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Sugar (glucose) is a key molecule used by all cells as fuel to produce bioenergy and as a part of glycoproteins and other structural molecules. Therefore, it is important that our blood maintains optimal glucose levels and that these sugar molecules are effectively utilized by the cells of different organs. Vitamins, minerals and micronutrients play a critical role in maintaining healthy sugar balance and carbohydrate metabolism in the body.
Key synergy nutrients:
Vitamin Csupports cellular transport of glucose molecules and maintains blood vessel integrity. In addition, vitamin C corrects the imbalance caused by increased blood sugar levels and lower insulin.
B group of vitaminsare essential cofactors for cellular metabolism in the conversion of sugar molecules to energy. They work together as bioenergy carriers, and improve metabolic efficiency of the liver.
Magnesiumhelps to increase the release and action of insulin by the pancreatic cells. Cells become more sensitive to the action of insulin in the presence of optimum magnesium.
Zincprotects pancreatic cells producing insulin and facilitates the movement of extra glucose in the blood for its optimum metabolism.
Chromiumis a trace element which optimizes glucose and insulin metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity of the cells.
Cinnamon extractmimics the action of insulin in the body thereby helping reduce the blood glucose levels. Cinnamon also acts on insulin receptors and enhances the action of available insulin to facilitate the transport of glucose in the cells.
Green tea extracthelps in maintaining healthy blood glucose concentration. It also acts as an antioxidant and improves cellular insulin sensitivity.
Alpha Lipoic Acidhelps in blood sugar maintenance and also acts as an antioxidant and prevents nerve damage caused by diabetic neuropathy.
Grape seed extractimproves glucose tolerance and delays insulin resistance by cells, both of which are important for maintaining normal blood sugar levels. In addition to being an excellent antioxidant, grape seed extract also reduces the markers of inflammation and supports strong collagen and elastin fibers. Therefore, it may help in preventing cardiovascular complications of diabetes.
Inositol and Cholineare components of cell membranes and are essential for nutrient transport and supply to the cell.
Arginine and other amino acidsact synergistically to increase insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity.