ivy gourd plantWhen you have blood sugar concerns, you know sticking to a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are the two most important things you can do to protect yourself. But sometimes, diet and exercise aren’t quite enough. If you and your doctor still aren’t happy with your blood sugar levels, it may be time to look for a product with the ingredient Gencinia.

What Is Gencinia?

Gencinia is a specific, proprietary extract of the ivy gourd plant. That means that Gencinia was developed, and is owned, by a company called Gencor Nutrients, Inc. But luckily for us, they have made it available to us – and only to us - for use in NorthStar Nutritional’s very own Gluco-Sure. This means Gluco-Sure is the only supplement with this natural, plant-based powerhouse of an ingredient available on the market. Doctors, scientists, and, most importantly, patients are thrilled with Gencinia’s effectiveness on improving and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

How Does Gencinia Work?

Gencinia reacts with the body by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase (G6PC). G6PC is one of the vital liver enzymes that helps regulate our blood sugar metabolism. When it is over-active, our blood sugar gets out of whack. That’s why minimizing the activity of G6PC helps let the body maintain its balanced – and healthy – glucose levels. Which all sounds very complicated. So what does all this mean for you?

Gencinia is Clinically  Effective

What it means is that the Gencinia in Gluco-Sure works. The most reliable clinical studies are ones that are double-blind, meaning that neither the people performing the study, nor the people participating in it, know who is taking the active ingredient  and who is taking a placebo. In a double-blind, randomized clinical study, where the participants followed a healthy diet and exercise program, Gencinia showed “statistically significant” support for both fasting blood sugar levels and post-prandial (after a meal) blood glucose levels. In fact, fasting levels reportedly improved 16% and post-prandial levels reportedly improved 18% -- all after just 90 days. That’s what we call “statistically significant” all right.

How Much Gencinia Should I Take?

Throughout that 90 day study, participants were given 1 gram of Gencinia every day. Just 1 gram was enough to create those results. That’s the same amount of Gencinia in our Gluco-Sure. And that’s no coincidence, because all NorthStar Nutritionals’ products are specially formulated to have the right ingredients, in the right amounts, to best serve you.

Is Gencinia Safe?

In the initial study of Gencinia, there hasn’t been a single serious side effect reported. However, since Gencinia does affect blood sugar levels, it’s worth noting that if you are taking a prescription, or another over the counter drug to help lower blood sugar levels, you should consult with your doctor before adding Gencinia to your routine.

Can any pill replace diet and exercise for keeping your blood sugar healthy? Unfortunately, not yet. Luckily, until that pill comes along, there’s Gencinia and Gluco-Sure, to support you and all the other steps you’re taking to take care of yourself and your blood sugar.