There’s been a lot of talk recently about insulin potentiators like Glycobol and Slinshot. I didn’t have much faith that it would really work, but I decided to finally test the waters and see what happens. This is going to be a relatively short review because this product doesn’t warrant a 200 page dissertation, it’s just not worth it. I hope you all enjoy, here are my findings:
Goals- Bulking (1000+ calories over maintanence)
Training: 5/3/1 BBB, 4x per week.
Weight Change (pre vs. post-use): none, weight didn’t change.
Other Supplements: Protein, Creatine, Multi, Fish Oil, nothing else.
I love how simple this is. It’s just a cap or two with your largest meals, or you can use it with your post workout shake. There’s no massive tubs to lug around or messy powder, just a very portable couple caps I can put in my pill case before I head off for work or class. I also used this both on workout days and off days to see how it affected me.
Actually really good. I won’t lie to you, I bought Slinshot because it seemed to have a similar profile to other I.P.s, but at half the cost. I picked this up on Amazon for about twenty bucks. If this works well, why wouldn’t one want to make it a permanent staple of their supplement stack?
Hmm… now here’s where it gets interesting. I payed close attention to my diet and dosing of this product and I can’t say I noticed any semblance of “food pumps” like others have mentioned, and my recovery was maybe slightly better, but who knows? The results I got could have been affected by slightly better sleep or bettering my diet so I can’t say much in regards to that. I ran this on a bulk and like others have said, carb bloat wasn’t quite so bad but that’s all I can say for sure.
I did do some research on Slinshot before buying, and many products of this ilk tote some kind of improved insulin sensitivity. I decided that this product might help someone else who might really need it: my mom. My mother is a Type II diabetic who is actually allergic to foreign insulin, meaning that when her blood sugar has shot up to over 600 (coma-inducing), she can’t just pin herself to take care of it. Despite taking two different medications and green coffee bean extract, she still has trouble keeping her blood sugar under 300 (yes, seriously). So I bought her a bottle and told her to take two capsules with dinner every day and then check her sugar an hour or two after (since blood sugar stays high for several hours after eating).
Amazingly enough, her normal 300-400 blood sugar spike dropped to somewhere in the 100-200 range on average. The results weren’t the most consistent, but with moderate carbohydrate meals they were able to be brought down to a relatively normal range. That is where my rating comes in, not for how it worked on me. Her meals are pretty consistent and her exercise regiment hasn’t changed at all. The only foreign variable was Slinshot.
Now before people crucify me for saying a little supplement like this helped “treat” my mother’s Type II, she takes many things in concert with this and it only helped when she ate slightly higher carbohydrate meals. I have no doubt in my mind that if she had a soda or something, Slinshot would do next to nothing. In the scenario I’ve given though, the product actually did work.
Overall, I enjoyed using Slinshot. When you have to take in an extra 1000+ calories from what you burn to build muscle, this product was awesome for helping me keep the fat kid in me from coming out, and it looks promising for those who are looking for a natural alternative to Glucotrol or any other diabetes meds. If anyone has any further questions for me about my use of this product, lemme know via the comments! That’s all, over and out!
Side Note: Since I haven’t seen much of green coffee bean on S.R., I would definitely suggest it as a blood sugar supplement since the changes in both fasting and post meal blood sugar were very noticible.