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Certified Naturals - Glycemic Control

Certified Naturals - Glycemic Control

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Info: 60 Vegetable Capsules

New! A dual action glucose optimizer, Certified Naturals Glycemic Control contains InSea2, a compound formulated from two brown seaweeds that works to lower glucose and insulin levels after a carbohydrate meal.

Info: 60 Vegetable Capsules

New! A dual action glucose optimizer, Certified Naturals Glycemic Control contains InSea2, a compound formulated from two brown seaweeds that works to lower glucose and insulin levels after a carbohydrate meal.

Ingredients:

Glycemic Control features InSea2®: a clinically researched blend of polyphenol-rich brown seaweeds wildcrafted from the waters of the Canadian Maritime provinces.

Each vegetable capsule contains:

250 mg InSea2® Brown Seaweed Blend, consisting of:
- 237.5 mg Ascophyllum nodosum thallus extract (20:1, 4750mg QCE), which provides 23.75 mg polyphenols and 71.25 mcg iodine
- 12.5 mg Fucus vesiculosus thallus extract (20:1, 250mg QCE), which provides an additional 1.25 mg polyphenols and 3.75 mcg iodine

Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, vegetable grade magnesium stearate and hypromellose (vegetable capsule).

Free from animal derivatives, artificial colours, artificial flavours, corn, gluten, wheat, lactose, dairy, preservatives, soy, added sugar, yeast and GMO materials.

Product Notes:

Related Product: See Certified Naturals AppleSlim

Wildcrafted Brown Seaweed Blend

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am just wondering in case alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase enzymes are blocked/slowed down, what happens to unbroken starch/sugar? Does it get eliminated through bowel?

A: InSea2 reduces the activity of alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase during digestion which slows the absorption of carbohydrates and sugar. They will eventually be absorbed, but spread out over a longer period of time, which will not cause a glucose spike and the related insulin spike. These spikes are the cause of glycemic health issues.

Q: Does Glycemic Control also slow small intestinal transit time or does it inhibit the enzymes without affecting transit time?

A: Glycemic Control inhibits enzymes which slows the absorption of carbs and sugars but does not affect the transit time of digested foods. InSea2 contains only a small amount of fibre and therefore does not affect transit time, like fibre-rich foods may. Using Glycemic Control with a fibre-rich diet may have supplemental benefits to reduce glycemic response even further.

InSea2® is a registered trademark of InnoVactiv.

What are the active nutrients extracted from the InSea2 brown seaweed?

InSea2 is a concentrated extract from two brown seaweeds harvested in the Canadian Maritimes: Ascophyllum nodosum (aka Kelp) and Fucus vesiculosus (aka Bladderwrack). InSea2 contains a healthy range of polyphenols, polysaccharides, fibres, amino acids, vitamins and minerals such as iodine. The key nutrients in InSea2 are a type of polyphenols specific to brown seaweeds called phlorotannins. These phlorotannins are responsible for inhibiting alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase.

Q: Why do the directions advise to not take more than more than two capsules, twice daily?

A: Clinical studies have been done with InSea2 at various doses. Two 250 mg capsules of InSea2 are shown to effectively reduce the glycemic index of a carb or sugar heavy meal. In studies with prediabetics and diabetics, InSea2 has been shown to be effective at improving glycemic health at a dose of one capsule with each meal (three capsules per day). The approval by Health Canada is limited to the tests that have been conducted at the highest dose. In one trial we used a dose of 4 capsules per day (1000 mg of InSea2) without any safety concern. As this was the highest dose tested in our clinical trials, this was also the highest dose approved by Health Canada.

Q: Are there any side effects to InSea2?

A: InSea2 has been very well tolerated and safe in clinical studies. The Health Canada cautions on the label mention to discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremor, sweating, nausea, or headache. These symptoms are only expected when people use injected insulin with InSea2 and comes from using higher than needed doses of insulin. Otherwise, all clinical trials and commercial use of InSea2 (145 million doses world-wide) have pointed to the absence of side effects including those affecting the gastrointestinal system.

There are no specific interactions with other medications or supplements. InSea2 has been used safely in clinical studies with diabetic patients that were taking multiple medications, including metformin. If one is already taking a supplement with iodine, they may want to make sure their total iodine intake is not over the recommended amount. Four capsules of InSea2 contains 300 mcg of iodine; the maximum daily iodine for supplementation according to Health Canada is 800 mcg for adults).

Q: Is InSea2 safe with other diabetic medication like metformin and insulin?

A: In a study conducted on diabetic patients, InSea2 was taken safely in conjunction with metformin and other drugs. When using injected insulin, customers should monitor their blood glucose more frequently to ensure they are not using higher than needed amounts of insulin.

Supporting Science:

Q: Studies have shown that there are 3 things that can reduce the glycemic index of a food; protein, fat, and fibre. I wonder what the results be if they were tested in the same form as InSea2?

A: Glycemic index of foods are indeed influenced by their overall composition. In our short-term trials, we tested the action of InSea2 against more “simple” foods like bread and sugary drinks. However, in our long-term trials, InSea2 was used in a real-life situation with people eating various foods with more or less of these compounds; we were able to see the improvement to glycemic health even in this context.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: 2 capsules, once or twice daily. Do not exceed twice daily. Take 30 minutes before a starch containing meal or high glycemic index meal with a glass of water.

Warnings:

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if Glycemic Control if you are allergic to iodine or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner before use if you have diabetes. Consult a health care practitioner beyond duration of 3 months. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremor, sweating, nausea, or headache.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80096994.

UPC / Barcode: 628341621120