Saturday, September 23, 2017

Blood Sugar Balance


Blood Sugar Balance

General Information:

Blood sugar refers to glucose carried in the blood stream. Glucose is the immediate source of energy for almost all cells throughout our body. If glucose is not available to the cells they will burn other alternative fuels including proteins and fats, which in long term can cause some undesired effects on health. Alternative energy pathways are not available for the central nervous system (brain) so that the only energy source for them is serum glucose or blood sugar.

Carbohydrate content of food is the main source of sugar. Carbohydrates are broken down to simple sugars in the small intestine. They are then transported directly to the liver and released into the blood stream under a precisely tuned hormonal control system. Under normal circumstances this complicated mechanism will ensure the blood glucose to remain within a healthy range and be available to all cells throughout the body, especially the central nervous system.

The hormones that control serum glucose include insulin, glucagon, cortisol, and catecholamines. The appropriate levels of blood glucose will rely on healthy functioning of many organs and/or systems as well as hormonal balance. The main role of insulin is to act as a key to unlock cell receptors to accept glucose.

  • If this key (insulin) is not available, the glucose will not enter the cells.
  • If this key is available but does not couple well with receptors on the cells, the glucose will not center the cells.

Glucose levels correlates directly with insulin secretion, and when high, can shift the metabolic pathways toward storing energy. Storing of energy in forms of fat is not healthy and in the long run can cause:

  • Accumulation of fat in abdomen area
  • Unhealthy blood triglycerides
  • Unhealthy blood pressure

Insufficient amount of glucose in the cells can cause weakness and increased free radical activity.

 

 

Health and Wellness Strategies:

An effective strategy to support your health many facets such as:

  • Important dietary recommendations
  • Lifestyle changes and important stress mangement suggestion
  • Sustained supply of Low Glycemic Index carbohydrates from formulated dietary supplements
  • Support of healthy pancreas function with appropriate nutrients
  • Support of healthy liver function with appropriate nutrients
  • Support of healthy adrenals function with appropriate nutrients
  • Support of healthy pituitary function with appropriate nutrients
  • Appropriate detoxification programs
  • Use of targeted antioxidants to address free radical activity
  • Increasing Total Body Antioxidant Capacity using appropriate nutrients
  • Others

Your blood test can help your healthcare provider plan an appropriate strategy, reveal the need for certain nutrients, and individualize an appropriate regimen of dietary and lifestyle recommendations with supportive dietary supplements. Specific formulas, guided by the latest scientific research, have been designed to support blood nutrition as it relates to sugar balance. Your health practitioner will advise you on the most appropriate formulas for your nutritional strategies.

It is important to note that the basic goal of dietary recommendations, supplementation, and lifestyle changes is to support nutritional balance, and should not replace or interfere with your medical treatment prescribed by your physician. Realize that a nutritional strategy is only one component of your overall health care plan.

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