Unique formula designed to support healthy metabolism, support healthy weight and maintain homeostasis. Inspired by traditional Ayurvedic practice.*
Glycoscia is an innovative, one-of-a-kind nutraceutical formula designed by Dr. Peter D’Adamo as an aid to weight management, the maintenance of blood sugar levels already in the normal range, and the overall support of a healthy metabolism. Originally developed for use in his clinic, the key ingredient in Glycoscia is the Ayurvedic herb Salacia reticulata, a traditional herb that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic practice, in addition to four other synergistic co-factors.*
Modern research has shown that Salacia plays an important role in supporting natural carbohydrate metabolism. When we consume sugars and starches, a very small amount is broken down by the enzymes in our saliva. However, by far the greater amount is metabolized in the small intestines, where the assimilated sugar can either be utilized immediately for the production of energy or saved as fat for later use. One of the ways this is controlled is via special hormones within the cell called PPARs (Pee-Pars). The best studied of the PPARs is called PPAR-gamma (PPARG). PPARG is a key regulator of fatty acid storage and glucose metabolism; sort of like a traffic policeman, directing vehicles in either of two directions: ‘burn carbs’ or ‘store fat’. Studies have shown that Salacia root exerts a healthful effect on PPARG, helping to maintain and balance its normal, optimal function.*
In addition, in certain individuals, sometimes called ‘hyper-assimilators,’ a percentage of the undigested carbohydrate from a meal will reach the lower intestine and be broken down into simple sugars, which will then also be assimilated and either stored as fat or burned as energy. These individuals are known to have higher levels of a class of enzymes called glycosidases. Salacia has been shown to help ensure normal, healthy levels of this enzyme, especially when combined with a sensible diet and exercise program.*
• Resveratrol: Resveratrol, a ployphenolic compound, is found primarily in red wine and red grape skins. In a now-famous recent Harvard study, mice fed resveratrol were reported over time to be thinner and healthier with increased life-spans. Each capsule of Glycoscia supplies a full 50 mg of Resveratrol, providing 50% trans-resveratrol compounds • Quercetin: Nature’s most important bioflavonoid, Quercetin supports a normal digestive and immune system*
• Red Sage Root: Used traditionally in Chinese medicine, recent research in the West confirms Salvia’s importance in supporting healthy cardiovascular and liver function*
• Maitake Mushroom: Adaptogen considered to be “The King of Mushrooms.” Research suggests that Maitake appears to maintain blood sugar levels that are already in the normal range
Dr. David Scheiderer MD, MBA, DFAPA, is the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Education at Integrative Psychiatry, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida and the President of Tiberius Enterprises, Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia. An accomplished clinician, educator, and lecturer, Dr. Dave has established himself as a key opinion leader in the fields of both mainstream psychiatry and functional medicine. Dissatisfied with the patient outcomes using only conventional treatments, he began treating his patients by addressing biological imbalances with lifestyle improvements, nutrition and nutraceuticals to get better outcomes. His integrative approach provided much improved results. Dr. Dave is passionate about helping the community he serves by personalizing treatments and educating the public about mental health and healthy aging. He has formulated several of our supplements and sat on the advisory board for many others, ensuring the products we carry are based on science and experience and have the best efficacy rates and highest ingredient quality available.