SOURCE: Glucorell Inc.

August 10, 2006 09:00 ET

Buyer Beware: Not All Diabetes Supplements Equal

Research Shows Superior Effects of r-lipoic acid

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 10, 2006 -- As research and field trials have recently demonstrated in the U.S. and in Europe, diabetes sufferers may see clear benefits from supplementing their diabetes medication régimes with all natural supplements. However, one study may indicate that not all supplements are equally effective in treatment programs.

According to a study published by Lester Packard at the University of California at Berkeley, r-alpha lipoic acid was instrumental in reducing nerve-related diabetes pain and in drastically reducing spikes in blood sugar levels.

"Since r-alpha lipoic acid is naturally occurring, it appears to be more readily utilized by the body's metabolism," said Glucorell, makers of Insulow, an r-alpha lipoic acid supplement. "Many products on the market may advertise the benefits of lipoic acid but neglect to inform the public that some products are merely ALA -- alpha lipoic acid -- a half synthetic ingredient that may not be as effective as r-ALA."

"The R-form is the only form of lipoic acid that occurs naturally and is therefore the only form that can be readily recognized and used by cells in the body. Recently it has been discovered that the R-form provides all of the beneficial effects of the ALA, while the S-form has little beneficial effect and may actually hinder the beneficial effects of the R-form. For example, a recent study has shown that the r-lipoic acid treats all the major effects of insulin resistance, while the S-form may make things even worse," said Susan Sloane, Rph., C.D.E.

About Insulow

Available without a prescription, Insulow may be purchased at Savon Drugs, Shaws, Osco Drug as well as online via,, and for $39.99 MSRP. Created specifically for diabetics and those at risk of diabetes, Insulow manages blood glucose levels naturally. Similar to the familiar marriage of vitamin D and calcium, the two active ingredients in Insulow, r-lipoic acid(1) and biotin(2), work in harmony, to ensure a proper balance between insulin production and glucose uptake.

For more information about Insulow and research supporting the use of r-lipoic acid and biotin in the care and treatment of diabetes, please visit or call 1-866-INSULOW.

About Glucorell Inc.

Glucorell® Inc. was founded in 2001 to introduce scientifically proven, all natural supplements not yet available in the U.S. Its first product, Insulow®, was created specifically for diabetics and those at risk of diabetes, to manage blood glucose levels naturally. Insulow is available nationwide at Osco Drug, Savon Drugs, and Shaws. Insulow may also be purchased online through,, and For more information, go to or call 1-866-INSULOW.

(1) r-a-lipoic acid Action on Cell Redox Status, the Insulin Receptor, and Glucose Uptake in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes -- Hadi Moini, Oren Tirosh, Young Chul Park, Kyung-Joo Choo and Lester Packer funded by a grant (#011868) from the American Diabetes Association, 2001.

(2) Pharmacological Effects of Biotin, Fernandez-Mejia C., Nutritional Genetics Unit, Biomedical Research Institute, National University of Mexico/Pediatric National Institute, Mexico City, CP 04530, Mexico. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2005 Jul; 16(7):424-7.

"Insulow" and "Glucorell-R" are registered trademarks of Glucorell Inc.

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