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Vitacost Salacia Oblonga Extract -- 500 mg - 120 Capsules


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Vitacost Salacia Oblonga Extract -- 500 mg - 120 Capsules

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Vitacost Salacia Oblonga Extract Description

Natural, herbal extract promotes healthy glucose metabolism.*


What is Salacia Oblonga extract?


Salacia oblonga is a climbing plant that grows in India and Sri Lanka, used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.

 

Salacia oblonga contains two key constituents—salacinol and kotalanol—which are believed to be responsible for the plant’s beneficial effects on alpha-glucosidase intestinal enzymes.* These enzymes turn carbohydrates into glucose (sugar). If the intestinal enzymes bind to the herbal extract rather than to carbohydrates, less glucose enters the bloodstream.*

 


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Salacia Oblonga Extract?

  • When used as part of your diet, Salacia oblonga may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* 
  • Improves glycemic response after consumption of starch-containing meals.*
  • May promote cardiovascular health.*

Vitacost® Salacia Oblonga Extract is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 500 mg of Salacia oblonga per capsule.
  • Contains 120 servings per bottle.
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value.

 

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Directions

As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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: 120
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Salacia oblonga Extract (20:1)(root and stem)500 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating woman, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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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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