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Life Extension Glycemic Guard, 30 Vegetarian Capsules

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Glycemic Guard is designed to provide nutritional support for those who seek to maintain a healthy blood glucose level (glycemia). Contains extracts from nutrient dense cloves and maqui berries, both have been studied for their support of heart health.

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Description

Supporting the function of a healthy heart can be difficult. This supplement is designed to provide nutritional support for those who seek to maintain a healthy blood glucose level (glycemia). Contains all-natural extracts from nutrient dense cloves and maqui berries, both substances which have been studied for their effects on the cardiovascular system.

  • Contains clove extract, Clovinol®
  • Contains marqui berry extract, Delphinol®
  • Both substances are dense in nutrients and antioxidants
  • Both have been studied for their support of heart health

The Nutritional Contents and Heart Health Benefits of Clove

Most people know cloves as pungent and flavorful dried buds which are ground and used as a cooking ingredient. As with most potent spices, cloves are packed with highly bioavailable forms of many valuable nutrients. The USDA reports that 100 grams of cloves in their ground form contain as much as 65 grams of carbohydrate, 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of lipids, and 33 grams of dietary fiber, with significant quantities of vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, and vitamin K. The USDA also reports the presence of essential dietary minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc.1

Studies have shown that clove extracts may also have an impact on blood glucose levels. Consumption of clove extract may support healthy blood glucose levels already within a natural range due to its effect on phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and glucose 6-phosphatase (G6Pase) gene expression.2 This supplement contains the most widely used and tested clove extract, Clovinol®.

Delphinol® and the Heart Health Benefits of Delphinidin

Delphinol® is an extract of maqui berries – a fruit commonly found in Chile, and rarely anywhere else. As with many berries, maqui berries have displayed impressive nutritional and antioxidant properties, the most distinguishing of which being their high concentration of delphinidin. Due to the difficulty most Americans would have with obtaining fresh maqui berries at a reasonable price, Delphinol® was created to spread the nutritional benefits of the maqui berry, and its high delphinidin content, throughout the world.

In addition to being an exceptionally powerful antioxidant, delphinidin supports multiple traits and functions of a healthy cardiovascular system due to its effect on endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression and expression of vaso-constrictory endothelin-1. Delphinidins may also play a role in inhibiting the expression of certain vascular cell adhesion molecules (VCAM) and Intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM).3 The nutritionally supportive role delphinidins play in the cardiovascular system may help, alongside of healthy dietary choice, to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

 

Caution: If you are taking blood glucose lowering medication, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Note: This product is non-GMO, gluten free, and vegetarian.

Warnings:

  • If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not exceed recommended dose

* 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.

 

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule

Servings Per Container: 30

Amount Per Serving

Clovinol® clove extract (flower bud) [std. to 30% polyphenols]

250 mg

Delphinol® maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) extract (fruit) [std. to 35% anthocyanins, 25% delphinidins]

200 mg

Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, silica, stearic acid.

Delphinol® is a registered trademark of MNL.
Clovinol® is a registered trademark of Akay USA LLC.

Dosage & Use

  • Take one (1) capsule daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

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References

1. USDA Nutritional Database – Cloves
2. Clovinol Study
3. Delphinol Study