NOW Glucose Metabolic Support (90 vcaps)

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Glucose Metabolic Support contains GlucoFit®, a dietary ingredient extracted from the herb Lagestroemia speciosa. GlucoFit®'s active component, corosolic acid, has shown in scientific studies to support healthy glucose metabolisim. We have also included an extract from the herb Gymnema sylvestre, a small plant native to India. Extracts of Gymnema have been used for centuries by Ayurvedic herbalists for the support of glucose metabolism.*
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  • Superior Formula with GlucoFit®
  • Supports Glucose Metabolism
  • Minimizes Sweet Cravings*
  • A Dietary Supplement
  • Vegetarian Formula

Glucose Metabolic Support contains GlucoFit®, a dietary ingredient extracted from the herb Lagestroemia speciosa. GlucoFit®'s active component, corosolic acid, has shown in scientific studies to support healthy glucose metabolisim. We have also included an extract from the herb Gymnema sylvestre, a small plant native to India. Extracts of Gymnema have been used for centuries by Ayurvedic herbalists for the support of glucose metabolism.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Psyllium Fiber Decreases Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Psyllium Fiber Decreases Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Psyllium Fiber Decreases Metabolic Syndrome Risk: Main Image
Psyllium, a soluble fiber, can be taken as a supplement and tends to cause less bloating and gas than many other fiber supplements
Adding some psyllium fiber to your diet might lower your chances of developing a set of risk factors for heart disease called metabolic syndrome, says a study in Obesity Reviews.

A risky condition

Metabolic syndrome is defined as having three or more of the following:

  • Alterations in blood fats (high total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high triglycerides,
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Elevated blood sugar
  • Elevated blood pressure

People with metabolic syndrome are at significantly higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke and developing diabetes than people without the condition. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is steadily increasing worldwide in parallel with rising obesity rates.

Fiber fights against metabolic syndrome

High-fiber diets are associated with lower body weight and smaller waist size, better blood fat (lipid) profiles, and lower blood sugar levels. But many people don’t get the recommended 25 to 30 grams of fiber they need each day.

Psyllium, a soluble fiber, can be taken as a supplement. When added to water, it takes on a gelatin-like consistency that may help create a feeling of fullness and decrease cholesterol and glucose absorption. Psyllium tends to cause less bloating and gas than many other fiber supplements since it doesn’t ferment in the intestines as easily.

A review of studies conducted over the past 32 years showed that taking a psyllium supplement helps decrease the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. It seems to improve blood sugar levels, insulin response (how much insulin is released into the bloodstream after a meal), and blood fats. More studies are needed to determine if psyllium can help lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss. “Research to date does support the notion that the consumption of psyllium may provide benefits to many components of metabolic syndrome,” concluded the researchers.

Seize the reins

If you have metabolic syndrome, look at it as an opportunity to change the course of your health. There are plenty of things you can do in addition to adding psyllium to your daily regimen. To get out of the risk zone and into well-being:

  • Be active. Exercise helps lower your blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, aid in weight loss, and enhance your metabolism so you burn more calories even when you’re at rest. It’s one of the single best things you can do to stop metabolic syndrome in its tracks!
  • Clean up your diet. Switch out white bread and pastas for whole grain versions, skip the sugar in your coffee, opt for fiber-rich protein sources like beans and nuts in place of meat, and make sure you eat some fruits and veggies at every meal. Every little change helps add up to a healthier you.
  • Quit smoking. This is often easier said than done, so get the help you need to quit for good. Smoking increases your risk for countless health problems; quitting helps lower your risk of many of these right away.

(Obes Rev 2012;doi:10.1111/j.1467-789X)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation’s premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

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Ingredients

As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 3 times daily with food. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Alpha Lipoic Acid and

Supplement Facts

  • Serving Size:
  • 1 Vcap®
  • Servings Per Container: 90

 

Amount Per Serving | % Daily Value*:

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.

  • Thiamine (from Thiamine HCl) (Vitamin B-1) 8 mg 533% 
  • Biotin 1 mg 333% 
  • Pantothenic Acid (from D-Calcium Pantothenate) 8 mg 80% 
  • Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Citrate) 67 mg 17% 
  • Chromium (ChromeMate®) (from Chromium Polynicotinate) 133 mcg 111% 
  • GlucoFit® (min. 18% Corosolic Acid) 1.5 mg † 
  • Gymnema sylvestre (GS4®) (25% Gymnemic Acid) 67 mg † 
  • L-Glutamine 167 mg † 
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid 17 mg † 
  • Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate) 167 mcg †

Other Ingredients:

Rice Flour, Cellulose (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source). Gymnema sylvestre. Contains no: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

Caution: Diabetics and Hypoglycemics should consult with a qualified health practitioner before using.

Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.

  • ChromeMate® is a registered trademark of InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
  • GlucoFit® is a registered trademark of Softgel Technologies, Inc.
  • GS4® is a registered trademark of Sabinsa.
  • Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.

Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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