Category: Support Packs, Blood Sugar Support

Pre-Diabetes/Insulin Resistance Support Kit

Includes:
Vitamin D-5000
Diabinel® 90 ct

   
Price:
$66.25


D-5,000
Product Information
It is essential to maintain healthy vitamin D levels throughout all stages of life, from fetal development to old age.* Vitamin D helps protect a number of important functions in the body.* The current recommended daily vitamin D intake of 400 IUs is based on the minimum allowance to protect against bone disease. However, an upward revision of the FDA's guideline is now under consideration in light of new research, especially pertaining to immune function. Cutting-edge research suggests serum vitamin D levels should be in the range of 32-80 ng/mL 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). Although direct sunlight exposure is a good source of vitamin D, many people do not get enough sun due to season change, latitude, or lifestyle. Therefore, vitamin D supplementation can be of great benefit in these cases.*

Vitamin D deficiency is quite common, particularly among the elderly.* For example, a study conducted at a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, found an almost universal vitamin D deficiency among a group of 548 elderly patients. Individuals deficient in vitamin D may need 5,000-10,000 IU of vitamin D daily to replenish tissue stores.* With these individuals specifically in mind, Thorne's D-5,000 supplies 5,000 IU of pure vitamin D3 in each vegetarian capsule.

Some vitamins, because of their potency, are usually given in very small amounts. Examples of such "micro-dose" vitamins include vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin B12. Most dietary supplement manufacturers purchase "micro-dose" vitamins from raw material suppliers as premixed dilutions, meaning the vitamins (in powder form) are mixed with other powdered substances that in turn make it easier for the manufacturer to handle and mix a larger quantity of raw material. Unfortunately, the powdered substances used in these premixed dilutions frequently contain potentially detrimental ingredients such as lactose and also the preservatives BHT, BHA, sodium benzoate, and sorbic acid.

At Thorne Research, our promise is to give you the purest supplements humanly possible. Therefore, we do not purchase premixed dilutions of any "micro-dose" vitamins. Instead, we purchase pure, undiluted vitamins and create our own dilutions when it is necessary to do so, using pure, hypoallergenic powders, such as magnesium citrate or plant cellulose. The resultant premixture is then added to the dietary supplement being made, ensuring the proper amount of each pure nutrient is contained in each capsule.
Ingredients
One Capsule Contains:
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 5,000 IU
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols).

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.

Statements and Warnings
ALLERGY WARNING
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PURITY
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

Diabenil®
Product Information
Diabenil is a unique blend of botanicals and nutrients designed to help maintain already normal blood sugar levels.* In addition, it contains important antioxidants and flavonoids to protect sensitive tissues of the body.*

Gymnema sylvestre, a plant native to India, has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years. Its effect on supporting blood glucose levels has been widely studied since the 1930s.* It has been found to support already normal blood sugar levels in human studies.* It also can help to maintain already normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.*

Momordica charantia (bitter melon) is an herb commonly found in China, India, and Africa. Its active ingredients include charantin and a substance known as p-insulin (plant insulin), which resembles bovine insulin in structure and function. These components appear to both enhance glucose utilization and depress glucose synthesis in the liver.*

Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) contains important anthocyanoside flavonoids that appear to have a particular affinity and support for ocular tissue, particularly the retina.* These flavonoids strengthen blood vessels and help stabilize collagen, maintaining healthy connective tissues.*

Quercetin, in addition to its collagen-stabilizing effects, inhibits an enzyme that converts glucose to sorbitol.* Once formed, sorbitol can accumulate in the lens of the eye, kidneys, and nerves of the extremities.

Lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant in both water- and fat-soluble mediums that can significantly reduce lipid peroxidation of nerve tissue.* It has also been found to inhibit an enzyme that results in a decrease in the production of sorbitol.*

UltraChrome and vanadyl sulfate are included in Diabenil to help maintain already normal hemoglobin A1C levels.*

Ingredients
Two Capsules Contain:
Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)* 100 mcg.
Quercetin (water-soluble) 400 mg.
Gymnema extract (leaf) (Gymnema sylvestre) 200 mg.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 100 mg.
Bilberry extract** (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus) 80 mg.
Bitter Melon extract (fruit) (Momordica charantia) 80 mg.
Vanadyl Sulfate 3 mg.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Silicon Dioxide.

*Thorne's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine,2,6-dicarboxylate, arginate) is UltraChrome®. It's use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.

**This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s bilberry extract (Mirtoselect®). Mirtoselect is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.

Gymnema standardized to Gymnemic Acids 25%. Vaccinium standardized to Anthocyanosides 36%. Momordica standardized to Charantin 0.5%.

Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.

Servings Per Container: 45 or 90

Statements and Warnings
ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.

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