How does insulin resistance affect blood sugar?
Insulin resistance, also known as impaired insulin sensitivity, happens when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond as they should to insulin, a hormone your pancreas makes that is essential for life and regulating blood glucose (sugar) levels.
Under normal circumstances, insulin functions in the following steps:
- Your body breaks down the food you eat into glucose (sugar), your body’s main energy source.
- Glucose enters your bloodstream, which signals your pancreas to release insulin.
- Insulin helps glucose in your blood enter your muscle, fat, and liver cells so they can use it for energy or store it for later use.
- When glucose enters your cells and the levels in your bloodstream decrease, it signals your pancreas to stop producing insulin.
For several reasons, your muscle, fat, and liver cells can respond inappropriately to insulin, which means they can’t efficiently take up glucose from your blood or store it. This is insulin resistance. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to try to overcome your increasing blood glucose levels. This is called hyperinsulinemia.
As long as your pancreas can make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin, your blood sugar levels will stay in a healthy range. If your cells become too resistant to insulin, it leads to elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia), which, over time, leads to prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
How can Blood Sugar Health help?
BH Herbal Solutions’ Blood Sugar Health is an all-natural herbal supplement. Blood Sugar Health helps to reduce insulin resistance allowing insulin in your body to control the amount of sugar in your blood.
Ingredients & Suggested Usage
Suggested Usage: One capsule with breakfast. Take a blood sugar test every 3 months until your level is within normal range.
Proprietary Blend 400 mg
Daily value not established
Other Ingredients: Kosher Parve (all ingredients are raw, unprocessed herbs), Vegetarian Capsules.