What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a syndrome characterized by abnormally elevated sugar levels in the blood. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. The incidence of diabetes is rapidly increasing and in 2005, 7% of the United States population had diabetes. Diabetes is linked to a number of serious health complications including cardiovascular disease, retinal damage, blindness, hypertension, neuropathy and many others. OrthoGlucose II helps maintain a healthy blood sugar balance and reduces the risk of complications linked to abnormal blood sugar levels, all in one formula.
Regulating Blood Sugar Levels
Many natural ingredients have been shown to help encourage healthy glucose metabolism and blood sugar levels. Cinnamon, chromium and the herb Gymnema sylvestre all lower blood sugar levels. Many of these, including cinnamon and chromium, act by improving insulin sensitivity allowing cells to respond normally to the hormone insulin.
Reducing the Risk of Complications
The ingredients in OrthoGlucose II also act to help prevent certain complications of diabetes. Elevated cholesterol levels are one common complication. Cinnamon and chromium have been shown to help support healthy cholesterol levels. R(+)-lipoic acid has been shown to be an effective support in diabetic neuropathy, the damage that can occur to nerves in diabetic patients.