So today we have been covering a lot on supplements and their overall affect on ones health. Supplements seem to be the huge rage today, and one particular health and weight loss related one that keeps coming up is yacon syrup. Or yakon syrup, however you spell it or pronounce it, this has become very popular on the internet.
Websites such as where to buy yacon syrup, provide a quick and easy rundown on where to purchase yacon and what it exactly is. However are these just marketing sites designed to sell the product? Or are they actually providing us with a product that will help with our health and/or weight loss related goals?
So yacon syrup is basically an extract from a root (yacon plant). It is meant to help with a range of digestive issues and overall health. However to cut to the chase, the main reason this product is popping up all over the internet is because of claims that it can significantly reduce ones appetite if it is taken daily. A clinical study (link here) shows that it does have beneficial health impacts.
Whilst there is a lack of studies on it, so far there is enough evidence (in my opinon) to show that yacon syrup is of benefit. Hoewever the problem comes into play when people are basing their whole diet plan around one product.
Things like yacon syrup may help, but in all these studies of people taking yacon syrup and losing weight, what else were they doing to lose weight whilst taking yacon? The studies assume that the participants diet and activity level remained the same.
So is yacon syrup a scam and should I purchase it?
The short answer to this is, no it is not a scam & no you should not purchase it. Studies show it will help with weight loss, but given the price and the results you can achieve from other methods, it is not worth the trouble.
Let alone the fact that there is many sub standard yacon products on the market. You are better off putting your time into other things than finding the right yacon syrup.
You do not lose weight by taking a supplement or extract such as yacon syrup alone. You lose weight by a whole range of things, yacon syrup is just one beneficial product to do so. However given the cost, e.g. $80 plus for a small bottle? I honestly don’t think the product is worth it.
People are acting as if you can have a poor diet, not change anything, and just add yacon syrup in and see great benefits. Well, ok, you may well lose a little bit of weight. But taking a supplement to lose weight to compensate for your unhealthy lifestyle is not the right approach.
There is many tried and proven methods such as calorie counting & consuming low GI foods that not only help you lose weight, but change your lifestyle for the better.
If you have have the money and can afford to add yacon syrup to your diet then by all means go for it. As I said, I don’t dispute that it does work, however there is a million other healthy way s to lose weight. Focus your energy into improving your lifestyle and diet first. Then if you absolutely must add a product like yacon syrup, well go for out.
Otherwise, save your cash and change your diet and lifestyle. Don’t rely on a supplement to do the work for you.