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Blood Sugar Control Supplements

The blood sugar is regulated primarily by the beta-cells of the pancreas, which produce the well-known hormone insulin. Insulin "talks" to tissues, like the liver and skeletal muscle tissue, telling them to release a glucose transporter—or channel—to open up on the cell membrane. In the case of skeletal muscle tissue, GLUT-4 is the primary glucose transporter, which can be seen as a gate that opens to allow glucose into the cell. When pathology or dis-ease begins, insulin may not trigger as much GLUT-4 to be released as it used to, and/or not enough insulin is being synthesized by the pancreas. As a result, sugar (glucose, to be exact) builds up in the blood, causing the medical condition known as hyperglycemia. If severe enough, this condition may meet the medical definition for Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Given that the cells become resistance to the effects of insulin, the term insulin resistance is used to describe this condition.

 

 

Insulin resistance is becoming increasingly common, and has been linked to overweight and obesity, hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome, as reported in Advances in Preventive Medicine in 2016. There is along a fairly strong correlation between body fat levels and the degree of insulin resistance, meaning that once body fat levels are reduced to within a healthy range, the insulin resistance will most likely reduce in severity. It is therefore important to maintain a healthy body composition, and more often than not, target increases in lean muscle mass, and decreases in fat mass, through targeted nutrition, exercise programs and an appropriate supplementation regiment.

 

 

There are many natural herbal medicines and nutrients that assist in improving the way the cell responds to insulin, as in insulin resistance and Type II Diabetes. This helps to get the cellular gates open so that glucose can enter the cell, thus lowering blood glucose or blood sugar. Some of the most commonly used supplements for this purpose are: Gymnema sylvestre, Cinnamomum cassia, bitter Melon, lipoic acid, chromium, zinc and magnesium. Interestingly, chromium and Gymnema may also assist in reducing food cravings, particularly for sweet foods, which will help to reduce the glycemic burden. After all, it makes sense to reduce ones intake of high glycemic index foods and sugars whilst working on managing your blood glucose.

 

 

Blood Sugar Control can be positively impacted by regular physical activity. Muscle tissue's ability to "take-up" glucose from the blood during and after exercise can be improved, despite ongoing insulin resistance or Type II Diabetes. The glucose gate to the cell can be opened independent of insulin during exercise. This means that the are GLUT-4 (glucose transporters) that are responsive to exercise, even without a strong signal from insulin, which is a boon for the insulin resistant. In addition to improvements in food selection and regular activity, Blood Sugar Control supplements are a great addition to a glycemic health program.

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