AntaGolin FAQs

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  • What is AntaGolin?

    AntaGolin contains a blend of plant-derived (phytochemical) ingredients that have all been documented to help stabilise blood sugar and assist with regulation of certain biochemical pathways involved in the development of insulin resistance. Anyone suffering from insulin resistance as a result of excess body fat can benefit from AntaGolin.

    Trials conducted in South Africa as well as the USA, evaluated by independent medical experts, have indicated that taking AntaGolin in conjunction with lifestyle modification makes you lose more weight than lifestyle modification alone. AntaGolin can also be used by individuals with glucose intolerance or pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or insulin resistance related to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  AntaGolin is an ideal product to use with any weight-loss or weight-maintenance programme.

  • What is the dosage for AntaGolin?

    Take 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day with a meal.

    For polycystic ovarian syndrome:

    Take 1-2 tablets 3 times a day with a meals.

  • What are the side effects of AntaGolin

    AntaGolin generally has a low side-effect profile even when used for extended periods. Gastrointestinal side effects, including abdominal fullness and nausea have been reported. Individuals on diabetic medication may develop low blood sugar, especially if AntaGolin is taken on an empty stomach. It is therefore recommended that AntaGolin is taken with meals.

  • Does AntaGolin work?

    To test the efficacy of AntaGolin in clinical practice, the Medical Nutritional Institute conducted a series of 11 in-house observational studies on obese and overweight individuals, initially in South Africa and later in the USA as well. In all the studies, subjects taking AntaGolin in combination with lifestyle intervention lost, on average, twice the amount of weight as compared to a control group on lifestyle intervention alone. All studies also demonstrated a significant statistical decrease in the total amount of abdominal fat after treatment with AntaGolin, as measured by a reduction in waist circumference.

  • Where can I buy AntaGolin?

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    • South Africa – At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
    • Namibia – At any pharmacy. No prescription is required.
    • International – Email us at info@mnilifestyle.co.za for international purchasing information.

  • Can I use AntaGolin in combination with Glucophage/Metformin, or should I replace my Glucophage/Metformin with AntaGolin

    Yes, AntaGolin can be used in combination with Glucophage/Metformin.  Our experience has shown an improved outcome of individuals who use such a combination.  Please do not discontinue the use of your chronic prescription medication without the consent of your doctor. We advise against replacing Glucophage/Metformin with AntaGolin. For individuals who are not on Glucophage/Metformin, AntaGolin can be taken on its own to combat insulin resistance.

  • With the help of AntaGolin, I have reached my goal weight. When I have a function that I need to attend where I do not have control over the food types or food preparation methods, what can I do to prevent these occasions from ruining my weight loss achievement?

    During these occasions, AntaGolin can be used as a form of damage control for weight maintenance. AntaGolin may stabilise blood sugar, blood fat and blood insulin levels, thereby preventing the vicious cycle of fat formation and fat preservation from recurring.  AntaGolin is an ideal product to use with any weight-loss or weight-maintenance programme.

  • Will AntaGolin assist me with controlling my appetite?

    Yes, AntaGolin may assist you with your appetite control.  Consistently high blood glucose levels, in the presence of insulin resistance, leads to cells that are starved of glucose. Since these cells are in need of energy, they send hunger signals to the brain via a biochemical signalling mechanism. This leads to increased eating and the intake of excess glucose that is eventually stored in the body as fat.

  • I take my AntaGolin with meals as per the recommendations, but forgot to take my 2 tablets with lunch time today. I was just wondering, how long after a meal can I take AntaGolin in order for it to still be effective?

    AntaGolin should be taken within 30 minutes after a meal. As far as possible, we recommend that AntaGolin be taken with meals for optimal blood sugar control and the prevention of a glucose-insulin peak.

  • Is AntaGolin safe and effective for weight loss?

    Yes, AntaGolin safe and effective for weight loss. Recently, two independent medical experts evaluated AntaGolin, a product designed to help reduce body fat by combatting insulin resistance through a unique mode of action. Both experts concluded that the claim “AntaGolin is safe and effective” is not only scientifically sound but also clinically demonstrable as well.

     

  • How do I know if I might be suffering from insulin resistance?

    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a waist circumference of more than 80 cm in females, and more than 94 cm in males, is an indication that you may be suffering from insulin resistance.

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?

    Metabolic Syndrome is the collective term used for a group of interlinked medical conditions that all pose a significant health risk. If left unchecked, the cumulative effect of these conditions statistically reduces life expectancy by increasing the risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various forms of cancer. Although genetic factors play a role, the underlying cause that leads to the development of Metabolic Syndrome relates to the progressive accumulation of excess body fat.

  • How do I maintain my weight loss with AntaGolin?

    AntaGolin works via multiple pathways to combat insulin resistance, helping you to maintain your weight. The correct dosage for weight maintenance is 2 tablets 2-3 times per day with meals. AntaGolin is particularly helpful in this regard during holidays, festive seasons and other celebrations when you do not have control over the food that is served or the way the food is prepared.

     

  • Will AntaGolin decrease the effectiveness of my contraceptive medication?

    No, it will not.  The mechanisms of action are different for AntaGolin compared to contraceptive methods and medications, so the risk for possible drug interactions should be minimal.

  • I don’t stay in South Africa. Can I still get AntaGolin?

    For Namibian clients, AntaGolin is now also available at pharmacies without a prescription.  For our international clients, please visit info@mnilifestyle.co.za  for international purchasing information.

  • How do I lose weight successfully?

    Recently, two independent medical experts evaluated AntaGolin, a product designed to help reduce body fat by combatting insulin resistance. Based on its unique mode of action, in all the studies, subjects taking AntaGolin in combination with lifestyle intervention, lost on average, twice the amount of weight as compared to a control group on lifestyle intervention alone.

  • I have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and I am on medication for it. Can I still use AntaGolin?

    Yes, you may. The mechanisms of action are different for AntaGolin compared to thyroid medication (example Eltroxin), so the risk for possible drug interactions should be minimal with this combination. Literature shows that individuals suffering from an underactive thyroid may also struggle with weight management, which makes AntaGolin an ideal add-on solution.

  • Will AntaGolin assist me with controlling my appetite?

    Yes, AntaGolin may assist with appetite control. Our experience has shown that individuals suffering from insulin resistance also often suffer from an increased appetite.  AntaGolin combats insulin resistance, stabilises blood sugar and insulin levels and thereby may assist with appetite control.

  • How long should I continue using AntaGolin for?

    During the active weight loss phase, we recommend 2 AntaGolin tablets 3 times per day with meals. As soon as the waist circumference of a female measure below 80 cm, and that of a male below 94 cm, and goal weight has been reached, it is a sign that the insulin resistance has been effectively managed.  At this point the dosage can be decreased to the maintenance dose of 1 to 2 tablets 2 times per day with meals along with a healthy lifestyle.

  • Will my medical aid pay for AntaGolin

    Yes, AntaGolin has a Nappi code, which means that the medical aid will pay for it provided that you have a medical aid savings option with available savings.

  • What role does AntaGolin play in the prevention of diabetes?

    Diabetes is a metabolic disorders that manifests in high blood glucose levels. The underlying mechanism that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes is referred to as ‘insulin resistance’.  Globally, 285 million people are diagnosed as diabetic and this number is expected to increase to 439 million by 2030.  By combatting insulin resistance with AntaGolin and a healthy lifestyle, type 2 diabetes may be prevented.

  • Can I take AntaGolin during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    The safety of using AntaGolin during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been established.  MNI therefore recommends discontinuing use of AntaGolin during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  In the case where you feel the benefits of taking AntaGolin outweighs the risks, take the package insert to your consulting specialist and obtain consent and approval from your treating specialist for continued use.

     

  • I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. Can I still take AntaGolin?

    Yes, you can. AntaGolin is not contraindicated in irritable bowel syndrome.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterised by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. The exact cause is not yet established, but it is believed that the correct diet may alleviate some of the symptoms.  Our experience has shown that clients with IBS do very well on the MNI Cape Meal Plan in combination with FlamLeve.

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  • Do you have any assessments available for individuals struggling to lose weight?

    Yes, we do have a free self-assessment survey available. Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually quite difficult to lose weight. Use our Assessment Survey to help you obtain more insight and gain a fresh perspective of your condition, as well as identify possible solutions and find out what others are experiencing when faced with similar problems.

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  • I am on medication for high blood pressure. Can I take AntaGolin with it?

    Yes, you can. The mechanisms of action are different for AntaGolin compared to blood pressure medication, so the risk for possible drug interactions should be minimal. The Berberine in AntaGolin may however, in high dosages, contribute towards a lowering in blood pressure, so blood pressure should be monitored regularly.  AntaGolin is contraindicated in individuals with severe low blood pressure.

  • Can I take AntaGolin if I am on blood thinning medication?

    Yes, you can.  If you are on medicines such as warfarin to prevent blood clots, AntaGolin may however increase bleeding potential and regular blood monitoring is therefore recommended.

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