TERRY’S BOTTOM LINE:
Type 2 diabetes and high blood sugar have been described as
a “preventable epidemic.” I believe that’s true. Sensible adjustments to diet
and exercise can go a long way towards reversing the disease, but you should
also consider an amazing herbal discovery that helps keep your blood sugar
levels where they should be throughout the day.
This remarkable botanical will:
• Safely reduce
blood sugars to a healthier level
• Help metabolize
carbohydrates and sugars
• Keep sugar
levels stable throughout the day
If you’ve ever wondered why we’re seeing such an epidemic of
diabetes and prediabetes, all you have to do is look at our diets. In a very
short time, we have dramatically increased our consumption of sugar, high
fructose corn syrup, and refined carbohydrates, like white flour and white
The Sugar and Insulin Connection
Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. It picks up sugars in the
bloodstream and carries them into the cells for energy.
The more starch you eat, the more insulin your body needs to
produce. High-sugar and high-carbohydrate diets put a huge burden on your
insulin production. There is simply too much sugar for insulin to process, and
increasingly higher levels of sugar remain in the bloodstream.
There’s another complication. Because high-sugar and refined
carbohydrate foods cause inflammation, the body’s own natural inflammatory
reaction can impair the ability of insulin to do its job, so cells become
starved for energy. If cells start to ignore insulin (called “insulin
resistance”), they do not respond to insulin’s signals to accept sugar into the
cell for energy production. Starved too long, cells start to die. Ironic, isn’t
it, that a disease we associate with overeating actually causes starvation at
the cellular level?
But high blood sugar and diabetes is not inevitable. Despite
the statistics, you can stabilize and reverse your high blood sugar levels with
diet, exercise, and an amazing herbal extract. This remarkable botanical for
blood sugar control has been clinically shown to treat mild and moderate type 2
diabetes. It is a traditionally used plant found in Mexico and Central America
called Hintonia latiflora.
Hintonia latiflora—Herbal Rescue for High Blood
The dried bark of Hintonia latiflora has been traditionally used to support
healthy blood sugar balance, and, in fact, it is commonly found in marketplaces
in Mexico. It grows in the desert, where it has to withstand an intense
climate. Toughing out monsoon-like rainy seasons and scorching dry spells has
created a powerful defense mechanism within the plant itself. Much in the same
way that concentrations of anthocyanins (protective compounds found in berries)
increase after a plant is stressed, the beneficial features of Hintonia are
made all the stronger by its ability to survive and thrive in a difficult
environment. While Hintonia has been traditionally recommended for diabetes and
gastrointestinal complaints, it has shown some exciting clinical results as
Impressive Clinical Results
Hintonia latiflora has been clinically studied in Germany for
over 60 years in individuals with type 2 diabetes and shows impressive results.
In clinical trials, patients with mild to moderate type 2 diabetes saw
significant reductions in their daily blood sugar levels. Many of the people in
the studies who were using insulin or oral medications to reduce their blood
sugar levels were able to reduce the dosage of their prescription medications
or insulin after adding Hintonia, and some were able to go off oral medications
entirely. In a long-term follow up, Hintonia was still effective after three
years of use, and no serious side effects occurred.
These studies have also demonstrated the ability of Hintonia
latiflora to lower A1C levels by as much as 10%. A1C (Hemoglobin A1C or HbA1C)
is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of
blood sugar over the past three months. The higher the test results, the higher
a person’s blood glucose levels have been. When it comes to A1C, tiny
reductions in levels can equal big benefits. A 1% (1 percentage point) decrease
in A1C can lead to a:
- 19% reduction in risk of cataracts
- 16% reduction in risk of heart failure
- 43% less risk of amputation or death from peripheral
Ideally, nobody would have to be on a prescription drug to
control their blood sugar. But after 60 years of research, studies on Hintonia
have shown that it can safely reduce blood sugar levels and delay the need to
start prescription drugs, or if drugs are needed, allow for a lower dosage to
be used that is still effective. Of course, I always recommend you discuss use
of any supplement with your healthcare practitioner.
Clinical Results Have Also Shown…
Hintonia latiflora combined with key nutrients for blood sugar
- Improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23%
and 24%, respectively
- Balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride
- Prevent hypoglycemia—undesirable drops in blood sugar
- Reduce medication use (39% of patients reduced
medication—some didn’t need it at all!
Why Does Hintonia Work?
Plants and plant extracts are complex, and the reasons behind their
benefits can be a challenge to unlock. However, scientists have been working
diligently to discover the keys to Hintonia latiflora’s success.
Hintonia bark contains compounds that help keep blood sugar levels stable.
Clinical work with the ingredient has shown that it was so effective that
individuals could reduce or entirely dispense with their insulin medication in
type 2 diabetes. Hintonia is also an inhibitor of alpha-glucosidase, an enzyme
that releases sugar from foods, particularly carbohydrates. And coutareagenin,
a polyphenol found in the bark extract, appears to be responsible for other
blood sugar-controlling benefits. For the best results, look for an extract
standardized for this compound.
Hintonia is able to slow sugar metabolism, delaying the
release of sugar in the bloodstream and keeping glucose levels down, rather
than allowing them to spike as often seen in cases of type 2 diabetes.
What You Can Do
I would encourage those with blood sugar issues to consider adopting a
low-carb paleo or a ketogenic diet. These diets provide sufficient daily fats
and proteins—but very few carbs—which means the body’s energy comes from using
body fat and fats from the diet. These fats provide ketones, which are used for
energy rather than glucose. When you essentially “train” your body to stop
using glucose as its primary source of energy, you help break the addiction to
sugars and carbs and reduce your risk of diabetes.
Because I have been asked about this information so many
times, I have outlined a meal plan and
program that is simple and effective in getting people healthy.
Additionally, I would strongly urge you to add a clinically
studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen. The form I
recommend is combined with trace amounts of B vitamins, folic acid, chromium,
zinc, and vitamins C and E. These ingredients can help to protect against
oxidative damage to blood vessels, stop nerve damage, and keep metabolism
Reverse High Blood Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is an epidemic, but you don’t have to become a
statistic. By changing your food choices, getting sensible exercise, and adding
the clinically studied power of Hintonia latiflora to your
daily regimen, you can fight back against diabetes and look forward to a
To help safely reduce blood sugars to a healthier level,
I recommend adding the clinically studied power of Hintonia latiflora to
your daily regimen.