The bottom line with a diet pill is whether it will help you lose weight, so we look into BioTrust IC-5 to find if it works!
Some of the ingredients contained in BioTrust IC-5 are used in the management of diabetes, and have some proven benefits for this condition.
However, it does not necessarily follow that taking a supplement will prevent against type 2 diabetes or help you lose weight. Diet can play a contributory role in contracting diabetes, but it is not the only reason.
Diabetes type 2 can be caused by a range of risk factors including carrying too much excess fat, high blood pressure or cholesterol, genetic reasons – if a close family member has it you may be more at risk, previously suffering from gestational diabetes, or even some medications.
Taking this supplement is not as good as making changes to your diet and we feel that taking BioTrust IC-5 may fool people into maintaining an unhealthy lifestyle.
If you fear you are at risk from diabetes, you should contact your doctor for advice.
BioTrust IC-5 appears to be safe, although it may cause temporary gastro intestinal side effects due to the Berberine content.
Biotrust do not warn against any side effects.
BioTrust IC-5 is fairly costly. One bottle of 120 capsules costs $69.00.
We loved the look of the Biotrust website, the co founders Josh and Joel, their charitable concerns and the guarantee. However, we cannot say the same for this supplement.
BioTrust IC-5 is a confusing product and we cannot see how it will really help you lose weight.
Maybe we have missed the point, but surely the way to lose weight while eating carbohydrates is to change the type of carbohydrates you eat? Josh and Joel are nutritionists, so they should have pointed out the differences between the types of carbs and how these can affect your health and weight loss.
We feel that this supplement may lull people into thinking they can continue to eat unhealthily, and that taking these pills will put it right. We’re not convinced by the marketing and cannot see how it can work, so for all these reasons, we have no other choice but to reject BioTrust IC-5.
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BioTrust IC-5 is a diet pill produced by American company Biotrust. The company produce a range of products that are aimed at providing “honest nutrition for your ultimate body” and is run by two nutritionists Josh Bezoni and Joel Marion. BioTrust IC-5 is a supplement which contains five ingredients, supposed to manage your insulin levels.
You would have to be made of stone not to be impressed by the Biotrust Company. It is run by two charismatic looking guys, who contribute to a range of charitable concerns that help children both in the USA and overseas. In addition both the founders are nutritionists, and have been on TV and their company and products features in the media, including Oxygen and Men’s Fitness magazine.
This company certainly has the right look and the right credentials. In addition, Biotrust offer a year’s guarantee on each product and a charitable contribution with each purchase, so it seems almost churlish to pick through the details of the Biotrust IC-5 supplement in case it is not as good as the image suggests!
As well as IC-5, BioTrust market other supplements around health and weight loss. These include Absorb Max aimed at reducing food intolerances, Lepti Burn a supplement which promotes fat burning and contains Irvingia Gabonensis (mango seeds) and Pro X10, a probiotic supplement which is supposed to promote healthy bowel function. (See our investigation on probiotics).
BioTrust IC-5 is advertised as providing advanced insulin support and carbohydrate management, in order to promote health and weight loss.
The aim of this supplement is to promote healthy insulin function and the website goes to great lengths to explain why this is important. The only thing that it doesn’t explain is that how this will really help you lose weight!
The advertising points out that a diet of processed food and carbs, causes insulin resistance. This happens when insulin which is made in the pancreas becomes overloaded and unable to remove glucose (blood sugar) from the blood stream. Insulin resistance is a precursor for type 2 diabetes, and a range of medical problems including obesity.
To use BioTrust IC-5 take two capsules before meals containing carbohydrates. According to the website, the science will do the rest… There is a lot of information about insulin on the website. This is all a bit confusing and not helped by the 6 minutes film which uses a cartoon drawing style to explain the process.
BioTrust IC-5 advertising also claims that the supplement will transform carbohydrates into being good for weight loss by improving your insulin sensitivity. Essentially this means that the body will use insulin more effectively and clear blood sugars more quickly.
When muscle tissue is sensitive to insulin, glycogen (the carbohydrates stored by the muscles) will not convert to fat but is stored by the body as muscle. When insulin is out of control, carbs will store as fat.
This supplement is supposed to help you to continue to eat carbs as part of your daily diet. It contains five ingredients that will “supercharge” your insulin levels before you eat carbohydrates.
Surprisingly the advertising does not recommend you make changes to your diet and the major problem with this (and the product) is that the difference between eating complex carbs or simple carbs is never identified. Eating carbs is essential for health because they provide the body with energy. However, carbs cannot be lumped together into one group.
Complex carbs – those that take long to break down into glucose include natural fruit, whole grains, pulses, and beans. They contain fibre and starch and most Americans do not eat enough of this necessary food group.
Most food on the supermarket shelves contains refined, simple carbs with high levels of sugars and fructose. Simple carbs – provided by white flour and high levels of sugar such as cookies and sodas, do not provide much nutritional benefit but add to weight gain.
We cannot see that taking a supplement and continuing to eat a diet which contains a lot of refined carbohydrates is good for health. It seems like taking a headache pill before you actually have a headache.
The product advertising claims that taking two capsules before each meal will,
supercharge your insulin sensitivity before each carbohydrate containing meal in just a few seconds.
The five ingredients are described as being;
clinically proven to increase insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management.
The advertising maintains that;
going low carb for an extended period of time is a painful option
and that with the aid of this supplement;
you can enjoy even MORE carbohydrates than you currently are, while losing even more fat when you utilize this one simple solution:
At no point do the advertisers differentiate between the type of carbohydrates you eat or recommend any dietary changes. The message seems to be that you can eat what you like as long as you take the supplement beforehand. We found this very disappointing.
How will you be able to tell if it works or if it doesn’t? We cannot say that if you use this supplement, your chances of contracting type 2 diabetes might be reduced because this type of advice should be left to the professionals. We can only recommend that you take medical advice and make changes to your lifestyle if you are at risk.
We cannot see why BioTrust IC-5 should make you lose much weight, especially if you trust it to counteract your carbohydrate intake.
BioTrust IC-5 is a diet pill that comes with some medical looking advice around the role of insulin in the body. It contains five ingredients.
Dosage refers to serving size of two capsules.
One clinical test carried out by the University of Maastricht indicated that cinnamon;
does not improve whole-body insulin sensitivity or oral glucose tolerance
This test was carried out on postmenopausal women.
The scientists carrying out the trial recommend that;
more research on the proposed health benefits of cinnamon supplementation is warranted before health claims should be made
is a potent oral hypoglycaemic agent with beneficial effects on lipid metabolism
It looks potentially good for the management of diabetes but it may cause some side effects. According to testing carried out by the Department of Endocrinology, Xinhua Hospital, 34% of subjects suffered temporary gastrointestinal side effects. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18442638
significantly reduce fasting blood sugar and improve the glucose tolerance test
BioTrust IC-5 appears to be safe although it may cause temporary gastro intestinal side effects due to the Berberine content.
Biotrust do not warn against any side effects.
Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. If you feel you at risk from diabetes take medical advice.
BioTrust IC-5 is fairly new on the market and as yet, we cannot find one independent customer review.
There is a money back guarantee and it is valid for one year after purchase, making this look like one of the best guarantees we are ever likely to see.
It appears that the company will refund or exchange with another Biotrust product within one year. You need to contact the company in advance for a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA#) or an Exchange Merchandise Number (EMA#) and the Return Address.
BioTrust IC-5 is fairly costly and available direct from the Biotrust website.
One bottle of 120 capsules costs $69.00. It should last you one month if you take the recommended 2 capsule serving twice a day.
You can make savings by buying in bulk and 6 bottles costs a fairly expensive $294.
US shipping costs an added $9.95 on each order and international customers will have to contact the company to find out the overseas shipping costs.
All orders come with a free download eBook, Fat Burning Smoothies and milk shakes.
BioTrust IC-5 is a diet pill that claims to offer carbohydrate management and an advanced insulin support.
BioTrust IC-5 can cause dizziness, headaches, nausea, skin irritation, mood swings, impaired thinking, cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, gas, and drowsiness.
BioTrust IC-5 contains cinnamon bark, berberis aristata, pterocarpus marsupium, fenugreek, and R-alpha-lipoic-acid.
There is no evidence that Biotrust will help you lose weight or control your insulin levels, and most of the reviewers mention that they did not see a change in their weight.
A bottle of 120 capsules costs $69.00. You can also buy in bulk with a package of six bottles for $294.00. For US orders, add $10.00 for shipping fees; international customers must contact the company directly.
Biotrust is a company based in Austin, Texas.
Take two capsules before every meal containing carbohydrates.
Do not take if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you have diabetes or are at risk, consult a doctor before starting the treatment.
BioTrust IC-5 comes with a one-year money-back guarantee.
BioTrust IC-5 is fairly new but we do not know exactly when it was put on the market.
BioTrust IC-5 is available to buy directly from the Biotrust website.
No. At this time, it is only available online.
You can contact Biotrust with the phone number available on their website. Alternatively, you can send an email with the contact form also available on their support page.
At the moment, there are no coupons for BioTrust IC-5.
Unfortunately, Biotrust does not offer free samples for BioTrust IC-5.
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