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GSL Sugar Balance™

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Description
To Support & Promote:
  • May Aid Insulin Function
  • May Promote Healhy Glucose Levels
  • Optimizes Weight Levels


Vegetarian


Sugar Balance by GSL combines herbs and nutritional supplements to increase the release of insulin from the pancreas and increase the number of insulin receptors, thus increasing insulin sensitivity. Its main ingredient is bitter melon extract, which contains an insulin-like protein called Polypeptide-P. Ingesting the plant or an extract form of the plant seems to work on both the pancreas and non-pancreatic cells to help decrease blood glucose levels. Clinical trials and lab reports show the health benefits of Bitter Melon.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size   1 Tablet
Servings Per Container  90
Health Notes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by some in the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

SupplementAmountWhy
Alpha Lipoic Acid
600 to 1,200 mg a day3 stars[3 stars]
Supplementing with alpha lipoic acid may protect against diabetic complications, such as nerve and kidney damage.
Cayenne Topical

(Diabetic Neuropathy)
Apply an ointment containing 0.025 to 0.075% capsaicin four times per day to areas of nerve pain3 stars[3 stars]
Topically applied capsaicin (from cayenne) has been shown to relieve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Chromium
200 mcg daily3 stars[3 stars]
Chromium has been shown to help improve glucose tolerance in people with type 1 diabetes.
Fiber
30 grams daily 3 stars[3 stars]
Taking fiber supplements may help to stabilize your blood sugar.
Magnesium
200 to 600 mg daily3 stars[3 stars]
People with type 1 diabetes tend to have low magnesium levels, supplementing with the mineral may reduce the risk of deficiency-related problems, such as eye damage and neuropathy.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine

(Diabetic Neuropathy)
500 to 1,000 mg three times per day2 stars[2 stars]
Taking acetyl-L-carnitine may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Bilberry
160 mg twice per day of an herbal extract containing 25% anthocyanosides2 stars[2 stars]
Bilberry may lower the risk of some diabetic complications, such as diabetic cataracts and retinopathy.
Biotin
16 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Biotin may improve glucose levels and reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.
Gymnema
800 mg per day of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids2 stars[2 stars]
Gymnema may help normalize blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes.
L-Carnitine
0.25 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of body weight2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with L-carnitine may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with diabetes.
Onion
20 grams fresh onion three times per day2 stars[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.
Vitamin B1
25 mg daily, with 50 mg of vitamin B6 daily2 stars[2 stars]
People with type 1 diabetes may be deficient in vitamin B1. Supplementing with vitamin B1 may restore levels and improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
Vitamin B3
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
Taking vitamin B3 (as niacin or niacinamide) might prevent or limit the severity of type 1 diabetes in your family.
Vitamin B6
1,800 mg daily of of pyridoxine alpha-ketoglutarate or 50 mg daily pyridoxine2 stars[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 day2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with vitamin C may benefit people with type 1 diabetes in several ways, including by reducing sorbitol levels, urinary protein loss, glycosylation, and eye damage.
Vitamin D
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
Vitamin D is needed to maintain adequate insulin levels, and supplementing with it may reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
Vitamin E

(Diabetic Retinopathy)
1800 IU daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with vitamin E may combat free radicals associated with diabetic retinopathy.
Vitamin E

(Diabetic Nephropathy)
900 to 1,800 IU daily2 stars[2 stars]
Vitamin E supplementation may protect against diabetic neuropathy.
Zinc
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with zinc may lower blood sugar levels and improve immune function in people with type 1 diabetes.
Acai
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Acai is reported to be a traditional remedy for diabetes.
Amylase Inhibitors
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Amylase inhibitors, when given with a starchy meal, can reduce the usual rise in blood sugar levels of people with diabetes.
Asian Ginseng
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Asian ginseng is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes.
Coenzyme Q10
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with CoQ10 may improve blood sugar metabolism.
Evening Primrose Oil
See Learn More for details 1 star[1 star]
Evening primrose oil has been associated with improved diabetic neuropathy. However, the principal investigator who conducted these clinical trials was found to have falsified research results, so whether EPO or GLA is of any value for neuropathy is still unknown.
Fenugreek
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.
Fish Oil
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with fish oil may improve glucose tolerance and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy.
Ginkgo
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
The herb ginkgo may help prevent and treat early-stage diabetic nerve damage.
Glucomannan
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Glucomannan delays stomach emptying, leading to more gradual sugar absorption and possibly lowering insulin requirements for people with type 1 diabetes.
Hibiscus
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Hibiscus is a traditional remedy in India for diabetes, and is supported by preliminary research.
Inositol
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with inositol may improve diabetic neuropathy.
Manganese
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with diabetes may have low manganese levels, which can contribute to glucose intolerance. Supplementing with the mineral may help.
Mistletoe
Refer to label instructions 1 star[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[1 star]
Olive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower high blood sugar in diabetic animals
Quercetin
Refer to label instructions 1 star[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[1 star]
Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.
Sea Buckthorn
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Animal and preliminary research suggests a connection between sea buckthorn and improved measures of blood sugar control.
Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E

(Diabetic Retinopathy)
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Antioxidant nutrients including selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E may combat free radicals associated with diabetic retinopathy.
Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
A combination of the antioxidants selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E has been shown to improve diabetic retinopathy.
Taurine
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with type 1 diabetes tend to have low taurine levels, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease. Supplementing with taurine may restore levels.
Vitamin B12
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with vitamin B12 may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.

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 1 diabetes, which has also been called childhood-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot make the insulin needed to process glucose. Natural therapies cannot cure type 1 diabetes, but they may help by making the body more receptive to insulin supplied by injection. It is particularly critical for people with type 1 diabetes to work carefully with the doctor prescribing insulin before contemplating the use of any herbs, supplements, or dietary changes mentioned in this article. Any change that makes the body more receptive to insulin could require critical changes in insulin dosage that must be determined by the treating physician.

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.

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103GSL Sugar Balance™
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (6)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Painless (5)
  • Accurate (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (16)
    • Adults (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Type II (9)

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It works

    By lindayangc

    from New Yor, NY

    About Me Type II

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    Pros

    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Daily Use

      Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

      My husband take this product for 2 weeks its sugar reading lowered 30. Now its about 96-120.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A secret that needs to be told

      By arlenekropp

      from Las Vegas, NV

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Painless

      Cons

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        • Adults

        Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

        Take this like a vitamin. Need to pay attention to diabetic medications that it may affect. After just 2 weeks, it helped blood sugar levels to start lowering.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sugar Balance

        By kyuree7

        from Atlanta, GA

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        Pros

        • Accurate

        Cons

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          • Adults
          • Daily Use

          Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

          This is so helpful! Great gift as well.

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Quick shipping, no hassles.

          By thevtheithen

          from Carlsbad, CA

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          Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

          Product bought as a gift.

          (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Doesn't Work... at least for me

          By Gmd

          from Maryland

          About Me Type II

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            • Inaccurate
            • Ineffective

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              Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

              I consistently have blood sugar levels in the high hundreds. With medication, at over $500 a month, my sugar levels average in the high nineties to low hundreds (93 - 115). I was looking for something the might help my sugar levels in lieu of the offensively expensive medication. After 4 weeks with Sugar Balance, two weeks using it without my medication, two weeks using it with my medication, this product served no purpose what so ever. Using Sugar Balance without my medication, my sugar levels hovered in the low two hundreds (217 - 239). Using Sugar Balance with my medication (which really wasn't necessary), my sugar levels averaged in the high hundreds (170 - 186). I really everybody is different, but this product has no useful purpose. I don't know whose writing those other reviews, but somebody is lying.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It Makes A Difference

              By pgrossman

              from Central Florida

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                  Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

                  Let me start by saying that every one's body is different. I am a 60 year type 2 diabetic. I exercise at least 5 days a week, 3 of those days is with a trainer. I'm coming up on 1 year working with Frank, and I'm in pretty good shape. I ran out of this product and after 4 days my glucose level went up on a consistent basis by about 30 points. Started it back, and it went down. What more can I say, it works for me.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This Stuff Works for me

                  By northstar8

                  from Lakeview, OR

                  About Me Type II

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Painless
                  • Reliable

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                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

                    2 tablets twice a day

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works as Advertiised

                    By rkfrank

                    from Houston, Tx

                    About Me Blood sugars slightly hig

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Painless
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                      • Adults
                      • Daily Use
                      • Travel

                      Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

                      My fasting blood sugar was a little high the last two times that it was checked (115). Started taking this product and dropped below 100.

                      (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A Must for Diabetes II Sugar Control

                      By parnapierogies

                      from Cleveland, OH

                      About Me Type II

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                      Pros

                      • Effective

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                        • Adults
                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

                        Sugar Balance has the right ingredients that gets effective results. Bitter Melon is used in eastern cultures to treat diabetic sugar levels.
                        I found this out at the Nee How and NIPA Hut Oriental food stores in the Cleveland area.
                        Each tablet containst 200 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid. Dr. Oz has recommended 400 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid a day to control blood sugar. So, you
                        need two tablets a day to get that Alpha Lipoic Acid requirement. Dr. Oz does not endorse this GNC product, but it certainly gives you a holistic approach to your diabetes concerns.

                        I take two tablets after a meal with higher carbs.
                        My AC1 level was 6.7 and I got it down to 5.8.
                        I was close to going on insulin. The Cleveland Clinic told me to get my carbs down to 30 a meal.
                        I strive for a 20+ carb zone a meal or less.

                        I said good bye to white potatoes, white bread, potato chips, ice cream, cereal, fruit, corn and side dishes in the pouch. No more pancakes, pizza, pasta, pastry, breaded chicken and fish. All of these have white flour.

                        I eat unbreaded fish, chicken and I have shiratake noodles for pasta. I eat a lot of bagged cole slaw, veggies, salads and watch the sugar content on my salad dressings. I will have small grape tomatoes on my salads. I have protein
                        at every meal. I use stevia for a sweetner. I eat the plain Greek yogurt in the blue and white cup.

                        My favorite snacks are air popped pop corn and sugar free jello in the pudding cups. You can make a low carb ice cream treat with the Zuko ice cream maker. I eat only 1/2 tub of Lean Cuisine frozen veggie lasagna. That is 22 carbs. I also joined Weight Watchers and lost 50 pounds. Also, substitute cauliflower for mashed potatoes and pancakes. Watch the Hungry Girl food show and read her books for getting the carbs down.

                        Both my liver doctor and primary care physician are pleased with my sugar results. Both of them are aware that I take Sugar Balance plus my other supplements. My primary care physian's mother grows bitter melon. Her family is from the Phillippines.

                        Today is Christmas and I had some small pieces of pastry and I downed 3 Sugar Balance tabletes afterward. I had no sugar spikes, shakes, or dizziness today.

                        I do not treat Sugar Balance as a green light to eat all kinds of high carb sugary foods. I treat Sugar Balance as a helpful and necessary addition to my diet. This supplement will be a daily permanent change in my diet. Thanks to strict diet changes and Sugar Balance, I beat the monsterous killer of diabetes. Thanks.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Lifesaver!

                        By cowgrlmag7

                        from Long Island, New York

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Painless
                        • Reliable

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                          • Daily Use
                          • Travel

                          Comments about GSL TECHNOLOGY 1009103 GSL Sugar Balance™:

                          This is a follow-up to my first posting. My glucose reading for the past 3 years has been between 104 and 107. I have been using this product for 6 months now, taking one pill at every meal. I just got the results of a recent blood test and was elated to see that my glucose level had dropped to 99! Now I am in the normal range again. This is a product that will be a permanent part of my daily routine from now on.

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