Can I cut the PGX® Capsules in half and just use the insides instead?

If you find the softgel capsules to be too big, please don’t cut the softgel capsules in half as the softgel capsules contain an oily substance called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Cutting the softgel capsules open could potentially be a choking hazard so it’s best to not use the softgel capsules if you find them uncomfortable to swallow whole; you may wish to try PGX® Powder as an alternative.

PGX® Powder is very convenient to pour into a blender with other smoothie ingredients or to thicken sauces or add to baking. The PGX® Powder will retain all other benefits, including supplying highest viscosity fiber for the intestinal tract, providing a greater feeling of fullness.

Does PGX® contain Psyllium (a type of fibre)?


What research is there to support PGX® benefits and effectiveness?

Read about the research behind PGX® and the clinical trials.

How long does a person have to take PGX®?

There is no maximum duration. It is recommended to take PGX® for a minimum of 12 weeks. The SlimStyles® Program can offer the tools and support for healthy living. Check out the SlimStyles® Program to get started.

How does PGX® lower the glycemic index of foods?

By optimising the rate of digestion and decreasing the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream. The higher the glyacemic index of foods, the greater the lowering effect of PGX®, up to 60%.

How does PGX® control cravings?

Cravings are a direct result of blood sugar imbalance. PGX® controls the release of sugars into the bloodstream, slowing digestion and creating a feeling of satiation.

What can I do about gas and bloating?

Start slow and ramp up your dosage. Incrementally increasing the consumption of PGX® at the beginning of your program can help your body adjust.

Can I take PGX® if I’m on medication(s)?

Consult your healthcare practitioner. PGX® can affect the absorption of medication into your bloodstream. We recommend taking your oral medicine at least 1 hour before or 2-3 hours after consuming PGX®. This information should not be taken as medical advice or substituted for it.

Does PGX® have side effects?

As your body acclimates to PGX®, it’s possible to experience some intestinal discomfort. We recommend incrementally increasing the dosage as explained on the label, and drinking a large glass of water with each dose.

After taking PGX®, is it possible to still be hungry?

Sure. It is possible to still feel hungry after taking PGX®. It’s a gentle-acting plant fibre complex that works gradually to reprogram your neurological response to food. For emotional eaters, additional counselling and support may be necessary.

Is PGX® safe?

Yes. PGX is natural and non-addictive. You can quit using it at any time. Extensive pre-clinical studies and clinical trials conducted in Australia, the United States, France, and Germany have found PGX® to be remarkably safe for consumption, with no serious side effects.

What research is there to support PGX® benefits and effectiveness?

Read about the PGX® clinical trials.

Is PGX® suitable for use by children? 

Although PGX® is proven to be safe for adults, children have unique developmental and physiological needs, therefore a qualified health care practitioner is the best person to advise you in this matter.

How do I know if my blood sugar is out of balance?

Have your blood sugar levels tested by your healthcare practitioner to determine if they are above normal levels. The following may be symptoms of higher than normal blood sugar:

  • Cravings for sugary or high-carb foods
  • Low energy levels and mood swings
  • Increased appetite (especially sudden cravings)
  • Frequent or slow healing infections

I’ve tried other diets. How is PGX® different?

Unlike other supplements, PGX® is designed to “treat the cause, not the illness”. PGX® and the SlimStyles® Program will not only help you lose weight but help you maintain a healthier weight. And while doing so, PGX® will provide you with the added benefits of living a healthier life.

What can I do if I experience constipation?

Drink more water. At a minimum, 250 mL of water should be consumed for every 2.5 grams of PGX® taken. A natural laxative such as insoluble fibre added to the diet may also help. If constipation persists for 3 or 4 days, it is advisable to seek the advice of a medical professional.

Can I take PGX® with other supplements?

Yes. PGX® can be taken in combination with other supplements, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs) and multivitamins & minerals.