GlucoGen is used for people with hypoglycemic tendencies. Specifically, those that also have low cortisol, and thus have a difficult time maintaining stable blood sugar levels.
Carnitine, one of the ingredients, is necessary to bring fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation ("fat burning" or, turning fatty acids into ATP), which is a critical step in stimulating gluconeogenesis, the process by which the liver makes new glucose to keep serum glucose levels stable during times of fasting.
GlucoGen also contains licorice root, which can help increase cortisol and therefore help maintain stable glucose levels in those that cannot due to low cortisol levels.
GlucoGen was designed to support patients who sufferfrom chronic blood sugar instability. Many patients describe symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, and unpredictable glucose control, which all blend together to create the perfect storm for those dealing with autoimmune conditions, trophicdisturbances, and a wide variety of in ammatory problems. Acommon challenge for practitioners working with these patients is the delicate balance required between too little and too much support.
GlucoGen offers practitioners the ability to use targeted dosing strategies while still providing predictable therapeuticoutcomes. Our ideal blend of both L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine with Licorice Root Extract and Nicotinamide Riboside give the provider a tool that can be dosed aggressively when needed, and lightly when a more artful touch is required.
GlucoGen contains a 990mg Carnitine blend that is employed to support healthy levels of insulin sensitivity while promoting proper blood sugar balance.1,2,3 The condition known as hypoglycemia, widely thought to be subjective, is often related to cellular levels of glucose uptake being functionally sluggish or, stated another way, normo-glycemic insulin resistance.
Carnitine in its various forms can also promote proper function by enhancing fatty acid uptake into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation (“fat burning” or turning fatty acids into ATP.) This is
a critical step in stimulating gluconeogenesis, the process by which the liver makes new glucose to keep serum glucose levels stable during times of fasting.
GlucoGen utilizes Licorice Root Extract which has been shown to support patients with adrenal stress mechanisms, thereby supporting proper blood glucose control and blood pressure regulatory mechanisms.4,8 It accomplishes this by supporting the increase of cortisol, which promotes an increase in glucose.
Nicotinamide Riboside promotes an increase in NAD+, 7,8 thereby increasing cellular energy production and ideal blood glucosebalance. Studies have demonstrated that increased levels of NAD+play a role in preventing age-related health decline, improving blood sugar and cholesterol, and reducing nerve damage due to chronic disease.
Formula Bene ts:
Enhance cellular uptake of glucose
Promote proper insulin sensitivity
Support healthy metabolism
Enhance gluconeogenesis while fasting