Posted by: Snipgat | 2012-11-16


Antagolin Tablets

Dear Doc

Would like to know if the antagolin tablets will help me too loose weight. Was diagnosed a few months ago as a type 2 diabetic and they cut my carbs so much, but I''m still struggling to loose weight. At this moment I''m using Janumet 50/500mg once a day.

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Diabetes expert

Dear Snipgat
Antagolin is a substance touted to improve insulin resistance and lower glucose levels but to date has no significant trials to support its use in diabetes prevention or weight loss . To show weight loss, it would need to show that independent of lifestyle changes it can produce a minimum 5% weight loss in a large enough trial, and to date has not. The diet for diabetes has evolved over time, and at present there is no specific diet for patients with diabetes, but rather a diet that we all should follow and be individualized according to a person’s particular tastes. Generally this diet will involve a low fat, low GI, high fiber diet with a Mediterranean bias. The amount of carbohydrates is in dispute, i.e. should we eating very low carbohydrates or just lower than current intake (normally this about 30-60-% of total calories from carbohydrates).Most guidelines would suggest a minimum of 130g of carbs daily. Losing weight is always hard regardless of being diabetic. The best way is to cut down on total calories, more so than the type of calories, for your body can only burn so many calories a day, and if you eat less than this, then weight loss will occur. Exercise requirements for weight loss are a lot and entail about 60-90 minutes every day. Exercise less than this amount will help you live longer regardless of weight loss and will also help with glucose control

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Posted by: Ronél Pretorius | 2014-01-10

hi, dr please can you assist me? I've got low blood sugar and wants to know wheather Antagolin is safe or not, and will it lower my bloods sugar levels even more? i tried this Olive oil extract tablets as well, and it just did'nt work for me

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2013-09-27

I am not insulin resistant nor diabetic, but started taking AntaGolin tablets a few months ago to see if it would work. It does for me. Dropped 2 jeans sizes in 2 months. No dieting. I believe it stablised my blood sugar levels which enabled me to access stored fat for energy. I am a huge fan. I only had a few kilos to lose and AntaGolin made it so easy.

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Posted by: Emely | 2013-08-19

hi Dr what would you recommend to some one who wanna loose weight beside eating the right food n exercising???

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2013-04-16

I currently live in the UAE, where can I buy Antagolin here please?

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Posted by: Florence | 2013-04-02

Hi Doctor i will like to know if Antagolin its only used by diabetic people only or is it fro everyone who will like to loose weight.

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- 2013-04-22

Hi Florence. Antagolin isn't recommended by doctors for weight loss as it has no evidence

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