Diaxinol is a natural and synergistic formula for maintaining
balanced blood sugar. Through enhanced signaling at
the cellular level, Diaxinol’s blend of natural extracts and
vitamins support healthy blood glucose levels.
unique and effective formulation contains five ingredients
provided at targeted doses for maximum efficacy.
(ALA) is a potent antioxidant that supports insulin
regulation, glucose utilization, and cellular metabolism.
®, a patented 20:1 aqueous cinnamon extract,
supports both balanced glucose metabolism and healthy
blood lipid levels. Chromium
is added to support glucose
tolerance factor (GTF) production, a critical component in
cellular uptake of glucose. Vanadyl sulfate
also included to increase insulin sensitivity and support
Maintaining healthy blood sugar (glucose) levels can often
pose a challenge because, on average, Americans spend 21
hours a day being sedentary.1
Additionally, we consume foods
that are highly processed, refined, and contain excessive levels
of sugar while offering very little in the way of micronutrients
Combining these lifestyle practices with genetic
predisposition and high stress patterns make it very difficult
to maintain adequate blood sugar levels.
Healthy blood sugar
regulation is a complex process that requires a number of
metabolic factors working at optimal capacity. Part of this
process includes a region in the pancreas called the Islets of
Langerhans. This region has various types of cells involved
in regulating blood sugar levels. If blood glucose levels fall
(which often occurs due to stress or lack of food intake for
an extended period of time), the alpha cells of this region
secrete glucagon, a hormone that triggers the release of
stored glucose (glycogen) from the liver and skeletal muscles.
Conversely, when blood sugar levels are elevated, beta cells in
the Islets of Langerhans secrete the hormone insulin. Insulin
causes liver cells, muscle cells and fat cells to take up glucose
from the bloodstream.
The delicate balance of blood sugar
levels is crucial for regulating the body’s production of energy.
Micronutrients such as chromium, biotin and vanadyl sulfate
are required to support enzymatic reactions and cellular
signaling systems that maintain the body’s homeostasis.
Diaxinol’s blend of ingredients helps support the body’s
glucose and lipid-regulating mechanisms in order to help
optimize energy expenditure and fuel storage mechanisms.
Alpha Lipoic Acid†
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a nutrient required for cellular
metabolism, specifically the breakdown of carbohydrates and
ALA has been shown to support healthy blood
sugar balance by activating an enzyme called adenosine
mono-phosphate kinase (AMPK), a major regulator of cellular
AMPK coordinates both long-term and short-term
metabolic changes, leading to an improvement in energy
production and a reduction of energy storage.5
cellular metabolism by improving insulin sensitivity, downregulating
genes involved in fat storage and activating genes
involved with burning fat.6
A study using a dose of 600 mg/
day of ALA over three months demonstrated that ALA helps
support healthy lipid levels while improving oxidative stress
(reducing free radical damage) by 38%.5
An additional study
examining the effects of ALA on 74 subjects found that within
the four-week, placebo-controlled trial, administration of 600
mg of ALA per day significantly enhanced glucose transport and utilization.7
ALA is also a potent antioxidant. It scavenges
free radicals while aiding in the regeneration of the body’s
antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E and glutathione.8
Through its antioxidant-boosting mechanisms, ALA helps
maintain healthy blood vessel and circulatory health.
Cinnulin® (Cinnamon Bark Extract)†
Numerous studies have demonstrated that cinnamon has a
beneficial effect on maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon acts by inhibiting several enzymes that play a role
in insulin resistance leading to an increase in insulin sensitivity.9, 10
Diaxinol contains Cinnulin®, which is made using a patented
process that extracts the water-soluble components of
cinnamon into a potent 20:1 extract (500 mg of Cinnulin® is
equivalent to approximately 10 g of whole cinnamon powder).
Cinnulin® is standardized to contain doubly-linked polyphenol
type A polymers, the bioactive component which has been
shown to be effective in clinical trials. In a study examining
the effects of Cinnulin®, 24 men and women were given 250
mg of Cinnulin®, or placebo, twice per day. Cinnulin® helped
to maintain healthy blood sugar levels in 83% of subjects in
the treatment group, compared to 33% in the placebo group.11
Cinnulin® has also been shown to support healthy body
composition by increasing lean body mass while reducing
body fat.11 An additional study examined the effects of 6 g of
cinnamon on glucose levels in subjects consuming 50 g of
carbohydrates (instant farina cereal). The researchers found
that the addition of cinnamon to cereal helped to improve
glucose response measurements during the 15, 30, 45 and 60
minutes following the carbohydrate challenge.12
Chromium is a critical piece in the molecule glucose tolerance
factor (GTF), a complex shown to be crucial for the uptake
of glucose into the cells.13,14 Studies using 1000 mcg/day of
chromium have demonstrated that chromium helps maintain
healthy blood sugar balance, insulin sensitivity and blood
lipids.15 In a study examining the effects of nutrients on blood
sugar and lipid regulation, 43 patients were given 600 mcg
of chromium along with 2 mg of biotin per day, or placebo.
After four weeks, the combination of chromium and biotin was
found to have a significant effect on supporting healthy blood
sugar balance, while helping to maintain healthy triglyceride
and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels in the
Biotin is a B vitamin that plays a major role in energy
production by acting as a coenzyme for several carboxylase
enzymes involved in the metabolism of fatty acids and amino
acids.17,18 Biotin also plays numerous roles in maintaining
healthy blood sugar balance such as, stimulating glucoseinduced
insulin secretion, enhancing insulin sensitivity and
accelerating glucose metabolism in the liver and pancreas.19
Biotin also activates glucokinase, a critical enzyme involved in
glucose utilization.20 Additional research has found that biotin
supplementation increases the number of insulin secreting
beta cells in the pancreas.21
Vanadyl sulfate (VS) is the stable, inorganic form of vanadium,
a mineral shown to mimic the action of insulin. VS plays a
major role in promoting healthy glucose uptake by stimulating
Akt.22 This causes subsequent activation of GLUT4, the insulin
regulated glucose transporter. In a three-week study, VS given
at 100 mg/day significantly improved insulin sensitivity.23 VS
was also shown to decrease glucose production by about 20%.
An additional study using 100 mg per day of VS for three weeks
also demonstrated an improvement in insulin sensitivity while
helping to maintain healthy glucose levels.24
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