Research Behind Early Defense
WHAT IS PRE-DIABETES?
Pre-diabetes a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. In response to higher blood sugar levels your body releases insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas. This is usually due to insulin resistance which can be caused by genetics, weight, unbalanced diet, or lack of exercise. Insulin resistance means that your pancreas is still able to produce insulin, but it is becoming less and less effective at removing sugar from the bloodstream. Your pancreas makes more insulin to try to counteract this resistance until eventually, it can’t keep up, setting the stage for type 2 diabetes down the road.
Watch Dr. Redmond explain Insulin Resistance in this video:
What Does the Research Say?
Without intervention, most people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes.
Here's the good news; nearly every case of pre-diabetes is reversible.
EARLY DEFENSE™ is specially designed to support your pre-diabetes needs. Our formula uses anti-inflammatory mechanisms to reduce insulin resistance and support pancreas health to help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Pancreas Health – Combat Insulin Resistance
The pancreas becomes overworked and eventually, the beta-cells (the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas) can lose the ability to make enough insulin. By the time you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the damage to pancreatic-beta cells is significant. Taking action EARLY to stop and reverse damage to the pancreas is critical in type 2 diabetes prevention.
The antioxidant Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical polyphenol compound found in the spice Turmeric. It plays a meaningful role in reducing inflammation and oxidative stress to maintain healthy pancreatic beta-cell function. In a study of 240 patients with pre-diabetes treated for 9 months with curcumin, 16.4% of subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, whereas NONE were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the curcumin-treated group. Learn more about Curcumin studies and dosing here.
Banaba also has documented benefits in people with pre-diabetes. A clinical study has shown that Banaba dosed at 50mg once daily improved insulin sensitivity and helped to preserve beta cell pancreatic function in subjects with pre-diabetes.
Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes
Researchers have found that people with fatty liver were significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes within five years. It is estimated that 80% of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have fatty liver. In clinical trials, curcumin was associated with a significant reduction in liver fat content.
Correct Nutritional Deficiencies – Magnesium & Vitamin D3
Higher dietary magnesium intake is associated with lower fasting insulin concentrations - which implies better insulin function. Other research suggests that a 100 mg/day increase in dietary magnesium intake is associated with a 15% risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes and other studies demonstrate an even stronger reduction.
Magnesium Oxide was carefully chosen in this formula as it contains a much greater amount of usable elemental magnesium than what is provided by other magnesium salt supplements. This means It delivers more magnesium per capsule so it can get into your bloodstream to deliver all of its many benefits – including promoting insulin function and its well-known impact on heart health.
In a clinical study of over 900 adult patients, increasing blood vitamin D levels reduced the risk of developing diabetes by approximately 70-81%. Evidence suggests that vitamin D helps make insulin-producing cells more resistant to the types of cellular stress encountered during diabetes.