Glycoplex is a Mega-B-Complex formulation used to combat stress, Blood sugar irregularities, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Behavioral addictions.
Three capsules provide:
Vitamin C 500 mg.
Thiamin (vitamin B-1 ) 100 mg.
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) 100 mg.
Niacinamide 500 mg.
Vitamin B-6 100 mg.
Folate (folic acid) 300 mcg.
Vitamin B-12 50 mcg.
Biotin 15 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid calcium pantothenate) 250 mg.
Chromium chromium picolinate) 200 mcg.
Inositol 50 mg.
Pancrelipase 50 mg.
Choline Bitartrate 50 mg.
Pyloric Substance 45 mg.
Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA) 60 mg.
L-Lysine Monohydrochloride 30 mg.
Other ingredients: raw adrenal, raw pancreas, raw brain and raw liver concentrates.
This formula contains the proportions of B vitamins and vitamin C used by orthomolecular psychiatrists for stress, blood sugar level control and behavior modification along with GTF (glucose tolerance factor) chromium from chromium picolinate, lipotrophic factors and glandular support with synergistic enzyme activity. Glycotrol aids in blood sugar regulation in both hypoglycemics and diabetics through normalization of glycogen/insulin formation and release.
A strong relation has been demonstrated between blood sugar irregularities (hypo and hyperglycemia) and all types of addictions including:
Alcohol and drug abuse
Sugar and other food addictions
Behavioral addictions, i.e. gambling, etc.
Therefore individuals who fall into any of these categories should be supplemented with the high potency B-complex vitamins found in Glycotrol, starting with a therapeutic dose, then continuing with a maintenance schedule.
B vitamins are essential in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose, which then “burns” to produce energy. They are also vital in metabolism of fats and proteins.
Complete B-Complex Supplement for Stress Essential to Healthy Nervous System Function
B-complex vitamins may be the single most important factor for nervous system function. The need for B vitamins increases during periods of mental or physical stress including infection or disease. Nervous individuals or those working under tension can greatly benefit from high potency B-complex supplementation.
In addition, the B-complex vitamins are essential for maintenance of muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and for health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth and liver.
All the B vitamins should be taken together. Since these vitamins are so closely interrelated in function, a lack of one or more can affect the body’s utilization of others. If large doses of one of the vitamins is used therapeutically, a complete B-complex supplement should accompany it.
Vitamin B-1 – Fundamental nutrient for carbohydrate metabolism. Also necessary for muscle growth and tone, normal digestive function and healthy nerves.
Vitamin B-2 – Needed in metabolism of various food components; especially supportive of respiratory mucous membranes, skin and eyes. Aids in absorption of iron; also an important nerve nutrient.
Vitamin B-6 – Involved in metabolism of all foods, especially fats. Important for red blood formation, adrenal function, normal mineral and fluid balances. The central vitamin in the treatment of edema; involved in protein metabolism on a cellular level as a precursor of the transaminase group of enzymes. One of the principal vitamins of orthomolecular psychiatry, used along with Vitamin B-3 (niacin, niacinamide). B-6 has such varied and important functions and is so universally under supplied in the American diet that Dr. John Ellis has written an entire book on its applications, referring to it as the “sleeping giant of nutrition”.
Vitamin B-12 – Necessary for hemoglobin formation, increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Maintains integrity of myelin nerve sheathing and stimulates cellular production of nucleic acids. Long history of effectiveness in treatment of chronic fatigue. Has become popular in treatment of emotional disorders, schizophrenia and nervous conditions. Excessive refined carbohydrates break down the intrinsic factor of the stomach. The intrinsic factor facilitates absorption of B-12; therefore, deficiencies are common for those eating the “traditional American diet”.
Pantothenic Acid – An important anti-stress factor with specific support for the adrenal glands. Synthesis and release of adrenocortical steroids increase immediately even with small doses. Aids in production of antibodies. A primary nerve nutrient, necessary for neuromuscular normalcy. Deficiencies have been closely linked to the development of arthritis. Used successfully in the treatment of insomnia, some nerve disorders and allergic reactions.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) – The central vitamin used in orthomolecular treatment of mental and neurological disorders. Used extensively in treating depression, irritability, nervousness, insomnia, hypoglycemic symptoms, various neuroses, senility, alcoholism, drug withdrawal, schizophrenia and other psychopathologies. Clinical deficiencies result in pellagra, characterized by diarrhea, nausea, skin rashes, cirrhosis and degeneration of nerve fibers. Dr. Carl Pfeiffer has referred to schizophrenia as a “biochemical wastebasket diagnosis”, a symptom of “sub–clinical pellagra”.
Vitamin C – Related directly or indirectly to all metabolic functions. An important part of orthomolecular therapy.
Choline, Inositol, Lysine and Pancrelipase – These lipotropic agents remove and prevent the buildup of fatty deposits in the liver and assist in normal fat metabolism. Choline and inositol are also specific nerve nutrients.
Glandular Base – Raw liver, pancreas, adrenal and brain concentrates provide specific nucleo-protein support of the blood sugar regulating glandular axis, along with raw brain as a neurologic factor. Widespread Deficiency Due to Diet and Lifestyle
The B vitamins are so meagerly supplied in the traditional American diet that almost every American lacks some of them.
Processed foods— Americans eat many foods that lack B vitamins due to processing.
High Sugar Consumption— Sugar is pure carbohydrate with no vitamins, minerals or enzymes to aid in its digestion. Large amounts of B vitamins and other nutrients are required to metabolize sugar.
Starches— Like sugar, simple carbohydrates require higher intake of B vitamins for proper metabolism. White flour and products made from white flour lose B vitamins in processing. Manufacturers may replace some, but usually not all of the B vitamins lost.
Alcohol Consumption — Alcohol has a tendency to destroy some of the B vitamins such as thiamine (vitamin B-1) and folic acid. Like sugar, alcohol contains large amounts of carbohydrates, but no vitamins or minerals, making it very difficult for the body to utilize those carbohydrates.
Caffeine in coffee and soft drinks is known to destroy vitamin B-1 or thiamine.
Drug Interactions — Antibiotics, sulfa drugs, sleeping pills, some insecticides and estrogen can create a condition in the digestive tract which destroys B vitamins.
Intestinal Bacteria — Some B vitamins are produced by intestinal bacteria. These bacteria grow best on milk sugar and small amounts of fat in the diet. Those on milk free diets may lack sufficient quantities of these bacteria. Excess refined sugar contributes to abnormal intestinal flora which can also lead to deficiency.
Stress — The need for B vitamins increases during periods of stress due to illness or tension whether in the home or work place.
Because of their water solubility, excesses are excreted, not stored; therefore, they must be continually replaced. Glycotrol is an excellent B-complex maintenance formula.
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