Health Benefits at a Glance:
Blood sugar spikes are a natural bodily occurrence when a meal is finished. However, these blood sugar spikes can over time damage tissues and cells in the body which can result in accelerated aging and affect cardiovascular and neurological health. Glycemic Guard™ contains extracts from maqui-berry and cloves (Delphinol® and Clovinol®) which helps limit blood sugar spikes.
Why it Works:
Although most people probably feel relaxed after a meal, there is a good reason to pay special attention to what happens to one’s blood sugar levels afterward. The reason for this is that sugar, or glucose, is flooding the bloodstream as part of the digestion process. Such a sudden daily surge of sugar in the bloodstream can over time cause lasting damage and negatively affect the health of your cardiovascular or neurological system.
Glycemic Guard™ is a once-a-day nutritional supplement which can help the body maintain blood sugar levels already in the normal range - especially after having consumed a meal. The formula for Glycemic Guard™ contains two potent ingredients: Delphinol®, which is a maqui berry extract and Clovinol®, an extract of clove. Both of these extracts can affect glucose metabolism, which is the way in which the liver processes the sugars obtained through meals.
The Science Behind the Product:
Sugar, or glucose, is an absolutely necessary component in sustaining human life. When blood sugar levels become elevated, however, it poses a long-term threat to tissues, organs, and various bodily systems [1-3].
Standardized maqui-berry and water-soluble clove extract work by complementary mechanisms to suppress after-meal (postprandial) surges in blood sugar levels. Combined, these can help reduce the risk of tissue and cellular damage over time.
The maqui-berry extract has been found in a human study to lower postprandial rises in glucose levels in the body . The reason for this may be that a standardized extract of maqui-berries contains delphinidins, which stimulate a certain peptide that lowers the postprandial blood sugar level .
Researchers found that water-soluble clove extracts can mitigate after-meal glucose surges by blocking the release of glucose from the liver . In a human trial, clove extract flower dropped after-meal glucose levels to about the same as the before-meal values .
How to Use:
- Take one (1) capsule daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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