Quick overview of what we’ll cover in this blog post:
- A brief introduction to Acarbose
- How Acarbose works
- Benefits of Acarbose
- How to get started with Acarbose
First, what is Acarbose?
Acarbose is an oral tablet that helps to improve glycemic control in both healthy adults and patients with diabetes. Specifically, it helps to reduce the effects of post-meal glucose spikes and, as a result, can help to maintain healthy weight.
You might already be asking yourself, what even is a glucose spike and why should I care?
Just think of when you get tired right after eating, when you can’t focus on anything except a nap. It happens to most of us – sometimes with a headache, sometimes with blurred vision – and it’s likely the result of a glucose spike, or when your blood sugar rises and then sharply falls after eating. Acarbose helps reduce these and other negative symptoms of glucose spikes.
However, glucose spikes cause more trouble than you might realize. But before we get into that, let’s talk about how exactly Acarbose softens the blow of glucose spikes and the resulting crash.
How does Acarbose work?
Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. To break that down, Acarbose works to block (ahem, inhibit) the digestion of simple carbs by acting on the borders of the small intestine (where those alpha-glucosidases reside) to stop carbs from being converted into sugar.
This means that Acarbose limits the amount of carbs your body can break down, which in turn reduces the amount of glucose present in your bloodstream.
For this reason, Acarbose has traditionally been prescribed as a daily medication for patients with type 2 diabetes to be taken with each meal. But Acarbose can have equally impactful benefits for non-diabetics with a more targeted, as needed approach.
Why should I take Acarbose?
As mentioned above, there’s quite a bit more going on underneath the surface of glucose spikes – namely, aging. But managing your glucose levels helps to fight those aging effects. Let us explain.
Glucose management is vital to improving our longevity and healthspan. In fact, glucose is 1 of 9 key biomarkers used to determine your biological age, so managing your glucose is a huge step towards enjoying more healthy years.
Additionally, healthy glucose levels can reduce your risk of developing metabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes and can help prevent heart disease and obesity, as well. Besides these long-term benefits, glucose management improves focus and boosts energy levels, all while putting yourself in a better position to initiate weight loss and maintain your weight goals.
Clearly, then, the benefits of optimizing your glucose levels are far reaching and an essential component of anyone’s longevity outlook.
How do I get started?
The first and best thing you can do is be informed – both about Acarbose and your current health. Start by taking our free wellness assessment (if you haven’t already), then take advantage of our personalized tips and resources to learn more about Acarbose. If you feel it may be right for you, complete a free medical visit to see if our medical experts agree. Following approval from a licensed US prescriber, your order will be delivered right to your door.
During your visit, you may consider pairing your initial order of Acarbose with a FreeStyle Libre 14-Day Continuing Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system. This popular device tracks your glucose levels over a 2-week period and delivers results directly to your phone, affording you and your provider valuable insights on how Acarbose is impacting you and which foods or activities give the best results.
Note: The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.