Being insulin resistant completely affects your way of life. What a lot of people don’t seem to understand it that it can have a detrimental effect on your day to day activities. Insulin resistance is the driving force that leads to type 2 diabetes and results in an utter lack of energy. When the body is low on energy, we can’t function properly, causing us to be less efficient in everyday life.
The way we digest and utilize sugar, and essentially carbohydrates are done so through insulin, and when we aren’t able to digest carbohydrates effectively, this is when the body breaks down.
What is insulin?
It is a hormone made by an organ in your body called the pancreas. It allows your body to use glucose from carbohydrates in order to generate energy. It also stores glucose (sugar) for future use in the form of body fat. Essentially, insulin is what keeps your blood sugar from either rising too high or dropping too low. We need sugar for energy and most of our cells aren’t able to directly process sugar. Therefore, your pancreas releases insulin once you’ve eaten, and then the insulin “unlocks” the cell so that sugar can then enter the cell and be utilized to generate energy.
What is insulin resistance?
This is when certain key cells in our body don’t respond accurately to the hormone insulin. As mentioned above it can lead to type 2 diabetes but can also lead to prediabetes and gestational diabetes. The key aspect here is that when the body is resistant to insulin, it tries to subsist itself by producing more insulin. When the body produces too much insulin, it is known as hyperinsulinemia.
Symptoms, signs, and causes of insulin resistance
Some of these correlate with the symptoms, signs, and causes of diabetes, so it’s imperative that you go for a check-up if you are experiencing two or more of the following:
- Intense thirst or hunger
- Hunger even after a meal
- Excessive urination
- The regular occurrence of pins & needles in your hands and feet
- Recurrent infections
- High triglycerides
- Low HDL’s
- A rise blood pressure
- A rise in blood sugar
- High fasting blood sugar
- Weight gain
Some of the common causes are
- Either you are overweight or obese
- Lack of exercise
- A high-calorie, high-carbohydrate or high-sugar diet
- Steroid abuse (taking too much for lengthy periods of time)
- Chronic stress
Reducing the effects of Insulin Resistance
It’s important to understand that if you have been diagnosed with insulin resistance, you should consider yourself lucky. It sounds like a crazy statement, but the truth is that you’re able to reduce these effects and even reverse them. You’re not yet diabetic and you should be grateful for that. Having diabetes is no joke, so it’s you control your resistance to insulin in a natural way while you still can.
How does one reduce the effects?
Make sure to alter your diet to combat insulin resistance. This can be done by reducing your carbohydrate intake. This is not to say that you should completely cut out carbohydrates, but instead, consume good carbs such as; carbs from vegetables, fruits, whole grain products and dairy products. Do not consume carbs that contain sugar, sodium or added fats. Depending on circumstances, if you must consume flour, consider almond flour or coconut flour – these are much healthier alternatives.
Side note: Try to cut out soft drinks and sweets completely.
It is worth considering a supplement on top of a mass change in diet. Inofem is a bio-active form of Myo-Inositol, which is a pseudo-vitamin compound that belongs to the Vitamin B Complex group. Myo-Inositol plays a significant role in cellular function and development, glucose and lipid synthesis as well as helping to maintain normal hormone balance and because of this may reduce insulin resistance due to its Insulin-sensitizing properties.
Weight training is one of the most effective ways to improve insulin sensitivity. This is because muscle contraction directly leads to carriers in the muscle cell being moved to the cell’s membrane which allows glucose to enter the muscle cells as opposed to being stored and converted to fat. Daily runs or walks also help combat insulin resistance. If running isn’t your preference, try swimming, surfing, or even rock climbing. Just make sure to take an hour out of your day to exercise.
Change your life
It’s easy to become despondent when diagnosed with something like this, but our advice to you is to see it as a blessing in disguise. A lot of people have bad eating habits, don’t exercise and because of it, are in bad shape and will inevitably succumb to the effects of it. Think of this as a way of incentivizing yourself. Maintain good health, get fit and reverse the effects of insulin resistance. It can only be a good thing. Purchase your INOFEM today to help manage your insulin resistance.