5 Simple and Effective Ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

By Christopher Walker, Author of the Testshock Book

 


Insulin plays a crucial role in the human body.


Some of the major bodily functions that insulin is involved in include metabolism, usage and storage of glucose and fat and lowering levels of glucose from the blood.(1)

When you are efficiently utilizing insulin (having good insulin sensitivity), you require less insulin to shuttle glucose from the blood to cells whereas folks who have poor insulin sensitivity (often referred to as insulin resistance) require more insulin to move that same amount of glucose.(2)

If it's not already obvious, insulin sensitivity is a good thing while insulin resistance is undesirable. Unfortunately, having poor insulin sensitivity is more common than what most people think. Some of the most notable symptoms of poor insulin sensitivity (aka insulin resistance) include:

  • Weight gain, particularly around the middle

  • Lethargy

  • Fatigue and tiredness (especially after eating a carb heavy meal)

  • Excessive Hunger

  • Difficulty concentrating (brain fog)

  • High blood pressure (due to elevated levels of circulating insulin in the blood)

  • Low Testosterone Levels

If you have experienced any one or combination of the above symptoms, poor insulin sensitivity is likely the culprit.

Luckily, there are many lifestyle changes and natural solutions that help to improve insulin sensitivity. If you struggle with excess body fat, feel constantly fatigued or experience symptoms of low testosterone, be sure to utilize the following tips for improving insulin sensitivity.

 

Here are 5 ways to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

 



1. limit Fructose Consumption

A high intake of Fructose (from added sugar, not fruit) has been shown to increase insulin resistance in both rat and human studies.(3)(4) It's Important to note that fructose obtained from fruit does not show the same negative effects on insulin sensitivity.

 

2. Increase your Fiber Intake

Adding more fiber to your meals helps to lower its glycemic index. This effect contributes to increase insulin sensitivity and slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream. Better yet, an increased fiber intake is inversely correlated with risks of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.(5)

 


3. Increase Exercise

Engaging in more physical activity is one of the single most effective ways to improve insulin sensitivity. A process known as GLUT4 transports the glucose from the food you eat into your cells. Engaging in physical activity causes a higher number of GLUT4 to be shuttled to muscle cells, resulting in less insulin needed to remove glucose from the blood.(6)

 

4. Sleep

Getting poor quality and quantity of sleep have been shown to reduce insulin sensitivity in otherwise healthy people. Improving your sleeping habits may lead to greater insulin sensitivity.(7)

 


5. Supplements

While supplements alone won't completely fix your insulin resistance symptoms, taking specific supplements before a carb-heavy meal and alongside a healthy diet and exercise regimen can help to improve insulin sensitivity significantly!




While there are many natural herbs and supplements may help to improve insulin sensitivity, the three most scientifically valid ones are Cinnamon, Berberine, and Chromium. These three supplements have been shown in multiple human-based studies to improve insulin sensitivity significantly and reduce insulin resistance.

Cinnamon

Supplementing with cinnamon has been shown to reduces the rate at which glucose enters the body, improves glucose use in the cell, reduce fasting blood glucose and potentially improve cholesterol levels.(8)

Berberine

Berberine is an alkaloid extracted from various plants and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects. Some other notable benefits include its ability to improve intestinal health, lower cholesterol and decrease glucose production in the liver. (9)

The science behind berberine is incredibly promising as well. Human and animal research have shown that supplementing with berberine is equally as powerful as taking pharmaceuticals prescribed for treating type II diabetes! (specifically Metformin and Glibenclamide).(10)(11)

Chromium

Chromium is a mineral that the body uses to regulate glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity.(12) Chromium deficiency impairs the body's ability to use glucose to meet its energy needs and raises insulin requirements. Because of its interaction with glucose, it is recommended to use Chromium alongside a carbohydrate rich meal.

Unfortunately, the majority of natural supplements for treating insulin resistance either include ingredients that are not scientifically proven to be effective or include one of these three ingredients in an inadequate dose. Neglecting these two things ultimately results in a supplement that provides little to no benefit for improving insulin sensitivity.

I've helped thousands of men naturally increase their testosterone and health over the years and have seen just how many people suffer from poor insulin sensitivity. The number of individuals who have insulin issues is much larger than you'd think and, unfortunately, most of these people are unaware that poor insulin sensitivity is the cause of their problems!

Rather than jumping on the pharmaceutical bandwagon or taking ineffectively formulated supplements, I wanted to create something that allowed people to increase their insulin sensitivity naturally.

 

The Solution?

 

SENSOLIN

a supplement for naturally improving insulin resistance and boosting insulin sensitivity.

Unlike most insulin sensitivity supplements that include a laundry list of ineffective ingredients, SENSOLIN only includes three core ingredients. However, these three core ingredients have been shown in multiple peer-reviewed scientific studies to be effective at improving insulin sensitivity.

What's more is that SENSOLIN provides all three of these core ingredients in clinically effective dosages - so you can be rest assured you are getting the most benefit possible.

 

Ingredients

The ingredients in SENSOLIN have been demonstrated in multiple peer-revied scientific studies to be effective at decreasing insulin resistance and improving insulin sensitivity.

 


Berberine HCl



Berberine is an alkaloid extracted from various plants and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. 




The benefits of berberine Include:

    • Anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects.
    • Improved intestinal health
    • Improved cholesterol levels
    • Decreased glucose production in the liver
    • Increased exercise performance
    • Decreased blood pressure


The recommended dosage for berberine is 900-2,000mg with 500-1,500mg showing effectiveness in multiple human-based studies (It's also recommended you split this dosage over 2-3 servings throughout the day). SENSOLIN provides 500mg per serving to be taken 2-3 times daily.

 

Cinnamon Ceylon Oil

Cinnamon is commonly used as a spice, but also for its numerous biological effects on the body. The best type of cinnamon is Ceylon because of its lower coumarin content.




The benefits of cinnamon include:

  • Reduce the rate at which glucose enters the body
  • Improved glucose usage in cells
  • Lower fasting blood glucose
  • Improve cholesterol levels

 

The recommended dose of cinnamon that provides its anti-diabetic and insulin sensitivity improving effects is 1-6g of cinnamon daily, taken with carbohydrate containing meals. SENSOLIN includes 1g of Ceylon cinnamon per servings (taken 2-3 times daily).

 

Chromium

Chromium is an essential mineral consumed through the diet. It is found in plant products and grains.




The benefits of Chromium include:

  • Regulation of glucose metabolism
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Treat impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.
  • Reduction of appetite
  • Improved symptoms of depression
  • Increased Libido


The recommended dosage for chromium is 800 mcg-1,000 mcg taken in two doses daily. SENSOLIN includes 300mcg of chromium per servings (taken 2-3 times daily).

 

When I set out to create SENSOLIN, I knew I wanted to create the greatest medical-alternative, natural supplement for people with poor insulin sensitivity.


To achieve this goal, I knew that SENSOLIN had to meet the following standards:
 

  • Include 100% natural herbs and ingredients.

  • Only include natural ingredients that were backed by multiple scientific peer-reviewed studies.

  • Provide these ingredients in their proven clinical effective dosages.

SENSOLIN meets all three of these standards and then some!

 

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SENSOLIN is designed to help folks who are experiencing the unfavorable symptoms of poor insulin sensitivity. Things like low energy, lethargy, low testosterone, high blood pressure, brain fog, insatiable hunger and excess fat storage. Using SENSOLIN, along with living a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise, can help to improve insulin sensitivity and drastically increase your ability to lose fat, build muscle, stay focused, and feel full of energy.

If you are tired (literally!) if dealing with the undesirable symptoms of poor insulin sensitivity, then SENSOLIN may be the answer you're looking for!

 

Click Here to learn how SENSOLIN can help you Naturally Improve Insulin Sensitivity!

 

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