Lysulin: Supplement Made to Lower Glucose Toxicity and A1c Levels
John Burd, PhD., started out as CEO of DexCom. Currently, he is the CEO of Lysulin, Inc. which makes a new diabetes supplement called, Lysulin.
Lysulin is an over-the-counter supplement which is intended for use in people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and anyone at risk of developing diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
It contains an essential amino acid called lysine with an amino group that reacts with glucose. The way it’s explained on the website is that “If glucose reacts with the amino acid, it can no longer react with proteins, so that toxicity is lessened. Instead, glycated amino acid is formed which the body removes in the urine. We consume [lysine] every day, but the levels are not high enough to show this beneficial effect.”
Benefits of Lysulin
The Lsyulin formula is patent pending and contains lysine, a mineral, zinc, and vitamin C. Dr. Burd’s study abstract states that all of these ingredients have been shown to lower blood glucose, lower glycated proteins, and lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. In his paper, he states, “Daily use of Lysulin may slow or halt the progression of prediabetes to diabetes and slow or halt the progression of diabetes complications by lowering protein glycation.”
In the paper, Dr. Burd shares the “Historical background on the effectiveness of the ingredients in Lysulin and provides preliminary data showing that after just one month of Lysulin use, a significantly lower HbA1c was observed.”
There is much research out there suggesting how glycated proteins are behind many complications. In Dr. Burd’s study, volunteers took one Lysulin tablet 2-3 times a day and tested their A1c at baseline, and at 1, 2, and 3 months and the study indicates that “participants had a significant drop in their HbA1c after just 1 month of taking daily Lysulin”.
It’s important to note this study has not been peer-reviewed.
How Does Lysulin Work?
Dr. Burd claims Lysulin inhibits glycation. A video presentation on Lysulin explains that “Glucose is a reactive molecule and ‘glycates’ all of the protein in our body. These proteins are in our eyes, kidneys, nerves, and skin. When a protein gets glycated, it changes its structure and how well it functions. Glycation of proteins leads to disease complications.” According to the video, Lysulin is safely passed via the urine.
If you’re interested in this supplement, you may want to talk to your healthcare provider about it since it’s new and there isn’t strong research to support it.
You can watch an informative video which explains the above and more, HERE.
Visit Lysulin.com to learn more or to purchase Lysulin.