This formula provides a helpful combination of essential nutrients for blood sugar support. The leaves of Gymnema sylvestre have been used for over 2,000 years in India. Gymnema sylvestre, standardized to contain 75% gymnemic acids, has been shown to nutritionally support the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Alpha lipoic acid is a versatile nutrient that provides antioxidant activity and supports healthy glucose metabolism. As adaptogens, Panax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus, or eleuthero, promote healthy glucose balance. Recent research has indicated that maitake mushroom extract has a potential role in healthy glucose utilization. This formula also combines chromium with nicotinic acid, promoting healthy glucose and fat metabolism.