb sweetness cravings.*
  2. Scientific evidence demonstrates that GS suppresses the absorption of sugar in the system. Some evidence exists claiming the molecular structure of GS resembles that of glucose, temporarily attaching to the intestinal receptors that normally accept glucose. This reception of GS molecules inhibits intestinal glucose absorption, thus lowering blood sugar levels.*3
  3. Strong evidence shows that GS bolsters the cellular uptake and metabolism of glucose.*5 Proprietary in-vitro science demonstrating these mechanisms, identifying cellular targets and isolation of the molecule responsible for this important function were developed by microbiologists in India working in collaboration with Informulab.
  4. Clinical studies in lab animals demonstrate that GS extract appears to promote rejuvenation of essential pancreatic Beta cells, the key cell responsible in the generation of insulin. Increases in endogenous insulin production are often attributed to this mechanism.*4

What are the practical uses of Beta Fast?

Clinical and in-vitro studies demonstrate that GS, the active ingredient in Beta Fast can be used in several beneficial ways, including:

  • Reducing the appetite for sweet tasting foods, which can result in weight loss.*
  • Promoting balanced blood sugar levels due to inhibition of intestinal glucose absorption.*
  • Supporting healthy pancreatic function.*
  • Maintaining healthy glucose metabolism.*                                                                 

How can I maximize Beta Fast's ability to curb sweetness cravings?

By allowing the tablet to dissolve on the tongue for approximately one minute before swallowing, Beta Fast   temporarily eliminates the taste buds' ability to recognize sweets. This interesting and unique characteristic typically lasts for 30 to 60 minutes after contact with the tongue.                  

What results can I expect from taking Beta Fast?

When used in combination with a program of a proper, balanced, low carbohydrate diet and regular exercise, Beta Fast can often help individuals achieve their glucose and weight control objectives. Of course, results vary by individual.* Beta Fast is not designed to replace pharmaceutical or insulin regimens.*

What safety and dosage issues should I know about Beta Fast GXR Glucose Balance and Glucose Tolerance?

The active ingredients in Beta Fast are considered non-toxic by the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS). As a dietary supplement,for optimum benefit, take one tablet twice daily on a consistent basis. If your weight exceeds 180 lbs, consider using 3 tablets per day to achieve desired results. Users weighing less than 130 lbs, try just 1 tablet per day instead of the recommended 2 tablets. A decline in blood glucose levels may occur with consistent use, so adjustments to diet, exercise, insulin or pharmaceutical regimens may be necessary. If you are diabetic, borderline diabetic, pregnant or currently taking oral hypoglycemic medication, consult a health professional before using.

Is Beta Fast safe to take during pregnancy?

While its active ingredient is extremely safe, no controlled experiments of its effect on pregnant women have been conducted. Physician consultation is recommended.

Is Beta Fast safe for children?

Some studies conducted with GS have included children ages 10 - 16. Results were encouraging, however the group was quite small, so definite results cannot be ascertained. Several very young Beta Fast users have experienced success with the product. Please call us for references at 888-321-8522. Physician consulation is recommended.

Where can I get more information about Beta Fast?

Feel free to call us, toll free at 888-321-8522 or email your questions to info@betafast.com

How is Beta Fast shipped?

Most orders are shipped via US Postal Service. The choice of mail class can be selected by the customer at the time of order. Full case orders are shipped via FedEx Ground services. Most orders are shipped within one business day. Feel free to call us, toll free at 888-321-8522 or email your questions to info@betafast.com.

Do you have any testimonials?

Yes, you can read and view testimonials from customers.

Does either form of Beta Fast interact with prescription medications?

While not tested with all medications, GS, the active ingredient in Beta Fast boasts a history of safe use, even in conjunction with prescription medications. Nevertheless, it is advised to alert your physician to all OTC and supplement usage.

What are the benefits of GXR / Gymnema Extended Release?

Both Beta Fast formulas are produced using our proprietary GXR (Gymnema Extended Release) system. GXR tablets are designed to absorb slowly, within 8-10 hours. Why? - Slow absorption prevents potential hypoglycemic response, making for a much safer product. - Dosage requirement is reduced. Most competitors selling in capsule form require 3 - 6 capsules per day as dosage vs. 1 or 2 tablets per day with Beta Fast GXR. - As a result, significant cost savings for the customer, as fewer tablets per day are needed.

What are the side effects of Beta Fast and/or Gymnema sylvestre?

GS has an extremely safe history. Other that appetite reduction and increased energy levels, very few if any side effects have been reported. Occasionally, those with a sensitive stomach may complain of stomach upset, but this is rare. Also, rare instances of skin rash have been reported. Beyond this, GS has no known side effects.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary by individual.

 

 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary for individual users.