Info: Not Currently Sold in Canada
Although GOLO Release is sometimes characterized as a weight loss supplement in its US marketing, it is actually more specifically designed to help support insulin sensitivity (since weight gain is one of the most common side effects of insulin resistance) and to relieve everyday stress (and the overeating that can accompany that).
GOLO Release is a dietary supplement made, sold, and promoted in the United States as part of the Golo Diet (also known as the Golo Metabolic Plan or Rescue Plan).
Though widely available and heavily marketed in the USA, GOLO Release is not currently sold in Canada. GOLO obtained a license from Health Canada to sell this product in Canada as a Natural Health Product in 2018, but to date it has not opted to do so. We will provide information about a potential Canadian launch as soon as available.
For those looking to follow a comparable diet plan, many of the ingredients in GOLO are available in other formulas which help to address insulin sensitivity in a similar fashion. A few related products for improving insulin sensitivity and controlling stress-related eating include:
New Roots Herbal Blood Sugar Balance
Certified Naturals Glycemic Control
NOW Foods Super Cortisol Support
Pure Encapsulations Metabolic Xtra
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Not to be confused with Goli, an ACV supplement.
What's in GOLO? Each capsule contains:
15 mg Magnesium (as Albion dimagnesium malate)
10 mg Zinc (as TRAACS zinc bisglycinate chelate)
70 mcg Chromium (as TRAACS chromium nicotinate glycinate)
297 mg GOLO Proprietary Blend, consisting of:
- 113.34 mg Rhodiola extract (Rhodiola rosea L., root)
- 70 mg Inositol
- 31.7 mg Berberine extract (Berberine vulgaris, bark and root)
- 30 mg Gardenia extract 10:1 (Gardenia jasminoides, fruit)
- Banaba extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa, leaf) (standardized to 18% corosolic acid, to provide 3.36 mg of corosolic acid)
- 15 mg Salaretin Salacia extract 6:1 (Salacia reticulata, bark) (aka Kothala Himbutu)
- 15 mg Apple extract (Malus domestica, fruit) (standardized to 75% polyphenols)
Non-medicinal ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), rice fiber, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), and silica.
Vegetarian and Non-GMO.
Adults: Take 1 capsule with each meal. Release should only be taken with food. You can take it as you begin, during, or right after or up to 20 minutes after the meal. It should never be taken on an empty stomach; doing so could cause low blood sugar. If it has been longer than 20 minutes, GOLO suggests skipping the dose, because Release works to help keep your insulin levels steady, and insulin is produced when you eat. Taking it after 20 minutes means it will no longer be as effective.
GOLO Side Effects, Cautions & Warnings
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a health care practitioner. If you are taking antidepressant medication, consult a health care practitioner prior to use. If you are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or birth control pills, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Some people may experience drowsiness and sedation. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. May cause gastrointestinal discomfort such as constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain or diarrhea, in which case discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to using GOLO supplement if you have liver disease, leucopenia, hypoglycemia, hypotension, diabetes, or impaired kidney or liver function.
If you have bipolar disorder or bipolar spectrum disorder, do not use this product. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Known Adverse Reactions
If you experience irritability or insomnia, discontinue use. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremor, sweating, nausea or headache.
GOLO Canada License - Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80083835.