Amni® GlucoPak™, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is a
potent and comprehensive dietary supplementation program in
two daily packets, each containing 3 Basic Preventive®5
tablets, 2 Glucoset™ capsules, 1 Opti-EPA™ softgel, and 1
Borage Seed Oil softgel. All components of GlucoPak are free
of yeast; corn; wheat; sugar or other sweeteners; artificial
colors, flavors or preservatives.
Normal blood glucose levels are between 70 and 120 mg/dL.
Insulin and glucagon are the primary hormones that regulate
blood glucose levels by influencing hepatic glucose production
and extrahepatic glucose utilization. In diabetic patients, blood
glucose control is impaired or lost either because insulin
production by the pancreatic beta-cells is insufficient (type I or
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) or because the extrahepatic
tissues have become insensitive to normal insulin levels (type II
or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus). In both cases,
blood glucose can rise several-fold above normal values,
resulting in urinary glucose losses, protein glycosylation,
hyperlipidemia, and other complications. This can lead to
serious clinical consequences, such as cataract, cardiovascular
disease, impaired microcirculation, renal disease and
Research has shown that insulin sensitivity is influenced by
a number of dietary factors, and that good nutrition can play
a significant role in the normal control of blood glucose levels
and insulin function throughout life.
GlucoPak™ is formulated to supply significant amounts of the
key dietary factors which aid the body’s natural regulation of
blood glucose and insulin metabolism.
Basic Preventive®5 is a comprehensive, highly concentrated
vitamin/mineral/trace element supplement containing more than
30 essential nutrients and cofactors. Diabetics typically are exposed
to high levels of free radicals and have low antioxidant status.
They also have low blood levels of copper, zinc and selenium;
and have elevated urinary excretion of magnesium and zinc.
Basic Preventive 5 essentially combines four formulas in one: a
potent antioxidant formula rich in natural beta-carotene (from D.
salina), vitamin C and natural vitamin E; a high-potency Bcomplex
supplement; a significant source of bioavailable
calcium and magnesium; and a full-spectrum trace element
supplement, providing zinc, copper, chromium and selenium.
Basic Preventive 5 also provides vanadyl sulfate which is
important in normal blood glucose control.
Glucoset™ capsules contain a complementary blend of
thiamin, biotin, chromium, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl-L-cysteine,
and standardized extract of Gymnema sylvestre leaf for targeted
nutritional support of glucose metabolism.
Chromium is an integral component of the glucose tolerance
factor (GTF), a naturally occurring compound of chromium,
nicotinic acid, and amino acids that is essential for proper
glucose metabolism. Adequate chromium nutrition is essential
for the formation of GTF and subsequent control of blood
Biotin serves as a cofactor of glucose metabolism and induces
glucokinase, an enzyme that encourages cells to retain glucose
for energy production rather than release it into the blood
stream. Alpha-lipoic acid appears to enhance glucose use by
muscles by augmenting muscle protein content. Gymnema
sylvestre is an Ayurvedic botanical that may assist in the
regeneration and repair of pancreatic beta cells. Gymnema is
also suspected of reducing intestinal glucose absorption.
Select nutrients help to directly arrest glycosylation reactions,
thereby avoiding generatation of damaging advanced glycation
end-products (AGE’s). A derivative of thiamin (vitamin B1),
called thiamin pyrophosphate, and alpha-lipoic acid have both
been shown to prevent in vitro AGE production.
Also crucial to controlling AGE formation and subsequent
damage is antioxidant protection. Oxidative stress is closely
related to AGE production and is a known contributing factor to
many of the same health concerns thought to be associated with
AGE damage. In vitro studies of N-acetyl-L-cysteine have
documented inhibition of glycation induced damage to
pancreatic cells. N-acetyl-L-cysteine is a potent antioxidant,
serving as an intracellular precursor of glutathione.
Opti-EPA™ and Borage Seed Oil are sources of the n-3
polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid),
respectively. Together, these fatty acids help maintain normal cell
membrane fluidity and structure which is important for adequate
hormone receptor function and cellular communication. EPA and
DHA acids also participate in the regulation of normal blood lipid
and lipoprotein levels. All of these nutritional functions are of
clinical importance in diabetes.
GlucoPak provides 720 mg of EPA and 480 mg each of DHA
and GLA, amounts that may significantly contribute to
maintaining normal cellular receptor function and blood lipid
Each pack contains three pink Basic Preventive 5 tablets, one Glucoset capsule, one large SuperEPA softgel capsule, and one Borage Seed Oil softgel capsule.
Borage seed oil,
Natural fish oil concentrate,
Modified cellulose gum,
Natural tangerine flavor,
Canthaxanthin (carotene color)
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 pack twice daily with meals or as directed by physician.
This product contains Vitamin K, which interferes with the prescription drugs Coumadin and Warfarin. Do not take this if taking either of these drugs.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.