Biotin – is involved with the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins and fats and aids in the utilization of B-complex vitamins. Biotin aids in weight loss by increasing insulin sensitivity and by balancing blood sugar levels. Biotin may help patients with diabetic neuropathy. It is necessary for healthy hair and nails.
Chromium Polynicotinate –Chromium concentrations in the tissues decrease with age and this may be a reason for the significant increase in diabetes as we get older. In clinical studies of type II diabetes patients, supplementing the diet with chromium has shown to decrease fasting glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, lower insulin levels and decrease total cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Chromium is an important mineral that stimulates certain enzymes involved in the metabolism of glucose. A deficiency of Chromium can lead to and aggravate adult-onset diabetes.
Gymnema Leaf Extract –leaves, whether extracted or infused into a tea, suppress glucose absorption and reduce the sensation of sweetness in foods – effects which may deliver important health benefits for individuals who want to reduce blood sugar levels or body weight.
Lipoic Acid –The Natural Energizer. The body cannot use sugar for energy without lipoic acid as it primes natural energizing pathways of the body. Lipoic acid is crucial for helping optimize the function of the insulin receptors on body cells and is essential for diabetics. Lipoic acid boosts the power of all other supplements you are taking. Other claims:
Vanadyl Sulfate –Vanadyl sulfate is the biologically active form of vanadium, a trace mineral that mimics the action of the hormone insulin in the body, thereby lowering serum glucose levels. It is effective in normalizing blood sugar levels controlling conditions such as insulin resistance. This enables some diabetics to use less insulin, or stop taking insulin altogether. The form of vanadium used by most doctors to lower serum glucose levels is vanadyl sulfate which is well assimilated by the digestive system.
Recommended use: One capsule twice a day
Improves insulin resistance, lowers serum glucose levels, controls hunger, reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, supports cardiovascular health.