Jarrow Formulas® Glucose Optimizer®

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Glucose Optimizer® Supports Healthy Glucose Levels* and Antioxidant Status*
Glucose Optimizer® is a comprehensive combination of nutrients that support healthy glucose levels and provide antioxidant protection.
  • • Alpha Lipoic Acid facilitates blood glucose balance and supports general metabolism by its effects on energy production.*
  • • Banaba, Gymnema, Bitter Melon, and Eucalyptus are herbal extracts that influence glucose metabolism.* Glycostat Wild Bitter Melon Extract, a proprietary extract produced from a wild genotype, promotes a healthy blood sugar level*
  • • Magnesium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and production of energy.*
  • • Resveratrol protects cardiovascular function by inhibiting LDL oxidation, promotes nitric oxide synthesis and supports the integrity of the capillaries*

    * 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.

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    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size 4 Tablets
    Servings Per Container 30
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) 100.00 mg167%
    Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol) 16.00 IU53%
    Thiamin (B-1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 5.00 mg333%
    Niacin (as Niacinamide) 300.00 mg1500%
    Vitamin B5 (as calcium d-pantothenate) 25.00 mg250%
    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI) 5.00 mg250%
    Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 100.00 mcg1667%
    Biotin 1000.00 mcg333%
    Magnesium (As Magnesium Malate) 200.00 mg50%
    Selenium 10.00 mcg14%
    Manganese (as manganese citrate) 1.00 mg50%
    Chromium 200.00 mcg167%
    Bitter Melon Extract 750.00 mg0%
    Gymnema Sylvestre 300.00 mg0%
    Alpha lipoic acid 200.00 mg0%
    Eucalyptus Leaf Extract 100.00 mg0%
    Gamma Tocopherol 100.00 mg0%
    Resveratrol (from Polygonum cuspidatum) 50.00 mg**
    Banaba leaf extract 48.00 mg 0%
    ** Daily Value (DV) not established

    Product Directions / Additional Info

    Take 2 tablets two times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.

    Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Calcium Phosphate, Gum Arabic, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silicon Dioxide, Maltodextrin, food grade coating

    No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.

    Storage Instructions: Keep out of reach of children and pets.

    Warning: If you have a medical condition (especially diabetes or glucose control problems), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially for diabetes or glucose control), consult your healthcare professional before using this product.

    Jarrow Formulas®
    P.O. Box 35994
    Los Angeles, CA 90035-4317

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    Health Notes

    Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

    Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula
    Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula: Main Image
    Feeding infants a certain type of nutrient-enriched formula led to faster weight gain in infancy-but also made for chubbier children later
    A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that feeding infants a certain type of nutrient-enriched formula led to faster weight gain in infancy-but also made for chubbier children later.

    Bigger isn't always better for babies

    With obesity rates continuing to climb, recent research has aimed to identify what factors-other than the obvious eating too much and not exercising enough-might contribute to a person's chance of becoming overweight. Some studies have suggested that beyond lifestyle factors and genetic make up, overnutrition early in life could set the stage for weight problems later.

    The new report combined the results of two separate studies (with a total of 243 children) that compared the effects of a standard infant formula with that of a nutrient-enriched one (that was higher in protein and calories) on growth promotion in the first few months of life, and on the chances of having more body fat at five to eight years of age. The children were all born small for gestational age, meaning that they were below the 20th percentile for weight at birth.

    The nutrient-enriched formula used in one of the studies was provided by Farley's Health Products (Farley's PremCare). (A similar product is available from Gerber, called Good Start Premature 24.) The infants were assigned to receive either the standard or nutrient-enriched formula until six to nine months of age. Fat mass was measured at follow-up to assess the long-term effects of the different formulas.

    Bigger for life?

    Babies assigned to receive the nutrient-enriched formula were significantly heavier and longer than the standard formula babies at six to nine months in one study, but not the other. In both studies, children who were assigned the nutrient-enriched formula in infancy had more fat mass in childhood than the standard formula children-up to 38% more in one study. "These data support a causal link between faster early weight gain and a later risk of obesity," said the study's authors. "These results suggest that the primary prevention of obesity could begin in infancy, with major implications for cardiovascular disease risk and public health," said the UK researchers.

    These findings are in line with others that have found that about 20% of the risk of becoming overweight in adulthood can be attributed to infant nutrition (formula feeding instead of breast-feeding) or to being in the highest group for weight gain in infancy.

    So while no one is saying to put your baby on a diet, it's probably best to opt for a standard formula if you can't breast-feed-even if your baby was born on the small side.

    (Am J Clin Nutr 2010;doi:10.3945/ajcn.2010.29302)

    Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

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