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Cheaper & Effective Alternative to Glycosolve

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Looking for a Natural Alternative to Metformin?

I was trying to find a way to lower my blood sugar via supplements without the use of Metformin/Glucophage when I started my journey toward finding Glycosolve.

You may or may not have noticed that Jimmy Moore advertises Glycosolve on his website, stating that it has helped him, along with a Nutritional Ketosis diet, to lower his blood sugar levels.

At any rate, I did my own homework and came across some things that can naturally lower blood sugar:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nopal Cactus (not cheaper than Glycosolve)
  • Berberine
  • Banaba Leaf (not banana!)
Bottle of GlycoX 500mg

Bottle of GlycoX 500mg


I came across GlycoX when I did some research on Berberine and Banaba Leaf. There are brands that sell these two ingredients individually, but when I stumbled upon a supplement that included both, I figured I'd give it a try.

One of my reviews is actually there on Amazon for the product. It's really effective. And if you find that it's too strong for you, the makers of GlucoX have made smaller doses.

With that said, I have absolutely zero affiliation with either the makers of GlucoX or Glycosolve. I found GlucoX first, and was kind of shocked when I found Glycosolve's advertisement that states they are the cheapest on the market; it's not true.

We all want to save money. So that's why I wrote this article. Anyway, more information is below so keep reading!

GlycoX Ingredients


GlycoX 500mg

Price & Ingredients

The price of Glycosolve: 60 capsules, $19.99. When it's on sale, it's $18.99. The price of GlycoX: 60 capsules, $16.99


  • Berberine
  • Banaba Leaf

Both have been shown in clinical trials to lower blood glucose levels. I came across these two herbs before I had found Glycosolve, and started using them in other brands I had found on Amazon that are cheaper than Glycosolve.

The ingredients are exactly the same for both products.

Does it Work?

Yeup. I've used two bottles of GlucoX 500. I probably pricked my finger a million times to monitor my blood sugar. With the use of a lower carbohydrate diet (about 70 carbs a day), I was able to get my blood sugar out of the 90s into the high 70s - mid 80s. I'd say that's pretty good.

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Glycosolve Ingredients


Personal Side Effects of Glycosolve & GlycoX

Personally, both gave me headaches. I want to attribute that to the Banaba Leaf. I bought a bottle of Banaba Leaf, which also gave me headaches. It could be both ingredients, or the combination of ingredients.

So while it did work for me, the headaches were too much to bear. It was a curious side effect, as I know quite a lot of people also get headaches from Metformin. From what I read, with continued use of Metformin, those who would experienced headaches suffered less until the headaches became non-existent.

I was too much of a wussy to continue with the headaches. So I looked for another alternative. Many people have good experiences with cinnamon. I haven't tried it, but kind of went on the assumption that it just would not work for me.

I personally went on to use Nopal Cactus. It's more expensive than Glycosolve and GlycoX, but it's very effective and doesn't cause me headaches. I'll make another article for that if anyone's interested.

In retrospect, I'm wondering if using a smaller dosage of GlycoX would have alleviated the headaches. I'm pretty positive that I would have had similar blood sugar level responses. I may go back and try GlycoX 250 to see how it would hold up.

One thing I can say for these natural alternatives is that, despite what I ate {I crave bad treats a lot :( }, the supplements prevented a symptom I would get from having high blood sugar levels: night sweats.

That's how I knew they were working before I even started pricking my finger. It's guaranteed that if I eat bad foods, I'll sweat at night. I'm at a point where I can pop 3 - 6 Nopal Cacti pills sometime before bed and be a-okay. I could do that with GlycoX, and I'm sure it can be done with Glycosolve since the ingredients are the same.

Comments are appreciated!

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IMHO on March 25, 2016:

Silly that anyone with a blood sugar under 100 is even commenting on type 2 diabetes.

Rachel (author) from United States on June 16, 2015:

Very true! I'll definitely update this page as the info's a bit dated. Thanks Ana!

Ana on June 16, 2015:

You can also try Only Natural Berberine, which is just berberine and nothing else added (500 g per capsule). You can get it online for about $16 - $17 for 50 capsules, which is still not too expensive.

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