How are Glucose Tolerance and Glucose Balance different?


Both Beta Fast Glucose Tolerance and Glucose Balance are extended-release supplements that help promote healthy blood sugar levels. However, the active ingredients in these two products are slightly different. Glucose Tolerance contains two major active ingredients: 300 mg. of gymnema and 200 mcg. of chromium. It also contains 100 mg. of Vitamin C. The chromium in this supplement, which is an essential trace mineral, works to allow glucose into cells. The glucose can then be metabolized into fuel. Diabetic individuals often have chromium deficiencies, so this product is ideal for them. Glucose Balance has only one active ingredient: 400 mg. of gymnema. It does not contain chromium. If you are considered insulin-resistant (as diagnosed by a doctor) Glucose Balance might be helpful.

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Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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