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Beat the Holiday Bulge! Take Control of Your Weight with Yacontrol®

Lee Swanson, President of Swanson Health Products®

Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers,

We've all seen weight-loss supplements come and go. We've been on the diet roller coaster and know all too well how easy it can be to get caught in the hype, make a commitment to a program and enjoy initial success, only to gain all the weight back a few months later. I get it. I've been there myself. That's why I'm going to come right out and say it—the new supplement I'm sharing with you today is not a magic bullet.

Yacontrol is not going to take you down a dress size in just one week. It's not going to melt your fat away in mere days or give you the sculpted physique of a Hollywood star in a matter of months. What it will do is give you sound dietary support to help you take control of your weight-management program. Through its impact on hunger, appetite, metabolism and regularity, Swanson Best Weight-Control Formulas Yacontrol gives you power over your dieting destiny, the advantage to end the cycle and establish the foundation for a new, slimmer and healthier life with diet and exercise.

All-Natural, Stimulant-Free Metabolism Game Changer

Unlike many weight-loss supplements that rely on stimulants like caffeine and synephrine, Yacontrol contains no stimulants of any kind. It's not an isolated compound or chemically processed herbal product like many diet aids on the market, either. Yacontrol is simply a 100% pure, concentrated extract from non-GMO yacon root, a food that has been consumed in Peru and neighboring countries for thousands of years.

Yacon root, once called "apple of the earth," has been cultivated since pre-Inca times and became one of the most valued crops during the reign of the Inca Empire. It is said that Inca warriors relied on yacon for stamina and endurance, while Inca farmers valued it for its refreshing juice.

Today, yacon root still enjoys a central place in regional Andean cuisine; and with its increasing popularity, yacon cultivation is contributing to the economic prosperity of indigenous people throughout the region.

Western doctors and nutritionists have called yacon a metabolism game changer because it provides a healthy alternative to common western foods that contribute to weight gain and metabolic challenges. The whole root, for instance, can be eaten much like other tubers, providing a crisp and refreshing texture to a wide variety of dishes. With a flavor described as a cross between celery and Granny Smith apple, yacon is low in calories, high in fiber and satisfyingly sweet. Yacon syrup can be used in place of high fructose corn syrup and other high-calorie/low-nutrition sweeteners. And yacon extracts like Yacontrol can deliver all the natural goodness of the root in convenient supplemental form.

High FOS Extract Delivers Functional Nutrition

The active ingredient in yacon root that has attracted the attention of doctors, nutritionists and researchers is referred to as short-chain fructooligosaccharide, scFOS or simply FOS. These nutrients are derived from inulin, an indigestible polysaccharide fiber found in high amounts in yacon root. Both inulin and FOS are known to have prebiotic acitivity, meaning they nourish the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) inside the gastrointestinal tract. They've also been shown to have a positive impact on appetite, insulin response and glucose metabolism.

Containing the highest-ever reported levels of natural FOS from yacon root, Swanson Best Weight-Control Formulas Yacontrol establishes the benchmark against which all yacon functional foods and supplements will be measured. 

Syrup or Supplement? Yacontrol Capsules Are Easy!

The most common form of yacon in America is a syrup that can be used as an alternative sweetener much like honey, but it's impractical to expect somebody to use enough syrup daily to result in significant weight loss. As an alternative sweetener, yacon syrup is great. But if you truly want to harness the power of yacon root on your quest for healthy weight management, our Yacontrol capsules are the way to go. By taking one capsule 30 minutes before each meal, you'll get the same dosage of yacon FOS used in clinical studies, and you won't have to mess with a sticky syrup.


Swanson Yacontrol capsules feature a 4:1 concentrated powder designed to meet the same dietary parameters as the syrup used in the aforementioned study, making it easier to take no matter where or when you sit down for a meal. Yacontrol is an all-natural supplement you can feel good about taking every day. Only non-GMO yacon root grown on small family farms is used in the production of Yacontrol. That means that every step of the process, from cultivation to extraction, is traceable and controlled through a unique grower-owner cooperative developed to protect the land and the people who farm it.

As always, I wish you the very best of health,

Lee Swanson