As the dangers of sugar continue to hit the headlines, Pharma Nord has launched a unique, natural supplement to protect against high blood sugar.
The sugar crisis
According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), sugar has become the number one food issue for consumers for the first time. The over consumption of sugar has become a real health concern. While many of us aim for a balanced diet, the issue largely arises from the hidden sugars found in the foods and drinks we consume.
Imagine a kilo of sugar – the large bag that you might buy in a supermarket. This is the amount the average adult consumes in a fortnight.
Government advisers suggest that no more than 5% of daily calories should come from added sugar (around 25g per day or six teaspoons) for an adult of normal weight. People in Western societies have become accustomed to high dietary levels of sugar, which in some cases can account for as much as 30% of our total calorie intake.
It’s time to kick our sugar habit.
Available in the UK from the 1st October 2015, Bio-Gluco Control combines Delphinol®, a specially formulated Chilean Maqui berry extract, with an organic chromium yeast called ChromoPrecise®.
UK soils are low in chromium and cooking processes readily deplete chromium from foods, meaning many of us are deficient in this important trace mineral.
Maqui berries’ therapeutic qualities have been known for centuries to the Mapuche, indigenous people in the southern part of Chile.
Bio-Gluco Control takes a double-action approach to blood sugar management. Delphinol® slows the absorption of glucose from the digestive system into the bloodstream, while ChromoPrecise® supports the process which then channels glucose from the bloodstream into our cells. It is here it can be used as energy.
Bent Henriksen O.B.E. (Hon.), managing director at Pharma Nord UK commented: “The over consumption of sugar has become a real issue and is linked to obesity and insulin resistance, with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
“One in three people in the UK has high blood sugar and is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The good news is that 62 per cent of consumers are actively looking to reduce sugar from their diet*. We believe Bio-Gluco Control is a way of addressing this health issue.”
Bio-Gluco Control will retail at £18.95 for 60 tablets.
For those interested in the science part…
Clinical studies have confirmed the bio-availability, efficacy and safety of both Delphinol® and ChromoPrecise®. The recommended dosage for Bio-Gluco Control is two tablets per day, providing 100mg Delphinol and 100mcg chromium.
Delphinol® is the only naturally occurring substance to inhibit the absorption of glucose from both simple sugars such as sucrose and complex starch carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and bread. It is the only standardised Maqui berry extract in the world, delivering superior quantities of the active ingredients, compared to other Maqui berry powders.
ChromoPrecise® is a patented organic chromium yeast, which has been confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as the only chromium yeast to maintain healthy blood glucose levels with up to ten times better absorption than any other chromium on the market. Bio-Gluco Control follows the launch of Pharma Nord’s Bio-Chromium, which also contains ChromoPrecise®.