Glucocil

militarymom
By militarymom Latest Reply 2014-04-22 19:38:07 -0500
Started 2010-06-25 20:47:43 -0500

Hello Everyone, has anyone ever heard of Glucocil? And if so, have you tried it, and if so did you get any results? It is suppose to help keep your BS from spiking, I believe.


86 replies

Paleo Sandra
Paleo Sandra 2014-04-17 12:47:26 -0500 Report

Hello, from what I have been reading Glucocil appears to work for individuals who have high spiking.
I have been reading the post here and I am interested in the Greek herbs. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Type 2. It took over a year to get control my B/S spiking. In the last 6 months I have started on the Blood Sugar Solutions plan and moved on to the Paleo plan. I do Organic and grass fed as much as possible, but then it is FDA labeling. Since I have mostly controlled my B/S spiking I have lost over 20 lbs. Still need to lose more so I am intersted in the Greek supplements.

Faraon3577
Faraon3577 2014-03-17 08:06:42 -0500 Report

I have taking Glucocil for four days now and is working from 164 it has gone down to 121. Try it, it does work, I drink it one before each meal.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-17 10:11:47 -0600 Report

3rd day on Glucocil. Too early to tell if it will work. Still getting readings from 180 - 225 with late afternoon spikes up in low to mid 300s. c1a was 8.5 Have been taking cinnamon for awhile, even before diabetes diagnosis, for my heart. No side effects noted but must not be helping BG with these numbers.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-18 13:39:56 -0600 Report

For the first time in ages, my BG did NOT spike into the 300s after dinner yesterday. Highest was 275 near midnight (I'm a night owl). Yeeaah! Cautiously believe/hoping Glucocil is taking effect and numbers are on their way to normal.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-17 10:14:32 -0600 Report

Purchased my Glucocil from GNC for $47 with their club discount. Will have to find a less expensive source if I keep this up.

Bambergirl
Bambergirl 2013-11-02 13:30:02 -0500 Report

I have not tried it but definitely plan to as soon as I can purchase it @ GNC or online. Go to www.gluocil.com for reviews. Sounds like it really works.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-18 13:55:16 -0600 Report

Thanks, I have read those reviews and they do sound wonderful. However, their Privacy Policy, clearly states they will sell your personal information (or use it in any other way at their sole discretion ) gathered from your use of the site… or that they gather from your computer with logs/cookies/etc. So I'm not about to put anything such as a credit card on there. In fact, I'm very glad I happen to purchased my Glucocil with cash at GNC instead of credit card.

dbrown47
dbrown47 2013-10-27 08:19:03 -0500 Report

Hello Militarymom, I have just started (day 3) on Glucocil. I don't have any readinds to post at this time. I subscribed to the offer seen on FB to get the 15 day trial for $5. I see some have good results and some don't.I currently take Metformin, Januviua and Insulin. Like a lot of diabetics I'm not the best patient and don't always eat the right foods or stay current on my meds. Diabeties runs in my family. My sister has an advanced case and is now on dialysis 3 days a week due to kidney failure. I don't want to get to that point. Hope this helps me get in the mindset to take control of my disease. I get discouraged and don't stick with the plan when my readings are high.

catoe
catoe 2013-10-24 15:03:23 -0500 Report

I have been taking Glucocil for alittle over two months; my fasting sugars have gone from the 250's to below 200. My insulins had been adjusted with little affect. Since starting glucocil i average from 113-190…which for me is amazing…In the year and 1/2 that i have been diabetic my sugars had never been below 200. My A1C ;has gone from 11.5 to 9.3 after only 2 weeks of Glucocil. I have not lost weight, actually I have gained weight :( but I am so happy with Glucocil and what it has done for my fasting sugars. I will continue to take Glucocil and see if it continues to help my sugars.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-10-11 22:47:19 -0500 Report

I have type two. Doc kept upping insulin, I kept gaining and sugar never got under control. I discovered two supplements. Glycosolve and Glucocil. I take them both with meals and it is a miracle. I still need my meds but I don't take as much insulin because my sugar will go too low especially if I excercise. But now I can eat and know that my sugar isn't going to spike. I'm enjoying life again. A swear by these products however I think they work synergistically. Each one helps a little but together - it works. I have never been able to control a1c until now. Highly recommend and I feel great !

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-15 02:52:33 -0600 Report

I found Glucocil…where do you purchase Glycosolve?

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-18 13:29:06 -0600 Report

Glycosolve can be purchased only from a website called Livingleaner.com. Created by two doctors. only 20.00 a bottle. Let them know I sent you and I get a referral bonus. LOL.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-18 14:08:19 -0600 Report

Macklebee1 the "livingleaner.com link for Glycosolve doesn't work. Getting a 404 Site Not Found notice. ???

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-18 14:03:23 -0600 Report

They don't know me as Macklebee1 LOL. They have me under my real name but not sure I should post that here. - I can let them know though - they are really nice people.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-18 16:40:10 -0600 Report

Ordered a bottle but didn't see anywhere I could add you as Referral…so I put it in the order add'l comments that you referred me. Did use Macklebee1 so maybe they will find you.

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-15 05:55:59 -0600 Report

Try the glucocil by itself. You could add Olive Oil a tablespoon in the morning but make sure it comes from Greece.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-18 14:04:37 -0600 Report

SelectGreek olive oil ordered. In meantime I'm starting this Pompein oil. Yes, I have started Glucocil already. Will see how that works before adding the Glucosolve. So far so good.

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-19 11:07:47 -0600 Report

I seem to be highly insulin resistant which is why I use both. I can take insulin and nothing happens — When I add the two supplements my sugar drops to normal very quickly. It also seems to help maintain over time if I use it consistently. Good Luck. Diabetes is a beast - I now need to control Cholesterol. Looking at Amlamax and Nakkotinase.

jjoptics
jjoptics 2014-04-17 18:41:18 -0500 Report

Hi Macklebee1,
I went off Crestor and tried red yeast rice. My Dr was not happy I did this, my Cholesterol without taking anything was 230 and with crestor it came down to 160. With just taking 2 tablets in the morning and two at night, my cholesterol was 158 with my LDL 93. I bought it at costco (brand, Weider) I found this works great. I have other people at work and friends taking it and they are normal without taking and statins. Dr's do not tell you that Statins can cause you to become a diabetic. Good luck, hope this works for you

magnetman
magnetman 2013-09-02 08:46:45 -0500 Report

Thank you very very much for your input Freebird370. I'm very interested in your findings with use of the olive oil as I understand that only true olive oil has real benefits. I want to know what oil here in the US falls into that category because most olive oil on the shelves here is bad already. Coconut oil seems to be more stable in storage. I've had type 1 diabetes for 45 years. I am now 59. I'm always experimenting trying to find the right supplements. Like you, Chromium works wonders but I take it along with extra magnesium and a little extra potassium. Not good to over-do potassium. Extra magnesium is good for everyone. Selenium is good as well. Diabetics are typically mineral deficient. Maybe that Fresh oilive oil has minerals in it. You can email me randolph.jr@gmail.com small If you have any more discoveries or info I would greatly appreciate any feedback. Many Thanks

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-03 12:43:15 -0600 Report

Magnetman,

There is a Greek in PA. from here in Kalamata that sells Kalamata olive oil. I'll email you his number. When you taste the oil you'll understand what I'm talking about regarding quality. You'll never buy olive oil in an American supermarket again. This stuff really is pure virgin organic olive oil. All the food additives we have in the U.S. are illegal in Greece.

paranoid
paranoid 2014-02-05 09:27:44 -0600 Report

Hi Freebird
Would you be so kind as to email me the number as well?
Thanks
Update: I saw the website below. How much oil do you use per meal?

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-02-09 14:26:01 -0600 Report

Hi paranoid,
I take one tablespoon in the morning only. I don't take it per meal as everything here in Greece has olive oil in it. Diabetes is an inflammation according to doctor research. Olive oil is a natural anti-inflammatory which may be the reason it help diabetes as well as other ailments.

paranoid
paranoid 2014-02-11 08:30:19 -0600 Report

Thanks Freebird,
I'll start out with it twice a day and check my sugar after a meal and track the results. I'll do a one month trial and hope for the best. I'll post my results for the community.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-15 12:29:59 -0600 Report

Would this Imported Pompeian Olive Oil be considered Greek Olive Oil. Says it's imported but bottled in Baltimore.
http://www.pompeian.com/aboutus.html

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-02-09 14:28:48 -0600 Report

MicNeil,
No, it's not Greek olive oil. I don't trust American labeling as they play so many games with labels.

The number for REAL Greek olive oil from Kalamata, Greece (best in the world) is posted below by Freelance1.

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-09 19:33:57 -0600 Report

I would like the phone number to the Greek In PA that sells Kalamata, or you can email it to me markm56_1999@yahoo.com small

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-01-15 02:54:06 -0600 Report

I too would like the contact info for the Greek in PA that sells Kalamata…or you can email it to me.

Freebird370
Freebird370 2013-07-27 15:53:02 -0500 Report

Glucocil worked for me. It did lower by BS level along with proper exercise and diet.

I wouldn't believe anything the FDA says. They are paid off by the Pharma who make millions prescribing drugs many of which kill people. Glucocil is a perceived threat by the Pharma so they went after them.

I have type 2 diabetes. It runs in my family and was the cause of death of my mother. I am a former athlete and keep myself in excellent shape. At the time the Type 2 was discovered I was swimming a 1/2 mile each day along with running 30 flights of stairs, and weight training 5 days a week. I'm 62 years old and people think I'm in my 40s and shocked when I tell them I'm 62. My point is you can be in great shape, eat a good diet, and still contract diabetes. Especially in the U.S.

I did a lot of research on type 2 diabetes and have read where doctors claim it can be reversed by eating a strict diet. I believe they are right.

I moved to Greece a month and a half ago. I had read where olive oil was good for type 2 diabetes. I started using olive oil while in the U.S. after I discovered I had diabetes. However, U.S. olive oil is garbage olive oil as compared to Greek olive oil. I'm in Kalamata, Greece home of Kalamata olives and considered the worlds best olive oil. Many Italian olive oil companies buy their olive oil from Kalamata, Greece then stick an Italian label on the product they bought and sell it.

When I first arrived in Greece, I started using their olive oil at each meal. I'd soak my bread in it. I know what you are thinking regarding bread. Within 48 hours of doing this I was waking up with BS levels between 104 to 86. In the U.S. with good diet and exercise it was 132 to 138.

Two hours before writing this comment I had ice cream. I've been able to eat ice cream every day and have normal BS readings. I'm going to continue my experiment for a couple more weeks and then contact my doctor friends in the U.S. about my experience.

I'm not a doctor, but I am a scientist (aerospace engineer). There is something going on with the diet here in Greece. There is an island called Ikaria here in Greece where people live on the average 10 years longer and can remain active in their 90s. Look it up.

Right now, no doctor doing any test for diabetes could detect I have it. It is my belief I am reversing my type 2 diabetes with my Greek diet. You won't be able to do this with U.S. olive oil or a U.S. diet as there are just to many chemicals they allow in their food. Chemicals that are illegal in Greece to be added to food. Chemicals the FDA says are safe but are illegal in many European countries.

I'll keep you posted. By the way, cinnamon and chromium supplements also have worked for me. I have now quit taking them because I don't need them now.

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-01 16:17:43 -0600 Report

I thought your report was interesting and would like to know how you are doing now

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-02 08:09:10 -0600 Report

Freelance,
I saw your response in my email. I'm doing fine, thank you for asking, and my B/S couldn't be better. The olive oil has been working. I started back on cinnamon not because anything happened to my B/S but it is a healthy B/S natural product with no side affects. For the same reason I added olive leaf extract and gymnema sylvestre. Again, I added these as a B/S aide and my B/S lowered even more and is now between 84 and 95 during the day. However, the gymnema sylvestre must come from India. Forget the crap they claim they grow in the U.S..

I've read some of the posts on Glucocil. All I can say is it did work for me and lowered my B/S somewhat. However, it won't matter what you take including prescription meds if you load up on fried foods, simple carbs, etc..

What type 2 diabetes really does is it forces you to eat healthy and get proper exercise. If you are overweight, you better lose it. You don't have to kill yourself trying to burn off the fat. Try weight training with very light weights with high repetitions. Start out slow. Walking is very good.

Diabetes is normally the kiss of death for a pilot's license. I still have mine. My doctor friends are in shock. Especially when my B/S was over 600 when I lost my vision for 3 days. At first they were very skeptical. Now they're driving me crazy with questions. Type 1 diabetes is a different animal although here the herbal treatment does help lower their med doses. I'm convinced Type 2 can be reversed in respect to normal B/S numbers.

Since I'm retired, this diabetes thing has become my passion. I had plenty of chemistry in college but I'm back in college online not to obtain my PHD, but to see the new information out there.

I'm using myself as a guinea pig purposely raising my blood sugar to see what natural herb will bring my B/S down quickly. I just discovered something with a food that is loaded with herbs here in Greece that lowers my B/S quickly and it contains pasta which is really amazing. American pasta would send my B/S through the roof. I'll keep you posted

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-02 08:58:53 -0600 Report

How are you dosing the cinamon, and concerning the gummena sylvestre how are you taking that. I read earlier that you dab bread in the olive oil before meals, somewhat like glucocil directions before a meal.

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-03 12:58:53 -0600 Report

freelance1,

For the time being go to Walmart. They have cinnamon plus chromium capsules made under the name of Spring Valley which are really made by Natures Bounty. They call the dosage 2000mgs. However, they are really 1000mg capsules and you take two of them. They have 999.8mg of cinnamon and 200mcg of chromium in each 1000mg capsule. The direction say take 2 daily. That is the wrong dosage for diabetics.
I take 5 daily. That gives me a dosage of 5 grams of cinnamon and 1000mcg of chromium.

My research has stated that diabetics SHOULD take 5 to 6 grams of cinnamon per day to be effective. Cinnamon is basically harmless unless you go crazy.

Chromium cam be harmful to the liver and kidneys if you over do it. My research has shown that 1000mcg of chromium is very safe. That is 1000micro grams NOT 1000milligrams.

If you are on diabetic medication take it slow. Ask your doctor and start out with one capsule check your B/S after an hour. These herbal remedies can and will magnify the effects of prescribed medication. So you don't want your B/S dropping to low.

I'm working right now on an herbal formula with a chemist and pharmacist that will really works and is cheap for diabetics. I'm the guinea pig.

So for now try the Walmart brand. Don't buy them at GNC (Natures Bounty) as they are more expensive. The Walmart price is between $9.00 and $12.00 and you get 180 capsules.

SuzanneMG
SuzanneMG 2014-04-21 10:55:40 -0500 Report

Thanks for the link. I have ordered it. I used to use greek olive oil years ago, but decided I did not like the heaviness of it. But that was homemade. I hope this product is lighter in taste.

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-07 09:53:50 -0600 Report

About how long do the other people think they will have a formula in which you are testing, and how will you let us know that your product in on the market

freelance1
freelance1 2014-01-02 09:10:04 -0600 Report

I am a nurse and last year my A1c was 6.3, I started glucocil right away, and changed my diet to non fried foods, no sodas, if I eat vegetables, usually its plan no butter or anything on them, I use ezcal bread. I never had the lab rechecked, but will in the next month, and that's why I'm so interested with your experience in the event I would find that glucocil didn't work, but what I'm reading about glucocil it did work for most people from this web site.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-09-02 09:20:06 -0500 Report

Very interesting information. Please keep us posted on your findings. I was diagnosed type1 2 years ago. before this I was oblivious when it came to proper nutrition and the danger of eating just about anything thing offered on the grocers shelves.
Since my diagnosis I have been educating myself and in doing so I have become more aware of what is being allowed by our government.
I am so disheartened with the U.S. food supply. Between Monsanto, the FDA and big pharma it's nothing short of frightening. I try very hard to eat as clean a diet as I can. But alas it seems near impossible to truly be able to do that in this country. :-(

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-02 08:21:00 -0600 Report

Silvie,

There is a Greek/ American company here in Greece that has all natural products for diabetes. I've had very good luck with their products and they are supposed to be going online soon from what I've been told. Their products are much less expensive than Glucocil and much more effective.

I'm in Kalamata, Greece. You've heard of Kalamata olives I'm sure. The best olive oil in the world comes from Kalamata and Crete.

They make olive leaf extract here. Not anything like in the states. Read up on olive leaf extract. Even the FDA warns people on diabetes medication to only take olive leaf extract under the supervision of a physician because it may lower your B/S to much. That's basically an admission by the FDA that olive leaf extract works lowering B/S. However, since the product is cheap, you'll never see a big pharma company produce the stuff as there isn't enough money in it for them because they can't patent olive leaf extract.

LauraS
LauraS 2013-07-23 11:34:47 -0500 Report

I just read that Glucocil is on the FDA illegal diabetes product list. It concerned me because I have been taking the product for about a month. I did not see any reduction in my sugar levels but I did see a decrease in appetite and I did lose a couple of lbs so far. It says it blocks carbs, etc. I'm going to keep taking it because it seems to be helping me with weight loss but I would not count on it for sugar level reduction.

jmdennis
jmdennis 2013-11-20 21:30:13 -0600 Report

I am the same way. It has not done any thing for my blood sugar readings but I have lost a few pounds so will take it just for this. I myself will probably look else where though as I want some thing that will help with my blood sugar and so far I have not found any thing that does.

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-18 13:38:10 -0600 Report

Two years ago I was dying - nothing helped - Insulin made me gain weight - all I could do was settle for half way in between but A1c still - Im ashamed to admit — above 9. I found first - A product called Glycosolve from Livingleaner.com. Then I added Glucosil - together with my meds - my last A1 c was 6.2. Lowest in years and my triglycerides also astronomical at 600- down to 259 and hopefully still falling. I have to take them all - but I have with exercise - bottomed out from time to time which never ever happened before these supplements. But I can eat what I want. Im convinced that if I dieted and ate better - I could get insulin levels way down with these supplements. Seems to increase insulin resistance. But I need them both to make an effect. Glycosolve is a product called berberine that has been proven in studies.

Nebraska8007
Nebraska8007 2013-06-25 01:05:46 -0500 Report

Hi, this is to answer the question does Glucocil work? Yes, Glucocil works! I have been taking it for almost 2 months with remarkable results. If you have been to the website they tell you results are different for each individual. Its working so well that its hard to believe its real. When I started taking Glucocil, April 8, 2013, my fasting blood glucose was 210-215 daily. And if I stayed up late for any reason, like tonight, it was as high as 230. After about 10 days my fasting was 170 with after meal checks under 200. I want to be honest all the way and say I was not counting carbs or calories. Yes, I know. But I needed to see if this was really going to work and against what odds since its hard to do like I should all the time. So I try to do a serving and stay away from what I know is trouble like sweets, sugary drinks, starchy vegetables. So where am I now with fasting blood glucose? I am between 130 and 134. I've been here daily and about the same reading before bedtime for almost 2 weeks. I feel great. My weight is slowly coming down. I do not have the aggressive hunger and desire a portions with more of a normal feeling. I am eating two meals a day because I am not hungry. So I try to make sure I'm including my fresh fruit and vegetables. And I don't feel the desire to snack. I don't crave sweets anymore and can only eat a few bites if I indulge. I have lost 6 pounds without effort with the weight coming off my midriff and stomach. I am really pleased that my weight off has started there because its a problem area for diabetes weight concentration. I mow my yard weekly and now have the energy to return to the gym. Glucocil has done more that lowered my numbers. It has given me back my life to do the things I couldn't do before. I sleep well and feel refreshed in the mornings. I no longer have to get up during the night making the bathroom trips. I am looking forward to my next A1c and have set a goal of 5 by the end of the year.

GusesGirl
GusesGirl 2013-03-20 12:34:57 -0500 Report

This is a good article on why you should think about it first before taking it. http://lecom.edu/cdir/news.php/does-natural-s...

SuzanneMG
SuzanneMG 2014-04-21 11:01:57 -0500 Report

Would love to know what that korean testing showed.

freelance1
freelance1 2014-04-22 19:38:07 -0500 Report

I use Greek Olive oil, glucocil, add bitter melon. and try to eat food that has a low glycemic index. Don't use sugar, use stevia for coffee. Drink water instead of soft drinks.

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-02 08:38:22 -0600 Report

GusesGirl,

I wasn't aware until I saw your link that Glucocil contained gymnema sylvestre. This report has some flaws. In India, they treat diabetes with gymnema sylvestre. Gymnema sylvestre translated means "destroyer of sugar". It has a proven track record.

If you get your hands on the correct gymnema sylvestre powder from India (not the U.S.) put a small teaspoonful in your mouth. Then take the sweetest food or candy you have and put that in your mouth. You won't taste any sugar. None, the gymnema sylvestre killed the sugar taste and it does the same thing in the intestine. It works, and you need to take at least 500mg per day of the stuff. Glucocil, does not have that amount of gymnema sylvestre in those capsules.

jmdennis
jmdennis 2013-11-20 21:35:48 -0600 Report

I saw this and appreciate the information. I for one hate when companies hide how much of particular ingredients are in their product. I know they do it so others can not copy their product but I for one want to see if the product has the right amounts that have been used in studies. I have taken this and I have lost a few pounds but it has done nothing for my blood sugar readings.

Tom D2
Tom D2 2013-03-02 12:04:29 -0600 Report

Tried and liking it so far. My third month results good lost 10 lbs and no lows or highs anymore.

Tom D2
Tom D2 2013-03-02 11:44:37 -0600 Report

Hi. I am a user of this product going on my third month of Glucocil use I have lost 10 lbs unintentional and I do not get lows anymore nor high spikes after eating. My 2 hour post meal usually around 135 - 140. So far pleased with it. My last A

GayeDoreen
GayeDoreen 2013-01-27 10:17:52 -0600 Report

I am pre-diabetic and have been using it for a few months now to keep my levels in check. I find it works somewhat for me but you REALLY need to take it like they say and it is very expensive. I think if you are a definite diagnosed diabetic, I'm not sure this would replace any medication you are taking but it might help some. They are large capsules but at least they don't cause any stomach upset for me.

Diane987
Diane987 2010-06-27 23:26:25 -0500 Report

I just found something that says you should not take Glucocil if you have liver or kidney disease, heart problems or cancer. Maybe it is just precautionary on their part but it makes me wonder why, and how taxing this stuff is on those organs. Many of the other ingredients are the typical herbs that are tauted as having an effect on blood sugar levels.

One other thing that I question is on their website in the FAQ the response to is it FDA approved says: "Because Glucocil is a food product, and not a drug. FDA approval is not required. All of Glucocil's ingredients are on the FDA designation list of GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)."
If it is considered a food product and not a supplement the Food and Drug Administration would require approval. In an interview with Dr Zhong he says this product is marketed as a dietary supplement. This means it falls in the same crack as vitamins and herbal supplements that are not regulated by the FDA.
Here is the link to that interview. It also questions the use on chromium polynicotinate
http://www.sciencebase.com/science-blog/unnat...

I don't know the product and don't know anyone on it so I can not give you any first hand knowledge about it. I know the product I take and have talked to many people who say it has helped them. I have not had any results from the glucose control product yet but it is too soon to expect results. I have had results from the arthritis formula which gives me hope. I also know the products I take from Reliv are considered food products, have US food patents and the company's manufacturing facility is not only inspected by the FDA but passes and exceeds FDA requirements.

If you decide to try it let us know how it works. The reviews on this website don't really say whether it worked or not.

Good luck and God Bless,

Diane

SuzanneMG
SuzanneMG 2014-04-21 10:20:50 -0500 Report

You may want to read Reader's Digest May 2014 issue page 71 "Hard to Swallow" article from Onearth Magazine regarding the FDA. They are not doing their job. They employ 1000 food inspectors to cover 421,000 facilities.

wench911
wench911 2013-04-23 01:59:57 -0500 Report

Thank you Diane, you did your research…It seems the reviews for Blood Sugar control are minimal but the weight loss reviews for this GRAS formula is the primary concern for those who like it…Having my BS targets in control has naturally helped me loss weight, and at a healthy loss of 2 1/2 -3 1/2 pounds per week…I'm always leery about new products that make great initial claims but have no FDA need for approval…I am certified in Herbal and Plant Medicines and this product is not one I would personally recommend…I have brought my 500-600+ blood Sugars within healthy target ranges by adding insulin and seriously adhering to a well balances diabetic diet and regularly maintained a more active lifestyle…It had NOT been an easy change over the past 3 months, but if I can do it "without" new fad products, anyone can…PLEASE check ALL the reviews for this GRAS product BEFORE you commit to taking it…DIANE, thanks again sugar for your info…

militarymom
militarymom 2010-07-02 18:50:39 -0500 Report

Diane, thank you for the info. I appologize for just replying now. I am new to the site and couldn't figure out where any replys would be posted. Thanks for replying and I am still checking this stuff out.

Diane987
Diane987 2010-06-26 14:25:56 -0500 Report

What kind of medications do you take to control your diabetes? From what I have read it is not intended for insulin dependent type2 diabetics.

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-16 16:15:43 -0600 Report

Okay Folks,

Thank you for all the interest. I've emailed freelance1 with the olive oil information.

To make a long story short, almost two years ago I woke up and discovered I lost most of my vision. My b/s was over 600 and there was no warning. I didn't want to lose my pilot license so I tried natural supplements when I got my b/s down to 279. I also went on a strict diet, and as always worked out. The FAA doctors monitored me for six months and my a1c test avg. 5.4. I had spike problems at first. When they stabilized I went the FAA testing route. My pilot license is restored with no restrictions.

When I arrived in Greece, I found my b/s improved even more. It's another long story but my last a1c 2 months ago was 4.9.

This diabetes thing has become my obsession/ passion. I think I'm on to something over here in Europe. I'm working with a chemist in the USA and two pharmacist here.

Over here in Greece, they use gymnema sylvestre (MUST BE FROM INDIA) in a liquid extract with an alcohol base and they tell you to take 40 drops a day of the stuff. However, in a liquid extract you only have a 20% gymnema sylvestre ratio. I increased the dosage in both olive leaf extract and gymnema sylvestre and began to see results. Even if it's the right gymnema sylvestre I don't believe you can get the right potency out of a tablet as they use fillers in tablets. So I don't trust tablets.

Soooo, I took the stuff in pure powder and it made a difference. I believe the way to take the stuff is in capsule form.

I'm putting together a diabetic supplement combination that I believe can help type 1 and 2. I'm the guinea pig in this venture. I'm purposely raising my b/s to see what brings it down.

Once it;s developed I'll send some to a few posters here and wait for their comments. I don't want to be sending someone something that doesn't work.

I'm sure most of you know this. If anyone thinks they can eat tons of fried foods, drink Mountain Dew all day, while laying on the couch, and that these natural supplements will save their life…they are going to die. Natural supplements or doctor prescribed medicine won't help anyone with the above stated diet who is a couch potato. I'll keep you up to speed as my project progresses.

SuzanneMG
SuzanneMG 2014-04-21 10:38:29 -0500 Report

Just joined this site today. Did you say you were taking glucocil at any time? If so, did it help you? I am type 2 diabetic with fasting b/s usually around 135-150. My a1c has never been higher that 6.9 and that only once. I do not exercise, am lazy and eat out a lot. I would be very interested in your results. I do use Cinnapure Cinnamon Extract (1 capsule a day) and Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar with mothers (1/2 an ounce a day). My a1c since using these 2 products is now 6.1 to 6.3 for the past 9 months. (checked every 3 months by my doctor). Let me know how you experiment works.

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-18 13:41:58 -0600 Report

Please add me to your list .. I would love to try - I am having success however with Glucocil and Glycosolve.

Freebird370
Freebird370 2014-01-18 17:11:54 -0600 Report

Macklebee1,

Be careful with the berberine. It's pretty safe for short term use. However, berberine causes problems for the kidneys, pancreas, and liver in long term use. Banaba leaf is not as effective as gymnema sylvestre, or olive leaf extract. They treat diabetes in India as well as Europe with gymnema sylvestre, and olive leaf extract which is very safe.

I used Glucocil which contains gemnema sylvestre. It worked some, but no where near as effective as what I use now. Glucocil is expensive. Glycosolve is cheap.

They know about berberine over here in Europe. Pregnant women can't take it because they have proven it can cause brain damage to a newborn. That should tell you something.

There are several natural herbs that will lower blood/sugar. However, these herbs can build up a toxicity in the human body over long term use.

My American doctor friends will tell you they are not familiar with treating medical conditions with natural herbal supplements and know very little about them.

Over here in Europe, doctors are very familiar with natural herbal supplements.

Here in Europe, preservatives, additives, dyes, and GMOs, are illegal in all foods. Is that why I had dramatic results in lowering b/s levels ? It probably had something to do with it.

I knew about berberine previously. I won't use it in anything I've come up with. I don't like what doctors have told me about it over here.

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-19 11:17:32 -0600 Report

WOW - Interesting since I will note that my liver enzymes have risen since adding these two but nothing else has kept my BS and tryglycerides in check. Tell me more about your protocol - where to buy and what you take. Thanks

Macklebee1
Macklebee1 2014-01-21 14:29:49 -0600 Report

Please tell me more about Berberine. I started taking it because Doctors here in the US - that deal with Diabetes naturally were posting clinical trials that were positive. After reading your blog - I looked into it some more and found only good things about Berberine helping fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and tryglycerides. It has been a miracle for me — Just trying to find the truth. Thanks