This blend is designed to balance glucose levels, as well as suppress appetite, boost mood and target BAT (brown adipose fat) as well. This product can be taken with or without food, with or without a diet protocol, as well as with or without exercise. It is formulated to work in any of those situations, but also to enhance any healthy life style choices you are making. It also carries anti-microbial properties, which is good for killing bad bacteria in our gut. But it can also kill the good bacteria, so it is recommended to separate from your probiotic consumption by at least 2 hours.