Insulin Factors by Michael's Naturopathic Programs
Michael's Naturopathic Programs Insulin Factors - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Michael's Naturopathic Insulin Factors nutrients that play an important role in the production of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells. Michael's Naturopathic Insulin Factors contains R-Lipoic Acid, Biotin, Zinc. Michael's Naturopathic Insulin Factors provides nutrients that play an important role in the production of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells. Insulin itself is composed of two chains of amino acids that are linked by disulfide bonds. The two chains are held together by sulfur bonds. MSM is a source of sulfur.
Insulin-producing Beta cells are located in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Some research suggests that certain factors may support healthy Beta cell function. Among these are lipoic acid, quercitin, and vanadium. Lipoic acid is also involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is required to produce insulin and for its storage.
Hormones are produced by our endocrine system and control many essential functions in the body. Insulin, a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas, has a number of roles including helping to regulate blood glucose levels. The actions of insulin help regulate blood glucose levels through two mechanisms. First, insulin promotes the movement of blood glucose into muscle and fat cells to be used as fuel. Second, insulin stimulates the formation of glycogen, the storage form of glucose, for future energy needs. Glycogen stores are found in liver, muscle, and fat tissues.
Other functions for insulin include promoting the movement of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, into cells; the stimulation of fat storage; and inhibiting the conversion of non-carbohydrates (fats and proteins) into glucose. Secretion of insulin by the beta cells in the pancreas is regulated by a negative feedback system that is sensitive to blood glucose levels. Beta cells release insulin when levels become elevated. These mechanisms come into play following a meal: insulin increases insulin receptor sensitivity to assist in getting glucose into the cells and it helps to take care of any additional blood glucose by promoting the formation of glycogen.
The insulin molecule contains seven amino acids known as essential, meaning that the body cannot synthesize them. Production of insulin is both a complex and crucial process. Providing nutrient support for these activities is vital to overall health and vitality.
Michael Schwartz, President of Michael's Naturopathic Programs, has worked in the natural food industry since 1975 as a sales rep, a retailer, teacher and naturopathic counselor and as a producer of nutritional supplements and other products. His first naturopathic formulas, designed to nourish and support the body in its natural return to harmony and good health, were created originally for family, friends and clients. These naturopathic formulas and the nearly 100 products offered today, are designed to be synergistically complete. They contain all the nutrients in the right amounts plus the proper combinations to produce optimal results.
Michael also pioneered gender-specific supplements, inspired by formulas he created for his wife and children in 1987. His belief in the principles of naturopathy has led him to rule out offering anything not in the true spirit of health, such as hormone-based or glandular-containing products or fads. Michael's Naturopathic Programs uses only "tried and true" formulas based on basic principles of healing.
Michael's Naturopathic Programs, established in 1984, is known for formulas based on naturopathic principles. Almost exclusively vegetarian and kosher; no artificial binders or excipients; wheat-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free always. Their products are GMP certified, non-GMO, and in many cases vegan. Organic ingredients may be used when available and reliable. They are committed to the traditional natural foods industry and its healthy longevity.
Blood Pressure Factors is Michael's Naturopathic Programs #1 product and has been for over 20 years. Their mission statement: "Dedicated to healing the world, one person at a time by eliminating the interference of disease."
What Is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy traces its roots to Greek, European, and Chinese medical traditions. It shares the beliefs from these ancient cultures of an underlying life force - a force that, when nourished, allows the body to heal itself. Simply put, it is a system best described as "Following the Path of Nature". It uses traditional healing modalities found in nature from around the world. Since its inception nutrition has been the mainstay of naturopathic methods, often employing herbs as medicines. True naturopathy is a form of healing that looks at health and disease from a very different perspective and employs the basic elements of earth, water, air, sunshine and nutrients in their most natural states to achieve its goals.
The underlying principle of naturopathy, "to heal in harmony with the natural functions of the body without harm," highlights its appeal. This harmony is exactly what sets it apart from conventional Western/Allopathic methods - it is also what distinguishes it from what it is often confused with, the better-known "homeopathic" medicine. While both systems share a deep commitment in treating the cause of the disease, homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the concept that "like cures like," stimulating the body into a healing responsive mode.
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules with breakfast or, for optimal results take one (1) capsule with breakfast and one (1) capsule with lunch or dinner. Dosage may be increased as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Made in a GMP facility that processes egg, fish, milk, shellfish, soy, tree nut and wheat products. Contains phenylalanine and should be avoided by phenylketonurics and women who are pregnant or lactating.
About Michael's Naturopathic Programs
MICHAEL'S® NATUROPATHIC PROGRAMS COMBINE SOME OF TODAY'S MOST ADVANCED CONSTITUENTS (ESTER-C®/ OPTIZINC®/ CHROMEMATE), WITH TRADITIONAL HERBS TO CREATE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE. THE LINE INCLUDES PROGRAMS FROM PRENATAL TO INFANT TO SENIORS, AS WELL AS OVER 30 TOTAL BODY CONSCIOUS CONDITION SPECIFIC PROGRAMS, KNOWN AS THE FACTORS OF LIFE® TARGETED NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMS. MICHAEL'S® PRODUCES MORE THAN 100 PRODUCTS IN CATEGORIES AS SUPPLEMENT PROGRAMS, MINERALS, SPECIALTY ITEMS, COSMETICS AND SALVES.
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