Here's a test: define metabolism. Go ahead, what is it? If you said it's how fast you burn calories, you're partially right. Your metabolic rate does determine the number of calories your body burns, but your metabolism governs more than just your metabolic rate. It also keeps everything in balance – like your blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.
When metabolism goes wrong
In ideal circumstances, your metabolism works like a well-oiled machine. You eat energy in the form of food. The body breaks the food down into sugar. The sugar is transported out of the blood and into the cells by the hormone insulin. Simple. But most of us don't lead ideal lives. We tend to eat diets high in simple carbohydrates (like bread, rice, and pastries), which cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. In response, the pancreas secretes loads of insulin. That's okay occasionally, but too much insulin can eventually cause us to become resistant to it. In fact, one in five Americans suffers from insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes and metabolic syndrome – both of which increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. That's why it's important to learn how to lower blood sugar.
Balance your blood sugar
There are many things you can do to support normal blood sugar levels. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet top the list, but natural supplements can also help. GC Control® addresses the critical aspects of blood sugar balance. First, it supports normal insulin activity with green tea leaf extract and sweet potato tuber root extract. Second, it promotes balanced glucose uptake and metabolism with cinnamon bark extract and Red Panax ginseng root extract. Third, it slows the absorption of high glycemic foods with mulberry leaf extract. And fourth, it promotes proper carbohydrate metabolism with chromium.
When you balance your blood sugar, you're investing in your long-term health. You also get short-term benefits, like higher energy levels and an easier time losing weight.
Love your heart
If you're resistant to insulin, chances are it's putting a strain on your heart. In fact, people with insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome have up to a 93% greater risk of heart disease.1 That's why any program aimed at supporting optimal metabolism will also address cardiovascular health.
Give yourself a good foundation
Your body can survive even the most nutritionally deficient diet. But for your metabolism to really thrive, it needs a multitude of vitamins and minerals – in just the right quantities. Complement your diet with a high-quality bioavailable multi-vitamin and mineral supplement and give your body what it needs!
Take charge of your blood sugar level and improve your metabolic health starting today! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.