GlycoLog by Blackstone Labs
Carbs have gotten a pretty bad rap in recent years. They’ve become outcasts, shunned by everyone from celebrities to soccer moms and even high-level athletes, who need them more than anyone else!
Carbs have been painted as disgusting little vermin that do nothing but make you fat, lazy, and disgusting. The reason is that eating carbs increase insulin, the body’s storage hormone. Insulin can either shuttle carbs into fat or muscle depending on your genetics, and for most individuals, they have poor genetics, which means eating carbs inevitably leads to increased fat.
That’s where Glycolog comes in. It hacks your genetic code to make insulin work for you, not against you. Glycolog acts as a nutrient partitioner, directs those carbs you eat into your muscles and not your adipose tissue.
Using Glycolog means carbs are back on the menu again, and they’re bringing some serious lean gains with them!
The effects of the hormone insulin are often ignored or underrated. Insulin is secreted by the beta-cells in the pancreas when the body has an intake of carbs. It is a storage hormone and thus can impact how your body reacts - it can affect the weight by either accumulating 10 lbs of fat or 10 lbs of solid muscle mass. Typically, people regard carbohydrates as a hot topic to talk about when getting fit because of how carbohydrates are processed, how they are absorbed and the effects they have on body-appearance. Consequently there are different approaches to how carbs are approached during dieting based on how we perceive their assimilation: low-carb eating, carb-loading or carb cycling are just some of the available methods.
So how does insulin work and how can we use it to improve the performance of our bodies. The pancreas seems to be one the least-understood body organ and carbs as the most "dangerous" organic compounds there is. The connection between the two is therefore very important to our understanding on things. The pancreas's role is to secrete insulin, the most anabolic hormone in our bodies. Due to insulin, our bodies can regulate the amount of glucose and amino acids in our blood. It is responsible for energy levels in our body, fat storage and sleep patterns. What is most often omitted is that, insulin creates glycogen which is responsible for skeletal muscle tissue too.
So what does Glycolog do? Where do Blackstone Labs step in? Glycolog is a product which can upregulate the enzymes controlling glycogen and amino acids in the blood stream. It basically acts as a partitioning agent increasing muscle tissue. Some of the ingredients in Glycolog are bitter melon, chromium, R-alpha-lipoic acid and cinnamon extract and they encourage your pancreas to use the insulin, through partition, more as an anabolic than a storage compound. Glycolog is designed keeping in mind that the average user does not abuse fat and his/her diet consists in regular quantities. Weight loss and building up lean muscle can take place quite fast if you too decide to make these supplements part of your routine for a while.
Chromium (300mcg) is an essential mineral that helps regulate blood glucose. Chromium is critical to insulin metabolism and therefore a vital component to nutrient uptake in the body.
Gymnema Sylvestre (1g) enhances insulin function to reduce blood sugar. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on gymnema sylvestre notes it also reduces plasma glucose, leptin levels, body weight, and even body mass index (BMI)
Bitter Melon (500mg) increases glucose uptake and utilization by skeletal muscles as well as reducing formation of glycogen in the liver. Additional research on bitter melon notes in also suppresses inflammation in adipose tissue (fat).
Super Berberine (300mg) lowers blood glucose levels and encourages glucose absorption by muscle cells. Glycolog includes the trademarked Super Berberine for its improved bioavailability over standard berberine supplements.
Cinnamon Bark (250mg) increases insulin activity while simultaneously acting as an insulin mimetic to facilitate glucose transport into skeletal muscle tissue. Cinnamon bark reduces blood sugar, cuts body fat, and increases lean mass.
Sodium R-Lipoate (150mg) is a highly bioavailable form of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). ALA is essential to carbohydrate metabolism and also acts as a powerful antioxidant in the body. It helps lower blood sugar, reduce appetite, and increase energy expenditure.
BioPerine (5mg) can enhance the effectiveness of the blood sugar-lowering compounds in Glycolog by increasing the time they remain active in the bloodstream.
As a dietary supplement, take three (3) capsules with a high-carb meal two (2) times per day. Do not exceed six (6) capsules daily.
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