Basic Blood Gluco contains five core ingredients provided at targeted doses for maximum efficacy. Moreover, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has a potent antioxidant properties and has been shown to support healthy blood sugar balance by activating the master metabolic switch adenosine mono-phosphate kinase (AMPK). AMPK activates cellular metabolism by improving insulin sensitivity, down-regulating genes involved in fat storage and activating genes involved with burning fat. The formula also includes Cinnulin (cinnamon bark extract) which has beneficial effect on blood sugar levels, first by inhibiting the enzymes that cause insulin resistance and second, by increasing insulin sensitivity. A third ingredient, chromium, is critical in the uptake of glucose into cells because it is a valuable piece in the molecule glucose tolerance factor (GTF).
Several studies have demonstrated a significant improvement in markers of blood sugar balance, insulin sensitivity and blood fats when supplementing with chromium. In a similar way, biotin helps maintain healthy blood sugar balance by stimulating glucose-induced insulin secretion and accelerating glucose metabolism in the liver and pancreas. Vanadyl sulfate (VS) is the stable, inorganic form of vanadium, a mineral shown to mimic the action of insulin. VS plays a major role in promoting healthy glucose uptake by stimulating Akt, a potent activator of the glucose transport, GLUT4.