Blood Sugar Complex: Helps You Fight Insulin Resistance Naturally
What is Blood Sugar Complex and what will it do for me? Blood Sugar Complex is a careful formulation of natural herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements with one purpose in mind; to battle insulin resistance – naturally.
Blood Sugar Complex combines these ingredients in a synergistic way, making the most of each strength for the battle against type 2 diabetes. Please do make us remind you that diabetes is not at all to be taken lightly. Please do your homework and check with a doctor you trust, especially in determining what supplements will complement, not detract, from your current treatment.
Let’s take a look first at a little bit about diabetes type 2 and also how the ingredients in Blood Sugar Complex might help.
How Does Insulin Work?
Insulin helps to convert glucose into glycogen which enters the muscle, fat and liver cells. When the blood glucose level rises after you eat, the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream. The insulin will lower the blood sugar level by helping the glucose enter the body cells.
What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin Resistance is when the cells in your muscles, liver, and fat don’t respond to insulin the way they should. So, the pancreas will start to produce more insulin so that it can somehow help glucose enter the cells. When the cells become resistant to insulin, the body produces more and more insulin. Insulin resistance leads to Type II diabetes and gestational diabetes. It is also strongly linked to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Initially, insulin resistance manifests itself with feelings of lethargy, hunger, difficulty in concentrating, high blood pressure, weight gain, etc.
The Use of Botanical Products
Most people think of using dietary products for insulin resistance as just a part of their diet. However, the trend is going towards natural health supplements to manage blood sugar levels. Not many people go for this due to a lack of knowledge about the specific mechanisms that are involved when using botanical products.
What are the 6 Natural Ingredients of Blood Sugar Complex and Their Purposes?
We have created the Blood Sugar Complex in order to help with insulin resistance. The ingredients of this product include the following.
1. Chromium picolinate
2. Nopal Cactus
4. Bitter Melon
5. Alpha Lipoic Acid
6. Vanadium Sulfate
Let’s talk about how each of these 6 natural ingredients can help with insulin resistance.
Ingredient #1: How Does Chromium Picolinate Help with Insulin Resistance?
Chromium aids the action of insulin. According to many studies, people who suffer from Type II diabetes have a lower level of chromium as compared to people who don’t have the disease. Furthermore, dietary chromium is not absorbed well. As people age, their chromium levels decrease further. When these factors couple together, a low level of chromium contributes to Type II diabetes. Chromium picolinate is one of the most effective forms of taking chromium supplements. So, the addition of chromium to our Blood Sugar Complex can help people manage their blood sugar.
Ingredient #2: How Does Nopal Cactus Help with Insulin Resistance?
Nopal Cactus is commonly known as prickly pear cactus. In the past few years, many clinical experiments have been conducted to verify its benefits. It has many benefits including its role in stabilizing blood sugar. According to a study, an extract from prickly pear cactus controlled diabetes in rats. The mechanism of action was not found in the study. However, there were clear benefits of nopal cactus. Single doses of nopal cactus have been recorded to decrease the glucose levels by 17 to 46% in some people suffering from insulin resistance. Many Mexicans use prickly pear cactus for glucose control. Its proposed action is also discussed. It is very high in fiber and protein which may prevent the absorption of glucose.
Ingredient #3: How Does Banaba Help with Insulin Resistance?
Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) comes from Southeast Asian trees. Historically, it has been used to help with diabetes. In fact, a study was published in 1940 on the benefits of using banaba for diabetes management. The active ingredients in banaba include phytochemicals. One of the main phytochemicals is known as corosolic acid. Corosolic acid is known to have many hypoglycemic effects. According to a study, the active ingredients in banaba can lower the blood sugar within an hour. It also helps to lower the risk of developing diabetes in insulin-resistant people. There are multiple proposed mechanisms of action. For example, the active ingredients can improve the uptake of glucose by the cells. It can also decrease gluconeogenesis (the formation of glucose by fats and proteins.) So, banaba works in multiple ways to reduce the level of blood glucose, thereby helping to manage insulin resistance.
Ingredient #4: How Does Bitter Melon Help with Insulin Resistance?
Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) is also known as bitter gourd or wild cucumber. It is grown in many areas around the world including South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and East Africa. It gets its name from the fact that it gets more and more bitter as it ripens. It is linked with lowering the body’s glucose levels. Basically, it acts like insulin. So, it can help bring glucose to the cells and use it as energy. Another proposed mechanism for bitter melon is that it prevents the conversion of fats and proteins into glucose. A literature review from 2015 claims that bitter gourd has major benefits in controlling many types of blood sugars.
Ingredient #5: How Does Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Help with Insulin Resistance?
In a study conducted on mice, many benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) were seen. It can help to improve insulin resistance. In fact, it limits the gene expression of the enzymes that lead to insulin resistance. ALA is a natural ingredient in many vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, and carrots. However, it is present in quite low amounts. It is better to take it as part of the Blood Sugar Complex.
Ingredient #6: How Does Vanadium Sulfate Help with Insulin Resistance?
Vanadium Sulfate (VOSO) has many hypoglycemic properties that are known to be helpful for insulin resistance. Its exact mechanism of action has not been established yet. However, many experimental studies show that it works like insulin. So, it will affect the adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver just like the hormone insulin. It will also work to restore the sensitivity to insulin.
Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular diseases are both leading causes of death in both developed and developing countries. So, it is essential that people manage their insulin resistance before this reaches the stage of the disease. Thanks to all the active ingredients, Blood Sugar Complex can have great benefits for the management of insulin and glucose in the body.