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Charantea Bitter Melon -- 500 mg - 90 Vegetarian Capsules


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Charantea Bitter Melon -- 500 mg - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

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Charantea Bitter Melon Description

Helps Maintain Normal Blood Sugar Levels

Charantea Bitter Melon Ampalaya

Charantea Bitter Melon Ampalaya Vegetarian Capsules contains the same 100% bitter melon ingredient as the tea in a more convenient vegetable capsule form, ideal for people on the go, in the office or on the road. Charantea Vegetable Capsules are vegetarian-friendly with no animal by-products used.

Charantea is made from 100% dried whole Ampalaya [Bitter Melon] fruits, trusted for its nutritional value and health benefits. Natural, safe and effective, Charantea helps fortify a low-fat, high-fiber diet recommended for maintaining normal blood sugar levels.

What is Charantea?
Charantea is a dietary supplement made from 100% dried fruits of the Ampalaya or Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia Linn.). Whether taken as a soothing tea or in 500mg vegetable capsules, Charantea is safe, natural and effective.


Directions

For those who prefer the convenience of capsules, two 500mg capsules after each meal (for a total of six capsules a day) would result in the same recommended 3 grams per day since each capsule contain 500mg or half a gram. As blood sugar levels greatly depend on the individual's lifestyle and diet, results may vary. Charantea is best used in conjunction with a proper diet and regular exercise. For users who have better control of their lifestyle and diet, the recommended usage level of 3grams per day may be reduced to 1 to 2 grams daily, depending on each person's health and lifestyle.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90
Other Ingredients: Charantea Ampalaya Dietary Supplements are made from 100% dried fruits of the Ampalaya plant (scientifically named Momordica charantia Linn.), commonly known as the Bitter Melon. Carefully selected fruits are cleaned, sliced and dried using a special dehydration process that removes the Bitter Melon's notoriously bitter taste while retaining its beneficial elements. In tea or capsule form, Charantea contains only 100% dried Ampalaya fruits, ground into different levels of fineness. Charantea is all-natural, and caffeine-free.

Other ingredients:Hypermaltose (vegetable capsules) vegetable magnesium stearate and silica

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6 Early Signs That You May Have Diabetes

Diabetes can devastate your health. So, you want to stop the disease before it can get started.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a reminder to watch for early indicators of diabetes that might require a visit to your doctor.  

Vision Chart With Black Glasses to Represent Blurred Vision as One of the Early Signs of Diabetes | Vitacost.com/blog

Early Signs of Diabetes

“Your body sends you warning signs in the form of symptoms,” says Timika Chambers, a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and spokesperson for the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

 “Any unusual or consistent symptoms must be addressed by your health care provider,” she adds.

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes can develop quickly -- sometimes in a matter of weeks, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

By contrast, symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can be tougher to spot, and often evolve slowly over years.

For this reason, many people are not aware they have Type 2 diabetes until they have more serious health problems, such as heart issues.

Still, it is important to be on the lookout for early warning symptoms that might indicate you have diabetes. They include:

1. Increased thirst and urination

As excess sugar builds up in your system, your kidneys try to get rid of it, causing you to urinate more frequently. As you do so, the body can become dehydrated – leading to thirst.

“Not being able to quench your thirst and going to the bathroom frequently could be your body's way of getting your attention that something is not quite right,” Chambers says.

She adds that if you urinate two or more times within an hour, more than eight times during a day, or more than twice during at night, it might be a reason for concern.

That is especially true if you have not changed your intake of water, caffeine, tea or other fluids.

2. Sweet-smelling breath

If your breath smells sweet or “fruity,” it could be evidence that your body is producing high levels of blood acids known as ketones. This occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin.

3. Sores that do not heal

When your blood sugar levels are high, it can hamper blood flow and cause nerve damage. That makes the healing process more difficult.

4. Increased hunger

People with emerging diabetes may find it difficult to pull sufficient energy from the foods they eat. As a result, their hunger levels may rise.

Increased hunger is known as “polyphagia.” Chambers says that frequent hunger, frequent thirst (polydipsia) and frequent urination (polyuria) are “known as the 3 Ps.”

5. Blurred vision

As blood sugar levels spike, it can negatively impact tiny blood vessels in the eyes. As fluid seeps into the lens of the eye, vision turns blurry. Over time, this can lead to blindness.

6. Dark skin patches

An excess of insulin in the blood can cause a discoloration of the skin, particularly in the folds of the folds of the armpits, neck and groin. As part of this condition -- known as  acanthosis nigricans -- skin also typically becomes thickened.

When to see your doctor

Chambers says other symptoms that may serve as a warning of diabetes include headaches, palpitations and shakiness. “More severe symptoms include confusion and seizures if the blood sugar gets too low or too high,” she adds.

If you have any of the early symptoms of diabetes, make an appointment with your health care provider and discuss symptoms as soon as possible, Chambers says.

“Keep an ongoing list of symptoms in the form of a journal or tablet and include the date, time and anything surrounding the symptoms -- such as before or after dinner, or after exercising,” she says.

When you call to make an appointment, Chambers says you should explain what is going on and other key details, such as a family history of diabetes. This will help you get in to see your doctor promptly.

Chambers notes that severe complications related to diabetes – including increased risk of blindness, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease – can impact the body “from head to toe.”

“The sooner the intervention, the sooner you can start warding off or avoiding complications associated with diabetes,” she says.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, know that diabetes education can help you better manage the disease. Stop by the American Association of Diabetes Educators website for more details.

 

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