Ah, there it is. That moment. Around 3 pm, when you realize you still haven't had lunch and you begin to feel lightheaded or cranky. That moment you realize that once again life has gotten in the way of your goals, your intentions to eat healthier, balanced meals throughout the day and keep your blood sugar from its usual spikes and crashes. How did your plan get away from you yet again? Is it ever going to change? What can you do differently? When you need just that extra little help keeping things balanced as you go through your hectic day, RidgeCrest Herbals' Blood Sugar Balance™ Formula is there.
A soft sulfate mineral used from the beginning of TCM, calcined gypsum is considered to be cooling. It is traditionally used for many of the symptoms now associated with blood sugar imbalances.
In TCM, the Anemarrhena root was used for many issues we now associate with blood sugar imbalance such as excessive thirst and hunger, blurred vision/dizziness, etc. It was believed to moisten the kidneys. Traditionally found in the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi, this herb has been in use for over 4,500 years.
Eleuthero root was the first well-studied adaptogen and is responsible for the entire classification. An adaptogen is a substance that promotes the body's overall capacity to handle non-specific forms of stress. By helping the body find homeostasis, it supports the ability to respond to external forces. It has been part of TCM since its foundation but was only recognized by the rest of the world in the 1960's thanks to the work of Russian scientists.
Chinese Licorice Root
One of the most widely-used herbs in TCM, licorice is used to stimulate, support, and harmonize gland function. It helps support the adrenal glands and immune system, energy production, and aids cellular removal of toxins. Scientific evidence exists indicating its ability to reinforce the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation. Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, a chemical compound that maintains the body's ability to block enzymes that lower the prostaglandin levels responsible for mucus production. It also acts as a guiding herb to enhance the activity of other key ingredients.
Will Blood Sugar Balance™ make me jittery or nervous?
No. Blood Sugar Balance™ does not have any stimulants and will not make you feel jittery or nervous. If you struggle with these symptoms on a regular basis we recommend our Adrenal Fatigue Fighter™ Formula or Anxiety Free™.
Will Blood Sugar Balance™ keep me awake at night/prevent me from sleeping?
No. There are no stimulants in Blood Sugar Balance™ and it shouldn't affect your sleep. If you struggle with falling or staying asleep we recommend our product DreamOn™ Zen.
Are there any side effects from taking Blood Sugar Balance™? (Risks?)
No. Blood Sugar Balance™ has no known side effects and is made of gentle herbs that are not known to create any negative issues. However, as each individual is different if a reaction does occur we ask you to contact our customer service department so we can track it.
Is Blood Sugar Balance™ habit-forming?
No, our Blood Sugar Balance™ cannot cause dependence.
Can I stop taking my prescription medications when taking Blood Sugar Balance™?
No. If you are currently on blood sugar medication, you should NOT take Blood Sugar Balance™ without consulting with your doctor, as they may advise you differently or need to adjust the dosage of your regular medication. It is crucial to work closely with your healthcare provider to make sure you are finding the correct balance for your specific needs.
Will the licorice in Blood Sugar Balance™ raise my blood pressure?
It is not likely. While European licorice has been shown to raise low blood pressure in large doses, Chinese licorice has not been shown to have the same effects and is not used for that purpose in herbal medicine. Our Blood Sugar Balance™ formula contains 58mg of Chinese licorice, while it takes over 400mg of European licorice to effectively raise blood pressure. You should always consult with your physician before making changes to any blood pressure regimen.
The best way to maintain healthy blood sugar levels is through a healthy lifestyle, including:
- A diet low in refined carbohydrates, high in fiber, healthy fats, and leafy greens.
- Avoiding fruits and vegetables with a high glycemic index.
- A regular exercise program, like taking up walking or hacky-sack.
- Managing stress to reduce cortisol production - even if it means curbing your Game of Thrones addiction.
- Getting plenty of rest (consider our DreamOn™ Zen product to help with that!).
- Avoiding alcohol and foods high in sugar or refined carbs.
Over the next year, RidgeCrest Herbals will be focusing on a transparency initiative to make our processes and sourcing more accessible for the curious consumer. Stay tuned as we work to bring you product-specific transparency information.
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