Blood Sugar Balance contains 2 powerful ingredients shown to help improve glucose metabolism: benfotiamine (an underappreciated form of vitamin B1 shown to lessen damage from high glucose levels) and alpha lipoic acid (an antioxidant that may lower blood sugar).See All Products
Below we've broken down the main functions of our Blood Sugar Balance and the benefits it can provide.
Research has shown benfotiamine to be beneficial for increasing glucose oxidation and uptake.
Benfotiamine has been shown to improve neuropathy scores and decrease pain by preventing high blood sugar levels that damage nerves and blood vessels.
One study showed alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics by up to 64%.
Benfotiamine has been used as a diabetes medication in Europe to treat elevated blood sugar and diabetic complications like neuropathy. Alpha Lipoic acid (ALA) has been shown to increase the feelings of hunger, which may aid in weight loss. The combination together supports normal glucose metabolism, healthy weight and neurovascular health.
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