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A synergistic combination of bitter melon and chromium to control blood sugar
Learn more about how Organika’s Blood Sugar Control can help you keep your blood glucose in check in “The Science” below!
120 vegetarian capsules
Chromium is a trace mineral known for its blood sugar balancing qualities. It helps to improve insulin’s ability to transport glucose into your cells, where energy is produced. In this way, blood sugar stays level, and therefore so does your energy over the day. No more dips and spikes!
Chromium is also known to help the body metabolize cholesterol, protein, and fat. This allows you to use their fuel effectively, store energy properly, and get rid of excess. This is helpful for both weight management and cardiovascular health.
As chromium on its own can be challenging to absorb, Organika’s Blood Sugar Control contains chelated chromium, a form that is easier to absorb into the body and one’s cells.
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is part of the squash and cucumber family and is traditionally grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit. Traditionally, bitter melon has been used for its blood sugar-lowering effects for centuries.
Bitter melon is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and folate, but it is an excellent source of many phytochemicals, particularly those that help with metabolic regulation. The fruit contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charantin, vicine and polypeptide-p.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT – EACH VEGETARIAN CAPSULE CONTAINS:
Bitter Melon Fruit Powder (Momordica charantia) 500 mg
Chromium (Chromium HVP* Chelate) 50 mcg.
*Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein.
Brown Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source), Hypromellose / Pullulan (Vegetarian Capsule).
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 2 capsules twice per day.
DURATION OF USE:
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
CAUTIONS: Consult a health care practitioner if you have diabetes or liver disease; or if you are taking drugs, herbs and supplements that affect blood sugar. Do not use if you have hypoglycemia; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremors, sweating, nausea or headache.
Q: What is chelated chromium and why is this version best?
A: Chromium, like many minerals, can be challenging to absorb into the body. When minerals are ‘chelated’ (bound to amino acids to make complexes), they are much easier to absorb. Our chromium is chelated with the amino acids in hydrolyzed vegetable protein to ensure more benefits reach your insides.
Q: Some blood sugar regulators cause frequent urination. Does your product?
A: No! As neither bitter melon nor chromium have diuretic effects, Blood Sugar Control will not cause frequent urination.
Q: Can I take too much Blood Sugar Control or for too long?
A: Yes. If your blood sugar is already low, this product is not for you. Lowering your blood sugar more could contribute to hypoglycemia. As well, if you are already on blood sugar management or diabetic medications, this may also be too much for you. Consult your healthcare provider if you have diabetes before taking this product.
Q: I hear that chromium and bitter melon are also useful for cardiovascular health. How does this work?
A: Bitter melon has been shown to decrease inflammation, a factor in cardiovascular disease. Chromium helps to keep cholesterol levels in check. So not only can Blood Sugar Control be helpful for diabetics, it can help with other symptoms of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.
Q: I’ve heard that bitter melon can help get rid of skin tags. How does this work?
A: Some research has shown that an increase in skin tags is related to diabetes. Controlling blood sugar can help reduce these. Bitter melon, in its blood sugar control roles, may then decrease your skin tags.
People with blood sugar imbalances may experience constant lightheadedness.