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About Metabolic Syndrome

About Insulin Resistance

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About Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)

What are the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) and how do they relate to Insulin Resistance?

Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by having at least three of the following symptoms:

  • Insulin Resistance (when the body can’t absorb blood sugar or insulin properly)
  • Abdominal fat – in men this means a 40 inch waist or larger, in women 35 inches or larger
  • High blood sugar levels – at least 110 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) after fasting
  • High triglycerides – greater than 150 mg/dL in the blood stream
  • HDL (the "good" cholesterol) – less than 40 mg/dL if male or less than 50 mg/DL if female
  • Excess plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) in the blood
  • Blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or higher
  • Elevated fibrinogen of greater than 400 mg/dl
  • A family history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure
  • More than 20 lbs overweight
  • A "spare tire" or apple-shaped body
  • Exercise less than 2 times per week
  • Crave sweets and carbohydrates

Key factors in the development of Metabolic Syndrome are weight gain and obesity, and Insulin Resistance can be an underlying factor because reduced insulin receptors on the cell membrane can preventi the efficient conversion of food into energy. It’s been estimated that healthy people have 20,000 insulin receptor sites per cell, while the average overweight individual can have as few as 5,000. This can result in an increased levels of insulin in the bloodstream.

If you have a greatly reduced number of insulin receptor sites on the cells' surface, your ability to lose weight can be compromised. Insulin acts as "a key in a lock", allowing glucose to pass through the cell membrane to be converted to energy. If you have too few receptor sites, glucose bounces off the cell instead of passing thought the "insulin" door or receptor. As a result, glucose free-floats in the bloodstream as elevated blood sugar which when passed through the liver is converted to fat and stored throughout the body which can result in weight gain, and obesity.

Excess free-floating insulin can also have an unhealthy affect. It can damage the lining of the arteries and contribute to the development of atherosclerosis characterized by a build-up of plaque on the artery walls. In addition, unhealthy insulin levels can lead to a greater risk for developing heart disease where increased levels of triglycerides are an underlying factor. As your weight increases, stressors build up on the entire cardiovascular system. The heart and lungs, for example, have to work harder to distribute an adequate amount of freshly-oxygenated blood throughout the body. As well as increased triglycerides, there can be lower "good" HDL cholesterol that can be unhealthy and can increase risk of cardiovascular disease.

Increased insulin and glucose levels in people with Metabolic Syndrome can affect the kidneys' ability to remove salt from the bloodstream. That can contribute to elevated blood pressure and an increased risk of blood clot formation. All of these can be factors in the development of Cardiovascular Disease.

What blood tests can I have to determine if I have Metabolic Syndrome and what are the indicators of this condition?

Fasting insulin
(Insulin Assay):

  10 IU/mL and below is optimal; over 10 IU/mL is high.

High sensitive CRP
(C-Reactive Protein):
  Less than 1.0 μU/ml is optimal.


Triglycerides:  50-100 mg/dL is optimal, 100-150 mg/dL is moderate
and over 150 mg/dL is high.

Homocysteine:  Less than 6 μmol.L is optimal; greater than 9 μmol/L is high.

Cholesterol:  HDL 40 mg/dL is good, although higher is even better.
In studies, women with HDL of 70 mg/dL had low cardiac risk.
LDL of less than 100 mg/dL is good.
Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg/dL or under.

Fasting glucose:  Normal is 74-106 mg/dL.
Values of 100-125 mg/dL are indicative of Pre-Diabetes.
Values greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL are indicative of Type 2 Diabetes.

Oral glucose tolerance
(with 75 gram glucose load):
 Results greater than or equal to 200 at 2 hours following
the oral glucose tolerance test indicate Type 2 Diabetes.

Plasminogen activator inhibitor
(PAI -1):

  Greater than 31. This test is not yet commonly performed.

Fibrinogen:  This test is a general measure of inflammatory processes in the body and the results vary greatly with the patient’s age, gender and test method. Results that are both too high and too low are problematic. Refer to your specific laboratory for interpretation of the results.

You do not need to get every single test listed above to rule out Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X). If you have results that are elevated in 4 of these 8 tests, there is a high probability of having this condition.

How does the Insulite MetaX System help people Metabolic Syndrome?

This product has been designed specifically for people with Metabolic Syndrome. The Insulite MetaX System is an important strategy for managing your condition and reversing Insulin Resistance, a factor in Metabolic Syndrome.

The Insulite MetaX System has several elements. Because people with Metabolic Syndrome have several metabolic changes that affect the cardiovascular system, the REJUVENX product has increased B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamins that can help manage homocysteine. Additionally, the OMEGAX product is an Omega-3 fatty acid that can help reduce elevated hs-CRP (high sensitivity CRP) and fibrinogen, as well as help improve lipid profiles (increasing HDL and lowering TG and LDL) and the prothrombic state of having too much PAI-1 (platelet aggravating factor - 1).

The other elements of the MetaX System are designed to help manage insulin and blood glucose levels and support good cardiovascular health. We also provide nutritional and exercise guidelines, plus a support network to help with your weight loss success as this is a critical step in managing Metabolic Syndrome.

Are there any stimulants in the Insulite MetaX System products?
 
No. We do not believe the stimulant approach is beneficial for long term weight loss, which is vital for managing Metabolic Syndrome in most people. In fact, reducing one’s appetite and over stimulating the body can cause a rebound of weight gain! Stimulants can be dangerous and Insulite Laboratories is committed to your wellbeing by providing a lasting, safe, scientifically-based solution to help manage your weight and health problems.

Additionally, weight loss products containing stimulants can be unhealthy for people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, edema, a history of stroke, heart palpitations, hyperaldosteronism, or pregnant

How long do I stay on the MetaX System Scientific research suggests effective change in the body at a cellular level needs to be gradual. You did not become overweight and Insulin Resistant overnight. Therefore, it is not realistic or safe to attempt or expect results in a few days. We recommend that you follow the guidelines of the Insulite MetaX System for at least six months. Most of our customers will need to stay on the system for at least one year. Keep in mind that we recommend your weight loss does not exceed ½ to 1 lb. per week. At the end of 6-12 months, we would like to evaluate your progress with you and make recommendations for a course of action based on that evaluation. Just email us to arrange a complimentary telephone consultation with our Consulting & Advisory Teams.

Please do not be discouraged! Research shows that the rapid weight loss evident in most fad diets is almost immediately followed by rapid weight gain. Why? Because the body has a memory. If you have been overweight for some time, your body recognizes that weight as its normal state. When you lose weight quickly, the body does not have time to habituate. It sees the rapid weight loss as abnormal and, once a diet is stopped, it makes an effort to get back as quickly as possible to the normal retaining of fat. At Insulite Laboratories, we emphasize gradual weight loss so that the body can slowly adapt to a lighter weight as well as to eliminate the dreaded "rebound effect" of weight loss and gain. Insulite Laboratories wants you to be healthy for life, not thin for one event in your life. Because of the factors above, we recommend that you dedicate at least six months to the Insulite MetaX System.

How many pills are there to take every day?

The InsulX and RejuvenX products are both to be taken 2 caps twice per day (4 caps of each per day). The GlucX product is designed to slow the absorption of sugar in the blood stream. It is recommended to take 3 caps twice per day between meals. The OmegaX product is recommended at 2 caps twice a day.

The total number of pills is greater than most programs because we at Insulite Laboratories know that there is no one pill that can affect the same type of changes as our system. In fact, you are changing numerous ways in which your body heals itself and these changes need to be supported with therapeutic doses of nutrients.

How should I take the pills for the Insulite MetaX System?

With breakfast:  InsulX – 2 caps and RejuvenX – 2 caps

Between breakfast and lunch:  GlucX – 3 caps

With Lunch:  InsulX – 2 caps, RejuvenX – 2 caps and OmegaX – 2 caps

With Dinner:  OmegaX – 2 caps

After dinner/before bed:  GlucX – 3 caps

If you forget to take any of the supplements with breakfast or lunch, you can take that dose with dinner.

Has the Insulite MetaX System been approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)?

Currently, there are no nutritional supplements for weight loss or Metabolic Syndrome available over the counter that are FDA-approved. At present, the FDA does not regulate the manufacture of these types of products. Therefore, the Insulite MetaX System has not been approved by the FDA.

Our supplements are manufactured using high-quality nutrients that will affect metabolic change. Our manufacturer certifies the authenticity of all ingredients in our formulas. Additionally, research conducted by Insulite Laboratories confirms the safety of this formulation of nutrients. There are no toxicities to any ingredients in any of our formulas.

How do I dispose of the Insulite Supplements?

For information regarding the proper methods of disposing of unused medicines please visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm

Are the Insulite supplements made in the USA?

Yes, all of our supplements, which are also known as nutraceuticals, are made in the USA.

What is the source of the ingredients (vitamins, minerals and herbs) in your nutraceuticals?

They come from various sources. The adrenals are a high quality freeze dried mix from Denmark; they are porcine. All flax seed, for example, is made from organic flax seeds sourced from the northern USA.

Most minerals, some extracts, and vitamins are sourced from an international source which is the industry standard.

How can I be sure that the ingredients in the Insulite supplements are of the highest quality?

Insulite Laboratories develops relationships only with reputable suppliers and manufacturers who maintain the highest standards of production and testing to ensure the purity and integrity of the ingredients. All products have a certificate of analysis from their source and each batch is individually tested for microbial limits (when applicable), purity, and heavy metals.

Our manufacturers are a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) company that is fully compliant with the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulations.

The FDA has recently released extensive new cGMP laws for dietary supplement manufacturers with a 2010 deadline for full compliance. Our manufacturer is on schedule to meet the new regulations in advance of the "comply by" date. They are inspected by the FDA and local/state health departments on a drop in basis. There have never been any complaints from these agencies.

Certificates of Analysis for the Insulite Systems' supplements are available for review by customers. Email us your name, email address, supplement name, i.e. GlucX and the Lot numbers stamped on the side of the bottles.

What is the shelf life of the Insulite supplements?

Two (2) years from date of production. Expiration dates are clearly marked on all Insulite Laboratories supplement bottles.

Do I need a prescription for the Insulite MetaX System?

No, a prescription is not required.

Is your system covered by insurance?

Unfortunately at this time insurance companies do not recognize the use of nutritional supplements and rarely reimburse for them. Some companies do in fact reimburse their insured but the vast majority do not. In the future, we hope that our Insulite MetaX System is adopted by conventional medicine and is used routinely as treatment for Insulin Resistance and its related disorders.

Is there anything in the Insulite MetaX System that will increase blood pressure?

No. There are no ingredients in the formulas that will have a negative impact on blood pressure levels. One additional long-term benefit of using the Insulite MetaX System is that, by lowering circulating fasting insulin levels, you will eventually reduce high blood pressure. Elevated levels of insulin can actually damage the interior lining of vessels and can contribute to high blood pressure/hypertension.

I don’t have a weight problem. Can I still have Metabolic Syndrome?

Yes. If you have elevated homocysteine, elevated hs-CRP, elevated fasting insulin and/or glucose and your cholesterol levels are not what they should be, you can still have Metabolic Syndrome and benefit from this product. While it seems unlikely that people who are not overweight would have all the changes in blood tests that can reflect the presence of Metabolic Syndrome, it is possible. A way to manage your condition however is to change the way your body responds to the food you eat.


Can I purchase the supplements only, without the diet and exercise guidelines?

The diet and exercise guidelines are included in the price of the Insulite MetaX System . We do not sell the different elements individually, because the System was designed to work as a whole. Insulite Laboratories finds that the best results are achieved when combining all of the supplements with lifestyle changes.

Even if you already have a "good" diet and you exercise regularly, you will likely benefit from the suggestions offered in the Insulite MetaX System. Our diet and exercise guidelines were designed to enhance the effects of the Insulite MetaX System.


How will I feel when I use the Insulite MetaX System?

As you begin the Nutrition and Exercise Plans, and the longer you use the Insulite MetaX System, you should feel more energized and your levels of stamina are apt to stay constant throughout the day. Afternoon lulls in focus or concentration should decrease. You are certain to experience a marked reduction in cravings for simple carbohydrates in the early afternoon. Most people will also sleep more soundly and will awake more refreshed in the morning.

Can I use oral contraceptives while on the Insulite MetaX System?

Yes. The nutrients in the MetaX System will not interfere with the oral birth control pill, nor will they produce side effects.

I am Diabetic. Will being on the Insulite MetaX System cause changes in my insulin dose?

Yes, it is safe to take actos and the Insulite MetaX System simultaneously. Actos is an anti-diabetic drug that is designed to improve the way your insulin is being used or to increase your sensitivity to your own insulin. This drug improves glycemic control and, along with the Insulite MetaX System, will help you become more sensitive to your own insulin over time. This could help prevent you from becoming resistant to the insulin you are taking or injecting.

Actos may be prescribed if you have Metabolic Syndrome as an indirect way to manage this condition. Actos by itself may not help you achieve weight loss. The added benefits of taking the Insulite System are that you can have chromium, vanadium, and antioxidants to help improve your sensitivity to insulin and help reduce unhealthy insulin levels. Actos does not do this. Additionally, we want to reinforce the fact that there is no single pill that can reverse Insulin Resistance or manage Metabolic Syndrome.

I am gluten-sensitive. Is there any ingredient in the Insulite MetaX System that would create an allergic reaction?

There are no products with gluten in any of our formulations.

I have been diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome but don’t have problems with weight gain. Would the Insulite MetaX System still work for me?

Yes. We recommend that you still comply with the diet, exercise and nutrient supplementation for the management of Metabolic Syndrome. The Insulite MetaX System is designed to help mainatin healthy insulin levels a factor in Metabolic Syndrome. Additionally, the formula is also designed to help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, CRP (C-reactive protein) and homocysteine.

Is your product appropriate for someone with hypoglycemia?

Yes. However, we recommend that you are careful about watching your blood sugar levels for several weeks when first starting the Insulite System. It is important to monitor your blood sugar levels 3-4 times per day especially initially. The nutrients in this formula are effective at stabilizing blood sugar. The diet changes that we recommend require that people with hypoglycemia are vigilant about their blood sugar levels. Additionally, if you suffer from hypoglycemia, eat 5-6 small meals per day that are protein-based and decrease consumption of simple carbohydrates.

Can I take glucophage (Metformin) while using the Insulite MetaX System?


Yes. If you decide to take glucophage (Metformin) while using the Insulite MetaX System, please make sure to take the glucophage separately from the GlucX product. GlucX contains fiber, which may interfere with the absorption of glucophage if they are taken simultaneously. We recommend taking the GlucX 4 hours apart from the glucophage.

Glucophage acts as an anti-hyperglycemic; it reduces glucose thereby reducing insulin levels. It is prescribed for those with Insulin Resistance. Some individuals with this condition respond well to glucophage in terms of losing weight, but we hear from many people for whom this medication is ineffective.

Our view on the pharmaceutical treatment of Insulin Resistance is that there is no single drug on the market that will change your condition. The only way to reverse Insulin Resistance is to manage insulin to healthy levels.

The Insulite MetaX System was created to address and manage Metabolic Syndrome. With those on glucophage, we cannot say that we have noticed dramatic results in weight loss or other symptoms related to Metabolic Syndrome. These symptoms can be managed with diet and exercise. The addition of potent neutraceuticals will help you reverse Insulin Resistance and help you manage Metabolic Syndrome.

Speak to your doctor about glucophage use.

My Doctor has prescribed an anti-depressant for me. Is it safe to take this medication with your product?

It is safe to combine SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors), the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, with the Insulite supplements, to the best of our knowledge.

Unfortunately, there are no clinical trials on the use of SSRI's and potenet nutraceuticals in any combination. We have many clients who are on SSRI's and there has been no feedback regarding side effects, although the potential always exists because individuals react differently. Our nutraceuticals are made of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and botanicals, and there is no toxicity to any ingredient. Examples of SSRI's include Prozac, Luvox, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft and Lexapro.

In addition, there are several different classes of anti-depressants, none of which have undergone clinical trials with nutrients in any combination. These include NDRIs (Norepinephrine and dopamine re-uptake inhibitors ), which include Wellbutrin, and SNRIs (Serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors), such as Effexor, among others.

If you are taking an anti-depressant other than an SSRI, please contact a member of the our Consulting & Advisory Teams and we can assess the possibility of any interactions.

Why does the Insulite MetaX System recommend a regular exercise program to help manage Metabolic Syndrome?

The main reason we recommend exercise as a critical part of this system is that it will reduce your insulin secretion, a factor in Insulin Resistance. Exercise is a necessary component of addressing other symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome as well. It boosts your metabolism, burns calories and can help increase the number of insulin receptor sites on your cells allowing glucose to enter the cell and be converted to energy more efficiently leaving less in the bloodsteam to become fat after passing through the liver. Keep in mind that there is no single strategy that is effective for managing Metabolic Syndrome. It takes a complete system to support these changes metabolically.

I am diabetic. Can I take the Insulite MetaX System if I am on actos (Pioglitazone)?

Yes, it is safe to take actos and the Insulite MetaX System simultaneously. Actos is an anti-diabetic drug that is designed to improve the way your insulin is being used or to increase your sensitivity to your own insulin. This drug improves glycemic control and decreases circulating insulin. Both actos and the Insulite System will help you become more sensitive to your own insulin over time. This could help prevent you from becoming resistant to the insulin you are taking or injecting. Actos may be prescribed if you have Metabolic Syndrome as an indirect way to manage this condition. Actos by itself will not help you lose.weight. The added benefits of taking the Insulite MetaX System are adequate chromium, vanadium, and antioxidants to improve your sensitivity to insulin and reduce complications from too much insulin. Actos does not do this. Additionally, we want to reinforce the fact that there is no single pill that can help you manage Metabolic Syndrome, or reverse Insulin Resistance.

I have had a few minor changes in my digestion since starting the Insulite MetaX System. Why is this happening?

We have had feedback from a small percentage of our customers that they experience gas, bloating, changes in the frequency of bowel movements and even a change in the color of stools. This is mainly due to the GlucX product which contains more fiber than one is usually accustomed to consuming each day. This increase can cause these symptoms, which are completely benign. The symptoms will resolve over time. However, we recommend using a smaller number of GlucX capsules to begin with and then work up to the full dose. For example, use 1 cap twice a day for the first week and increase to 2 caps twice a day for the second week. Work up gradually and this will help reduce the side effects. If these symptoms persist, please contact our Consulting & Advisory Teams.

Since starting the Insulite supplements, I have had a few headaches. Why is this and what can I do about it?

We have had feedback from a small percentage of our customers that they have experienced headaches when starting to take the Insulite supplements.

There are several reasons that the headaches could be happening, all of which represent positive changes taking place in your system.

Headaches could be due to your body detoxifying which is a great thing. Or, it could be low blood sugar, due to your decrease in carbohydrates and from the supplements, some of which contain blood-sugar lowering properties. Another reason could be that you are eating carbohydrates without combining them with protein or fat.

If you are uncomfortable, we suggest that you decrease all supplements by half for the first two weeks and consume 3 liters of water over the course of the day. Slowing the dose will take care of this symptom and drinking plenty of water will help flush out toxins.

Headaches can also result from a change in bowel habits due to starting the program and making diet changes. Again, drinking plenty of water with a decrease in the Insulite supplements at the beginning of the program will help eliminate this problem. If your headaches continue despite both of these changes, please consult our Consulting & Advisory Teams.

What kind of pancreatic and adrenal tissue is used in the Insulite MetaX System?

The pancreatic and adrenal tissues in the supplements are porcine (pig) derived and are from Australia. They are range-free, hormone-free and pesticide-free. The glandulars and the gelatin capsules are the only animal derived substances in our products.

Are there any ingredients in the Insulite MetaX System that may prevent me from becoming pregnant?

No. In fact, if you are having difficulty conceiving, lowering your insulin levels can help increase your chances to conceive. We do recommend, however, that, if you become pregnant while using the Insulite MetaX System, you discontinue using the supplements during your pregnancy and then resume them after you finish breastfeeding. The reason is that while we know that the Insulite MetaX System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.

Is it safe to continue trying to get pregnant while using the Insulite MetaX System?

It is safe to continue trying to get pregnant while you are using the Insulite MetaX System.
However, if you do get pregnant, we recommend that you discontinue taking
the Insulite MetaX System supplements during your pregnancy, and then resume
the supplements after you are finished breastfeeding. The reason is that while
we know that the Insulite MetaX System is safe and non-toxic in general,
these supplements have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.

Is the Insulite MetaX System safe to take while pregnant ?

We at Insulite Laboratories want to support healthy changes that you have made, however, if you conceive while on the Insulite MetaX System of potent nutraceuticals and lifestyle changes, we recommend that you discontinue the nutrients until after you have finished nursing. The reason is that, while we know that the Insulite MetaX System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.

We strongly encourage you to keep working on the carbohydrate reductions and exercise plan as these recommendations are both safe for pregnant as well as nursing mothers.

Is the Insulite Metabolic X System safe to use while nursing?

We at Insulite Laboratories congratulate you on your pregnancy and birth of your child. We recommend that you discontinue the use of the nutrients in our systems until you have stopped nursing. The reason is that, while we know that the Insulite MetaX System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants. We strongly encourage you to keep working on the carbohydrate reductions and exercise plan as these recommendations are both safe for pregnant as well as nursing mothers.

Can I still take my multivitamins while on the Insulite MetaX System?

Yes. You may take your multivitamins while using the Insulite MetaX System, however not with the GlucX. Because it is a soluble fiber, the GlucX may interfere with the absorption of vitamins (and any other medications). To be safe, we recommend that GlucX is taken at least an hour before meals.

Here is a suggested schedule:

With breakfast:  InsulX - 2 caps and RejuvenX - 2 caps

Between breakfast and lunch:  GlucX - 3 caps

With Lunch:  InsulX - 2 caps, RejuvenX - 2 caps and OmegaX - 2 caps

With Dinner:  OmegaX - 2 caps

After dinner/before bed:  GlucX - 3 caps

Your vitamins can be taken at meal time with the InsulX and RejuvenX.

Can my teenager take the Insulite MetaX products and safely follow the program?

Yes, the diet and exercise recommendations are safe for all people over the age of 12. However, it is recommended that teenagers take the Supplement Plan at half the adult dose since there have been no clinical studies conducted with teenagers using the Insulite MetaX System nor any other nutrient formula.

Please contact our Consulting & Advisory Teams to discuss dosing for YOUR teenager.

Half of the adult dose is: GlucX: 3 caps per day; InsulX: 2 caps per day; RejuvenX: 2 caps per day and OmegaX 2 caps per day. It is ideal to take these nutrients twice per day rather than all at once. GlucX contains fiber, which may interfere with the absorption of medications if they are taken simultaneously. We recommend taking the GlucX 4 hours apart from medications and vitamins.


About Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance

Why do Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance cause excessive food cravings?

Both Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance are the result of imbalances in your insulin and glucose. These imbalances can cause dramatic swings in your blood sugar level. The biological effect is that your brain continues to send signals saying it needs food. As a result, you continue to feel hungry, yet no amount of food is likely to satisfy your cravings for very long.

Does eating a diet high in fat contribute to Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance?

No. Fat does not cause the glucose and insulin "spiking" that occurs with the repeated consumption of carbohydrates. A diet high in fat may not, however, enhance your chances of weight loss and can pose other health risks. The consumption of trans-fats has been shown to increase insulin insensitivity which can lead to Metabolic Syndrome. Trans fats which are also called "hydrogenated fats" are found in crackers, some chips, cookies, bakery items, pastries and margarine and should be avoided completely.

Is Insulin Resistance the same thing as Type 2 Diabetes?

No. Insulin Resistance occurs, perhaps for many decades, before Type 2 Diabetes is diagnosed. With Insulin Resistance, the pancreas is producing TOO MUCH Insulin and with Diabetes, the pancreas can no longer produce insulin. If treated early, Insulin Resistance will not progress and become Diabetes. Additionally, Insulin Resistance does not require the daily administration of medication for control of the disease.

Am I doomed to get Type 2 Diabetes if I have Insulin Resistance?

No. With proper nutrients and diet and a moderate exercise plan, you can REVERSE the conditions of Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance, which ultimately will ensure the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.


About Weight Loss

How soon will I lose weight on the Insulite MetaX System?

To transform your body's chemistry in a manner that will lead to permanent change takes time, commitment, persistence and patience. To heal the ravages of Insulin Resistance you must honestly commit to altering your lifestyle. Once you make this commitment, Insulite Laboratories is here to help.

Before you sign up for the Insulite MetaX System, please remember that no single pill can reverse Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance or weight gain. The way to reverse these conditions is with a complete system that requires commitment and realistic expectations. Insulite Laboratories recommends that you lose no more than 1/2 - 1 lb. a week on the System so that you can experience long lasting weight loss without the heartbreaking "rebound effect".

Why do you recommend gradual weight loss?

Gradual weight reduction results in a more permanent change in the way your cells respond to insulin. Research shows that rapid weight loss evident in most fad diets is almost immediately followed by rapid weight gain. Why? Because the body has a memory. If you have been overweight for some time, your body recognizes that weight as its normal state. When you lose weight quickly, the body does not have time to habituate. It sees the rapid weight loss as abnormal and, once a diet is stopped, it makes an effort to get back as quickly as possible to the normal retaining of fat.

At Insulite Laboratories, we emphasize gradual weight loss so that the body can slowly adapt to a lighter weight. In fact, in an effort to eliminate the dreaded "rebound effect" of weight loss and gain we recommend in most instances that the System is used to lose no more than 1/2 to 1 lb. a week. Insulite Laboratories wants you to be healthy for life, not thin for one event in your life.

While you can expect to see and feel changes sooner, we recommend that you commit to using the Insulite MetaX System for at least six months. At this point, we ask that you contact us for a complimentary consultation with our Consulting & Advisory Teams. We would like to evaluate your progress with you and make recommendations for a course of action based on that evaluation. We cannot and will not make claims that this System will produce an overnight transformation. Rapid weight loss is unhealthy and non-permanent. We do guarantee that, if you follow this program for six months, you will experience weight loss, increased vitality and better health.

Is this just another high protein, low carbohydrate diet?

No, this is a system of elements that when followed carefully will completely eliminate the need for "diets". This is not an Atkins or Protein Power look-a-like plan. While protein is emphasized on this program, carbohydrates are not excluded. The Insulite MetaX System includes not only a Nutrition Plan but also Supplement and Exercise Plans, as well as a Support Network. Our Nutrition Plan recommends a healthier balance of protein and healthier carbohydrates (e.g. vegetables, fruits) than that which the majority of Americans currently consume. The Nutrition Plan is carefully designed to keep your blood sugar stable so that you are hungry only at mealtimes, you are satisfied easily and your energy stays constant throughout the day.

Additionally, the specialized supplement program "instructs" or "reminds" your insulin and glucose how to work together again for the prevention of weight gain.

Another reason that you are likely to succeed with the Insulite MetaX System is the emphasis we place on Support. Studies show that support is vital to any lifestyle transition. The goal of the Insulite Support Network is to keep you motivated through weekly messages with advice on nutrition, healthy recipes, exercise and research on Insulin Resistance and its related conditions such as Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Insulite participants also receive a monthly newsletter and can obtain feedback on their progress at any time by contacting us via email or by calling 1 888 9 TO HEAL.

Can I use Slim Fast or a Power Bar for lunch and still use this product?

We are advocates of getting your nutrients from food rather than snack bars and processed food. However, if you feel that you must eat protein bars, we recommend eating a high-protein bar like Balance Bar that is designed to have a ratio of at least 30% protein to 40% carbohydrates. High protein foods like nuts, cottage cheese and lean meats are also good suggestions when you are on the go.

If I am following the Nutrition and Exercise Plans and taking all the supplements and am NOT losing weight, could it be my level of stress?

Yes. Stress increases the circulating levels of cortisol. As with adrenalin, cortisol causes the release of glucose from your liver. Therefore, stress increases blood levels of glucose and consequently causes an increase in insulin secretion from your pancreas, which further contributes to your Insulin Resistance. Cortisol also causes an increase in fat storage around your abdomen and thighs.

If I have already done Atkins and "failed" why would I succeed with this program?

The Insulite MetaX System recommends a more realistic and healthy nutrition program and emphasizes a reasonable approach to exercise. Once the user masters both of these concepts, the likelihood of gaining weight in the future is minimal. The nutrients in our Supplement Plan increase the way your body uses insulin and reduces the cardiovascular effects of having too much insulin. The Atkins diet merely suggests severe carb restriction without emphasizing the importance of healthy nutrients to reverse the condition of Insulin Resistance. The Insulite MetaX System's goal is to increase the number of insulin receptor sites on the cell surface. Because of the therapeutic dose of nutrients delivered in the System, there is reversal of Insulin Resistance, resulting in more permanent success with weight loss.

We are advocates of healthy eating, not just avoiding one major food group for fast weight loss. We emphasize increasing green vegetables and "good fats" in your diet because both promote weight loss. Additionally, the specialized Supplement Plan "instructs" or "reminds" your insulin and glucose how to work together again for the prevention of weight gain.

Another reason that you are likely to succeed with the Insulite MetaX System is the emphasis we place on Support. Studies show that support is vital to any lifestyle transition. A key objective of the System is to keep you motivated through weekly messages with advice on nutrition, healthy recipes, exercise and research on Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X), Insulin Resistance and related conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) , Cardiovascular Disease, Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulite System participants also receive a monthly newsletter and can obtain feedback on their progress at any time by contacting us via email or by calling 1 888 9 TO HEAL.


About Ordering the Insulite MetaX System

How do I order the Insulite MetaX System?

You can order online via our web site: http://metabolic-syndrome.insulitelabs.com or by calling toll-free in the U.S. 1 888 9 TO HEAL (1 888 986 4325).

From outside of the U.S., call 1 970 679 8608 or email our Customer Care Department for detailed ordering instructions and shipping information.

To order by mail, please send a US check or money order or your credit card details, your specific product order, choice of shipping options and mailing address to:

Insulite Laboratories, Inc.
217 Cedar St. #156
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA

Please note that your order will be shipped as soon as your check, money order or credit card purchase clears.

Can you ship your products outside of the U.S.?

Yes, in order to give our customers the least expensive method of shipping, all orders outside the U.S. will be shipped via USPS Global Priority. Estimated delivery times will vary from Country to Country and may take between 7 days - 5 weeks depending on the country and their customs procedures.

We want our international customers to be aware that cross-border shipments are subject to opening and inspection by Customs authorities. We cannot predict how Customs will process international shipments nor can we refund payment for orders that have been opened or delayed in Customs.

You (the recipient) are responsible for all extra delivery charges, duties, tax fees and any other charges that may be incurred by importing products into your country. Insulite Laboratories has no control over these charges. We recommend that you contact the shipping destination Customs office for further information.

If at any time during the ordering process, you have questions, please contact our Customer Care Department.

Prices and payment are in US dollars. Exchange rates are automatically calculated on your credit card bill. For today's currency conversion, we suggest that you access http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic or another exchange rate resource.

Are my credit card details secure when ordering through your web site?

Yes. Our Order Page is a secured server page. Your data is safely encrypted and is safe from unauthorized access.

Can I order just the OmegaX formula?

The Insulite MetaX System has been designed to work together as an integrated program and is not divided into individual components. Combined, the products reverse Insulin Resistance, a root cause of Metabolic Syndrome.

What is your Returns Policy?

Click here to read about our Returns Policy.

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"I have been on the Insulite System for approx 3 months. I have lost 33 lbs, my liver functions are normal and my A1C came back at 5.1, down from 8.03 months ago. I was taking 10 Glucovance pills daily, now I take only 2 pills in the AM. My blood sugar is normal, my energy is higher than it has been in years and I feel great. Insulite along with a change in my diet has changed my life.

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"In less than 3 weeks I've started losing weight again after being "stuck" on Weight Watchers for about a year. I've lost about 4 lbs since starting Insulite but more significantly my blood pressure is well within normal limits now and I can tell my metabolism is better. I am not getting that slump between meals and am able to control between-meal snacking, and I have a lot of energy throughout the day rather than periods where I need to nap. I just ordered the 6 months supply. Thank you!"
Teresa Ruth
  Boise, Idaho
"Researchers agree that insulin resistance is central to the metabolic syndrome. When target cells are unresponsive to insulin, the pancreas responds by pouring even more insulin into the bloodstream, leading to high levels of the hormone in the blood, a condition called compensatory hyperinsulinemia. The high level of insulin in the blood forces glucose into cells but also starts the events leading to arterial damage and eventually a heart attack. Under these conditions, a person may not manifest either diabetes or heart disease but could well be on the way to either or both."
A. MAUREEN ROUHI, Chemical and Engineering News. November 22, 2004.Vol. 82, No.47  
"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your caring advice and guiding me towards taking control of my health. It's hard to express in words how long I have been trying to find the answers you have so easily provided for me.

I am so excited about the positive changes in my health and I can't wait to see where I am six months from now, yet alone the year. Thank you again!"
MS
  Stuarts Draft, VA
"Simply losing 5-7% of your body fat (typically 10-15 pounds) and increasing your physical activity by taking a brisk walk 4-5 times a week can reduce your risk of developing Type II Diabetes by almost 60%."
Diabetes Prevention Program study 2001, study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, et al.
"I started your product and found it really boosts my system, helping me get off ground zero, and stop the spiral downwards. It gave me the energy to start exercising and prepare healthy meals.

You are all very supportive, even though I am on the other side of the world (Australia). I am very glad that I am on your product, your weekly messages are also very encouraging, when I am finding things a bit harder. Thank you for everything."
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  Perth, Australia
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"A non-pharmacologic treatment for these patients is needed, since drugs prescribed to lower blood pressure have been shown to actually worsen carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in Syndrome X patients, negating the beneficial effects of those drugs."
Duke University Study, results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, September 2003.
Article by Dr. Sheri Colberg, Phd, FACSM
"I cannot believe the difference the Insulite System has made in how I feel. My appetite has changed tremendously. I do not crave carbs and sugar and my appetite is somewhat diminished."
PR
  Bakersfield, CA
"...approximately 90% of overweight Hispanic children with a family history for type 2 diabetes have at least one feature of the metabolic syndrome and 30% possess the metabolic syndrome.

Our results support the view that improving insulin resistance may be crucial in the prevention of both type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in this at-risk subpopulation of Hispanic youth."
Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Huang TT, Ball G, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI.,J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jan;89(1):108-13.
"To gain the most benefit from modifying multiple metabolic risk factors, the underlying insulin-resistant state must become a target of therapy."
Bogdanovic, Streten and Langlans, Beata, "Metabolic Syndrome: New Opportunities in Diagnostics and Therapeutics", DMD Publications, 2004.  
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