Glucocil Review - Ingredients, Safety, Cost, Does It Work

By Anthony Dugarte, M.D., C.S.C.S
Updated on: Feb 29, 2020

What is Glucocil?

Glucocil is a dietary supplement from Neuliven Health that is said to keep your blood sugars in check.

They recommend taking 1 softgel with your 2 largest meals for the first 3-days, and from then on, taking 2 softgels with each of your two most substantial meals.

According to Neuliven Health, following these simple directions will:

  • Support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Reduce the absorption of carbohydrates
  • Promote insulin sensitivity
  • Contribute to weight loss
  • Foster heart, blood vessel, and circulatory healthy
  • Increase energy

Neuliven Health claims these benefits are made possible by their blend of 14 clinically researched ingredients.

Can these ingredients help you achieve all of these effects?

In this article, we’ll review the available literature for the contents of the proprietary blend offered in Glucocil to help you determine if this is the supplement you’ve been missing.

What Ingredients Does Glucocil Contain?

Glucocil includes a combination of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and extracts that Neuliven Health claims will promote healthy blood sugar levels. The ingredients that they have selected are all proven to accomplish this effect, according to Neuliven Health.

Up next, we’ll touch on each of the 14 ingredients to highlight any support for their purported benefits.

Vitamin D - 200IU

Vitamin D is obtained from fortified dairy foods, fatty fish, and even sunlight. This fat-soluble vitamin may play a role in heart function, joint health, and weight loss.

The weight loss benefits of vitamin D were demonstrated in a study with overweight and obese women.

Those that received 600mg of calcium and 5mcg of vitamin D twice daily experienced a significant decrease in body weight and fat mass over 5-weeks when compared to placebo.

While this 5mcg vitamin D dose is equivalent 200IU, the weight loss benefits were only seen in subjects that were not consuming enough calcium prior to the study.

Vitamin B1 - 4mg, Vitamin B6 - 4mg and Vitamin B12 - 15mcg

B vitamins are found in meat, seeds, and nuts and may support brain and nerve function, red blood cell development, energy metabolism, and weight loss.

Vitamin B1 plays a role in multiple steps in the Kreb’s Cycle, one of the processes our body uses to generate energy. As deficiency has been linked to fatigue, doses ranging from 600 mg/day to 1,500 mg/day improved fatigue in subjects with inflammatory bowel disease.

Vitamin B6 may positively affect blood sugar regulations. In a Japanese study, those with type 2 diabetes were less likely to have diabetic eye disease with a high dietary intake of B6.

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked with fatigue, though supplementation does not seem to boost energy in those with adequate intake.

Chromium - 200mcg

Chromium is a mineral you can obtain from foods like beef, fruits, broccoli, and whole-wheat products.

A review of 15 randomized studies did not find chromium to be beneficial for glucose or insulin regulation at doses ranging from 10-1000mcg.

In terms of weight loss, a review of 20 randomized studies found chromium supplementation offered mild benefit in overweight and obese individuals.

Fish Oil - 1200mg

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may support heart health; Omega-3 fatty acids decreased the level of fats in blood after meals.

Glucocil Blood Glucose Management Blend - 1050mg:

The FDA does not require that companies disclose the amount for the individual ingredient included in a proprietary blend. Therefore, Neuliven Health only provides the blend’s total amount.

Unlike the non-blend ingredients, comparisons can’t be made to the doses included in research studies.

In any event, let’s take a closer look at the contents of the Blood Glucose Management Blend.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Thought to work as an antioxidant, ALA may also offer weight loss benefits.

A review of 12 studies found that ALA doses ranging from 300 to 1800mg/day resulted in significantly more weight loss over an average of 6-months when compared to placebo. However, the average weight loss was only about 3lbs.

Mulberry Leaf Extract

Mulberry, a fruit related to the fig, has been used in natural medicine for centuries. It may help reduce the absorption of carbs.

Despite a long history of use, mulberry extract has not been extensively studied. In obese mice, mulberry fruit extract effectively at reduced body weight.

Gymnema Extract

This shrub is found in tropical areas and thought to combat diabetes. In fact, 200-400mg may reduce the absorption of sugar in your intestine.

Veld Grape Extract

Another ingredient commonly used in natural medicine for centuries, veldt grape may offer protection from diabetes and heart disease.

In obese subjects, 514mg of veldt grape twice daily significantly reduced body weight, fasting blood glucose, cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and indicators of inflammation.

Banaba Extract

This extract is obtained from trees found mainly in Southeast Asia. Its active compounds, corosolic acid and penta-O-galloyl-glucopyranose, are thought to reduce blood sugar levels.

A mixture containing 2g of banaba extract did not improve blood glucose levels in subjects with impaired sugar regulation or mild diabetes. Treatment did reduce inflammation associated with diabetes, however.

Insulina

This extract has been commonly used to treat diabetes in Brazil for years, though its mechanism of action is still unclear.

The first attempt to characterize its actions in diabetic rats did not iron out these details, though it was effective at reducing blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon bark may offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting benefits. This spice has also been studied for its proposed ability to regulate blood sugar.

In sedentary, obese women, 5g of cinnamon bark improved blood sugar regulation.

In a review of 10 randomized studies, cinnamon doses ranging from 120mg/d - 6 g/d over 1 to 4-months reduced fasting blood sugar levels.

Berberine

Berberine is a salt found in Berberis plants. It is thought to possess anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and diabetes fighting capabilities.

In a randomized trial, those with metabolic syndrome that were randomized to receive 500mg of berberine three times daily over 3-months experienced remission of the syndrome, improved insulin sensitivity, and decreased waist circumference.

The Takeaway

The big takeaway here is that while most of the ingredients offered in Glucocil are scientifically researched, many of the studies tested them at doses much larger than what this supplement provides in a single serving.

The good news is that suggested use is for 2 servings daily starting after your first 3-days tring Glucocil. This may get you closer to the dosing you’d likely need to see results.

The bad news is, Neuliven Health provides only the total amount for the blend; 1050mg. Some of the ingredients have been individually tested at doses larger than the entire amount of a single serving of Glucocil’s blend.

This means that for some of these ingredients, even 2 doses daily may not be enough to see results. This can affect your pocketbook; if you need the full 4 softgel dose each day, your bottle will only last 15-days.

Safety and Side Effects

The individual ingredients included in the blend, as well as the vitamins and minerals found in Glucocil have all been safely tested in humans, often, in much larger doses than what is available in a single serving of this supplement.

However, managing blood sugar levels on your own can be dangerous. Adding this supplement with other anti-diabetic supplements or drugs can cause unsafe drops in your glucose levels.

Ingesting Glucocil without food, or using this supplement in conjunction with a fasting diet can similarly result in unsafe blood sugars.

Signs and symptoms of low blood sugars can include:

  • Pale skin
  • Sweating
  • Hunger and thirst
  • Shakes
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Dizziness and disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness

If you experience these while using supplements like Glucocil, your blood pressure may be too low. Seek immediate medical attention.

For these reasons, never manage your blood sugar without medical supervision. If you think your levels are too high, speak with your doctor to identify the cause.

How Much Does Glucocil Cost and Where Do I Get It?

Glucocil is available on their website.

There are 2 purchase options available:

You can pick up 60 softgels for $39.95. You’ll pay $109.95 for 3 bottles.

Although they claim 1 bottle is a 1-month supply, recommended use after the first 3 days is 4 softgels daily. At this dosing regime, you’ll need 2 bottles to get you through the month.

They also offer a subscription option for the 1-month supply quantity only. Opting for this package will save you only 5% per order, though you can cancel any time.

Lastly, your Glucocil purchase is backed by a 30-day guarantee.

Per their website:

Submit a return request at https://shop.glucocil.com/pages/returns within 30 days of purchase (Product issues not declared within 30 days of purchase are not entitled to a refund).

Address the return package to: Neuliven Health, Inc., 10171 Pacific Mesa Blvd, Ste 302, San Diego, CA 92121.

Are There Any Alternatives?

There are many blood sugar control supplements on the market comparable to Glucocil.

Blood Sugar Support from NusaPure is a great example. You can purchase 60 gelcaps for $17.97 on prime.

Like Glucocil, they offer chromium, banaba extract, cinnamon bark, gymnema, mulberry extract, and ALA in addition to the other ingredients in their blend.

They also detail the amount for each ingredient in the blend, though most are offered at much lower doses than proven successful in research studies.

If your physician agrees that a blood sugar control supplement can be a valuable part of your care, a more cost effective option may be a better choice.

The Bottom Line

Glucocil seems to offer many ingredients with research to support the purported benefits its company makes.

There are 2 main issues, however:

First, we aren’t provided details for the individual ingredients included in the blend. This makes it impossible to compare to doses used in research studies.

Secondly, the total amount of their blend is less than what many of the ingredients have been tested individually. Even at 2 servings daily, you may not be getting enough to see results.

At HighYa, 35 users rank this supplement at 2.7 out of 5-stars. This unfavorable rating seems to be mainly related to cost, ineffectiveness, and stomach cramping associated with use.

There’s also a question of safety, particularly in those fasting or on anti-diabetic medications.

Though these ingredients may offer benefits at larger doses, you should speak to your physician before use to avoid unsafe drops in your blood sugar.


Read 35 Glucocil Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 2.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 13 4 star: 2 3 star: 0 2 star: 1 1 star:  19
Bottom Line: 43% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Glucocil is a no-brainer!

    • By Trey S.,
    • Oct 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Glucocil is so naturally the right choice. I know this is an opinion. But the facts are in the amazing results that are shown in my health and it’s an integrative approach to diabetes health that includes nutrition, diet, activity, and knowledge. Advanced Diabetes Support Formula is the nutritional foundation for you to successfully self-manage your diabetes and live a healthier life. This is not only a diet program, it’s a full lifestyle.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Useless product

    • By Dale D.,
    • Denham Springs, LA,
    • Jun 20, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered the product from the company which gave a $5 discount for the first bottle which lowered the cost to $35. I took the recommended dosage for the first 3 days of 1 capsule with lunch and 1 capsule with dinner. After the initial three days, I started taking the 2 capsules for lunch and 2 capsules for dinner. The discomfort in my stomach started almost from the first day I started taking the full dosage. It gave me tremendous flatulence and very loose stools. I have just completed the 30-day supply and have to say that this product is not only useless in reducing my blood sugar levels, but it has continued to cause the flatulence and loose stools. Certainly not recommended by me!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • It works

    • By Olivia J.,
    • Phoenix, AZ,
    • May 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have tried this twice. It reduces sugar. And lowers my blood pressure. It is pricey but cheaper at drugstore.com.

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Amazing product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Glucocil is amazing!

    I have had diabetes for five years. After taking this product for one month, my sugar levels are down to half of what they used to be. They were around $300 and now they are down to $150.

    I love this product.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Scam Artists

    • By James B.,
    • Granbury, TX,
    • Jul 15, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I received an email touting the product, I am pre-type 2 diabetic.

    The offer was for a FREE 15-day trial. I was to pay S & H. Before the 15 days were up, I received a 30 day supply and $64.98 was charged to the card I used for Shipping and Handling. I am an internet shopping junkie, and if anywhere in the offer a subscription to the product was to be automatic, it was very cleverly disguised in the fine print. A sorry way to make a living. And, Oh, the product did not work for me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • This stuff does not work!

    I ordered the 15-day supply and tried it after paying $5.00 to cover shipping for the FREE SAMPLE. What a joke. My blood sugar skyrocketed.

    Furthermore, an order I did not make showed up UNWANTED AND UNORDERED by me and a charge for $65.00 was made to my credit card WITHOUT my approval. I dropped the unopened package at the Post Office marked RETURN TO SENDER. I finally located an email address and sent them a note to CEASE and DESIST from sending more unwanted packages and to refund my charges.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • High blood pressure

    Has anyone experienced high blood pressure with Glucocil?

    I like it, but my blood pressure has skyrocketed, so please me know. My sugars and weight have both decreased, I just have the blood pressure problem and wonder if anyone else does?

    Thanks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Yes, it works

    • By David,
    • Georgia,
    • Apr 3, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am a type 1 diabetic. I take insulin via a pump. Keeping my sugars under control is extremely difficult. I don't take Glucocil on a regular basis, but if my sugar goes over 200, I take two pills, and within an hour it has dropped to a normal range. I have to be careful about taking it when my sugar is less than 200, or it will drop too much.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • I'm a believer

    Am a 74-year-old man and weigh 200 lbs. I received a pre-diabetes diagnosis in about 2007, and my "before breakfast" blood sugar level was 140-150. I started taking Metformin and monitoring my BS level. No increase but no drop either.

    I tried Glucocil in about 2012. There was no change for a month, but then my BS level started dropping and got down to 110-120 level. I am still taking Metformin (2000 mg/day) and Glucocil. I am not on any strict dietary regimen, but my BS level goes up if I get careless about eating, then comes back down when I eat sensibly.

    Bottom line, Glucocil works for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Glucocil is an amazing product. I highly recommend it.

    • By Lindsin,
    • Miami,
    • Oct 11, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am a 53-year old female and for 2 months I was hospitalized. I had been feeling awful for weeks and could barely get up from bed. When I did I had to sit down right away because I would become faint. So, at the ER I was diagnosed with the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. My blood sugar was 576. I was treated with different insulin for 4 days and the lowest they ever got it to go down was 364 which was the day I was discharged.

    I was prescribed Lantus, Trajenta and Metformin. After reading up on diabetes 2, I decided a different approach to my care. I didn't fill my prescriptions and immediately changed my eating habits. I cut sugar and glucose spiking carbs. I also read up on alternative herbal and natural meds when I discovered the benefits of Glucocil. I ordered the free trial and began to take it as indicated. Eight weeks ago I was 192 lbs.

    Today I weigh 159 lbs. and my blood glucose levels are in the 2 digits ranging from 72 - 92 and 93 - 101 postprandial (2 hours). If you are serious about stabilizing your blood glucose level this is the natural supplement that I highly recommend. It will turn your life around. Best of luck.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Great product

    • By Martha,
    • Phenix City, AL,
    • Aug 26, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Diagnosed with type II diabetes, A1C was 12.4, blood sugar 280 in January 2015.

    Doctor put me on Metformin and Avandia which caused severe diarrhea and dizziness. I couldn't leave the house. So I started changing my diet and walking, lost about 10 lbs. I saw the ad for Glucocil and decided to try it. Blood sugar went down to around 180 and continued to drop over the next year.

    I went back to the doctor and he was mad I had quit my meds but was shocked when I explained about this product. I even quit taking Glucocil for a month to see what would happen and my blood sugar went back up.

    After my new A1C came back at 7.6, blood sugar 133, and triglycerides and cholesterol both dropped he told me to keep on doing whatever I was doing and come back in 6 months. I did experience a little diarrhea after moving the dose up for about a week, nothing as severe as the Metformin was.

    I still have a way to go getting these levels down but my diet hasn't been great lately. I don't know if I'll be completely off Rx meds but do believe this product has worked.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


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