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GNC Preventive Nutrition® Healthy Blood Sugar Formula
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GNC Preventive Nutrition® Healthy Blood Sugar Formula90 Caplets
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Physician Formulated Nutrition Solutions
- Clinically shown to support normal, healthy blood glucose levels with Touchi extract
- Provides support for normal insulin utilization & production
- Fuels carbohydrate metabolism & supports a healthy inflammatory response
Glucose Support - Supports healthy blood sugar levels with a specialized blend of herbal ingredients including cinnamon, bitter melon and Touchi extract, which has been clinically shown to support normal, healthy blood glucose levels. Also contains alpha-lipoic acid for antioxidant regeneration and chromium which forms part of the glucose tolerance factor needed for normal blood sugar control.
Metabolism & Insulin Support - Provides a premium vitamin and mineral blend including vanadium and B-vitamins for metabolism and energy support, and zinc to support glucose utilization and insulin production.
Antioxidant Support - Features powerful, clinically studied antioxidants to protect cells and support healthy circulation. resVida® Resveratrol has been clinically shown to enhance blood vessel dilation. Also features a clinically studied herbal blend that offers additional powerful antioxidant support and supports a healthy inflammatory response.
GNC Preventive Nutrition® products have been scientifically developed utilizing the expertise of the GNC Medical Advisory Board. Each premium formula is designed to be used in conjuction with your physician recommended healthcare regiment. This line of products is precisely formulated to provide clinical strength ingredients and additional nutrients that address key health concerns.
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- Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take one caplet three times a day before meals.
Serving Size 3 Caplets Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving % DV Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 900.00 mcg 60% Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 900.00 mcg 53% Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) 900.00 mcg 45% Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) 45.00 mcg 750% Biotin 90.00 mcg 30% Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100% Chromium (as Chromium Hydrolyzed Protein Chelate) 200.00 mcg 167% Glucose Support Blend: 0.00 ** Touchi Extract (Fermented Soybean Extract) 900.00 mg ** Cinnamon Bark Extract (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 250.00 mg ** Bitter Melon Powder (Momordica charantia) 50.00 mg ** Carbohydrate Metabolism Matrix: 0.00 ** Alpha lipoic acid (supplying R-ALA) 300.00 mg ** Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) 50.00 mcg ** Antioxidant Support Complex: 0.00 ** Prprietary Blend: Cutch Tree Wood and Bark Extract (Acacia catechu) Chiense Skullcap Root Extract (Scutellaria baicalensis) 62.50 mg ** resVida® trans-Resveratrol 30.00 mg ** Lutemax 2020™ Lutein 10.00 mg ** Zeaxanthin 2.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Contains: Soybeans Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
- Health Notes
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Supplement Amount WhyAlpha Lipoic Acid 600 to 1,200 mg a day [3 stars]Taking alpha lipoic acid may improve insulin sensitivity and help protect against diabetic complications such as nerve damage.Brewer's Yeast 9 grams per day [3 stars]Chromium-rich brewer's yeast has been shown to be useful in treating type 2 diabetes in several ways, including by improving glucose tolerance.Cayenne Topical
Apply an ointment containing 0.025 to 0.075% capsaicin four times a day to areas of nerve pain [3 stars]Topically applied capsaicin (from cayenne) may help relieve nerve pain.Chromium 200 to 1,000 mcg daily [3 stars]Chromium has been shown to be useful in treating type 2 diabetes in several ways, including by improving glucose tolerance.Fenugreek 2.5 to 15 grams daily [3 stars]Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.Fiber Talk to your doctor [3 stars]Taking fiber supplements may help to stabilize your blood sugar.Glucomannan 500 to 700 mg per 100 calories in the diet [3 stars]Glucomannan delays stomach emptying, leading to more gradual sugar absorption and lower blood sugar levels after meals.Magnesium 200 to 600 mg daily [3 stars]People with type 2 diabetes tend to have low magnesium levels, supplementing with the mineral may restore levels and improve insulin production.Psyllium 5.1 grams daily with meals [3 stars]Supplementing with psyllium has been shown to be a safe and well-tolerated way to improve control of blood glucose and cholesterol.Acetyl-L-Carnitine
500 to 1,000 mg three times daily [2 stars]Taking acetyl-L-carnitine may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Aloe 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of gel daily [2 stars]Aloe, either alone or in combination with the oral hypoglycemic drug glibenclamide, has been shown to effectively lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.American Ginseng 3 grams with or following meals [2 stars]Supplementing with American ginseng may help improve blood sugar control.Asian Ginseng 200 mg of herbal extract containing approximately 5 to 7% ginsenosides daily [2 stars]Asian ginseng is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes.Berberine
500 mg of berberine taken twice a day for three months [2 stars]Berberine, a compound found in certain herbs such as goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape, has been found to lower serum cholesterol levels.Bilberry 160 mg twice per day of an herbal extract containing 25% anthocyanosides [2 stars]Bilberry may lower the risk of some diabetic complications, such as diabetic cataracts and retinopathy.Biotin 9 to 16 mg daily [2 stars]Biotin may improve glucose levels and reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.Bitter Melon 50 to 100 ml of juice daily or 5 grams three times daily of powdered fruit [2 stars]Whole, fried slices, water extracts, and juice of bitter melon may improve blood-sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.Cinnamon 1 to 6 grams daily [2 stars]Cinnamon may improve glucose utilization in people with type 2 diabetes.Coenzyme Q10 120 mg daily of a standardized herbal extract [2 stars]Supplementing with CoQ10 may improve blood sugar metabolism.Crepe Myrtle 32 or 48 mg of an herbal extract standardized to contain 1% corosolic acid [2 stars]Crepe myrtle has been used in folk medicine to treat diabetes. It appears to work by lowering blood glucose levels.Gymnema 800 mg daily of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids [2 stars]Gymnema may stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin and may help normalize blood sugar control in people with diabetes.Hairy Basil 10 grams three times per day with meals [2 stars]Taking hairy basil may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels.Holy Basil 1,000 to 2,500 mg daily [2 stars]Taking holy basil may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels.L-Carnitine 0.25 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of body weight [2 stars]Supplementing with L-carnitine may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with diabetes.Milk Thistle 200 mg per day of silymarin [2 stars]Supplementing with silymarin (a component of milk thistle) may help lower blood sugar levels.Multivitamin
Follow label instructions [2 stars]Supplementing with a multivitamin-mineral may give your body the nutrients it needs to help prevent common infections.Onion 20 grams fresh onion three times per day [2 stars]Large amounts of onion have been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, possibly by blocking the breakdown of insulin in the liver.Pinitol 400 mg of pinitol three times per day [2 stars]Pinitol, a molecule found in high concentrations in soybeans and other legumes, may decrease fasting blood sugar level, improve insulin sensitivity, and improve a measure of long-term blood sugar control (hemoglobin A1c).Pycnogenol 100 to 150 mg per day [2 stars]Preliminary research has suggested that Pycnogenol might help lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes and slow progression of complications such as retinopathy.Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12
Refer to label instructions [2 stars]Taking vitamin B1 combined with vitamin B12 may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6
25 mg of vitamin B1 daily, with 50 mg of vitamin B6 daily [2 stars]Taking vitamin B1 combined with vitamin B6 may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Vitamin B12
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Vitamin B12 is needed for normal nerve cell function, and supplementing with it may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Vitamin B6 1,800 mg pyridoxine alpha-ketoglutarate daily or 50 mg daily pyridoxine daily [2 stars]People with diabetes often have low vitamin B6 levels. Supplementing with the vitamin may restore levels and improve glucose tolerance.Vitamin C 500 mg twice per day [2 stars]Supplementing with vitamin C may benefit people with type 2 diabetes in several ways, including by reducing sorbitol levels, urinary protein loss, and glycosylation.Vitamin D
2,000 IU of vitamin D per day for three months [2 stars]In a preliminary trial, supplementing with vitamin D per day significantly improved pain by almost 50% in patients with diabetic neuropathy.Vitamin D 1,332 IU daily [2 stars]Vitamin D is needed to maintain adequate insulin levels, and supplementing with it may improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.Vitamin E
900 IU daily [2 stars]Vitamin E supplementation may protect against neuropathy.Vitamin E
1800 IU daily [2 stars]Vitamin E supplementation may protect against diabetic retinopathy.Zinc 15 to 25 mg per day [2 stars]People with type 2 diabetes tend to be zinc deficient, supplementing with zinc may help restore levels.Acai Refer to label instructions [1 star]Acai is reported to be a traditional remedy for diabetes.Amylase Inhibitors Refer to label instructions [1 star]Amylase inhibitors, when given with a starchy meal, can reduce the usual rise in blood sugar levels of people with diabetes.Evening Primrose Oil 4 grams daily [1 star]Supplementing with evening primrose oil has been found to improve nerve function and to relieve pain symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Fish Oil Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with fish oil may improve glucose tolerance and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and nephropathyFructo-oligosaccharides Refer to label instructions [1 star]In one trial, supplementing with fructo-oligosaccharides significantly lowered fasting blood-sugar levels and serum total-cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.Ginkgo Refer to label instructions [1 star]Ginkgo may help prevent and treat early-stage diabetic neuropathy.Goldenseal 1 gram per day of berberine for two months [1 star]Preliminary research with berberine (an active compound in goldenseal) for two months lowered blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes.Green Coffee Extract Refer to label instructions [1 star]Drinking either regular or decaffeinated coffee has been associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in several preliminary human studies.Hibiscus Refer to label instructions [1 star]Hibiscus is a traditional remedy in India for diabetes, and is supported by preliminary research.Inositol Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with inositol may improve diabetic neuropathy.Manganese Refer to label instructions [1 star]People with diabetes may have low manganese levels, which can contribute to glucose intolerance. Supplementing with the mineral may help.Medium-Chain Triglycerides Refer to label instructions [1 star]Medium-chain triglycerides have been found to lower blood sugar levels and may be useful in treating type 3 diabetes.Mistletoe Refer to label instructions [1 star]Mistletoe extract has been shown to stimulate insulin release from pancreas cells, and it may reduce diabetes symptoms.Olive Leaf Refer to label instructions [1 star]Olive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower high blood sugar in diabetic animals.Quercetin Refer to label instructions [1 star]Quercetin may be helpful for its ability to reduce levels of sorbitol-a sugar that accumulates in cells and damages the nerves, kidneys, and eyes of people with diabetes.Reishi Refer to label instructions [1 star]Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.Taurine Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with taurine may affect insulin secretion and action, and may help protect the eyes and nerves from diabetic complications.Vanadium Refer to label instructions [1 star]Vanadyl sulfate, a form of vanadium, may improve glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes.Vitamin B3 Refer to label instructions [1 star]Small amounts of niacin (a form of vitamin B3) may help some people with type 2 diabetes.Yerba Mate Refer to label instructions [1 star]Preliminary research suggests yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) tea may improve measures of blood glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes.
About This Condition
Diabetes mellitus is an inability to metabolize carbohydrates resulting from inadequate insulin production or utilization. Other forms of diabetes (such as diabetes insipidus) are not included in this discussion.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2. This article concerns type 2 diabetes, which has also been called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes. However, type 2 diabetes may also affect children and may also require treatment with insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas often makes enough insulin, but the body has trouble using it. Type 2 diabetes frequently responds well to natural therapies.
People with diabetes cannot properly process glucose, a sugar the body uses for energy. As a result, glucose stays in the blood, causing blood glucose to rise. At the same time, however, the cells of the body can be starved for glucose. People with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease, atherosclerosis, cataracts, retinopathy, stroke, poor wound healing, infections, and damage to the kidneys and nerves. In addition, those with diabetes have a higher mortality rate if they also have high homocysteine levels.1
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