Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Controlling Sugar Cravings, Blood Sugar Related
Energy & Mood Swings, Protection Against Long-Term Sugar Related Complications
In simple terms, Blood Sugar Harmony supports healthy glucose metabolism and insulin activity. It is indicated for those with adult-onset type 2 diabetes and those with pre-diabetes to assist in controlling elevated glucose and lipid concentrations.
It can also be used by healthy individuals to maintain normal blood sugar levels and avoid future problems.
Cinnamon has been extensively researched for its potential treatment of blood sugar swings and type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, insulin made by the pancreas can no longer get into cells to produce energy. Since the cells are not getting the insulin they need, the pancreas continues making more and more. Abnormally high levels of insulin that accumulate in the blood lead to many complications including cardio-
vascular disease, stroke, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, kidney disease, and blindness. Extracts of Cinnamon have been found to increase glucose uptake, glycogen synthesis, and phosphorylation of the insulin receptor. In addition, Cinnamon also has antioxidant activity important for the prevention of diabetes-related complications. Nopal Opuntia Cactus, also known as prickly pear cactus, is believed to have anti-
diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity. Traditionally the plant was used as both a medicine and as a source of nourishment. Its chemical composition is similar to that of a vegetable and it has been used as a food in the Mexican diet for centuries. It contains an abundant amount of mucilage and fiber which very likely play a role in its ability to delay glucose absorption. A study investigating its hypoglycemic effects in humans found a significant reduction of serum glucose and insulin concentration in diabetic patients treated with Nopal. Another study's findings suggest that Nopal can reduce postprandial blood glucose, serum insulin and plasma GIP peaks, as well as increase antioxidant activity in healthy people and patients with type 2 diabetes. Gymnema has been used for centuries in India for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
It increases insulin secretion and utilization of glucose inhibits glucose absorption from the intestine and helps regenerate pancreatic islet cells. The gymnemic acid molecules found in Gymnema promote lowered blood sugar by attaching to the external layers of the intestine and preventing sugar molecules from being absorbed. In addition, these molecules also bind to taste buds in the mouth, which is why Gymnema is believed to prevent sugar cravings. Bitter Melon's steroidal glycosides, alkaloids, and insulin-mimetic lectins are believed to be responsible for its anti-diabetic effects. In studies, Bitter Melon extracts have been found to significantly improve glucose tolerance and fasting blood glucose levels. It has also been reported to stimulate insulin secretion and prevent glucose absorption. Fenugreek seed has been shown in studies to reduce blood glucose, serum cholesterol and carbohydrate-induced hyperglycemia. It is high in fiber, saponins, and
alkaloids, which are believed to be responsible for its beneficial effects on blood sugar. It has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties The trace mineral Chromium assists the body in utilizing insulin. Reports indicate that Chromium deficiency may cause metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia. Studies have found niacin-bound chromium (Chromium nicotinate) to be effective in improving insulin resistance, reducing cholesterol levels, and improving body composition. Stevia is an herb that is 250-300 times sweeter than table sugar, however, it does not negatively alter blood glucose and thus can be used as a sweetener for those with blood sugar swings, diabetics and anyone wanting to avoid sugar. Research has shown it may be effective in regulating blood sugar levels and lowering blood pressure.