Well the holiday season is here! This also means ALL THE GOODIES. From boxes of chocolates, advent calendars (lol @ eating one piece of chocolate a day), truffles, and all the holiday parties, it's easy to be tempted. How do we navigate ourselves through this cacophony of food and stabilize our blood sugars?
Our friends at Natural Factors (a BC company BTW) have a line called WellBetX to help with balancing blood sugars. Two products that come to mind are Cinnamon and Berberine.
WellBetX Cinnamon is a patented extract of cinnamon called CinnamonRich that has been standardized to contain the polyphenol Type A polymers that help potentiate insulin. There are no potentially harmful fat-soluble compounds in this extract. CinnamonRich is the only clinically tested and validated cinnamon extract on the market.
Cinnamon may have long-term benefits for those living with blood glucose imbalances as well as high blood pressure. It has been observed that cinnamon may play a role in lowering systolic blood pressure.
Berberine is a naturally occurring compound extracted from the roots of various plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape, and is likely responsible for the beneficial effects of traditional tonics made from these plants. Modern evidence shows berberine works to restore the insulin sensitivity needed to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and promotes cardiovascular health by helping to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in people with poorly controlled blood sugar.
Every vegetarian capsule provides 500 mg of pure berberine, the same concentration used successfully in clinical trials to enhance insulin sensitivity and prompt a hypoglycemic effect that supports weight management. By lowering blood sugar berberine minimizes the body’s production of insulin, the fat-storing hormone.
All WellBetX products are made with the highest quality ingredients. They provide essential nutritional support designed to balance blood sugar and promote cardiovascular health when paired with a nutritious diet and physical activity.