Will Yacon Syrup Work For Me?

You probably came here from Google right?

There are many Yacon Syrup reviews out there (especially for pills) that claim their product works miracles. Well I haven’t tried all of those but I would be careful if I were you.

Of course, before the product hit the shelves there was some serious testing going on both private and public (yes, I’m reffing to experiments on famous TV shows).

And results were quite pleasing (I had similar results).

According to research carried out, forty (40) participants were required to take one tea spoon full of the syrup before each meal three times a day.

To see how effective the weight loss syrup was, they were asked not to change their diet or workout schedule.

To those who followed the prescription, the results were positive showing that 29 of them lost some weight with 14 of them reporting a loss of about five pounds or more. After the test, even more people used the syrup to verify its effectiveness and they have nothing to regret at all.

You don’t have to change your diet or schedule to achieve the desired goals, No. Even better, it’s not that you don’t have to, you shouldn’t! That is the whole of point of the syrup actually.

Yacon syrup does not affect your lifestyle and it assists you to shed unwanted fat in a remarkably short time.

Other results experienced include a reduction in the BMI from 34 to 28, increased tool frequency from 0.28 to 0.99 per day reducing the effects of constipation and reduced levels of insulin.


Another study performed in Argentina was a placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Test was performed on 55 obese women with high levels of cholesterol. You can read the full study at PubMed.gov

The point was to divide these women into 2 groups where one group of 40 women took the original syrup and other group took placebo. Placebo had the look and taste of the original syrup but had not nutrition or anything of the original.

The test took 120 days and these women were on a low-fat diet. Also had a minor calorie restriction.

Long story short… the yacon group lost 33 pounds on average and placebo group gained 4 pounds on average.

The other pleasant effect for the original syrup group was reductions in waist circumference around 3 inches on average.

lost pounds graph

But I think I ran a little ahead of myself here :) Let’s talk about what actually this syrup is.

All You Need To Know About Syrup of Yacon

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Yacon syrup is also known as yacon root extract which is a sweetening agent extracted from the roots of the yacon plant.

The plant has been part of the Andean diet for many years as a result of the positive benefits and nutritious value associated with few calories and low levels of sugar.

The plant grows naturally in the highlands of Peru a region with nutrient rich soil. To extract the syrup, it takes about 14 pounds to process one pound of syrup from the finest roots selected.

The procedure

  • After harvesting, the fresh roots are transported by USDA/NOP which is a certified facility that handle no toxins or any kind of chemicals.
  • The roots are then washed using purified water which is machine filtered with no alcohols, solvents or any cleaners.
  • The roots are then peeled, milled and crushed adding small amount of antioxidant in form of Vitamin C which prevents oxidation.
  • The resulting extract is then filtered producing the fresh yacon root juice which is poured into steel tanks which are stainless.
  • The juice is then dehydrated under 40 degrees Celsius/105 degrees falenheit creating the thick syrup rich in nutrients and flavor.

All this is done at high levels of hygiene to maintain quality supplements free from toxins.

The syrup contains about 35% primary free fructose and about 50 % fructooligosacharides necessary for healthy living.

The syrup gained popularity after it was discussed on the famous TV show and has proved to benefit a lot of people embarking on weight loss quest.

FOS (no, I’m not cursing)

Yacon Syrup is considered a very powerful weight loss tool at the present moment due to the prebiotics it contains, like insulin or FOS, that both have a great impact over the human organism.

FOS aka fructooligosacharides have many potentially beneficial effects for people who want a better-functioning organism, because it can successfully help them kill those irresistible chocolate cravings. (I know I could use that)

FOS can act as a soluble fiber – when it comes in contact with the gastric fluids, it expands its size transmitting false signals to the brain, telling it that, practically, the stomach is full.

When the brain receives this signal, it will automatically start modulating the leptin levels in the organism, keeping them as low as possible.

Leptin is the primary hormone responsible for the hunger sensation and a high production might easily make you eat everything you can at the moment in question.

Andean miracle will actually help you eliminate the “urgency” or the persistent urge to eat constantly.


However, FOS is not only a good appetite suppressant but also a powerful metabolism booster, which will make this process work faster and burn all the calories you consume.

Obviously, a slow metabolism will only promote the fat storage on your body instead of fat melting, which will automatically lead to obesity and other eventual cardiovascular diseases.

In addition, a slow metabolism will automatically result in a fast release of the glucose in the bloodstream, which will predispose you to fat storage on the walls of arteries and other blood vessels, high cholesterol levels, etc.

Once the FOS comes in contact with your organism, the release of the glucose is slowed down due to the metabolites contained by these organic compounds.

Thus, it is not likely to store anymore fat on your body, but on the contrary, you will lose it.

We’re not stopping here…

Apart from helping you lose weight, increasing the metabolic rate and preventing a large number of diseases from occurring, Yacon Syrup can also boost your immune system and protect your organism from cancer, allergies or infections.

If you know that your immunity is pretty weak and you enter a pathological state very often, it is the proper moment to take yacon extract.

Other Benefits

  • Appetite suppression.

    appetite suppression

    On consuming yacon syrup, expect to experience significant reduction in appetite.

    Naturally with appetite suppression, you will tend to consume less food and the body will turn to the stored fat and break it down for energy purposes.

    You will also have to consume when hungry unlike the trend with many who only eat when they feel like adding more unhealthy fat to their body. The overall result of appetite suppression will be to shed the unwanted fat.

  • An increased rate of metabolism.

    Expect to experience a higher rate of metabolism with your body burning twice as much calories from fat and carbohydrates than before.

    With both appetite suppression and increased rate of metabolism, you are likely to achieve drastic weight loss in a short time since they are believed to be the most effective ways to weight loss in a short time.

  • Re-conditioned system.

    Taking yacon syrup even on daily basis has no side effects since it is purely natural with no chemicals. Actually, some people use it simply as a “sweetener” daily.

    It has the ability to reboot your system improving your digestion processes thereby adapting to your unique metabolic process.

    After a few weeks of the syrup, your body turns back to its original state of absorbing nutrients and doing away with the unwanted fat.

    Out of this you are likely to get the right body mass and you will not gain the unnecessary weight at all.

Apart from losing weight, Yacon syrup have a number of benefits including:

  • Ability to lower cholesterol and blood sugar.

    blood sugar

    Those battling diabetes have an added advantage since they have an alternative to natural sweetener that have no side effects to them.

    If you cannot do without sweeteners in your daily tea or coffee, you can add yacon syrup as a substitute which does not only add sweetness to your tea but also reduce the glucose levels in your blood.

    In this case the syrup has other properties that help in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body hence achieving the body side you dreamt of.

  • Increased energy levels.

    Some will term it as a side effect of yacon syrup since people using it tend to overcome premature exhaustion and increased body energy.

    It also provides you with the necessary energy to enable you carry on with the workouts you may require after a long tiring day.

  • Increased bone density.

    Aging come with a number of drawbacks where bone loss is inevitable. Using other artificial pills trying to rectify this problem will only expose your health to other complications due to chemicals.

    Yacon syrup effectively solves this problem through facilitation of bones fortification especially to the spine.

  • Improvement of immune system function.

    Most of the artificial weight loss supplements are known to cause health complications as a result of toxic components. Poor nutrition and other unhealthy habits lower your immune system.

    Yacon syrup has the ability to protect the body’s defense system hence improving the immune system reducing the chances of contracting diseases that cause degenerative effects on more than one organ.

So what’s my story with it?

Of course, I looked up plenty of dietary supplements online and I bought many of them, but the results were rather unsatisfactory.

I bet we all did it at some point.

cough…garcinia cambogia… cough

I found the syrup thru advertisement on the Internet and gave it a try. It’s also on Amazon after all, and I bought a truck load of stuff through them without a problem.

I followed prescription accordingly: I took only 2 tea spoons before each meal, without exceeding this quantity. Plus, I started to slightly reduce the calorie intake I consumed daily and walk for 45 minutes a few times per week.

I managed to accomplish all my daily duties perfectly, keeping a good balance between my nutrition and physical effort. The best part about this was that I did not have to keep eating only leafy green vegetables or exercising daily. (I don’t consider walking to be an exercise lol)

The results were more than stunning and I only needed four months in order to lose 50 pounds and become so incredibly sexy again ;)!

The fat deposits were simply melting away and my energy levels were incredibly high.

Additionally, I did not experience any side effect during my testing with this product. Nothing went wrong!

Even though the researchers are not completely aware of other adverse reactions, it is thought that they are not very harmful for the human body, given that this product is completely organic.

Words of caution tho:

I honestly advise you to pay close attention to the Yacon Syrup you purchase, because there are many retailers who will try to trick you into paying huge amounts of money on nothing.

It is better to go directly to a reliable store that can offer you 100 percent syrup with no other additives or other substances. In other words, It is surely the solution you need if you want to lose all those extra pounds.

The supplement has no ability to cause any serious health complications and the main benefit is losing weight in a short time.


32 thoughts on “

  • October 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    What a piece of trash…

    • Anita R
      November 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I’m sorry you feel that way :(

  • October 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Yacon syrup proved to be effective for not only weight loss but also stress management. At least it was in my case. I’m searching for a job right now and every time I go on a job interview I eat one spoon and then I seem to handle it better. I did not even buy it myself in the first place, it’s my girlfriend’s.

    • Anita R
      October 11, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Interesting, thanks for your feedback.

  • October 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I have to admit you convinced me I will give it a try :)

    • Anita R
      October 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

      Good for you ;)

  • October 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Caution: I tried Yacon 1 teaspoon before each meal for five days and wound up in the hospital with acute pancreatitus. Took 6 days before I was released. Doctor said 40% of the time cause is Gall Bladder related (lost my gall bladder 20 years ago) 40% of the time is excessive alcohol consumption (I am a non-drinker) and 20% is “unknown”. Can’t say that Yacon caused my problem but be careful….

    • Anita R
      November 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      WoW! Sorry to hear that. However, I strongly believe Yacon wasn’t behind this or at least not 100%.

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I am a mother of 2 (7 and 8). I wondering if it’s ok to replace the normal sugar with some meals. Won’t it be harmful fore them?

    • Anita R
      November 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      From what I heard it won’t. There are actually YouTube videos of children trying Yacon for the first time and showing their reaction (because yacon tastes different to different people)

  • October 21, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Your site is ugly :)

  • October 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Hello there, You have done an incredible job. I will definitely share your site.

  • October 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for this great post, reading all this making me think I wanna give it a try.

  • October 30, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Most of these are available at any health food store.
    There’s a lot additional to this supplement than its capability to cut down appetite.

    • Anita R
      November 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm


  • November 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    The FOS in yacon also has other benefits in keeping weight down. But Keri agrees that there are “fiber benefits of yacon syrup. As a result, yacon syrup controls your hunger and curbs cravings.

  • November 1, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I got a free trial bottle thru some special offer (I think it was this website). It was good but now I’m gonna compare the taste to the ones on Amazon. Thanks… I guess

    • Anita R
      November 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      It’s always good to have options ;)

  • November 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This is a great sweetener I can’t get enough of it!!! :)))

    • Anita R
      November 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      Same here! :D

  • November 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oz said yacon syrup is a metabolism game changer that helps you enjoy weight loss without exercising or changing your diet.

    Place the dates and remaining cranberries in processor and grind until fine and thick paste.
    It enhances the flexibility in joint and nourishes the tissues in a natural way.

    • Anita R
      November 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Hey there, nice tip thanks ;)

  • November 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is a question rather than a reply. I am thinking about
    Buying the yacon syrup my question is is there a calore content and I am sure there is. Thanks

    • Anita R
      November 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Yes there is but only half of the sugar’s.

  • November 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

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    He was totally right.
    I think I’m gonna give this a try :))

    • Anita R
      November 26, 2014 at 6:47 am

      Go for it :))

  • November 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a really good article… but what
    can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

    • Anita R
      November 26, 2014 at 6:47 am

      Thanks.. I guess

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  • December 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I want to get some yacon syrup . How much is it? where can î get the best price? DOes wal-mart carry it?

  • January 29, 2015 at 4:22 am

    so much fantastic info on here, : D.

    • Anita R
      February 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thanks :)

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