Amino Acid Supplement for Low Blood Sugar
Montiff's Gluca-Balance is an amino acid supplement that may help your body balance low blood sugar levels and deal with anxiety associated with being tired or fatigued.
This formula is high in glycogenic amino acids, which your body converts into glucose to help balance blood sugar levels that are low with hypoglycemia.
It may also help with other biochemical imbalances requiring glycogenic amino acids. For example, it may help with weakness and fatigue caused by a lack of glucose.
Glucose is our body's fuel, and low levels can lead to fatigue.
This formula may help those with
- Low blood glucose levels
- Mid-morning and mid-afternoon fatigue
- Mental alertness and memory issues
- Cravings for sweets
- Plasma or urine profiles indicating an imbalance of these amino acids
Glycogenic Amino Acids
Glycogenic amino acids, such as alanine and glutamine, are those that your body can convert into glucose to produce energy.
Your brain requires around 75% of the available glucose in your body for its energy source.
Gluconeogenesis is the process of converting amino acids, lactate, and glycerol into glucose for the brain. This primarily takes place in the liver, although some activity also takes place in the kidneys.
And 19 of the 20 amino acids utilized by your body are glycogenic, some more so than others.
As these acids are converted into glucose at different rates, a mixture of glycogenic amino acids helps your body maintain blood glucose levels over a longer period of time.
Hypoglycemia occurs when your body uses sugar too rapidly or when glucose is released into the blood at a lower than normal rate.
Raised levels of insulin, which helps breakdown glucose, may also result in hypoglycemia.
The symptoms include cold sweats, convulsions, headache, hunger, nervousness and confusion.
Gluca-Balance may help provide a balance of amino acids needed to stimulate glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis and to help support the liver, brain and musculature.