Formula™ provided by Douglas Laboratories is a synergistic and
comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, herbals, and other
nutrients carefully formulated and specifically designed to offer
nutritional support for healthy glucose metabolism.
Formula™ tablets may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish
to nutritionally support their healthy glucose metabolism.
show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other
developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or
more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these
nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for
the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum
functioning of its various systems, including the immune system.
Gluco-Support Formula™ has been carefully developed to contain the
right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other
nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or other side effects. Each
ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability,
competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential,
and long-term safety.
Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene,
Vitamin C, Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in
high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in
antioxidant protection, energy production, the maintenance of healthy
blood cells, the nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals
and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable
forms. Gluco-Support Formula™ contains not only the base formula of
Douglas Laboratories‘ Ultra-Specific Nutrition 2000 Series™ that offers
intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general,
but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically
formulated to offer additional support of the body’s mechanisms that
maintain healthy glucose metabolism.
Glucose metabolism that is
associated with abnormally high blood glucose can lead to high levels
of glycation. Glycation is the non-enzymatic attachment of sugars to
major molecules in the body, including proteins, lipids, and nucleic
acids. Glycation reactions generate advanced glycation endproducts
(AGEs) and glycotoxin intermediates. AGEs cause abnormal and
destructive functioning of body proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
AGEassociated damage is suspected in the pathogenesis of many diseases
and age-related deteriorations. There are three primary routes by which
nutritional components can help prevent AGE formation. Maintenance of
normal blood glucose levels is fundamental to preventing AGE formation.
Chromium is an integral component of the glucose tolerance
factor (GTF), a naturally occurring compound of chromium, nicotinic
acid, and amino acids that is essential for proper glucose metabolism.
Adequate chromium nutrition is essential for the formation of GTF and
subsequent control of blood glucose levels. Gymnema sylvestre is an
Ayurvedic botanical that may assist in the normal regeneration and
repair of healthy pancreatic beta cells. Gymnema is also suspected of
reducing intestinal glucose absorption. Biotin serves as a cofactor of
glucose metabolism and induces glucokinase, an enzyme that encourages
cells to retain glucose for energy production rather than release it
into the blood stream. Alpha-lipoic acid appears to enhance glucose use
by muscles by augmenting muscle protein content.
Four Tablets Contain:
500 mg Gluco-Support Proprietary Blend of:
Gymnema Extract, Chickweed, Dandelion, Goldenseal, Acetyl-L-Carnitine,
Lemon Bioflavonoids, Proanthcyanidins (Red Wine Grape), Lipoic Acid and
Vitamin A (Palmitate) ...5,000 IU
Beta-carotene ...15,000 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) ...1,000mg
Vitamin D-3 ...50 IU
Vitamin E (as Vitamin E Succinate)...200 IU
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) ...50mg
Vitamin B-6 ...25mg
(as Pyridoxine HCl/ Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Complex)
Folic Acid ...800mcg
Vitamin B-12 (on Ion Exchange Resin) ...100mcg
Pantothenic Acid ...150mg
(as d-Calcium Pantothenate)
(from Calcium Citrate/Ascorbate Complex)
(from Magnesium Aspartate/Ascorbate Complex)
Zinc (from Zinc Aspartate Complex) ...20mg
(Organic Selenium from Krebs† Cycle and Kelp)
Copper (from Copper Amino Acid Chelate) ...2mg
(from Manganese Aspartate Complex)
(Organically bound with GTF activity -low allergenicity)
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Krebs†) ...50mcg
Potassium ...75mg (from Potassum Aspartate Complex)
Choline (from Choline Citrate/Bitartrate) ...20mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex ...100mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) ...50mg
Vanadium (from Vanadium Krebs†)...25mcg
(from Boron Aspartate/Citrate Complex)
Trace Elements (from Sea Vegetation)...100mcg
†Krebs=Citrate, Fumarate, Malate, Glutarate and Succinate Complex
Adults take 4 tablets daily with meals or as directed by a physician.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.