So you know that we make two natural hunger control tablets to help you reach your weight loss goals: LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR. But what’s the difference between these two products and how do you know which one you should buy?
Here are some quick answers to our most common customer questions…
Do LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR contain the same ingredients?
Both LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR work using the scientific process of Gut Sensory Modulation (GSM). Here’s how it works: our patented Hunger Control Formula delivers natural food ingredients past the stomach to stimulate L-cells in the lower gut to release more GLP-1 and PYY than would be released by food alone. GLP-1 and PYY are the hormones that tell your brain “I’m full”, helping you to feel satisfied sooner and eat less.
LOVIDIA XR contains all the same ingredients as regular LOVIDIA with the addition of an herb called berberine. Used in Chinese medicine for centuries, berberine has been shown to increase the release of GLP-1 and PYY, those helpful hormones that make you feel full.
The active ingredients in both LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR are all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
Wait… how does this help me lose weight?
The best way to drop unwanted pounds is to eat less and move more. But eating less makes you feel hungry, which isn’t any fun, so most diets fail. LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR help you feel full faster (so you eat less) and also feel less hungry (so you’re a happy camper).
Eating less without feeling miserable makes you far more likely to stick to your diet and succeed at your weight loss goals.
How long does it take each tablet to start working?
The original LOVIDIA tablet releases its ingredients over a time period of 1-4 hours for a more short-term effect. Taking LOVIDIA about 1-2 hours before your largest meals of the day (typically lunch and dinner) gives you the hunger control benefits of LOVIDIA by the time you sit down for your meal so you’re less likely to overeat.
LOVIDIA XR has a much slower release time of 3-12 hours for all-day hunger control. This means that a LOVIDIA XR tablet taken with breakfast starts working around mid to late morning and a tablet taken at lunch will start to take effect by dinnertime.
Do I take LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR the same way?
Yes and no. Both LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. Don’t break, crush, or chew the tablet because it can affect the release timing of the ingredients.
Take one LOVIDIA tablet 1-2 hours before each of your two biggest meals of the day. This depends on your personal habits, but for a lot of people, it would be lunch and dinner.
LOVIDIA XR can be taken with meals since its effect is delayed and most people find it easier to remember to take a tablet at mealtime. The most common dosing schedule for XR is to take one with breakfast and one with lunch for all-day hunger control.
You can also take one LOVIDIA tablet and one LOVIDIA XR each day, which works really well if you’re following an intermittent fasting plan where you don’t eat first thing in the morning.
Which formula is right for me?
If your biggest struggle is overeating at mealtimes or snacking between breakfast and lunch, original LOVIDIA is a good option. If you tend to be an all-day grazer or if you have a tough time with late night snacking, LOVIDIA XR is often a better bet because of its extended release formula.
But as you can see from what some of our actual customers have to say, the main goal is to figure out what works best for you and then stick with it.
Rebecca M. says, “Lovidia has been a wonderful tool for me. I take it after breakfast. In my high stress workplace I used food/snacks as a way to stay awake or keep focused in front of the computer. Ever since I started Lovidia my cravings have greatly reduced and I find myself drinking more water instead. Lovidia also decreases my appetite when I get caught in long meetings. I feel better at the end of my day. Thank you so much!”
Lori C. says, “LOVIDIA XR really helps me feel less “snacky” and decreases my hunger in the afternoon when I feel cravings the most.”
Linda F. says, “I wanted to try something all natural that worked for me and my lifestyle. I’m a mom, work from home and can be pretty busy. I know I need to make time to exercise and eat better for overall health. I’ll do pretty well with my meals, but I’ll give into my snacking and cravings. I heard Lovidia could help with that. I gave it a try and noticed my cravings went away when I took it before my afternoon and late-night craving times. I feel better having this to keep me on track. Thanks!“
Suzan S. says, “No matter what diet I was trying I could never get past the late-night cravings. I was good at sticking to my plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner…but after about 8pm, I could not control myself. Chips, crackers, cheese, ice-cream, leftovers just seemed to get in my way. I started taking LOVIDIA XR about 3 months ago. I began to notice that after dinner, I was full! After about 3 weeks, I noticed that the late-night snacking was gone! Since then I have lost 20 pounds and I am in control of my diet!”
If you’re still not sure, try out our 3 Product Sample Pack! You’ll get to try both LOVIDIA and LOVIDIA XR, as well as our small, but mighty LOVIDIA Bar.