Diabetes is a growing epidemic in North America and is placing a major strain on our health care system. Poor eating habits that have led to increased obesity rates and an aging population are two of the main causes of the increased incidence of diabetes. Fortunately there are ways to manage and treat diabetes by making healthy food choices and using diabetes supplements for those who wish to use the natural approach. One of the biggest changes is dietary.+ Read more >
Avoiding refined sugar in cookies, pastry, processed foods and high-sugar fruit juices is essential. Adding whole grains, lean protein and fibre to your diet, and eating smaller meals more frequently all helps to balance the blood sugar levels over the day. Using a high quality protein supplement can help stabilize blood sugar levels, particularly when there isn’t enough to time to eat a well-balanced meal. There are also diabetes supplements such as Chromium picolinate, Vitamin B complex and Vitamin D that help the body to regulate blood sugar levels naturally. A high quality Vitamin B complex is an essential diabetes supplement because Vitamin B is essential to both the digestive and nervous system, and Vitamin B levels have been shown to drop significantly after the age of 50. This means that at the time when Type II, or age-onset diabetes, is most likely to occur, our bodies are lacking in a key vitamin that helps to balance sugar levels and support the nerves, helping to lower the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy. Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of developing both Type I and Type II diabetes. Unfortunately most of us do not get enough sun exposure for our bodies to manufacture sufficient Vitamin D on their own, making a Vitamin D supplement an essential part of any daily diabetes supplement program. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is required for the body to efficiently metabolize sugar, however the levels in the body are reduced by eating sugar. Including chromium in the form of picolinate as part of a diabetes supplements routine helps prevent a chromium deficiency, which contributes to the development of Type II diabetes. Essential fatty acids and magnesium, in addition to providing numerous other health benefits including protecting cardiovascular health, have been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels and should be part of any overall health supplement program. Herbal diabetes supplements that have been shown to improve blood sugar control for Type II diabetics include North American ginseng and cinnamon. Incorporating diabetes supplements into an overall plan that includes dietary changes, nutritional support and regular exercise will allow you to take control of your diabetes. Body Energy Club has a wide range of diabetes supplements that will help you achieve your goal of managing your diabetes and improving your overall health. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure that they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications. + Read less >
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for centuries for countless purposes. It is a ancient folk remedy known to relieve just about any ailment you can think of. More recently, apple cider vinegar supplements are used to aid a variety of health conditions including weight loss, digestive difficulties, joint pain, blood thinning and infections. It is also an excellent source of naturally occurring potassium.$10.99
Benfotiamine is a naturally-occurring form of thiamin (vitamin B1). Benfotiamine's superior ability to penetrate cell membranes increases its bioavailability over conventional thiamin supplements. This allows for the use of benfotiamine to elicit all of the benefits of vitamin B1, such as the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat, in a highly efficient manner.$32.99
Glycine is the simplest of all amino acids required for protein synthesis in the body. Research supports a role for glycine in supporting a wide range of bodily structures and functions, including release of somatotropin (human growth hormone), memory function, healthy thought patterns, collagen synthesis, normal cell growth and development, glucose metabolism after a carbohydrate load, and preventing unhealthy angiogenesis (blood vessel formation).
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Arginine is L-arginine, a conditionally essential amino acid and the main precursor in the body in the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), now accepted to be the "endothelium-derived relaxation factor (EDRF)." L-arginine helps to improve exercise capacity.
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R(+)-Lipoic acid is the natural form of this vital antioxidant. It is the sole form produced in the body for use in the mitochondria. Conventional "lipoic acid" or "alpha lipoic acid" supplements are only 50% R(+)-lipoic acid; the other half of such supplements is the artificial S(-)-enantiomer. Research demonstrates that R(+)-lipoic acid is more potent that the S(-)-form, and that in some cases the S(-)-form interferes with R(+)-lipoic acid's actions in the body. If you're taking a conventional lipoic acid pill, then you need to know that the health-promoting, anti-aging benefits associated with this nutrient are only being delivered by half of your supplement. The other half is worse than useless: it actually antagonizes the effects of the good half of the supplement. To put it bluntly: the lipoic acid you're taking harbors both a hero ... and an "evil twin." Many molecules used by the body have a specific "handedness" (chirality). For example, alpha-tocopherol, or essential fatty acids. In some cases, synthetic versions of these molecules have a different "handedness" than the natural molecule. You're probably familiar with some examples of this phenomenon, such as natural d- vs. synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherolor natural cis- vs. unnatural trans-fatty acids. Some of these artificial molecules are merely less potent than the natural forms, such as in the case of dl-alpha-tocopherol. But others are actually harmful - for example, trans-fatty acids. Unless they specify otherwise, "lipoic acid" supplements are a 50/50 mixture of the natural R (+) lipoic acid, and the synthetic S (-) lipoic acid. These mixtures are called "racemates." In some cases, S (-) lipoic acid - or the racemate - is simply less effective than R (+) lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S (-) form actually acts in opposition to the activity of R (+) lipoic acid.
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Each Floravision capsule contains potent levels of 250mg of high quality bilberry extract, standardized to contain 25% anthocyanins, in a base of 100mg of natural, freeze-dried blueberry powder. Next to bilberries, blueberries are the best food source of anthocyanins. The naturally occurring bioflavonoids in Floravision contain a broad spectrum of anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants.$52.99
GLUCOSMART formulated by Lorna Vanderhaeghe is designed to support blood sugar control, PCOS, skin tags, male facial hair groth and reduce belly fat! Chirositol has been researched specifically for women with PCOS, acne, male facial hair growth, elevated androgrens (male hormones), belly fat, insulin resistance and diabetes.$48.99
PGX (PolyGlycopleX) is a non-starch polysaccharide (fibre) that has a very high water-absorbing capacity. When used with meals, PGX absorbs significant amounts of water, increasing the volume of the food you eat, quickly making you feel full, even when your food portions are smaller. Therefore, it is important to drink plenty of water when using PGX. This prolongs the after-meal sense of fullness helps normalize blood sugar levels and insulin secretion. By levelling out your sugar absorption, you can eliminate the “blood sugar roller coaster” - when food intake causes excess insulin to be secreted, later causing you to feel hungry due to blood sugar dropping, which then causes you to consume more food, which then causes more insulin secretion, etc. These ups and downs in blood sugar are hard on your body and make it very difficult to lose weight. PGX also increases food viscosity (its gel-like quality), which slows the rate that food is digested and absorbed. Ongoing research and development involving PGX has led to the development of the PGX Daily Ultra Matrix softgel – an advanced delivery system for superior results. The Ultra Matrix technology involves suspending PGX in an MCT-rich oil matrix (medium-chain triglycerides) derived from purified coconut oil. This matrix, when combined with stomach acid, disperses better than any other tested delivery system for soluble or insoluble fibre, including previous forms of PGX. Rapid dispersal substantially increases the potential of PGX Daily as the polysaccharides quickly attract water and thicken quickly providing a profound sense of fullness. This effect is referred to as “acid-induced viscosity” and it begins within minutes of ingesting PGX Daily.$26.98