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richardtg0
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OPC Factor

Has anyone tried OPC Factor or know if it works?
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billsreef
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OPC Factor

Most, if not all, of those type supplements come under the heading of "if it sounds too good to be true, it is".

If you want a good supplement, be sure and check out glucobate, be sure and click on all the links for some really good info on supplements.
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What Bill said.

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Richard, I JUSSST started using this OPC a couple weeks ago. I am a Type 1 diabetic, and so far soooo good..As far as controling BS's, not positive it does much (yet), but, I certainly doesn't hurt..You're the only one I know of that's even HEARD of this so far. My mother pointed it out to me in our local paper..Please keep me posted on your experience with this when you start taking it, K ?
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gtbullet69
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Re: OPC Factor

I tried OPC factor for the past 6 months and did not see any benefits for diabetes. Infact my BS is high that my meds needed increase

lizzylou
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Re: OPC Factor


richardtg0 wrote:
Has anyone tried OPC Factor or know if it works?

It's a very expensive ordinary nutritional supplement!  There's really nothing new under the sun in it, and it certainly is no miracle!!!!

 

OPC Factor is excellent for diabetics. The formula contains no sugar - it is sweetened with all-natural Stevia. A University of California-Irvine College of Medicine study found that antioxidants not only enhance insulin's ability to reduce blood sugar, but also lower the risks of organ damage that can occur despite insulin treatments.

Research has shown that boosting insulin with vitamins C and E, which are known antioxidants, may improve the drug's effectiveness for treating diabetes. Lutein and lycopene, key ingredients in our formula, have been associated with reduced risk of macular degeneration - a condition diabetics are susceptible to.
 
Is this supposed to prove that taking \this will "treat" diabetes?  Rubbish!
 
Nothing in the ingredient list is proven to in any way lower glucose numbers.  They very lightly skirt the truth in their ads.  I suppose it won't hurt you to spend all of that money for it, at least it will only hurt your budget to take 2 or more packets of this a day:
 

1 box contains 60 individual packaged servings
  • 1 Box $69.95
  • 1 Auto-ship $59.95 Save $10 
  • 2 Boxes for $99.95 Save $47.90 
  • Case of 6 for $239.00 Save $115 

 

Another very important omission is they never say just how much the dose of each of these ingredients is, it could be 1 mg. of each for all you know.

 

Please read this link: click on the title

 

http://lizzysdlounge.com/2012/03/31/dont-be-a-scam-victim/

 

Lizzy

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 All About Carbs

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morrisolder
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Re: OPC Factor

LIzzy quoted on OPC:

Research has shown that boosting insulin with vitamins C and E, which are known antioxidants, may improve the drug's effectiveness for treating diabetes. Lutein and lycopene, key ingredients in our formula, have been associated with reduced risk of macular degeneration - a condition diabetics are susceptible to.

 

All of those are ingredients in the multi-vitamin I take, made by costoc, very similar to Centrum Silver--I think the cost was about $11 for 400 ritamin pills...

Morris

Diagnosed Type 2, with an A1c of 11.4 in 2003; averaging a 5.0 A1c since then with diet, exercise and Glipizide XL + meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. 
A bit dated, but scroll down on this page if you want to know more ...