What is Diabetes and how does Pycnogenol in Arborvitae’s supplements help?

First, let’s discuss just what is Diabetes.

There are several types of diabetes:
Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes and the less common monogenic and cystic fibrosis related diabetes.

Type 2 is the most common .
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar (also called glucose) is too high.

Glucose Blood Level Hypoglycemia Normal level
Glucose Blood Level Hypoglycemia Normal level

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and assists glucose ( your main source of energy) that you get from the food you eat, into your cells to be used for the energy you need daily.
Your body sometimes doesn’t make enough (or any) insulin, or perhaps doesn’t use insulin well.
The Result?
Glucose then stays in your blood and so does not reach your cells.
Health problems can (and does) result from having too much glucose in your blood over time.
Although diabetes has no cure at this time, you can take steps to manage your glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol and stay healthy and active for longer!

Pycnogenol , (the main ingredient in Arborvitae’s liquid supplements offers) help for people with pre-diabetes and type II diabetes, as it was shown to dose-dependently lower blood sugar levels in 30 type II diabetes patients not requiring medication.
These patients followed a diet and exercise program during the trial [Liu et al., 2004].
Read more on the Science in this Report

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How does Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract help manage blood glucose levels?

Excess amounts of glucose remain unused in the bloodstream when you have diabetes- and this may impact the vascular system
Pycnogenol® may help normalise blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates, resulting in a reduced glucose load of the blood stream.
Pycnogenol® delays the uptake of glucose from a meal 190 times more potently than some prescription medications, preventing the typical high glucose peak in the bloodstream after a meal.
Source: Pycnogenol.com/applications/diabetes

What are some of the symptoms of Diabetes?

  • Passing more urine
  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Being excessively thirsty
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Having cuts or ulcers that heal slowly
  • Itching and other skin infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Gradually putting on weight
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Leg cramps

The problem is that often people with Type 2 Diabetes have no real “symptoms”
Type 2 diabetes is frequently diagnosed at a later age, so some signs are dismissed as a part of ‘ just getting older’.

Diabetes Affects Complication
Diabetes Affects Complication

Arborvitae’s liquid supplements main ingredient is Pycnogenol

Arborvitae’s liquid supplements main ingredient is Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol has been shown to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes, to improve treatment of diabetic ulcers, and to treat diabetic microangiopathy with edema when patients are unable to wear compression stockings.

What are some of the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes represents an epidemic in most parts of the world with increasing numbers of people suffering from metabolic syndrome.
Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors represent a serious health threat for eventually developing diabetic complications.

Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract may assist in alleviating these symptoms in various ways.
(Source: Pycnogenol.com/applications/diabetes/

If you are:

  • are older (over 55 years of age ) – the risk increases as we age
  • are over 45 years of age and are overweight
  • are over 45 years of age and have high blood pressure
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • are over 35 years of age and are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander,Pacific Island, Indian subcontinent or Chinese cultural background
  • are over 35 years of age and are a woman who has given birth to a child over 4.5 kgs (9 lbs), OR had gestational diabetes when pregnant, or had a condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing Supplement may:

  • Helps normalise blood glucose and cholesterol levels in healthy individuals,
  • Has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions,
  • Support cardiovascular health
  • Support the health and function of the immune system and healthy eye function

We have a lot of customer feedback in relation to their blood glucose and cholesterol levels being reduced and improved eye function.
More than half the people suffering from diabetes may eventually develop retinopathy, an eye disease caused by capillaries leaking blood into the retina, which leads to gradual vision loss.
Five clinical studies with over 1000 patients demonstrated Pycnogenol® strengthens retinal capillaries and preserves eye sight.

*Pycnogenol®, the primary active ingredient in Arborvitae,
**Research shows Pycnogenol and its unique properties can help improve joint health at all ages.
Download the full joint Health report by Horphag Research (PDF opens in new window)
***Arborvitae Health – developing, formulating and testing health supplements since 2014.

Pycnogenol®, the primary active ingredient in Arborvitae, can improve your health.
See our Better Health area for more information.

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