Guggul has been used as an ayurvedic remedy for hundreds of years. Like many ayurvedic remedies, science has been backtracking over their usage and cross comparing them with current scientific knowledge and methods of inquiry. This has led to an explosion in the field of supplements known as nutraceuticals.
What is a Nutraceutical?
Nutraceutical is a term that encompasses a variety of diet supplementary products that are aimed at providing health benefits through extracting and concentrating traditionally healthy foods. One such example is our product Volt:03, which extracts the small amounts of the highly beneficial compound curcumin from turmeric and provides a higher concentration of curcumin inside!
Where Does Guggul Come From?
The guggul plant (Commiphora Mukul) comes from the bark of the guggul tree which has exists in the central parts of Asia and North Africa. It is a medicinal remedy that has been used for centuries. The Sanskrit meaning of the word guggul can be interpreted as “protects against diseases”. Indeed, that is what people believed as guggul was widely believed to be a panacea of sorts for all manner of diseases and ailments.
A type of gum resin is extracted from the tree. Once it is properly extracted, guggul resin supposedly can be preserved for as long as 20 years! The taste of this resin is noted by many to be highly bitter mixed with some kind of sweetness. Overall its flavor profile is bitter, but thankfully when you take it in an extracted form such as GlucodOX you won’t have to worry about that.
What Does Guggul Do?
GlucadOX—a nutraceutical whose main ingredient is guggul, promotes healthy weight control and metabolism by taking the many advantages that guggul and guggulsterone provides and combining it in a special formula that stimulates AMPK in conjunction, you get a potent supplement that can aid metabolic health and support healthy insulin sensitivity.
AMPK is adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase. It is considered to be a kind of master-switch when it comes to regulating energy metabolism in many cells in the body. Insulin and AMPK respond to one another, when the body becomes burdened by increased insulin sensitivity, AMPK also experiences lower activation. It can be a chicken and the egg scenario, does lower AMPK contribute to insulin resistance or is it the other way around? It could also be a two-way street. AMPK is a relatively new fascination in medical science but it’s also very promising.
In any case, the combination of guggul and AMPK activation can be a fantastic supplement to a healthy diet and exercise. Nutraceuticals have exploded in popularity in the past decade because they are a holistic and natural means of increasing wellbeing and general health.
Best Guggul Nutraceutical
The health benefits of guggul are well known, our patented formulation is a potent combination of guggul and a proprietary complex that serves to increase AMPK activation to support metabolic health.
Contact us today if you have any questions about GlucodOX and we’d be happy to answer them!