Dyglofit® is a fairly new extract that’s making waves in the weight-loss world. Studies show participants taking 200 milligrams of Dyglofit® twice a day, before lunch and dinner, without any other lifestyle, diet, or fitness changes lost an average of 24.5 lbs. Almost seems too good to be true, doesn't it? Tantalizing statistics can often be misleading. Here, we give you the breakdown on Dyglofit®, including information about what it is, how it works, and how effective it is as a weight loss amplifier.
What Is Dyglofit®?
Dyglofit® is a standardized extract of the Dichrostachys glomerata fruit, which grows in West Africa.
Similar to curcumin or ginseng, the extract has been used traditionally as a spice for years, and recent clinical studies have shown its interesting effects on physiology. Clinical trials have shown Dyglofit® to have an impact on body weight, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. In addition to all of this, it’s a free radical fighter.
What Effect Does Dyglofit® Have on Weight Loss?
Dyglofit®’s impact on weight loss is attributed to its relationship to the hormone leptin and the inflammatory marker C reactive protein.
Leptin is a master hormone produced by fat cells that regulate satiety and appetite control—essentially it sends signals to the brain and lets it know that the stomach feels “full.” C reactive protein intercepts the leptin before it can make it to the brain, and therefore, the sensation of satiety isn't felt. Dyglofit®’s main benefit for weight management is that it decreases C reactive protein and allows leptin to run its course, meaning a person can listen to their stomach and not overeat.
Alongside Dyglofit®’s relationship to the C reactive protein, its free radical fighting properties also help to support the vascular and metabolic systems. It increases insulin sensitivity as well, which helps the body convert sugar into energy instead of turning it into fat.
This is quite different from other supplemental weight loss aids that inhibit or support enzymes that break down carbs. With these more commonly seen weight loss supplements, the active ingredients inhibit the amylase enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates so that the body absorbs the carbohydrates and converts them to sugar, which is then used as energy. If carbohydrates are causing weight gain, this kind of weight management approach can support that. However, if rampant inflammation is the primary driver, enzyme inhibition is going to be limited in its capacity to help.
Beyond that, many people, both practitioners, and patients alike have expressed a desire not to impair normal enzyme function if they don’t have to. In other words, enzymes such as amylase are doing what they are supposed to do and interfering with that in hopes of influencing physiology has become an approach that people really don’t want to take.
That’s where Dyglofit® fits the bill for anyone looking for clinically effective weight management support. It works by impacting the systems that are out of balance (inflammatory markers and hormones) and aims to bring them back to normal as opposed to trying to manipulate something that is working properly (amylase) to achieve the goal of [ultimately short-term] weight loss
Supporting the hormones, on the other hand, supports the body’s natural processes, which is something people seeking weight management may be much more comfortable with.
Can Dyglofit® Solve Weight Problems All on Its Own?
If you’ve been following this blog for some time now, then you probably already know the answer: functional medicine takes a holistic approach to wellness.
While Dyglofit® can definitely help manage weight via supporting metabolism, hormones, and insulin levels, it’s not a magic bullet for people who are overweight. All weight loss supplements, including those containing Dyglofit®, are meant to be taken in combination with a lifestyle adjustment.
Diet and exercise are essential elements when addressing weight management. Quality sleep, of course, is another important factor. And this goes for everybody, not just those with a weight management issue. You can be eating all the right foods and maintaining a perfect exercise regimen, but if you are not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to process nutrients as effectively.
Dyglofit® is a standardized extract that can help manage weight. By decreasing the C reactive protein and enabling leptin’s travel to the brain, the extract supports the body’s ability to experience satiety and not overeat. This satiety mechanism combined with the extract’s metabolism and insulin supporting properties makes Dyglofit® a powerful alternative to other weight loss supplements that instead rely on modifying enzyme behavior, which may cause other health issues.
Like all weight loss supplements, Dyglofit® should be taken in conjunction with a holistic approach to health that incorporates a healthy diet, exercise regimen, and overall lifestyle.