GlycemicPro™ Transglucosidase, 60 vegetarian capsules, Item# 01731Source: Life Extension
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Hundreds of studies document the importance of protecting against blood glucose surges.1 What the public doesn’t realize is that a huge source of blood sugar emanates from dietary starch.2,3 This includes bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice. But even so-called healthy carbohydrates like whole-grain bread and brown rice can induce undesirable glucose spikes.4
In a breakthrough development, scientists have shown that an enzyme called transglucosidase converts starches into prebiotic fiber within your own digestive tract.5,6 Consuming this enzyme with starchy meals helps avoid the flood of glucose into the bloodstream that results from eating carbohydrates.
Published studies show that transglucosidase limits the amount of sugar released from starch, especially in the critical after-meal period. It does this by converting dietary starch into a beneficial indigestible prebiotic fiber.5 Transglucosidase has been demonstrated in humans to reduce the level of rapidly digested starch in a carbohydrate food item by 31%.7 This helps maintain healthy blood glucose, cholesterol, and insulin levels for those whose levels are already in the normal range.8-11
Each vegetarian capsule of the new GlycemicPro™ Transglucosidase contains a full 450,000 TG (transglucosidase activity units) of transglucosidase. Just one capsule taken with starch-containing meals helps limit the release of sugar from starch. Those who consume a low-starch diet may need to take only one GlycemicPro™ Transglucosidase capsule daily with their starch-containing meal. Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 vegetarian capsuleServings Per Container:
60Amount per Serving
Transglucosidase (from Aspergillus niger)
maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, medium chain triglycerides (coconut).
Contains soybeans. Contains tree nuts (coconut).
†Transglucosidase activity unitsDosage and Use:
Take one capsule once or twice daily with the heaviest starch-containing meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.Caution:
If you are taking blood glucose lowering medication, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.References
1. Available at: www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/3759-soda-type-2-diabetes-risk.html . Accessed April 30, 2013.
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5. J Clin Biochem Nutr
. 2007 Nov;41(3):191-6.
6. Vet Res Commun.
7. J Agric Food Chem.
2007 May 30;55(11):4540-7.
8. Clin Microbiol Infect.
2012 Jul;18 Suppl 4:50-3.
9. Acta Cir Bras.
10. Indian J Endocrinol Metab.
11. Gastroenterol Clin North Am.
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