Blood Sugar Formula by Nature's Life
High-potency biotin, intended to provide nutritive support for normal glucose levels
Magnesium and zinc, frequently low in people with irregular sugar level
Chromium for optimizing insulin receptor function
Standardized gymnema to help support glucose regulation
Asian ginseng to help support blood glucose levels
Facts about Blood Sugar Formula
Biotin is an often forgotten essential vitamin that helps metabolize fat, carbohydrates, and protein.1 Animal studies have shown that high biotin intake helps correct genetic disturbances in blood glucose and insulin regulation.2 Researchers have noted that blood levels of biotin are often deficient in people with diabetes.3 Preliminary reports have found that high oral doses of biotin (9–16 mg per day) have successfully helped in the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels4,5 and may even help relieve nerve discomfort.6
Chromium is a trace mineral of great importance in human nutrition. Its primary role is to optimize the effect of insulin on delivering glucose from the blood to the cells of most body tissues.7 Chromium appears to bind to a small molecule inside the cell, after which this molecule is able to stimulate the activity of the cell’s insulin receptors, allowing insulin to more effectively remove glucose from the blood.8 Chromium deficiency in humans results in impaired blood glucose regulation. Chromium deficiency also adversely impacts blood cholesterol and other blood lipids.9
The amount of chromium in the diets of most Western countries has been difficult to measure, but is probably inadequate when people consume large amounts of chromium-poor “junk food,” especially refined carbohydrates, which increase chromium losses in the urine.10,11 Humans with cardiovascular disease or diabetes are known to have lower than normal levels of chromium.12,13 Athletes may also be at risk of deficiency because intense exercise also increases urinary chromium losses.14 Chromium supplementation at 200 mcg/day has helped many people improve their regulation of blood glucose, insulin, and lipids.15,16 However one study using even larger amounts of chromium (up to 1000 mcg/day) demonstrated greater benefits than the 200 mcg daily dose.17
Magnesium and Zinc
People with diabetes often have low blood levels of magnesium, which can be corrected with magnesium supplements.18,19 Some studies have shown magnesium supplements to be helpful for improving glucose metabolism in healthy people20,21 and in people with irregular glucose regulation.22 Zinc plays an important role in the synthesis, storage and secretion of insulin by the pancreas,23 as well as other roles vital to optimal glucose metabolism.24,25 People with disturbances of their glucose regulation often have some degree of zinc deficiency, due in part to increased urinary losses of zinc.26,27
Gymnema sylvestre is an herb with a long history of use in Ayurveda, the ancient healing tradition of the Indian subcontinent. The active components of this herb, called gymnemic acids, have long been known for their blood-sugar lowering effects.28,29,30 Gymnema raises insulin levels,31 possibly by increasing insulin flow from the pancreas.33 Gymnema may also improve glucose regulation by affecting its absorption from the intestinal tract.34 Preliminary and controlled human trials have shown great promise for the use of gymnema extracts (at least 400 mg per day) for improving blood glucose regulation.35,36,37
Asian (Panax) Ginseng
Panax ginseng, made famous by centuries of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been recognized in that system for its beneficial effects on blood glucose regulation. Laboratory and animal research has demonstrated that ginseng enhances insulin release from the pancreas and increases the number of cell receptors available for insulin to bind to.38,39 Both in animal research40 and in a double:" ":cantly to improve blood sugar levels.
Take 2 tablets per day with food.
Serving Size 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container 30
Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Biotin (as d-biotin) 16,000 mcg 5,333%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide, Citrate) 200 mg 50%
Zinc (from Zinc Gluconate, Citrate, Sulfate) 15 mg 100%
Copper (as Copper Citrate) 1.5 mg 75%
Chromium (as Chromium Arginate) 500 mcg 417%
Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) (leaf extract) 400 mg *
(Standardized to 75% Gymnemic acids)
Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng) 200 mg *
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide and
About Nature's Life
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