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Jarrow Formulas Glucose Optimizer® -- 120 Tablets


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Jarrow Formulas Glucose Optimizer® -- 120 Tablets

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Jarrow Formulas Glucose Optimizer® Description

  • Supports Healthy Glucose Levels and Antioxidant Status
  • Gluten Free

Glucose Optimizer® is a comprehensive combination of ingredients that support glucose levels and provide antioxidant protection.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid facilitates blood glucose balance and supports general metabolism by its effects on energy production.
  • Banaba, Gymnema, Bitter Melon, and Eucalyptus are herbal extracts that influence glucose metabolism. Glycostat® Wild Bitter Melon Extract, a proprietary extract produced from a wild genotype, promotes a healthy blood sugar level.
  • Magnesium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and production of energy.
  • Resveratrol protects cardiovascular function by inhibiting LDL oxidation, promotes nitric oxide synthesis and supports the integrity of the capillaries.


Directions

Take 2 tablets two times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
Free Of
Wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanuts/tree nuts.

*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: 4 Tablets
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate)100 mg170%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol)16 IU50%
Niacinamide300 mg1,500%
Vitamin B1 (as thiamine mononitrate)5 mg330%
Vitamin B5 (as calcium d-pantothenate)25 mg250%
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)5 mg250%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)100 mcg167o%
Biotin1000 mcg330%
Magnesium (as magnesium malate)200 mg50%
Manganese (from manganese citrate)1 mg50%
Selenium (as methylselenocysteine)10 mcg14%
Chromium (from 100 mg Saccharomyces cerevisiae nutritional yeast)200 mcg170%
Glycostat® Wild Bitter Melon Extract
(Momordica charantia, wild genotype, 15:1)
750 mg*
Gymnema sylvestre (75% gymnemic acids)300 mg*
Alpha-Lipoic Acid200 mg*
Eucalyptus Leaf Extract (Eucalyptus globulus)100 mg*
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg*
Resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum, 50%)50 mg*
Banaba Leaf Extract (1% corosolic acid)48 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, calcium phosphate, stearic acid (vegetable source), magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silicon dioxide and a food grade coating.

Warnings

If you have a medical condition (especially diabetes or glucose control problems), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially for diabetes or glucose control), consult your health care practitioner before using this product.

 

Note: During use, advise your medical professional that you are taking Biotin before any blood tests. Consult a healthcare professional before using this product if you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or lactating, under the age of 18, or have a medical condition (especially if being treated for glucose control); if adverse reactions occur, discontinue use.

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Hungry…Again? Your Blood Sugar Could be to Blame

If you find it impossible to keep from reaching for the chips and dip before bed, your blood sugar could be to blame. Those who experience large dips in their blood sugar levels several hours after eating remain hungrier than others -- and end up eating hundreds more calories each day, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Metabolism. Concept of What Causes Blood Sugar to Drop Represented By Back View of Hungry Woman Peering into Refrigerator | Vitacost.com/blog As part of the study, participants wore stick-on continuous glucose monitors that tracked  their blood sugar levels throughout the research period. Researchers noticed that some participants recorded significant "sugar dips" a few hours after eating a meal. Those registering such declines in blood sugar had a 9% increase in hunger and on average ate their next meal a half-hour sooner than little dippers. As a result, these participants ate hundreds of calories more on a daily basis than others who participated in the study. The researchers note that consuming just a few hundred extra calories each day can result in several pounds of weight gain over the course of a year. The study findings help confirm a trend that long has been observed, but rarely researched, says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian nutritionist known as "the plant-powered dietitian," and author of the book "California Vegan." "It makes sense: When your blood sugar drops, then your body is telling you to eat something by sending hunger messages, so that blood sugar can rise again," she says.

What causes blood sugar to drop?

Palmer notes that while we each have a unique metabolism, there are a few things that tend to contribute to dramatic rising and falling of blood sugar. They include:
  • Irregular meal intakes
  • Consumption of refined carbohydrates
  • Lack of balanced macronutrients at meals (such as protein, fats and carbohydrates)
  • Lack of fiber intake
Palmer cites the example of eating a highly refined breakfast -- such as a white bagel with jelly -- but not balancing it out with fat and protein. "Those carbs are refined," she says. "Thus, they raise the glucose quickly, and then it falls more quickly." As a result, "you are going to feel hungrier more quickly than if you had a fiber-rich, balanced-in-macros breakfast," she says. An example of a more balanced breakfast would be a bowl of whole grain oats with almonds, berries and soy milk. "There is fiber, protein and healthy fats there, and the whole grains are slower to digest," Palmer says.

Steps for keeping your blood glucose levels from falling

Falling blood glucose levels can lead to a host of short-term problems, including:
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
Over time, the long-term effects of falling blood sugar levels can be more serious, including a higher risk for heart disease and nerve damage. To prevent blood sugar dips, Palmer says you should get to know your own body better. "If you suffer from glucose dips, then you might want to split your meals into smaller more frequent feeding -- perhaps small meals, and a small snack halfway through that contains protein, fiber and fat too," Palmer says. She recommends switching from refined grains to whole grains, which have a much lower glycemic index. "Reduce added sugars significantly," Palmer says. "Instead, include whole fruits instead of fruit juice for natural desserts." Finally, she suggests eating more pulses, which are rich in protein. "Balance your meals with protein, healthy carbs and fats," she says.

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