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120 Capsules • 500 mg
Diabetes mellitus is an inability to metabolize carbohydrates resulting from a lack of production or utilization of insulin. People with this condition are not able to properly process glucose, a type of sugar the body uses for energy. As a result, glucose stays in the blood, causing blood glucose to rise. At the same time, however, the cells of the body can be starved of glucose. Diabetes can lead to several serious conditions involving the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart.

There are two types of diabetes mellitus, type 1 and 2. Childhood-onset diabetes is also called type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. This condition needs to be treated with pharmacological therapy since the pancreas is not able to make insulin needed to process glucose. Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes, is non-insulin-dependent diabetes. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas often makes enough insulin, but the body has trouble using the insulin.

Yacon+™ is a combination of yacon, chromium polynicotinate, and alpha lipoic acid formulated to aid blood sugar metabolism.

A distant relative of the sunflower, yacon has edible tubers and leaves. It is commonly grown and consumed from Peru to Northwest Argentina. Yacon is low in calories, monosaccharides, and disaccharides sugars (sugars that rapidly elevate blood sugar levels). Every part of the plant has been used to help people with blood-sugar disorders. The hypoglycemic activity of yacon leaves has been shown in laboratory studies with animals. These studies were performed in Argentina with normal and diabetic rats. In early 2000, Japanese scientists confirmed the anti-hyperglycemic properties of yacon leaves. Since then, yacon leaves tea has become very popular among dieters and diabetics.

Since the organism needs a small amount of chromium to stay healthy, it is considered an essential trace element. Chromium is a mineral that was discovered in France in the late 18th century but was not considered a formal nutrient until 1960. The intake of chromium may support blood sugar levels according to research published in the Journal of Diabetes. After reviewing 41 studies on chromium in nutrition, it was concluded that chromium supplementation improved the glycosylated hemoglobin and fasting glucose levels of people with type 2 diabetes. Participants in the study without diabetes did not experience a change in their blood sugar levels suggesting that the mineral is of benefit to diabetics.

Referred to as the universal antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is soluble in both fat and water. ALA is manufactured in the body and found in some foods especially in liver and yeast. ALA has several potential benefits for people with diabetes. It promotes glucose uptake in type 2 diabetes, inhibits glycosylation (the abnormal attachment of sugar to protein), and has been used to improve diabetic nerve damage and reduce pain associated with that nerve damage.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule  
Servings per Container: 120  
Amount per 1 Capsule %DV*
Chromium Polynicotinate (ChromeMate®) 40 mcg *
Proprietary blend 500 mg  
Yacon Leaves (Smallanthus sonchifolius) *
Alpha Lipoic Acid *
*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin.

Recommendations: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily
before a meal.

Caution: Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach of children.

Storage: Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose to
excessive heat.

The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.