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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Glucose Essentials

Comprehensive formula maintains healthy blood sugar and proper insulin sensitivity

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All-in-One Comprehensive Blood Sugar Maintenance

Glucose Essentials®, Dr. Whitaker's flagship supplement, contains six ingredients formulated to work together to maintain normal blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.  

What’s more, each ingredient is in a concentrated, bioavailable, bioactive form and in the proper dosage to provide the best results.

Each daily dose of Glucose Essentials includes:

Vanadyl Sulfate 100 mg

Vanadyl sulfate mimics insulin—helping to keep blood sugar steady by assisting in the transport of glucose into your cells—benefiting both your blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Very few blood sugar supplements contain anywhere near the therapeutic amount—100 mg—of this nutrient.

In one study, 100 mg of vanadyl sulfate helped maintain normal blood sugar levels in participants. In another placebo controlled trial, individuals experienced an improvement in insulin sensitivity.1

Portusana® Purslane Extract 180 mg

This amazing “wonder weed” has two separate trials—both suggesting that it helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It also provides you with a steady supply of energy which also help support normal blood sugar levels. In one clinical trial, 180 mg of Portusana was shown to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels after just 2–3 weeks2. And in a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, participants taking Portusana also saw blood sugar improvements.

Silbinol® 450 mg

Silbinol is extracted from the heartwood and bark of the Indian Kino tree, a tree native to India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It’s exceptionally pure, concentrated, and rich in both epicatechins and pterostilbene. These nutrients help to move glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells more rapidly.

Banaba Extract 54 mg

Banaba extract helps support insulin sensitivity and helps activate the glucose transporters on the surface of your cells, so it lets glucose in.

Chromium 198 mcg

Studies suggest that the essential trace mineral, chromium, excels in boosting insulin sensitivity for sugar and fat metabolism, and it facilitates insulin’s uptake of glucose into your cells. Glucose Essentials includes niacin-bound chromium polynicotinate—a highly absorbable chromium—so you can be sure your body is actually absorbing the chromium you need.

GS4 Plus® Gymnema Extract 400 mg

Gymnema extract comes from the leaves of a climbing plant native to the forests of central and south India and has been used since the sixth century B.C. The leaves of the plant contain gymnemic acids that have been shown to slow transport of glucose from the intestines to the blood stream which may help to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range3.  In one study, subjects were able to maintain normal glucose levels with GS4 alone, by slowing the release of sugar from their digestive tract into their bloodstream.4

1 Boden G, et al. Metabolism. 1996;45(9):1130–1135.
2 Frutarom Pilot Study. (unpublished) 
3 Shimizu K., et al. J Vet Med Sci. 1997;59(9):753-7.
4 Baskaran K, et al. J Ethnopharmacol. 1990 Oct;30(3):295–305

Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 3 capsules daily; 1 before each meal. Do not exceed 3 capsules daily or take additional vanadyl sulfate without consulting a health care professional.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Chromium (as polynicotinate)66 mcg55%
Indian Kino Tree Extract (heartwood and bark)150 mg*
Gymnema Extract (leaf)133 mg*
Purslane Extract§ (leaf)60 mg*
Vanadyl Sulfate33 mg*
Banaba Extract (leaf)18 mg*
* Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica

Warning: If you are on insulin treatment, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care professional before using this product. If you are on oral hypoglycemic agents, this product may require an adjustment in your medication. Always consult a health care professional before making an adjustment.

NOTE: Vanadyl sulfate may cause a harmless darkening of stools. Use of this product may result in gastrointestinal upset including loose stools, abdominal discomfort, or nausea.
Keep out of reach of children.

Standardization Levels: Indian Kino Tree Extract: 5% pterostilbene, 0.01% epicatechin; Gymnema Extract: 25% gymnemic acids; Banaba Extract: 1% corosolic acid

  • Gluten Free

Silbinol® (Indian Kino Tree Extract) is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.
GS4 Plus® (Gymnema Extract) is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.
§Portusana® is a registered trademark of Frutarom USA, Inc.

Product Quality

  • Manufactured to exacting standards using highest quality raw materials
  • Produced in accordance with our strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that meet those set by the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Every batch tested to verify purity and potency specifications are met
  • Quality assured with our Triple-Testing Philosophy™
  • Backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee

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