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.
The result is healthy circulating levels of glucose, a more efficient use of available sugars in our foods and:
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.”