Douglas Laboratories Ultra Glucose Support Pack
Ultra Glucose Support Pack is a comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, coenzyme Q-10, antioxidants, omega 3 fish oil and other important nutrients designed to support blood glucose levels, cardiovascular health, and healthy aging.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 AM pack with a morning meal and 1 PM pack with an evening meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Fluctuations in glucose metabolism can impact the degree of glycation present in the body. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated after exposure to sugars, and can be a result of the normal aging process. The presence of AGEs in various cell types can affect extracellular and intracellular structure and function. Antioxidants can play an important role in helping to support already healthy blood glucose metabolism.
Proanthocyanidins are a class of potent antioxidants found in pine bark extract, grape seed extract, resveratrol and many other plants. OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) has been shown to neutralize free radicals, support the strength and structure of blood vessels, and support the normal physiological response. MegaNatural® BP Grape seed extract is different from other grape seed extracts and made by a patented water extraction process that yields over 90% proanthocyanidins. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is another antioxidant among the well-researched nutrients for support of peripheral nerve function. ALA may normalize nitric oxide levels to support increased circulation to the neurons. N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a potent antioxidant, serving as an intracellular precursor of glutathione. Since nearly all cellular activities are dependent upon energy, coenzyme Q-10 is essential for the health of all human tissues and organs. Coenzyme Q-10 is a naturally-occurring antioxidant nutrient which impedes free radical formation in biological systems.
BenfoPure® is a unique proprietary form of Benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of Vitamin B-1 Thiamine. Studies show that BenfoPure® Benfotiamine is significantly more bioavailable than traditional forms of Vitamin B-1 or thiamine. Benfotiamine supports the body through blocking biochemical pathways by which high blood sugar damages cells. Benfotiamine maintains normal endothelial function by reducing the risk of AGEs, which is associated with optimal cardiovascular health.
Chromium is an integral component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) and is essential for proper glucose metabolism. Adequate chromium nutrition is essential for the formation of GTF and the healthy metabolism of blood glucose.
Gymnema sylvestre is a botanical that supports healthy intestinal glucose absorption. Research suggests that the trace element vanadium may have unique activity within a number of physiological systems including lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. 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.
Lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin are carotenoid antioxidants for macular health. Pterostilbene, a methylated form of resveratrol is another potent antioxidant and has been clinically studied for cardiovascular, blood sugar, cognitive and longevity support.
EPA and DHA acids also participate in the regulation of already healthy blood pressure and normal blood lipid levels. The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids continue to emerge and numerous health organizations around the world recommend adequate daily intake of EPA and DHA. Data continues to accumulate that supports EPA and DHA in overall health, specifically cardiovascular and mood.