Glucose Optimizer 120 tablets - alpha lipoic acid, bitter melon, eucalyptus, green tea, gymnema, resveratrol | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Glucose Optimizer is a comprehensive combination of nutrients that improve glucose metabolism and antioxidant protection.
who can benefit from Glucose Optimizer?
Glucose Optimizer is designed for people whose blood glucose and insulin levels fluctuate. It may also be used by people interested in enhanced carbohydrate metabolism and antioxidant protection against aging and daily stress.
how does each active ingredient function in Glucose Optimizer?
• Alpha Lipoic Acid facilitates reduction of blood glucose and supports general metabolism by its effects on energy production.
• Banaba, Gymnema, Bitter Melon, and Eucalyptus are herbal extracts that have glucose regulating properties.
•Glycostat Wild Bitter Melon Extract, a proprietary extract produced from a wild genotype, promotes a healthy blood sugar level.
• Green Tea Extract (50% Polyphenols) supports the strength of capillaries and other blood vessels.
• Magnesium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and production of energy in the form of ATP.
• Resveratrol protects cardiovascular function by inhibiting LDL oxidation, upregulating nitric oxide synthesis and supporting the integrity of the capillaries
what distinguishes Glucose Optimizer?
• synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and botanicals
• resveratrol - comprehensive antioxidant
• blood sugar health support EasySolv tablets for fast, easy digestion and absorption
• alpha lipoic acid clinically-documented re insulin action
• 3+ glucose modulating herbal extracts: Gymnema and bitter melon
More than 16 million people in the U.S. have difficulty maintaining healthy glucose levels. Our Westernized diet is high in sugar and refined starches that are quickly converted to glucose once they are ingested. This causes rapid fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels, putting stress on the body. Also, an increasing number of overweight adults and children in the U.S. are developing impaired glucose tolerance and other metabolic conditions.
Glycemic control: key to healthy life
It is important to have well-balanced blood glucose and insulin levels. A growing number of scientific studies suggest that proper glycemic balance can significantly enhance cardiovascular, immune and bone health, energy production, metabolism, and overall well-being.
Following a healthy diet and a daily exercise program can help maintain glucose balance. Adding certain vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals complements diet and exercise in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Vitamins, minerals, and botanicals for healthy blood sugar levels
Chromium is one of the trace elements required for glucose metabolism. Scientific research has shown that chromium deficiency is linked to compromised glucose tolerance, lipid metabolism and weight management. Chromium supplementation has resulted in enhanced insulin sensitivity, improved fasting and postprandial glucose levels, and a decrease in fatigue, thirst, and frequent urination.
Magnesium deficiency is common in people who have difficulty maintaining healthy glucose levels, and it may have negative effects on the brain, eyes and cardiovascular system. Magnesium plays an important role in glucose transport and metabolism. Clinical studies have suggested that magnesium may improve insulin secretion and sensitivity as well as peripheral glucose uptake.
Vitamin B complex
The vitamin B family is critical for healthy carbohydrate metabolism and cellular functions. For example, vitamins B1, B5, and B12 help in the release of energy from carbohydrates.
Niacinamide enhances the survival of beta cells, which is to say, the cells that are responsible for secretion of insulin. It also protects the peripheral organs and blood vessels from oxidation and other damage caused by excess sugar metabolites.
Vitamin B6 and biotin are known to enhance insulin secretion and sensitivity while maintaining normal blood glucose levels by regulating the production and storage of glucose.
Powerful anti-oxidantas: vitamin C, E, alpha-lipoic acid, resveratrol
When blood glucose levels fluctuate above the normal range, free radical activity in the body increases. The powerful antioxidants, vitamins C, E, alpha-Lipoic acid, and resveratrol can reduce oxidative damage by minimizing protein glycation and lipid oxidation as well as by enhancing glucose metabolism and insulin secretion and sensitivity. Alpha-Lipoic acid also can directly improve glucose transport across cell membranes and regulate glucose storage in the liver to maintain the healthy blood glucose levels.
Botanicals for glycemic control
This Indian/Ayurvedic herb has been used for more than 2000 years for healthy glycemic balance. Gymnema sylvestre stimulates regeneration of the islets of Langerhans, beta cell function and growth, and maintenance of healthy blood sugar and insulin levels.
Multiple clinical studies have shown a signifi cant improvement in blood sugar balance compared to the placebo groups.
Banaba leaf and wild bitter melon extracts
Banaba leaf and wild bitter melon extracts contain potent bioactive compounds. Banaba includes corosolic acid, lagerstroemin, flosin B, reginin A, and lectin. Wild bitter melon includes compounds that exhibit both insulin-mimetic and insulin-sensitizing properties while also activating the metabolism of fats for energy. The active components of these ingredients maintain healthy blood glucose levels by stimulating glucose uptake and metabolism.
Eucalyptus leaf extracts
Eucalyptus leaf extract contains many antioxidants that can positively affect glycation and oxidation of proteins and lipids, both of which are observed more frequently in the presence of high blood sugar levels. Recent scientifi c research suggests that this biologically potent extract may enhance glucose transport and glucose metabolism.
Eucalyptus leaf extract can stimulate insulin production, both actions contributing to balanced blood glucose levels.
Jarrow Formulas Glucose Optimizer is a unique blend of the natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals that are described above in detail. These ingredients have been scientifically well-documented to promote healthy blood sugar levels and total well-being.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Wound healing: leave a wound exposed or not? On popular assumptions and role of vitaminsSometimes it seems I'm the Überklutz as bad balance and absent mindedness made me crash down on my knee after forgetting to unfold one pedal of the folding bike and trying in vein to unfold it while riding.
Thinking it was only a minor wound it only occurred to me to visit the physician two days later when the wound wouldn't stop bleeding : turns out I should have gone immediately as it actually should have been stitched, for which it was too late some 48 hours later.
The assistant told me to clean the wound with water three times a day and take antibiotics for a week.
Can't remember whether plasters were recommended or not, but by chance, that same night I listened to that very same topic on a Dutch cycling podcast (Tweewielers). Apparently wounds should be covered up and kept moist rather than to let them dry and exposed to air.
Apparently this discovery to keep wounds moist was already known by physicians in traditional medicine around the world such as China Egypt or Greece, with methods of which some are being rediscovered, such as the habit to treat wounds with honey.
Seems I'm not the only one to have a wrong perception on what's best for wound healing. Covering up always seemed superfluous to me. What other popular assumptions are false or true? And what about supplements to take?
The true danger of COVID-19 vaccines : why we should avoid leaky vaccinesTwo weeks ago I wrote in my blog on how I did not want a vaccine out of madness because governments won't allow the use of HCQ or ivermectin, both of which are both safe and cheap treatments against COVID-19.
However, I said to not see anything wrong in the vaccine itself. By now I've changed my mind. No, I don't actually deem mRNA vaccines to be unsafe, nor am I too worried about the very rare side-effects of clotting.
What truly spooked me is the fact these are 'leaky' vaccines, which allows viruses to still infect people despite being vaccinated. They just won't get sick, but can become hosts of viruses that may still infect unvaccinated people. Who , in the end no longer will have any other choice but to get vaccinated when a virus has mutated into a too dangerous variant.
At least this is the theory from dr Geert Vanden Bossche, a prominent virologist who spoke out against massive vaccination.
Why is the fact those vaccines are leaky so scary? Let me explain with an article on Marek's disease in chickens.
Why can resistant starch improve your blood sugar balance?
Among the most popular good intentions we have before the new year starts is to improve health and lose weight.
Sadly, for many of us, those good intentions fall by the wayside within as little as 1 or 2 weeks. The main reason for failing on any given diet is that it tends to be a too drastic change in how we tend to eat.
Which for most of us, tends to be a moderate to high-carb diet, which for most Dutch people tends to revolve around bread and potatoes. That will make it very hard if you want to make a switch to a low-carb diet as is the norm these days.
However, I've got good news for you! You may not need to give up on all of your carbs. Instead, you can try to switch from carbs that have a negative impact on your blood sugar balance, towards slow-acting carbs also known as ... resistant starch.
Even when you are quite happy about eating a (very) low-carb diet, there are still ways to increase the amount of resistant starch in your diet, without drastically increasing the amount of calories and 'net carbs'.
Therefore the article below will tell you everything about resistant starch you need to know.
Set point and holiday weight gain
Zinc and HCQ
In the past few months, nearly everyone will have become familiar with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and how it has been welcomed as a miracle drug, only to be set aside as being too dangerous to expose sick patients with underlying cardiovascular diseases to it.
Upon learning how HCQ is supposed to be used in this crisis, I was flabbergasted to read how HCQ was put to use by itself, as a drug on its own. True enough, HCQ is a malaria drug, but it was not just meant to be used as a curative medicin on its own for COVID-19 but as a messenger to transport the true miracle mineral, zinc into cells.
The now famous Zelenko protocol which uses HCQ , azithromycin and zinc as well as a number of other essential vitamins and minerals, was never meant to be used in hospital either, but for use by doctors on patients who had just fallen ill.
Now the researchers who discredited HCQ in the Lancet article have been debunked as having used fraudulous data in order to promote a much more expensive drug in which one of the authors had a vested interested, we think it is about time to explain a thing or two on why and how HCQ is used in combination with zinc.
What causes night blindness?People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments, for which the medical term nyctalopia is used.
Although the term “night blindness” implies that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in darkness.
Some types of night blindness are treatable while other types aren’t. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can take steps to correct your vision.
Why celebrating life with food is important for our health
Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
No matter what is always a common theme: food is the main attraction! In fact, the focus society currently places on food has caused us to associate certain foods with holidays, past events and special times. When we sink our teeth into such foods, it can bring back memories we hold close and take us back to a time we enjoyed. Food is much more powerful than we think!
From catching up for coffee, relaxing over brunch, indulging in a long lunch or bonding at a BBQ, it’s hard to imagine getting together without the company of food. Food is something we all have in common, we all must eat, most of us find food pleasurable and trying new foods or cafes is a new experience we can share with others.
Is 5G safe enough?In the last few months, we've been bombarded with news about whether or not to cooperate with Huawei in the creation of a 5G-network, due to fear of being spied upon by the Chinese government.
However, it is rare to see concerns being spoken about the possible health effects of introducing a 5G-network, which is necessary in order to create the ability for the 'Internet of Things' (IoT).
What is 5G?5G, also known as 5th generation mobile networks or wireless systems, is considered the next phase in mobile technology. These wireless systems are the transmitters that carry signals to our cell phones and other wireless devices.
While the public isn’t operating on 5G yet, it’s anticipated that over the next decade, most wireless carriers will shift to 5G technology. This transition is expected to bring better coverage, lower battery consumption, faster Internet connection speeds, and the ability to support a growing market of products other than phones and tablets that feature wireless integration.
Why is it so hard for a diabetic to keep blood sugar levels stable?
Most of you will know how food containing starches or sugars will raise blood sugar levels, and those of us who are dependent on insulin to control blood sugar levels, either because they are born with diabetes (type 1) or develop it later in life (type 2), are keen on keeping their blood sugar levels within a certain range.
This isn't always easy, even when ingesting a precalculated amount of carbohydrates.
There are several reasons why blood sugar levels can fluctuate
Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Why do we celebrate carnival?Now we are in the midst of Carnival, it made sense to me as a true Southerner to explain the phenomenon to those who don't have an idea where it is all about.
Canival is celebrated in the period preceding Lent, mostly starting on Saturday and finishing on Shrove Tuesday, which is also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, because it is the last day on which you can still indulge in fattening foods and alcohol.
The highlight of the carnival is the Sunday parade, for which floats are towed through the streets on which people are all dressed up, oftentimes wearing very intricate costumes. In my home region of Noord-Brabant, a lot of floats would mock local as well as national political issues.
From the anthropological point of view, carnival is a reversal ritual, in which social roles are reversed and norms about desired behavior are suspended. By wearing masks and costumes, it is much easier to make sure this happens and people also experience a heightened sense of social unity.
For those that are most actively involved in carnival, the actual season starts on November 11, the date when the council of Eleven (Elferrat) is chosen. That day is chosen not so much because it is the 'fools number' day, but because November 11 is 40 days before December 21 or midwinter.
While almost everyone knows what Carnival involves, very few actually know what Lent is. If you are among them, you are not the only one.
Lent is the short form of an old English and current Dutch word for spring and is probably also related to the word 'lengthening' (of days in spring).
For Christians, and specifically Catholics, Lent is the practice of fasting observed in the period before Easter.
Fasting is a loosely interpreted term here as it mostly doesn't involve complete abstinence from food, but instead of giving up indulgences for the period of Lent. Some give up on everything considered 'sinful' and others promise to give up one specific vice for Lent, such as alcohol, tobacco, candy, junkfood, sex or more recently also abstinence from social media like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
It is these habits that are increasingly also adopted by non-religious people, oftentimes also synchronized with friends who fast for religious reasons.
Is Alzheimer’s Disease the same as type 3 diabetes?Alzheimer starves your brain, tangles and twists vital cells, and for decades it has been misrepresented as an untreatable, genetically determined disease. Alzheimer's disease is already an important cause of death in Western Europe and is expected to rise to the top. This devastating illness shares a strong link with another sickness that wreaks havoc on millions of people too: diabetes.
Sugar = sugar?!While baking recipes used to simply recommend using flour and sugar, the hip cookbooks now recommend you to use agave syrup, or coconut sugar , because it is healthier and more natural. It sure sounds like more natural, but is it really?
Balancing your blood sugar level
While it is fairly easy to spot hypoglycemia from shaky hands, acute headaches and listlessness, it is not so easy for hyperglycemia, unless your blood sugar reaches a dangerously high level. Then you may experience the same symptoms such as listlessness but also excessive thirst and blurry eye vision.
Take 2 tablets two times per day with meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant. Easy-Solv tablets are designed to disintegrate within several minutes of ingestion.
contains per daily serving (4 tablets)
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 100mg - 110%RDI
vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate) 5mg - 420%RDI
vitamin B3 (niacinamide) 300mg - 1880% RDI
vitamin B5 (calcium-D-panthothenate) 25mg - 500% RDI
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 5mg - 290% RDI
vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 100mcg - 4170% RDI
biotin 1000mcg 3330% RDI
vitamin E (as d-alfatocoferol) 11mg / 16iu - 70% RDI
magnesium (magnesium citrate) 200mg - 50% RDI
manganese (manganese citrate) 1mg - 40% RDI
selenium (methylselenocysteine) 10mcg - 20% RDI
chromium (from 100mg Saccharomyces cervisiae) 200mcg - 570% RDI
alpha lipoic acid 200mg †
Glycostat wild bitter melon (Momordica charantia) 750mg †
Gymnema sylvestre - 300mg †
- 75% gymnemic acids
eucalyptus leaf extract (Eucalyptus globulus) 100mg †
resveratrol (Polygonum cuspidatum, 50%) 50mg †
Banaba leaf extract 48mg †
- 1% corosolic acid
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredients (herbs, vitamins and minerals), filler (cellulose, calcium phosphate, modified food starch, vegetable magnesium stearate) , anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), food grade coating
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
Individuals who are diabetic, being treated for glucose control, or who are pregnant or lactating should consult a health care professional before using this product.
contains traces of soy
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans