InSea2®: Help Slow Down Digestion of Both Starch and Sugar
When you eat carbohydrates such as starch and sugar, your body breaks them down into glucose – the simplest carb. Glucose then enters the bloodstream where it can be distributed to cells throughout the body and used as an energy source.
If too much glucose enters the bloodstream at once, the distribution system gets backed up and blood-sugar (glucose) levels increase.
That’s where InSea2® comes in – it doesn’t stop the digestion of carbs, it just helps make the process more orderly. You could think of it as traffic control.
The way InSea2® works is by slowing down the activity of two digestive enzymes responsible for breaking down starch and sugar into glucose. These enzymes are alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase.
And this immediately helps smooth out the increase in post-meal blood sugar.
InSea2® is an exclusive, proprietary blend of two wildcrafted brown seaweeds - Ascophyllum nodosum (kelp) and Fucus vesiculosus (bladder wrack). The sealpha-glucosidase.aweed used to make InSea2® is harvested from pure cold waters of Nova Scotia.
These seaweeds were chosen because they’re naturally rich in specific polyphenols that help slow down starch and sugar digestion.
InSea2® is a USDA certified organic ingredient that meets the highest criteria in terms of quality, purity and biological activity.
GlucoVantage®: The Better “Active” Berberine
Berberine can be found in a number of plants, most notably in Berberis aristata.
Research indicates berberine can support blood sugar and metabolic health in an number of ways – and also help promote better body composition (less fat, more muscle),
Berberine gets absorbed into the blood stream at a very slow rate after you ingest it. To help increase absorption, your body converts some of the berberine to dihyrdroberberine (DHB) in the gut so it can be more easily absorbed through the intestines. Once in intestinal tissues, the dihyrdroberberine is converted back to berberine and enters the bloodstream.
This process has two major drawbacks: 1) It requires you take large amounts of berberine to get a sufficient amount into the bloodstream and 2) It can cause gastrointestinal distress.
To address this problem, we now have GlucoVantage®- which is already in the “active” dihydorberberine form, and more readily available to be absorbed.
In fact, initial testing found that 100mg of GlucoVantage® can increase the amount of berberine in the blood by up to 5 times compared to taking a standard berberine supplement. Plus, it may last longer in the blood also.
And by taking a much smaller serving, it’s less likely to cause gastrointestinal distress, and more cost effective too.
Sourced from berberis aristata, GlucoVantage® is made using a special process that converts the natural berberine to active dihydorberberine.
GlucoVantage® is Non-GMO and may help you in the following ways:
Help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels by helping to optimize the uptake of glucose to cells and support the role of insulin in the body.
Help support body composition by activating the AMPK enzyme, which preferentially drives carbohydrates to muscle rather than fat.
Help support healthy aging by helping to reduce the glycation end-products (AGEs) linked to biological aging.
Ketogenic friendly- helps promote plasma BHB (ketones).
Help support cardiovascular health
Crominex® 3+: Safer and Better Absorbed Too!
Chromium is a trace mineral that helps move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream and into cells where it can be used as energy. It plays an important role in supporting the body in converting fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy.
Elemental chromium exists in two basic forms. One is called chromium 3+, (trivalent chromium) which is the essential nutrient you need and is found in foods like grains and vegetables. The other is chromium 6+ (hexavalent chromium) and it can be toxic.
While most supplements use a chromium compound that starts off as chromium 3+, scientific testing has shown many products are vulnerable to oxidation, which transforms some of the chromium 3+ into the harmful chromium 6+.
That’s why in TrueGlucoSP™ we use the Crominex® 3+ brand of chromium. Unlike the types of chromium many supplement manufacturers use, Crominex® 3+ is protected by potent antioxidants that help shield it from becoming the toxic 6+ form.
With Crominex® 3+, the chromium 3+ is wrapped in a protective bubble of Capros® – a natural extract from amla berry and a purified mineral complex from deep in the Himalayan mountains called Primavie®.
This combination fully insulates the chromium 3+ so it won’t oxidize into the harmful form. What’s more, it may enhance the absorption of chromium.