Blood sugar is the basic fuel that all cells in the body use to make energy. Glucose can only be put to work and transformed into energy once it is in the cells, not when it is circulating in the bloodstream. In an optimal state, the body maintains the blood glucose level in a fairly narrow range through the secretion of the hormone insulin, which allows glucose to be transported from the bloodstream into the cells. However, in many individuals the cells don’t respond to the insulin “signal” – the body’s response to this is to secrete more insulin. This is called insulin resistance.
Chronically elevated blood glucose levels result in the development of diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to severe complications such as:
- Kidney failure
- Heart disease
A significant amount of research suggests certain vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in foods can improve the sensitivity of the body to insulin.
To learn more about natural products to help with blood sugar control, contact us today to schedule an appointment so that we can design a program that fits your needs and wards off the potential damage of uncontrolled blood glucose.