The Role of GlucoCare in the Body’s Blood Sugar Symphony
You’d think we’d know better by now, but sugar seems to be showing up everywhere. Every time we turn on the TV or pick up a magazine, somebody somewhere is warning us to put the brakes on our sweet tooth. But why is it so difficult to avoid? Simply put, our bodies crave sugar. Glucose is the fire that keeps us burning. Our bodies beg for it the same way we crave air or water or any other necessity of life. In fact, glucose is the only preferred form of energy in our brain and it consumes twice as many molecules of sugar to operate than any other cell in your body.
So, if glucose is the ‘gasoline’ of our body, how do we keep a healthy balance?
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial recently published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, GlucoCare® by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare when used as a part of your diet, was found to not only address the demands of the pancreas in its efforts to support normal blood sugar levels along with a sensible diet, but to also support the digestive system, the kidneys and even the nervous system tissues and antioxidant levels.1
How does that kind of holistic support happen?
GlucoCare starts by supporting the all-important and often misunderstood pancreas. GlucoCare has a specific compound from the fruit of Bitter Melon called ‘Polypeptide-P’. This compound has been of great interest in research circles, as some have suggested that it resembles insulin, the hormone made in the pancreas that stores sugar. In fact, its historical use in traditional Chinese medicine echoes its use in Ayurveda.
GlucoCare also contains herbs formulated to support digestion, which determines the amount of sugar we absorb. It contains the century-old herb Gymnema, which has been studied to promote normal appetite and metabolism.
GlucoCare also includes the herb Turmeric known for its antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are generally important to reduce the free-radical load on the immune system. Turmeric has been studied too, for its effect on free-radicals in the lower intestines, the heart and even the brain.
The GlucoCare formulation also includes Guggul, historically used for its supportive effect on the liver and its ability to support cholesterol levels, already within the normal range.
By including Shilajeet, GlucoCare also supports the body’s own natural reactivity to stress. The body’s stress response releases sugars into the blood to keep us alert and prepared, but in today’s chaotic, caffeine-addicted world, this response may become problematic.
Digestion, stress and your liver – the cells that make you real and the antioxidants that hold them together – all play a role in maintaining sugar levels. GlucoCare represents a new paradigm in herbal formulation and a multi-faceted approach for many of us. In recreating the model of traditional herbal wisdom and backing it with clinical science, Himalaya marries ancient roots and modern branches. And that’s sweet news for all of us.
1Double-blind placebo-controlled clinical evaluation of an Ayurvedic formulation, GlucoCare capsules, RK Sharma, et al, Government Ayurvedic College, Guwahati, Assam, India, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Jan. 2010 [1:1:45-51] *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.