GlucoMend is a synergistic herbal formula that has been designed to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and is ideal for individuals with insulin and glucose-related conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
GlucoMend contains standardized compounds, which include: corosolic acid from Banaba, isoflavones from Kudzu, ginsenosides from American Ginseng, saponins from Fenugreek, gymnemic acid from Gymnema. These standardized compounds all work together to slow glucose absorption and regulation insulin. Other ingredients include berberine, a compound known for improving blood glucose regulation and insulin sensitivity, fenugreek7-10 which has a long history of use in Indian in Chinese medicine for slowing the absorption of glucose, and Cinnamomum cassia extract for its chromium and polyphenol content. These compounds can:
improve insulin-regulated glucose utilization, enhance insulin signaling in the skeletal muscle, and aid glucose to glycogen conversionWho Should Take GlucoMend?
Those who would benefit from proactively maintaining optimal blood sugar and those with dysglycemic conditions including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome. GlucoMend may be helpful for patients needing to lose weight and/or control lipids.Who Should Not Take GlucoMend?
This product should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women or by patients with known allergies to any of the herbs found in this formula.
Caution: This product should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner who can actively monitor a patient’s blood sugar levels if they are diabetic and/or are using blood sugar modulating medication or insulin.How Do I Take GlucoMend?
As a dietary supplement, take four capsules per day with meals, or as directed by a health care practitioner (divided dosing recommended).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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