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Old 04-22-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me more about this supplement? It seems many JUDDD folks are using it for appetite suppression... so I was reading into it on-line. What confused me is this statement "pterostilbene has been shown to lower blood glucose levels in rats by as much as 56 percent, while simultaneously raising insulin and hemoglobin levels to near normal levels" ....

So, what I am worried about with this... WHY would we want to raise insulin levels when high insulin makes weight loss difficult? When I was stuck at 275lb, my insulin was 10X higher than it should have been and it was NOT a good thing. Also, higher insulin means cells may become less sensitive (insulin resistance). So, I am kinda scratching my head on this one.

Thoughts, anyone?

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Old 04-24-2014, 05:23 AM   #2
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Start Date: JUDDD 1/1/12 + LCHF 12/1/13 (controlling diabetes)
I never took it for appetite suppression...just JUDDD gave me a ton of that. And in two years of taking it I have not noticed it changing my hunger levels.

I took it because of the research into potential health benefits. I did, and still do, feel more energetic when I take it. And, since I have been around a lot of years, I like some of the cellular anti-aging effects. I lost some wrinkles after I started taking it.

Being diabetic, I am very interested in some of the rat research that implies it may stimulate the growth and health of beta cells in the pancreas (that may be related to what you read about ptero upping insulin production).

I am trying to remember if anyone reported their weight loss stalled when they started taking ptero. I don't remember one way or the other. I know some people experienced headaches and had to stop taking it...but they were in the minority.

Personally, I take it and like the results.
- Nancy
GOAL 10/3/12
Still at goal 2/6/13
Changed to LCHF after becoming diabetic in 9/13 (Lost 15 more pounds).
STILL below goal 11/21/15

I did not "lose" weight. I evicted it. It is gone and it ain't coming back!

JUDDD cares about calories. JUDDD does not care what you eat. Your body probably does.
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