Blood Sugar Health for Women
by Dr Joseph J Collins
This article is part of the Blood Sugar Health Educational Module
Women with blood sugar disorders can use GlucoQuench™ to (1) support glucose function, (2) support insulin function, (3) support lipid health, (4) support healthy weight, and (5) support vascular health. The herbs in GlucoQuench™ can support these functions by addressing the specific physiological functions required to achieve each of the five therapeutic goals to restore blood sugar health.
In addition to supporting the specific functions of the glucose-insulin-system, women also have gender specific needs based on the need to support estradiol function, and in some women, an additional need to decrease excessive testosterone activity.
Women, Insulin Resistance Risks, and Blood Sugar Health
In woman, the specific hormonal imbalances that may precipitate or contribute to abnormal blood sugar and insulin resistance are decreased estrogen function and excessive androgen function. Estradiol improves blood sugar (blood glucose) metabolism and decreases risk of developing hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. It increases the uptake of glucose by muscle cells. Excessive testosterone levels can result in insulin resistance with increased glucose and insulin levels. Increased testosterone levels may also contribute to increased obesity (since high insulin levels increase fat storage and increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Support Estrogen Function in Women: Dropping estrogen levels in women bring about decreased sensitivity to insulin, resulting in the progressive onset of insulin resistance. Supporting estrogen function should especially be considered when there are other signs of estrogen deficiency. EstroMend™- The unique isoflavone complex in this formulation includes Pueraria lobata, which provides puerarin. Human studies suggest that puerarin can improve insulin function. Though there is no consensus in the medical literature; it appears that phytoestrogens may also decrease the progression of insulin resistance. More Information on EstroMend™
Control Excessive Androgen Activity in Women: Excessive testosterone in women often leads to insulin resistance, an association that is seen in women of all ages. To learn more about the effects of androgen excess on women please read the written work on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The best non-prescription therapy to control excessive androgens such as testosterone in women is to use TestoQuench™ for Women, a Hormone Specific™ Formulation. TestoQuench™ for Women is hormone free, and free of animal glands. It was developed specifically for women with androgen excess disorders. By calming the effects of the excessive androgens in women, this formula can help protect tissues that are sensitive to the effects of excess testosterone, and address the risk of developing insulin resistance. The Fenugreek in this formulation has a specific ability to improve insulin function. More Information on TestoQuench™ for Women
Support Thyroid Function in Women: Suboptimal thyroid function is strongly associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, and should especially be considered a possibility when there is diabetes or other blood sugar disorders in the family. Women are at greater risk than men are for having thyroid disorders. ThyroMend™ is a unique combination of seaweeds and herbs synergistically supports all seven key functions associated with optimal thyroid health. Learn more about Thyroid Health.
In addition, there is often a need to support estradiol function with EstroMend™, and in some women, an additional need to decrease excessive testosterone activity by using TestoQuench™ for Women.
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