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Blood Sugar Control is recommended to assist in the management of blood sugar levels in individuals with prediabetes or diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). Ingredients such as chromium, cinnamon, and Gymnena help with glucose metabolism, while alpha‑lipoic acid, Vaccinium, Ginkgo, and other antioxidants help protect blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues from the damaging effects of hyperglycemia and advanced glycosylated end-products.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner. If you are taking other medications, take this product at least 2 hours before or after them.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Cautions and warnings:
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, or seizures; if you have diabetes; if you have a kidney disorder; if you see signs of decreased fluid and food update, dehydration and reduced body weight gain; if you have intestinal disorders, or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever; or if you are taking any heart medication. Do not take additional vanadyl sulfate without consulting a health-care practitioner. Do not use if you have liver or gall bladder disorders, bowel obstructions, alcoholism, and/or are taking acetaminophen; if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; if you are hypersensitive or allergic to cinnamon or Peruvian balsam; if you have acid reflux; or if you have stomach or intestinal ulcers. Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience persistent abdominal pain, cramps, spasms, and/or diarrhea. Discontinue use if you develop symptoms of liver trouble.
Known adverse reactions: May cause irritation of the gastric mucous membranes and reflux. May cause gastrointestinal (diarrhea) disturbances in some individuals. Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner in case of sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness, and/or confusion, as these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract, 25% gymnemic acids||100 mg|
|Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit extract, 25% anthocyanosides||80 mg|
|Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, 95% proanthocyanidins||38 mg|
|Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seed extract, 50% saponins||13 mg|
|Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) fruit extract||13 mg|
|Phyllanthus niruri extract||13 mg|
|Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica) fruit extract||13 mg|
|Tinospora cordifolia extract||13 mg|
|Cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum) bark extract||93 mg|
|Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) leaf extract, 1% corosolic acid||33 mg|
|Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) leaf extract, 10% ursolic acid||13 mg|
|Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root extract, 3% flavonoids||13 mg|
|Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome extract||10 mg|
|Quercetin (from Sophora japonica flower bud)||75 mg|
|alpha-Lipoic acid||50 mg|
|Vanadyl sulfate||7.5 mg|
|Chromium (from chromium picolinate)||150 mcg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Blood Sugar Control Key Ingredients
|Chromium||400 to 1000 mcg per day||Meta-analysis: Chromium improved glycosylated hemoglobin levels by −0.6% (95% CI −0.9 to −0.2) and fasting glucose by −1.0 mmol/l (−1.4 to −0.5), both sizeable changes.|
Systematic review: 13 of 15 clinical studies (including 11 RCTs) involving a total of 1,690 subjects reported significant improvement in at least one outcome of glycemic control. Positive outcomes from chromium picolinate supplementation included reduced blood glucose, insulin, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, and reduced requirements for hypoglycemic medication.
|alpha-Lipoic acid||600 mg per day||There was a 27% improvement in insulin sensitivity, measured as increase in insulin-stimulated glucose disposal (MCR) (+27% v. placebo; p < .01).|
ALA has a large body of evidence supporting its use in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, and may be of use in protecting the retina from hyperglycemia-induced damage as well.
|Cinnamon||1000 mg per day||Meta-analysis: Pooling data from 6 studies and 435 patients showed that cinnamon significantly decreased mean HbA1c (0.09%; 95% CI 0.04 to 0.14) and mean FPG (0.84 mmol/l; 95% CI 0.66 to 1.02).|
|Gymnena sylvestre||400 mg per day||Reduction in blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin and glycosylated plasma proteins. Conventional drug dosage could also be decreased.|
|Vaccinium myrtillus||300 mg extract per day||Blueberry extract reduced fasting blood glucose from 143 mg/L to 104 mg/L (p < 0.001), and reduced CRP as well as liver enzymes in people with DM2.|
Blueberries have also been shown to promote healthier patterns of blood circulation, including reduced blood “stickiness” or reduced vascular cell adhesion molecules.
|Ginkgo biloba||120 to 240 mg per day||Ginkgo protects the vasculature, including blood vessels serving the eyes, and has been shown to improve early diabetic retinopathy and protect against early diabetic nephropathy.|
Ginkgo has also been shown to exert benefits on HbA1c, a measure of long-term glucose control.