Below we take an in-depth look into Glucozene-Rx, to see whether this insulin-boosting supplement can truly help customers to build muscle with no adverse effects.
Glucozene-Rx is a muscle-building supplement that works by improving the effectiveness of the body’s supply of insulin. The product’s ingredients variably work by reducing the body’s resistance to insulin, stimulating the secretion of insulin and improving its overall effectiveness in the body. These processes are said to help the muscles to utilise more proteins and useful inputs whilst working out, helping customers to bulk up quicker and more effectively.
Glucozene-Rx is manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a US-based supplement store. Hi-Tech Pharma (as they are often called) are known mainly for their extraordinary history of litigation, having fought long and protracted legal battles with the FTC, FDA, respected university professors, medical authorities and rival companies. The company is currently fighting to overturn the FDA’s existing ban on the dangerous stimulant DMAA, and continues to sell DMAA-based products until the legal point is clarified. The company is also associated with its selling of a useless form of ephedra and other products that attempt to mimic and impersonate illegal steroids.
Glucozene-Rx can cause some side effects. Ribose, vanadyl sulfate and guggulsterones have all been associated with nausea, diarrhoea and headaches in previous studies. Guggulsterones may additionally cause vomiting, loose stools and rashes, and vanadyl sulfate sometimes causes more serious issues with the nervous system, a loss of energy and a greenish colour in the tongue.
The main concept lying behind the product can also cause issues. Unless taken in a highly strategic way, insulin can cause fat gain and lowered blood sugar levels.
A single 90-capsule bottle of Glucozene-Rx generally costs around $14-$15 from most internet retailers that stock it (including Muscle & Strength, Mind & Muscle, Nutrimart USA and others). The same bottle will cost $29.99 on the official Hi-Tech Pharma webstore.
Talking about Glucozene-Rx is somewhat complicated, due to the tricky science and biology needed to explain how and why it should work. In the simplest terms possible, Glucozene-Rx possibly fails to raise insulin levels in the body, and even if it succeeds, this may not help customers to build muscle in the way they’d like unless used tactically.
Using insulin to build muscle is complex, mainly due to the fact that it also increases the rate at which the body stores fat. Expert bodybuilders can play the system, using complex strategies of eating foods with a high or low glycemic index at specific times (such as immediately after workouts) to maximise gains and minimise drawbacks, but these clever approaches cannot be replicated by a supplement. Even if this product works to boost insulin, it may inadvertently cause customers to become flabbier as they become musclier, especially if customers follows the manufacturer’s instructions directly.
That is even if the product works. Although the ingredients list for Glucozene-Rx implies that the product should lower insulin resistance and stimulate insulin production, real customer reviews often suggest that this doesn’t always happen. Some previous customers have taken actual readings of their blood sugar levels before and after using it, and have conclusively found that the product fails to deliver on its most basic promise.
Hi-Tech Pharma is a company with an extremely poor reputation, and consistently seems to put out ineffective and dangerous products for a quick buck. Although this product is thankfully free from major side effects, it still suffers from the usual Hi-Tech Pharma problems of having no money back guarantee protecting it and no ingredient quantity information explaining it.
Products like these may be cheap, but they are simply no substitute for a clever and clearly directed food strategy, do your homework on useful sites like www.bodybuilding.com, and throw away products like Glucozene-Rx.
We do not recommend Glucozene-Rx to our readers.
Glucozene-Rx is a muscle-building supplement that aims to boost the effectiveness of insulin in the customer’s body. This reasoning behind this approach is relatively simply – when insulin molecules dock onto receptors in the muscles, they allow glucose, creatine and amino acids to flow to the muscles more effectively. Better flows of these inputs allow muscle to grow more effectively in the gym with the same work being put in. Although products like Glucozene-Rx don’t contain insulin directly, they contain a few ingredients that are intended to support insulin’s role in the body and help it to work more effectively.
Glucozene-Rx is produced and sold by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, an American manufacturer of various sports, weight loss and sexual enhancement supplements. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals’ website is surprisingly poorly written and hard to understand for an English-speaking company, giving an unprofessional appearance that fails to inspire confidence in the quality of the products.
As of 2017, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is far more well-known for its legal battles with American authorities and university professors than for its effective and high-quality supplements. The company can be contacted via the contact details provided on the website.
The directions for use are as follows:
Before we explain what the product is intended to do, it’s useful to quickly mention the reasons why customers may be interested in boosting the levels of insulin in the body. Put simply, when insulin is released, it binds with muscle and fat cells. In the case of muscle cells, insulin stimulates the muscles to take on more useful inputs like creatine and amino acids, and with fat cells it simply compels them to take on more glucose for storage.
Glucozene-Rx does not claim to boost insulin levels in the body, but rather claims to help the existing insulin stores to work more effectively. Some of the ingredients within the formula imitate and mimic insulin and its role in the body, transporting glucose around the body and “facilitating insulin’s role in glucose metabolism”. Other ingredients are said to make the muscles’ insulin receptors more receptive to insulin, and the inclusion of chromium, green tea and others is said to decrease natural resistance to insulin. The use of substances like Lagerstroemia speciosa L. is also said to stimulate the movement of glucose and inhibit its absorption in the intestines.
In short, all of these effects are intended to boost the effectiveness of the insulin in the customer’s body, which can then help customers to build muscle more effectively. Some of the advertising spiel also seems to imply that the “targeted” nature of the product’s effects inhibits insulin’s other effect (to help the body to become fatter).
The following benefits are summarised on Hi-Tech Pharma’s website:
Many of the ingredients used in Glucozene-Rx (though not all) have been shown to either reduce insulin resistance, stimulate the secretion of insulin or improve the way that the body uses insulin. We would expect this product to cause insulin levels to rise, and the body’s cells to be minimally resistant to interacting with it.
That being said, insulin is a double-edged sword for those looking to build muscle. Although insulin molecules can bind with muscle cells to promote greater absorption of creatine etc., it will also bind more frequently with fat cells and promote fat storage.
Ordinarily, bodybuilders get around this by carefully selecting carbohydrate-rich foods with a favourable Glycemic Index (GI) and by aiming to spike their insulin levels at favourable times (such as during a workout). Despite the claims of Hi-Tech Pharma, this supplement cannot do the same, and may cause customers to gain fat at the same rate at which it helps them to gain muscle, especially if used as directed.
The ingredients contained within Glucozene-Rx are listed below. Readers should note that the individual ingredient quantities are not listed, which can make it difficult for us to estimate how effective the product is. Those that are listed are true for 1 capsule of Glucozene-Rx.
The use of insulin as a way to build muscle is full of potential pitfalls, and a rather crude approach could end up causing unintended effects. If customers are unfamiliar with how insulin affects muscle building, we would expect them to inadvertently gain unwanted fat and experience low blood sugar levels.
Ribose can cause some side effects, which could include nausea, headaches, low blood sugar, and diarrhoea. Guggulsterones can also cause many of the same side effects, plus vomiting, loose stools, and allergic reactions such as rashes and itching.
Along with more common side effects (such as stomach pains, diarrhoea and nausea), vanadyl sulfate can cause problems with the nervous system, a loss of energy, and a greenish tongue
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. This product can raise blood pressure and interfere with other drugs you may be taking. Talk to your doctor about this product.
Glucozene-Rx has rather mixed reviews on the Internet so far. There seems to be a worrying trend of diabetics trying products like these as a way to medicate their condition, often to little effect. As the supplement industry is unregulated and highly prone to churning out ineffective, junk products, we highly recommend that diabetics and prediabetics rely on the advice and medicines given out by your their local physicians.
Being a diabetic I wanted to determine the effectiveness of this product so I took my blood sugar reading upon arising at 5:00 AM. It was 261. I then took 2 caplets of Glucozene-Rx with a little water and nothing else. Without eating or drinking anything for the next 3-hours I then took a second reading and found that my blood sugar level had risen from 261 to 286, which turned out to be a most surprising and unwelcomed 25-point increase, especially as they tout their product to be a “state-of-the-art herbal alternative to regulate glucose and sugar levels!” This may indeed be a great product if you’re hypoglycemic, but based on my personal and carefully controlled experience with it, I would advise anyone with diabetes to steer clear of it, that is unless you’re in need of a 25-point glucose boost.
These were NASTY…smelled foul, tasted even worse and didn’t work. Never, never again!!!
Nice addition to medications I am currently taking to keep my blood sugar in check. Seems to be working with the meds and is affordable.
I use Glucozene to control glucose in my blood. I was diagnosed as prediabetic 3 years ago. I am not using any medications, only Glucozene and my average blood glucose at the morning is 108mg/l.
On the official Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, no mention is made of a money back guarantee or a returns policy of any kind.
Glucozene-Rx can be purchased from several independent online retailers, including the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, Muscle & Strength, Mind & Muscle, Nutrimart USA and more. Hi-Tech Pharma products have long been discontinued on more mainstream outlets like Amazon and Walmart, mainly due to the manufacturer’s unfortunate reputation for churning out unsafe products.
A 90-capsule supply of Glucozene-Rx costs $29.99 on the official Hi-Tech Pharma website, and appears to cost around $14.50-$15 from other outlets. The cheapest price we found was $14.49 from the Muscle & Strength webstore.
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