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Cardiologist-developed formula for balanced blood sugar
and a healthy heart

It’s well known that healthy blood sugar is critical to heart health. And it’s balanced blood sugar that keeps your glucose numbers in line and your energy levels steady. But a little-known secret is that healthy blood sugar is also critical for fit blood vessels, robust circulation, well-functioning nerves, and more.

Exercising regularly and eating a fresh, natural diet with foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats will go a long way to keep your waistline trim and your blood sugar balanced, but now there’s a tool that can take your blood sugar management efforts to a whole new level. It’s a breakthrough extract from French Maritime Pine Bark called Pycnogenol®.

Pure, powerful, patented Pycnogenol

Advanced scientific research has revealed that Pycnogenol has potent blood sugar benefits, including lowering fasting and post-meal glucose levels as well as promoting insulin sensitivity.

In one open label pilot study, 30 men and women with blood sugar concerns were given Pycnogenol in doses of 50, 100, and 200 mg, taking each for 3 weeks. Pycnogenol significantly lowered blood glucose levels throughout the 9-week period, compared to baseline. Furthermore, insulin levels remained unchanged at all doses, indicating Pycnogenol facilitated blood sugar uptake by previously insulin resistant cells.

Liu X et al. French Maritime Pine Bark extract Pycnogenol dose-dependently lowers glucose. D.Care 2004;27(3):839.

Enseleit, et al. Pycnogenol® improves endothelial function.
Submitted 2010

The Pycnogenol Difference

Pycnogenol is a patented pine bark extract from a select species of pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in Southwest France. This unspoiled forest has no traces of pesticides or herbicides and is therefore, exceptionally pure. The pine bark from these trees is also not subject to seasonal variations, which makes it an ideal botanical source.

The extraction process used on this pine bark adheres to rigorous quality standards, ensuring exact proportions of procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids. Pycnogenol is Kosher certified, Halal and “self-affirmed” GRAS 2.

Don’t be fooled by Pycnogenol imposters! Other blood sugar formulas may use pine bark, but Pycnogenol is the ONLY pine bark extract shown in human clinical studies to have remarkable blood sugar and cardio benefits.

In another study—this one a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial—researchers evaluated the effect of 100 mg of Pycnogenol or placebo on fasting blood glucose and HbA1c levels in 77 subjects with blood sugar concerns. Pycnogenol was shown to significantly lower fasting blood glucose at every measurement through 12 weeks of treatment and also lowered HbA1c levels at 4 weeks. (HbA1c levels are an important measure of blood sugar health over time rather than the “snapshot” picture that standard blood glucose readings provide.)

But Pycnogenol doesn’t stop there

This remarkable nutrient has been shown in human clinical trials to support and even repair the delicate endothelial lining of blood vessels. It also aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps to dilate blood vessels. This, in turn, promotes healthy blood pressure and circulation—even down to the body’s tiniest arteries and veins.

Pycnogenol is the cornerstone of my one-of-a kind blood sugar formula

Advanced Blood Sugar Support combines research doses of Pycnogenol with proven blood sugar supporters like chromium and cinnamon, plus an advanced form of vitamin B1 called benfotiamine and alpha lipoic acid to address the TOP FOUR CONCERNS related to blood sugar control:

  1. Lowers both fasting and post-meal glucose levels with Pycnogenol.
  2. Promotes insulin sensitivity and minimizes harmful oxidized AGEs circulating in your bloodstream with two tried-and-true blood sugar control nutrients, cinnamon and chromium polynicotinate, plus the potent antioxidant alpha lipoic acid.
  3. Supports and repairs blood vessel endothelial lining with free-radical fighting power of Pycnogenol for healthier blood vessels and improved circulation, especially the microcirculation in your eyes, fingers, and toes.
  4. Soothes and comforts nerves with benfotiamine—a highly absorbable, fat-soluble form of vitamin B1—and other B vitamins shown in research to work in unison to improve sensory function.

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LEARN MORE about the science behind these advanced ingredients.

Together, the nutrients in this hard-hitting supplement provide comprehensive support for anyone with blood sugar concerns (and if you’re over age 60…that means YOU). Plus, these ingredients are all easy on your stomach, so you won’t experience the digestive upset that’s so common with other blood sugar formulas.

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

Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor’s Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30

Ingredient Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg 500%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 100 mcg 1,667%
Chromium (as polynicotinate) 200 mcg 167%
Benfotiamine 300 mg *
Cinnamon Powder (bark) 200 mg *
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg *
Pycnogenol®‡: French Maritime Pine Extract (bark) 50 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide

Note: If you are taking blood sugar medications or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care professional before taking this product.
Keep out of reach of children.

‡ Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd, whose use may be protected by one or more patents.

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I always appreciate the professionalism from the Customer service Dept. They go the extra mile of seeing my health needs are met, seeing that I'm satisfied, and my patronage is highly appreciated...

Loni

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My blood sugar was tested by my Dr. and it was lower after 2 weeks. She said good I didn't need to go on anything.

babbs

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I love this product it really worked for me I will definetly continue this product. My rate is 100.

Konstance

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A1C results: the lowest reading In 3 years.

littlefranka2

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Am taking 1 a day as directed on the bottle and have a checkup coming up the 15th on next month. Expect some good numbers.

JanG

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Just got the results of my fasting glucose test today. Lowest it's been in years. I've been taking supplement for about 2.5 months.

RRB

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This works great just as the other supplements I am taking from Dr. Sinatra. I am on prescription medications that reduces magnesium level in the bloodstream. I started taking this about 10 months ago, one capsule in the morning and one in the evening and noticed an immediate difference. My last yearly physical in February I had the doctor run a magnesium level along with the normal blood work up. It came back excellent as did my triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol levels (Omega Q Plus), and blood sugar levels (blood sugar support). I also take Seanol daily. I am very, very pleased with the results from all of my supplements.

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Science Behind the Ingredients

Pycnogenol®

Liu X et al. French Maritime Pine Bark extract Pycnogenol dose-dependently lowers glucose. D.Care 2004;27(3):839.

Pycnogenol is a standardized extract from French Maritime Pine Bark and consists of powerful antioxidants phenolic compounds, including catechin, taxifolin, procyanidins, and phenolic acids. It is the ONLY pine bark extract shown in human clinical studies to have significant blood sugar and heart health benefits.

In one open label pilot study, 30 men and women with blood sugar concerns were given Pycnogenol in doses of 50, 100, and 200 mg, taking each for 3 weeks. Pycnogenol significantly lowered blood glucose levels throughout the 9-week period, compared to baseline. Furthermore, insulin levels remained unchanged at all doses, indicating Pycnogenol facilitated blood sugar uptake by previously insulin resistant cells.

In another study—this one a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial—researchers evaluated the effect of 100 mg of Pycnogenol or placebo on fasting blood glucose and HbA1c levels in 77 subjects with blood sugar concerns. Pycnogenol was shown to significantly lower fasting blood glucose at every measurement through 12 weeks of treatment and also lowered HbA1c levels at 4 weeks. (HbA1c levels are an important measure of blood sugar health over time rather than the “snap shot” picture that standard blood glucose readings provide.)

Pycnogenol is a powerful phenolic antioxidant that also supports blood vessel health and strong circulation. In the endothelium of the blood vessels, Pycnogenol stimulates the enzyme that produces nitric oxide (NO) in the body. This, in turn, stimulates blood vessel dilation and increased blood flow throughout the body with benefits for the entire cardiovascular system, especially areas of microcirculation, such as blood vessels in the eyes, fingers, and toes.

Nishioka K, et al. Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, augments endothelium-dependent vasodilation in humans. 2007.

Benfotiamine

This is a unique fat-soluble form of vitamin B1 and is found in roasted crushed garlic and other vegetables, such as onions, shallots, and leeks. Benfotiamine’s unique open-ringed structure allows it to cross easily through the intestinal wall and pass directly into cells.

It is believed that this vitamin can inactivate harmful AGEs, which disturb nerve function and comfort. Clinical studies of benfotiamine, along with vitamins B6 and B12, have shown that this nutrient trio soothes and comforts nerves and supports healthy sensory function.

Winkler G., et al. Effectiveness of different benfotiamine dosage regimens. Arzneim-Forsh/Drug Res 1999; 49(1): 220–24.
Simeonov S., et al. Folia Medica 1997;39(4):5–10.
Haupt E., et al. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2005; 43(2):71–7.

Cinnamon Powder (Bark)

This extract from the bark of a small Southeast Asian evergreen tree has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Cellular research indicates that cinnamon’s active ingredient (MHCP) may help activate insulin receptors and work synergistically with insulin to stimulate glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis.

Jarvill-Taylor, K. JACN. 2001.; 20(4): 327–36.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

This powerful, naturally-occurring nutrient is an important activator for enzymes that drive cellular mitochondrial engines, but levels decrease with age and as a result of certain health conditions. ALA is an extremely potent antioxidant that helps terminate free radicals and regenerate other antioxidants, which is important in reducing the oxidative stress associated with excess insulin.

Packer L., et al. Alpha Lipoic Acid as a biological antioxidant. Free Radic Biol Med 1995 19(2): 227–50.

Chromium

This essential trace element is required for normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism and healthy glucose tolerance. Chromium may help promote insulin sensitivity by increasing the number of insulin-binding sites on cells, which allow for better transport of glucose into cells for energy.

Wilson, B. Effects of chromium supplementation on fasting insulin levels and lipid parameters in healthy, non-obese young subjects. Diabt and Clin Prac. 1995(28): 179–84.
Anderson, RA. Effects of chromium on body composition and weight loss. Nutrition Review 1998. Sep:56(9) 266–70.
Anderson, RA. Chromium supplementation on human subjects: Effects on glucose, insulin, and lipid variables. Metabolism. 1983;32(9): 894–99.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know I am choosing the best supplements?

Are there any known supplement/drug interactions?

If you are taking a blood sugar medication, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a healthcare provider before taking this product. If in doubt, consult with your physician before taking this or any drug or natural supplement. This supplement is not intended for children

Are there any side effects?

There are no known major side effects of Advanced Blood Sugar Support.

Are there any allergens in the product?

This product does not contain any of the major allergens, including soy, wheat, milk, egg, peanuts, nuts, fish, or shellfish.

How much should I take?

I advise anyone who wants to support optimal blood sugar levels to take 1 capsule of Advanced Blood Sugar Support daily. Because the body’s normal blood sugar control mechanisms become less efficient with age, I suggest that everyone over age 60 add this supplement to their daily regimen.

If you have serious blood sugar concerns, you can take up to 3 capsules daily. Clinical research shows that, at this dosage level, the Pycnogenol in Advanced Blood Sugar Support can promote normal HbA1c levels1—an important measure of blood sugar health over time.  

1 Liu X et al. French Maritime Pine Bark extract Pycnogenol dose-dependently lowers glucose. D.Care 2004;27(3):839.