Blood-Sugar Balance: Critical to Long-Term Quality of Life
Submitted by Metagenics
The typical diet is high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, so it's no wonder why such a high proportion of our population has blood sugar concerns. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range is not only critical for energy and mood, but also for cardiovascular, nervous system, and immune health.
Blood Sugar Balance—Maintaining Metabolic Control
In a healthy metabolism, most of the food is broken down into glucose—or blood sugar—through digestion. In response to rising glucose levels, the pancreas releases proper amounts of insulin for healthy uptake of glucose by cells. Minutes after its release, insulin is removed from the bloodstream by the liver. As glucose levels drop, the liver converts stored sugar (glycogen) back into glucose and gradually releases it back into the bloodstream to prevent glucose fluctuations.
Today's Diet and Lifestyle— Negative Impact on Glucose Levels
Factors such as the Standard American Diet (SAD), hectic lifestyles, chronic stress, and genetic predispositions can easily upset this delicate balance of physiological events and negatively influence glucose and insulin homeostasis. While we can't change genetics, we can help change lifestyle habits with eating plans, exercise programs, and stress management techniques. Many people may also benefit from targeted nutritional and phytonutrient support.
Intensive Support for Glucose Homeostasis *
Research demonstrates that patients can achieve greater success by adding targeted macro- and micronutrients, phytonutrients, and herbs into their daily regimen. That's why Metagenics offers a complete line of industry-leading, science-based medical foods and nutraceuticals to address key areas of glucose metabolism.*
There are 540 known kinases—enzymes involved in key metabolic processes—that translate good food choices into signals of good health and poor food choices into signals of poor health. The remarkable discovery about kinase activity is that it has been correlated with insulin function and many
other physiological activities.* Metagenics has scientifically tested SKRMs that specifically target insulin function— leading to the development of, UltraMeal PLUS 360° medical food, and GlycemX 360° medical food. These formulas are designed to modulate kinase signaling in favor of healthy insulin metabolism and glucose transport.*
GlycemX™ 360°- Medical Food Designed for Type 2 Diabetes
GlycemX™ 360° is a science-based, low-glycemic-index, delicious medical food formulated to provide specialized nutritional support for people with type 2 diabetes.
• Features SKRMs in the form of RIAA and acacia, which have been shown to beneficially influence insulin and triglyceride levels
• Supports insulin sensitivity with therapeutic levels of cinnamon
• Promotes healthy glucose metabolism and insulin function with chromium, biotin, and magnesium
• Supports healthy heart function by providing 15 grams of a proprietary soy protein and 2 grams of plant sterols (including beta-sitosterol) per serving
• Provides foundation macro- and micronutrients to support overall health, plus inositol
• Insulin resistance • Hypoglycemia
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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