As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules with breakfast or, for optimal results take one (1) capsule with breakfast and one (1) capsule with lunch or dinner. Dosage may be increased as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Insulin-producing Beta cells are located in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Some research suggests that certain factors may support healthy Beta cell function. Among these are lipoic acid, quercitin, and vanadium. Lipoic acid is also involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc is required to produce insulin and for its storage.
Hormones are produced by our endocrine system and control many essential functions in the body. Insulin, a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas, has a number of roles including helping to regulate blood glucose levels.
The actions of insulin help regulate blood glucose levels through two mechanisms. First, insulin promotes the movement of blood glucose into muscle and fat cells to be used as fuel. Second, insulin stimulates the formation of glycogen, the storage form of glucose, for future energy needs. Glycogen stores are found in liver, muscle, and fat tissues.
Other functions for insulin include promoting the movement of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, into cells; the stimulation of fat storage; and inhibiting the conversion of non-carbohydrates (fats and proteins) into glucose.
Secretion of insulin by the beta cells in the pancreas is regulated by a negative feedback system that is sensitive to blood glucose levels. Beta cells release insulin when levels become elevated. These mechanisms come into play following a meal: insulin increases insulin receptor sensitivity to assist in getting glucose into the cells and it helps to take care of any additional blood glucose by promoting the formation of glycogen.
Michael’s® Insulin Factors™ provides nutrients that play an important role in the production of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells.
Insulin itself is composed of two chains of amino acids that are linked by disulfide bonds. The two chains are held together by sulfur bonds. MSM is a source of sulfur.
The insulin molecule contains seven amino acids known as essential, meaning that the body cannot synthesize them.
Production of insulin is both a complex and crucial process. Providing nutrient support for these activities is vital to overall health and vitality.
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