Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including the immune system. The Gluco-Support Formula has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients for optimal health. ƒ Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included to support the vital roles they play in energy production, antioxidant support and the maintenance of healthy blood cells, the nervous system, hormonal balance, and more.ƒ Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms. Gluco-Support Formula offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated to offer additional support of the body’s mechanisms that maintain healthy glucose metabolism. Fluctuations in glucose metabolism can impact the degree of glycation present in the body.
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated after exposure to sugars, and can be a result of the normal aging process. The presence of AGEs in various cell types can affect extracellular and intracellular structure and function. Maintenance of normal blood glucose levels is fundamental to inhibiting AGE formation. Chromium is an integral component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) and is essential for proper glucose metabolism. Adequate chromium nutrition is essential for the formation of GTF and the healthy metabolism of blood glucose. Gymnema sylvestre is an ayurvedic botanical that may assist in the health of pancreatic beta cells. Gymnema is also thought to be supportive in maintaining normal intestinal glucose absorption. Human and animal studies have indicated it may be useful in supporting already healthy glucose metabolism. Research suggests that the trace element vanadium may have unique activity within a number of physiological systems including lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Biotin serves as a cofactor of glucose metabolism and induces glucokinase, an enzyme that encourages cells to retain glucose for energy production rather than release it into the blood stream. Alpha Lipoic appears to be necessary for the normal transport of blood glucose into the cell.