Glucose Biotect

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The Nutritarian eating style, as described in The End of Diabetes, helps to normalize blood glucose levels by focusing on antioxidant-rich, high fiber, whole plant foods. Glucose Biotect provides extra assistance for those who require it. Glucose Biotect contains a carefully selected combination of essential micronutrients and effective plant extracts.

Cinnamon extract

Numerous human trials suggest that supplemental cinnamon powder and cinnamon extract support healthy blood glucose levels. The bark of cinnamon trees contains phytochemicals that research suggests enhance insulin signaling and facilitate cellular glucose uptake and storage. Multiple species of evergreen trees belong to the cinnamon family. The most common culinary cinnamon is Cassia cinnamon, and this is the cinnamon powder that has most often been used in glucose-management trials. Though Cassia cinnamon lowers blood sugar, the major drawback to using a high dose is the presence of coumarin, a substance which may damage the liver. Powdered cinnamon supplements are known to contain amounts of coumarin that may approach the maximum recommended daily dose.

Ceylon cinnamon does not contain coumarin, making it preferable for culinary uses, but it does not have the documented glucose-lowering effects that Cassia cinnamon does. So both Cassia cinnamon and Ceylon cinnamon are not ideal supplements for diabetics. For both safety and for the most effective source of supplemental cinnamon, a purified Cassia cinnamon extract is utilized, which is designed to concentrate the effective blood sugar lowering phytochemical, while excluding the coumarin.

Aloe vera

Aloe barbadensis, the aloe vera plant, is a succulent which grows in dry environments. The plant stores water in a gel inside its leaves. Aloe vera gel has been used for medicinal purposes – primarily for the skin – as far back as ancient Greece. Aloe vera gel contains vitamins, minerals, plant sterols, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. According to animal studies, phytochemical compounds found in aloe vera leaf gel may affect blood glucose levels. Human clinical trials are still in preliminary stages with published trials showing positive results.

Green tea

Camellia sinensis is the plant whose leaves make up white, green and black teas. Because of differences in how the teas are processed after harvesting, green and white teas have a unique phytochemical profile, and contain antioxidants such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that are very rare in other plant foods. Drinking brewed green tea regularly has been associated with cardiovascular health, and green tea catechins have been the subject of much research. In cell culture studies, green tea polyphenols have been shown to affect glucose metabolism. Preliminary clinical trials so far have been promising, and research is continuing. Note that the green tea extract in Glucose Biotect does not contain caffeine.

Thiamin

Thiamin is one of the B vitamins (vitamin B1) and plays an important role as a cofactor in the chemical reactions of glucose metabolism and insulin production. It is common for diabetics to excrete too much thiamin via the kidneys, which puts them at risk of deficiency. Thiamin deficiency can exacerbate diabetes symptoms, since thiamin is important for glucose metabolism and insulin production. Furthermore, thiamin deficiency over time may damage the arterial walls and promote the dangerous complications of diabetes, including neuropathy, nephropathy and retinopathy. Consequently, it is imperative for those with diabetes to maintain adequate thiamin levels; however, the amount obtained from foods and multivitamin supplements may not be enough. A higher dose of thiamin than that generally recommended by the Institute of Medicine is likely required for diabetics, to counteract the increased thiamin losses. High-dose thiamin supplements are available, but those excessive doses are not necessary on a Nutritarian program. A conservative dose of thiamin is included in Glucose Biotect, in order to prevent deficiency without unnecessary levels of supplementation.

Chromium

Chromium is an essential mineral, and similar to thiamin, it is an important cofactor in the chemical reactions that produce energy from glucose. In addition, chromium enhances insulin signaling, allowing insulin to efficiently transport glucose from the bloodstream into the body’s cells. The standard American diet, which is rich in refined carbohydrates, promotes chromium loss, and it is common for diabetics to have lower chromium levels than healthy individuals. High-dose chromium supplementation has been shown to reduce fasting blood glucose and HbA1C levels in diabetics. However, switching to a Nutritarian eating style will help to normalize chromium intake and reduce chromium loss. As with thiamin, excessively high doses are not required to maintain adequacy and allow for the proper functioning of chromium in the body. A conservative dose of chromium is included in Glucose Biotect as chromium picolinate, which is more absorbable than other forms. This level of supplementation is designed to protect against deficiency while avoiding excess.

Additional plant extracts

Glucose Biotect contains extracts of white mulberry leaf, banaba leaf, gymnema leaf and fenugreek seed. The leaves of the mulberry tree are the preferred food of silkworms, while the berries are often eaten by humans. Banaba is a common ornamental tree grown in Asia. Gymnema is a large, woody plant that grows indigenously in India, Africa, and Australia. Fenugreek is a deep yellow seed used as a spice in the cuisines of India and North Africa. Although effective doses have not been established and further research is necessary, preliminary studies suggest that these plant extracts may have glucose-balancing properties.

 

Caution: If pregnant, nursing or on medication, consult with your healthcare practitioner.

 

Features


  • 100 percent vegan
  • Cinnamon extract, which may support healthy blood glucose levels
  • Thiamin and chromium, which help produce energy from glucose
  • Extracts of aloe vera, green tea, white mulberry leaf, banaba leaf, gymnema leaf and fenugreek seed
  • Manufactured by a GMP-certified and FDA-regulated facility
  • No gluten-containing ingredients
  • Non-GMO
  • Packaged in post consumer resin (PCR)

 

Caution: If pregnant, nursing or on medication, consult with your healthcare practitioner.

 

Supplement Facts


Suggested Use

Take 1-2 capsules three time daily . Best taken with food.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 Capsuels

Servings Per Container 90

 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Thiamin (as thiamin HCl)10 mg667%
Chromium (as chromium picolinate)40 mcg33%
Cinnamon bark proprietary extract (Cinnulin PF)166 mg
Green tea leaf extract (providing 90 mg EGCG)200 mg
Aloe vera leaf extract200 mg
Proprietary Blend: White mulberry leaf extract, gymnema leaf extract, banaba leaf extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa) and fenugreek seed extact300 mg

* Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients

Hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

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