Insulin is a critical hormone that helps control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
While there are many treatments to help with resistance, weight loss, healthy eating and exercise have been proven to assist in reversing insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance for the record is when the body’s cells don’t respond to insulin.
This means glucose cannot enter the cells efficiently – leading to excessive build up in the blood.
This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
For the record individuals with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin, versus the more mild form of the disease Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 is a progressive condition in which the body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin and/or gradually loses the capacity to produce enough insulin in the pancreas.
Type 2 cases represent over 80% of diabetics.
If not managed, diabetes can wreck havoc on the bodies essential functions including both the blood vessels and nervous system.
It is estimated that adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to suffer fatal heart disease.
As for the liver, one of the largest organs (the largest solid organ) in the body, it has numerous important metabolic functions.
The liver is a remarkable thing as it can actually regenerate itself thanks to their working cells, known as hepatocytes.
However severe damage to the liver, or overall failure, will often lead to death.
The liver is responsible for:
– Bile production and excretion
– Discharge of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs
– Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
– Enzyme activation
– Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals
– Synthesis of plasma proteins
– Blood detoxification and purification
TUDCA, or Tauroursodeoxycholic acid, has been around for centuries.
It is becoming a popular treatment for diabetes, but is well known as a highly effective treatment for liver disease.
Unlike a lot of supplements, it is gaining quick approval as an official treatment.
It is improved in Italy as a treatment for liver disorders, while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) granted it the status or “orphan designation” which means it qualifies as a treatment for a very serious condition.
It also highlights that there is a lack of alternative medicines to treat the disease/conditions.
As close to a super supp as there is, TUDCA also has benefits when it comes to treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.
One thing that is important to note, despite it’s origins being set in Chinese medicine, you should try to source the product outside of the world’s most populous country.
Bile from bears contains over 50% TUDCA, and although the practice is supposed to be banned, it has been reported in the media to still be widespread.
Supplement City is one of the few stores in Australia to stock TUDCA.
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