GOLO burst onto the diet scene in 2016 with its breakthrough “30-day Rescue Plan,” and became the highest researched and most talked about weight loss supplement overnight. What sets it apart from other diets is that it targets insulin management as opposed to counting calories. The insulin levels in our bodies control how fast or slow our metabolism works, and high levels can slow down the metabolism, thereby encouraging the body to hold on to fat stores. This makes losing weight more difficult, as you’re fighting against your own metabolism.
While genetics plays a part in how our metabolism works, the GOLO release supplement is designed to help keep insulin and glucose levels even all day.
This combats higher than healthy insulin levels, or spikes, speeds up the metabolism, and helps you lose weight.
The second component in the program is their metabolic matrix meal plan, which allows you to eat real foods, balanced healthfully so that you don’t get hungry or crave food high in sugar or fat, thereby enabling you stick to the plan.
When you purchase the plan, you also get the support of the GOLO community and coaches.
Your membership to GOLO.com provides access to meal tracking and assessments, as well as access to all the other GOLO members with whom you can share tips, achievements, questions, challenges, and shared successes.
The “Release” supplement is a plant-based, proprietary patented formula.
It contains three minerals (zinc, magnesium, and chromium) and seven plant-based natural ingredients (salacia, rhodiola, banaba, berberine, gardenia, inositol, and apple) specifically selected to modulate and regulate glucose and insulin levels, support healthy immune system functioning with antioxidants, and increase your mental and physical awareness and energy levels.
In short, the formula regulates your blood sugar, maintaining consistency and optimizing mental acuity and metabolic efficiency.
GOLO’s Ingredients Label taken from www.golo.com
People on the plan report an average of one to one and a half pounds lost per week. A study conducted with 35 participants reported the group lost an average of just over 20 pounds in 90 days and nearly 40 in six months.
The group as a whole also presented a significant loss of inches about the waist and overall body size, which lowered their comprehensive risk for health problems such as hypertension and high blood pressure.
At the time of this review, there have been no significant side effects reported. The mild side effects some people cite are upset stomach and fatigue.
These symptoms could be caused by the change in overall lifestyle or possibly due to lack of exercise or proper meal consumption. The vast majority of people claim no side effects besides an increased amount of energy and weight loss.
Because the Release supplement is extracted from plants and contains only naturally occurring minerals, there’s no risk to adverse reactions or collisions with other medications. It does not contain caffeine or stimulants.
The reviews from people who’ve tried the program are resoundingly positive. Most report that they’ve been able to lose weight and keep it off. They also consistently say they feel better, have more energy, and don’t get tired by the middle or end of the day.
A very common refrain is that this is one of the only programs people can stick to without feeling deprived or that they’re “on a diet.” Most users say the lifestyle change was easy to make and that they rarely if ever feel hungry.
Some of the most significant pieces of feedback from customers is that GOLO has changed their attitude towards food and life, that they feel more positive in general and less isolated from family and friends.
People also love that they’re saving money on health care, are less worried about the risks of being overweight (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer), and are enjoying a new lease on life because they can participate in sports and family outings that they couldn’t prior to the weight loss. Another positive side effect is an increase in confidence.
Pros and cons
At the end of the day, there are loads of pros (weight loss, increased energy, higher levels of activity, and a happier, more positive outlook) and very few cons. A handful of reports exist that claim the program simply had no significant results of any kind.
Scam or legit?
The question is one of individual results and causation. Is the program an overall success because of the Release supplement, or because of the whole package?
The argument can be made that the diet plan and community support are all one really needs in order to get their weight in check and start feeling more energy, mostly so they can exercise more and feel they are part of a group of people who share goals and challenges. There is no scientific way to isolate the supplement itself apart from the whole three-part plan package, so because those who have stuck to it report an overall positive reaction, the pros have to correspondingly outweigh the cons and render the program successful.
Over the last year or so that GOLO emerged, a couple of other similar programs have as well.
Namely, Phen375 and Garcinia Cambogia. These supplements also claim to burn fat and increase metabolism, resulting in weight loss. Phen375 is set apart by the fact that it contains stimulants.
Some people like the burst of energy that results from this and report it helps motivate them to exercise more frequently, but others find the buzzy side effects distracting and ineffective. Weight loss is a common side effect, but balanced against the potential upset stomach and jittery feeling, this one does not get high marks across the spectrum.
This natural supplement also targets the fat cells by intervening in the sugar to carbohydrate process, blocking fat cell expansion and shepherding energy stores into those that can be burned during exercise.
This makes it more difficult for the body to make belly fat. The formula also boosts serotonin levels, which signal feelings of happiness and wellbeing in the brain.
Users report minimal to no side effects, losing up to three pounds a week, an increase in energy, and a decrease in appetite. While long term studies haven’t been completed, research so far shows a steep decline in usage and minimal reorders.
What sets GOLO apart and tips the scales in its favor are the insulin targeting and three-part comprehensive program, rendering it the current customer favorite and most successful of the lot.