Maintaining healthy blood sugar (glucose) levels can often pose a challenge. The foods we consume today most often highly processed and refined, contain excessive sugar and carbohydrate levels, and offer very little in the way of nutrients and fiber. Additionally, genetic predisposition, high stress levels and an inadequate exercise regimen can make it even more difficult to maintain adequate blood sugar levels. Healthy blood sugar regulation requires that a number of metabolic factors work at optimal capacity. Blood sugar levels are regulated by a number of feedback loops that help keep the body in balance. The levels of glucose in the blood are regulated by cells in the pancreas called the islets of Langerhans. If blood glucose levels fall (which often occurs following heavy exercise or due to the lack of food intake for an extended period of time), the alpha cells of the pancreas secrete glucagon, a hormone that triggers the release of stored glucose (glycogen) from the liver. Conversely, when blood sugar levels are elevated, the hormone insulin is released from the beta cells of pancreas. Insulin causes cells in the liver, muscles and fat tissue to take up glucose from the bloodstream. This delicate balance of blood sugar levels is crucial for regulating the body’s production of storage energy and fuel. Micronutrients such as chromium, biotin and vanadyl sulfate are required to support enzymatic reactions and cellular signaling systems that maintain the body’s homeostasis. This product’s blend of ingredients helps support the body’s glucose and lipid regulating mechanisms in order to help optimize energy expenditure and fuel storage mechanisms.
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