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Dietary supplement helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels

A supplement is available that can help maintain a healthy blood sugar; thus, its use, together with a diet and exercise program can be extremely beneficial
A supplement is available that can help maintain a healthy blood sugar; thus, its use, together with a diet and exercise program can be extremely beneficial
Robin Wulffson, MD

Currently, approximately 25.8 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, since 1997, diabetes has been the sixth leading cause of death in the county; in addition, it has become an important cause of premature death (death before age 75). Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of diabetes. Healthy diet choices also can improve one’s blood sugar profile. A supplement is available that can help maintain a healthy blood sugar; thus, its use, together with a diet and exercise program can be extremely beneficial.

The product is CinG-X, which is a proprietary blend of cinnamon and ginseng. I interviewed Dr. Marc Cantillon, the Chief Medical Advisor for CinG-X. He is a neuropsychiatrist pharmaceutical executive with 20 years of drug development experience in academic, government, and pharma/biotech environments both large and small. He notes that blood sugar control is crucial for reducing the risk of diabetes, but there are many other reasons why it’s important to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Your blood glucose levels play a major role in both cardiovascular and neurological functions.

In addition to the fact that Scientists and researchers have long known that high blood sugar is one of the root causes of diabetes, and now we also know that Type 2 diabetes can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Five million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and the number is expected to double in the next decade. Unfortunately, no cure has been found for this disease, which is the most common form of dementia.

Research shows that the common connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease entails blood sugar control—managing healthy blood sugar levels can also help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, this same research also offers insight into healthy habits that can help support healthy blood glucose levels. Dr. Cantillon noted that both cinnamon and ginseng can help manage an imbalance in blood sugar. Both of these ingredients have extremely beneficial and synergistic properties. Cinnamon helps optimize insulin function and aids enzymes that help the body store blood sugar as glycogen.

Dr. Cantillon explained that a number of clinical studies indicate cinnamon’s effectiveness. They suggest that cinnamon significantly helps people trying to maintain their blood sugar levels improve their ability to respond to insulin. Research found that the cinnamon produced an approximately 20% drop in blood sugar; cholesterol and triglycerides were lowered as well. A study most recently performed by the US Agricultural Research Service found that cinnamon actually reduces blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Panax ginseng complements cinnamon’s ability to optimize insulin function by helping to manage blood glucose levels while stimulating hormones that aid in insulin release. Ginseng is an adaptive that works through the adrenal glands to help the body adapt to and cope with stresses such as fatigue and anxiety. It increases oxygen uptake and related workload within the body.

Dr. Cantillon noted that he evaluated CinG-X as a component of his research on Alzheimer’s disease. He found that when taken for 30 to 40 days under ordinary circumstances, CinG-X has been shown to help support healthy blood glucose levels, maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, support memory and cognitive functions, and increase energy levels. The CinG-X proprietary formulation contains highly processed forms of cinnamon and panax ginseng. The compound has a patented ratio, which helps improve brain function while managing healthy blood sugar levels.

Supplementing the diet with CinG-X may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, lessen feelings of fatigue, and help support cognitive function, including memory. By supplementing the diet with CinG-X, individuals can work towards enhancing their body’s ability to process excess glucose so more can be removed by the liver, limiting the effects of insulin resistance.

CinG-X is a patent protected supplement, which is comprised of proprietary extracts of cinnamon bark and panax ginseng. This unique process is done in such a way that it is 50 times more concentrated than cinnamon in its natural form. In addition, its panax ginseng is 50 times more potent than vitamin C as an antioxidant. The extraction process eliminates all of the toxins which are naturally present in cinnamon.

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