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Vitacost Synergy Blood Sugar Support* with Gymnema & Chromium -- 90 Capsules


Vitacost Synergy Blood Sugar Support* with Gymnema & Chromium
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Vitacost Synergy Blood Sugar Support* with Gymnema & Chromium -- 90 Capsules

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Vitacost Synergy Blood Sugar Support* with Gymnema & Chromium Description

 All-natural, multi-nutrient blend featuring chromium GTF, gymnema, bitter melon, cinnamon and more.


What is Blood Sugar Support
*?

 

Blood Sugar Support* is an ideal formula for those interested in a natural supplement to complement a healthy diet. It’s also a convenient way to obtain multiple herbs, vitamins and the mineral chromium, without having to take separate supplements.

 


Synergy Blood Sugar Support* is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies a unique blend of herbs/plant extracts, including gymnema, bitter melon, cinnamon, bilberry, fenugreek and more
  • Supplies 857% of the Daily Value for the mineral chromium
  • Features natural mixed carotenoids extracted from a nutrient-rich algae, Dunaliella salina
  • Provides standardized extracts of gymnema and bitter melon. Standardization ensures consistent levels of active ingredients in each dose
  • Contains 30 servings per bottle
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value


Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Synergy by Vitacost 
Working with your body, Synergy supplements can keep you headed in the right direction. These formulas feature standardized herbal extracts, scientifically researched ingredients and high potencies – all at the best value possible. Synergy provides premium nutrition, because your health is too precious to be making sacrifices. Find your everyday essentials and targeted wellness support in this growing selection of well-researched, quality supplements.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules with food twice per day 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, 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: 3 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A
(100% as beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids)
480 mcg53%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate)300 mcg857%
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)(bark)400 mg*
Fenugreek 4:1 Extract (seed)210 mg*
Prickly pear (leaf)150 mg*
Bitter Melon Extract (fruit) standardized to 7.5% bitter principles (11.25 mg)150 mg*
Gymnema Extract (leaf) standardized to 75% gymnemic acids (75 mg)100 mg*
Bilberry (leaf)100 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, rice flour and vegetable magnesium stearate.
Contains: Fish (Tilapia).
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, 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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The Glycemic Index: What It Is & How Anyone Can Use This Blood Sugar Tool

The glycemic index is a decades-old tool used to aid in blood sugar management. The index lists foods and scores them based on how quickly they release glucose. With this information, individuals can make choices about meals and even alter an entire outlook on food and nutrition. Learn more about this food scoring system, whether it’s a good tool for you, and if so, how to use it.

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What is glycemic index?

The glycemic index deals with carbohydrate foods. When you eat a carbohydrate, it breaks down into glucose or sugar. The glycemic index is a number that helps predict how fast this process occurs. In theory the faster your food breaks down, the higher your blood sugar will spike. Using the glycemic index as a guide encourages individuals to focus on foods that rank lower and have less impact on blood sugar. It’s also recommended to limit high-glycemic foods as these tend to increase blood sugar quicker. The glycemic index scores foods between zero and 100.
  • Low = 0-55
  • Medium = 56-69
  • High = 70-100
Some foods that fall into these categories include:
  • Low glycemic index = fruits, vegetables, beans, minimally processed grains, pasta, low-fat dairy and nuts
  • Moderate glycemic index = white and sweet potatoes, corn, white rice, couscous and some breakfast cereals
  • High glycemic index = white rice, rice cakes, crackers, bagels, cakes, doughnuts, croissants and some cereals

How to use glycemic index

To properly use the glycemic index, familiarize yourself with the values of carbohydrate foods that you commonly eat. If your favorite foods have a higher glycemic index, find alternatives that are lower on the scale.

Who should use the glycemic index?

The tool was created in 1981 by physicians David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever. It is geared toward those seeking better blood sugar management, specifically people with prediabetes, diabetes or other endocrine disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These physicians also found it helpful in populations with hyperlipidemia seeking to lower triglycerides and cholesterol. But using the glycemic index encourages more whole food choices, making it a positive tool for anyone. While “food as medicine” has grown in popularity over recent years, some may still not realize the true impact food can have on health. The glycemic index is a concrete example of food as medicine. When used properly, it shows the impact food can play on lab values and medical conditions.

The pros and cons of the glycemic index

Pros:

The glycemic index can be a useful tool for those seeking a solution for controlling blood sugar. It provides ideas for food swaps that are easy to understand based off of a numerical value. It may bring more awareness to the impact that food choices have on medical conditions.

Cons:

The glycemic index compares all foods based off a certain weight. This doesn’t factor in what a typical serving size may be, which may lead to a value that is lower or higher than what people actually experience. Some feel the biggest con of the glycemic index is that it doesn’t factor nutritional qualities. For example, potato chips have a similar glycemic index to oatmeal, but oatmeal provides a higher nutrition quality. Oatmeal’s soluble fiber content has been shown to help lower cholesterol. Chips are often deep fried in oil and higher in unhealthy saturated fats. When considering the big picture of nutrition, oatmeal would be recommended over chips. If you’re solely following the glycemic index, you miss out on that bigger picture. Another con to the glycemic index is that it is based off the effects of eating a singular carbohydrate food rather than as part of a meal or snack. When carbohydrates are consumed with other foods, like fats or proteins, your body digests the carbohydrates differently. In this way, the glycemic index may not accurately depict how your body processes the carbohydrates.

Using the glycemic index for you

The glycemic index has been around for just over forty years. While some find it to be confusing, others see it as a helpful tool in meal planning and blood sugar management. If you need more personalized dietary advice, a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator can help with meal planning and product guidance to assist you with better blood sugar management.

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