Reviewing BioTrust IC-5 Supplement and What It Can Offer

The IC-5 supplement is a product that promises to help the body increase insulin sensitivity and balance the amount of sugar found in the bloodstream. According to its developer, BioTrust, the supplement can also help prevent carbohydrates from being stored as fat by decreasing insulin resistance.

I’ve gone through a lot of low-carb and no-carb diets in recent years just to be able to lose weight but unfortunately wasn’t too successful in my efforts. I decided to try IC-5 because it promised to provide me with a solution to my weight problem without the need to drastically limit my carb intake.

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How IC-5 Works

There are three main benefits that IC-5 claims to provide to users, and these are increased insulin sensitivity, healthy blood sugar levels, and the partitioning of carbohydrates to muscle instead of fat. I have heard about insulin and blood sugar for some time but I’ve never really understood what they had to do with losing weight. Apparently, these two components play a huge role in a person’s weight gain and weight loss.

With IC-5, users are supposed to take two capsules of the supplement before a carbohydrate-packed meal. The ingredients contained in the capsules will then work to increase the sensitivity of insulin and glycogen receptors in the body in order to “direct” carbohydrates into the muscles to be used as energy. As I’ve read in several articles, the usual “route” of the carbohydrates ingested by a person is a straight line toward the bloodstream instead of the muscles. The high saturation of carbs in the blood then increases the amount of glucose in the bloodstream, and with nowhere else to go, they are stored as fat. This chain of events results in weight gain, a decreased level of insulin receptor sensitivity, and a myriad of other health complications.

IC-5 aims to help the body direct the flow of carbs from the bloodstream to the muscles with 5 main ingredients:

Berberine, Cinnamon Bark Extract, Zychrome, Benfotiamine and Naringin

  • Berberine has been shown to help partition carbs to muscle (not body fat) by facilitating the uptake of carbs into muscles. Berberine also promotes fat burning and blunts the body’s ability to store fat. Studies show that supplementation with Berberine for 3 months significantly improves carbohydrate metabolism, optimizes insulin sensitivity, and reduces body weight.
  • Cinnamon Bark Extract (25:1) is standardized for 30% polyphenols, the bioactive components of cinnamon. Cinnamon has been shown to improve blood sugar levels by enhancing insulin sensitivity and by inhibiting the activity of certain carbohydrate-digesting enzymes.
  • Zychrome is a branded, trademarked, and researched-backed ingredient that has been shown to promote insulin sensitivity and healthy insulin function. Taking 400μg of Zychrome daily—the exact same amount in IC-5—for 12 weeks has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity by 30%.
  • Benfotiamine, a derivative of Thiamine, helps burn off and block the body’s ability to manufacture Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs). AGEs play a significant role in oxidative stress, impaired glucose function, and aging. A recent study demonstrated that taking Benfotiamine before a carbohydrate-containing meal that was also high in AGEs was markedly effective at improving carbohydrate management and reducing harmful AGEs within hours.
  • Naringin is a flavonoid found naturally in grapefruits and other citrus fruits. It has been shown to inhibit P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a compound that can reduce the absorption of Berberine by as much as 90%. By inhibiting P-gp, Naringin has the potential to double the bioavailability of compounds like Berberine.

Benfotiamine and Naringin both provide direct antioxidant support, which plays an important role in promoting insulin sensitivity and improving carbohydrate management.

If you take a bit of time to read up on these ingredients, you’ll know that they have been proven to increase sensitivity of insulin reception and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

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My Experience with IC-5

I never really had high expectations from the product because I was thinking, “How could it be different from the others?” However, since the literature on the website answered every question I’ve ever had about weight loss and carb intake I figured there was nothing to lose if I did give it a try. I ordered a bottle of IC-5 and my package arrived a few days later. At this point, let me make it clear that if you plan to use this supplement or any other for that matter, you should first consult your doctor so he or she can make the necessary recommendations and advice you of the probable effects and side effects.

IC-5 Video ClipMoving on, the directions on the supplement bottle were easy enough to follow: Take two capsules with your two largest carbohydrate-containing meals. For those on a low-carb diet however, the recommended dosage is two capsules twice daily before a meal. One IC-5 container had 60 capsules which were good for a month.

The first week using IC-5 had no visible results to show for it, and at this point I was really disappointed because it seemed that the supplement was just another one of those products that claimed everything and did nothing. I decided to give it one more week to be sure, thinking that I was going to ask for my money back and give the company a piece of mind when I did so if the product was bogus.

By the second week however, I was feeling more energetic and less sluggish. You see, increased carbohydrates in the body not only decreases insulin receptor sensitivity but it also slows down metabolism so much so that you feel sluggish and tired even if you’re not engaged in physical activity. The supplement was finally working for me and was delivering as promised, so I decided to finish the remaining two weeks and see where it will lead me.

For the third and fourth week, I decided to monitor my weight to see if I gained any more pounds because of the carbs I was consuming. The good news is that I never gained an ounce, much less a pound, and I’m now full of energy that even a full day at the office does not leave me drained and stressed out. I’m now on my second bottle of IC-5, and I’ve decided to include some exercise and cardio to my daily routine to burn off the fat much faster.

The Good and the Bad

ic-5 pricesI’m quite satisfied with IC-5 and the results it has delivered so far. I also appreciate the fact that my experience with the product has helped me switch to a healthier lifestyle without ever depriving myself of carbohydrates. That is not to say I can eat as much carbs as I like though, and I must warn you that using IC-5 does not give you the license to fill your body with carbs. Moderation is the word, and if you are able to control and eat just the right amounts, you will surely be on your way to better health.

There’s only one thing I don’t appreciate about it and it has nothing to do with its effects. I just wish they’d make the product more commercial and available in local health stores. Right now, the only way you can get a hold of IC-5 is through the BioTrust website.

Pricing and Packaging

A bottle of the IC-5 supplement costs $69 plus shipping, and this is what I recommend to those who want to try it out before ordering more. You can also purchase 3 bottles at $64 each or 6 bottles for $59 each. Once you’ve tried IC-5 and have proven that it’s what you need, I suggest you take advantage of the 6-bottle offer to save money. The product also comes with a 1-year money back guarantee, so there’s really nothing to lose if you try it out.

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13 Responses to Reviewing BioTrust IC-5 Supplement and What It Can Offer

  1. Edem Ekpo September 20, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I just received IC-5 order but the direction is not quite clear. Do I take two tablets every time I eat any carbohydrate containing meal: that means I can take two tablets more than three times a day?

  2. Randi Sucaciu October 10, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    If you take 2 capsules twice daily that is 120 capsules, so a bottle of 60 is good for 2 weeks.

    • Cynthia Pruitt October 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      I think you misunderstood the label. According to the nutritional information on the bottle (as shown on, there are 60 servings (not 60 capsules) of 2 capsules each; that is 120 capsules per bottle. That is enough for 2 servings of 2 capsules each day for a period of 30 days.

  3. Cynthia Pruitt October 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    I guess if you eat three meals with carbs on any given day, you would have to choose the two meals that probably have the most carbs and take the supplements with those meals. Otherwise, a bottle of 120 capsules would not last for one month but for only 20 days.

    • Sherry November 25, 2013 at 5:08 am #

      I called them. You can take it a max of three times a day.

  4. donna January 20, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Can a person on Metformin still take IC5?

    • Erik January 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

      When it comes to your health we can’t diagnose or tell you what is best for you. We would rather you talk to your own personal physician to get these questions answered. Thanks.

    • Erik January 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

      These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Because we are not doctors and do not know your complete medical history, we advise that you consult your doctor and/or pharmacist about your specific medical question. And, never stop taking any medications without your doctor’s approval. We recommend that you show a IC-5 to your physician and/or pharmacist for proper approval. Thanks

  5. larry April 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Can you take the IC-5 if you have liver problem like HCV or BV

    • Erik April 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      Hi Larry,
      Unfortunately, we are not doctors and are not permitted to answer medical questions. Because every person’s medical situation and history is different, we encourage you to please consult your doctor or pharmacist with your medical question.

  6. Rosa Tesler Mabe July 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    In the process of ordering,could not entr exp. date of card.Will the order go through?

  7. Dorcas gumbo December 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I ve been trying to order from Congo drc but for some reason I have failed.please help me order because I can seem to located Congo drc or even Zambia on your list of countries provided hence making it im possible for me to order

  8. MH Finney January 6, 2015 at 3:02 am #

    If you use IC5 and get to a normal weight range, feel good, do you have to continue to take it forever?