Yacon+™ is a dietary supplement formulated to promote pancreas health, promote prebiotic activity, and support healthy blood sugar levels. Yacon+™ is available in capsules from Natura-Genics®.
Yacon+™ is a combination of yacon, chromium polynicotinate, and alpha-lipoic acid. In South America, yacon has been used for its therapeutic effects for hundreds of years. The leaves and tubers of yacon contain significant quantities of bioactive compounds including protocatechuic, chlorogenic, caffeic, and ferulic acids.
Benefits of Yacon+™
• Promotes Pancreas Health
The pancreas is important for digestion and managing the use of sugar for energy in the body. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are a type of carbohydrate composed of short fructose chains and found naturally in many plants such as yacon. Studies have found that FOS may promote the stimulation of insulin secretion in the pancreas. Yacon+™ also contains alpha-lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant. Its antioxidant properties support pancreatic health through its protective effects on pancreatic cells.
• Promotes Prebiotic Activity
Yacon root contains prebiotics which act as a food source for good bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract and can support a healthy gut microflora. Prebiotics found in yacon are especially favorable to Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, two common species of healthy bacteria. This includes the two fructans, FOS and inulin. Having the right type of friendly bacteria in the gut is associated with supporting a lower risk of certain health conditions and promoting overall well-being.
• Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
The carbohydrate content of yacon is mostly made up of fructooligosaccharides and inulin. These two components have a low glycemic index and do not cause spikes in blood sugar, which is why yacon is commonly used as a natural sweetener alternative. The hypoglycemic properties of yacon may support healthy blood sugar levels. Yacon+™ also contains chromium, a mineral that assists in regulating insulin. Research has found that chromium levels are lower in people with diabetes, which suggests that chromium may support balanced blood sugar levels.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily before a meal.
Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose to excessive heat.
Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach of children.
The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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