CR + ALA PLUS
The global diabetes prevalence in 2019 is estimated to be 463 million people and expecting to rise to 578 million by 2030 which is 10.2% of world population. Diabetes does not kill but the complications do. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complication such as heart attack, stroke, diabetic neuropathy (nerve’s damage), retinopathy (eye’s damage) and nephropathy (kidney’s damage). Out of these, diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication affecting 1 in every 2 patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Progressive nerve damage typically affects the feet and hands with frequent symptoms such as burning, tingling, numbness and pain. In some instances, people have experienced a complete loss of feeling within their arms, hands, legs and this puts them at great risk of skin ulcers, infection and at worst amputation. Moreover, diabetes poses a greater risk of nerve damage as metformin therapy has been shown to deplete the ‘nerve-friendly’ vitamins - Vitamin B12 and folate.
Powerlife Mecozin Cr + ALA Plus is a comprehensive formula designed for neuropathy nerve support and blood glucose control. It contains a high strength of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Benfotiamine, Vitamin B12, B5, B6, B9, Inositol, and Chromium polynicotinate. Mecozin Cr + ALA Plus effectively improve diabetes neuropathy symptoms through 3 main mechanisms:
1. REGULATE – blood glucose level
Knowing that the root cause of diabetic neuropathy is an uncontrolled blood sugar level, Powerlife Mecozin Cr + ALA Plus aims to tackle this by combining both Chromium and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) that works synergistically to increase insulin sensitivity for blood glucose regulation. We use chromium polynicotinate from ChromeMate™ which is a niacin-bound chromium complex clinically proven to be 300% more bioavailable than chromium picolinate and 600% more bioavailable than chromium chloride. This is by far the best absorption form of chromium in the body that optimize blood sugar control.
2. PROTECT – against toxic glucose metabolites
Mecozin Cr + ALA Plus contains benfotiamine, a lipid-soluble derivative of vitamin B1 (thiamine) that is absorbed up to 3.6 times more than water-soluble forms and readily penetrates the nerve cells. Benfotiamine works well at decreasing the build-up of toxic glucose metabolites that can damage nerves. This action protects the nerve from further damage and thus at the same time relief nerve pain effectively.
3. REPAIR – damaged myelin sheath of nerve cells
Mecozin Cr + ALA Plus contains an optimal dose of Methylcobalamin (an active form of Vitamin B12) helps in the synthesis and protection of myelin sheaths of nerve, ensuring the correct and effective transmission of nerve flows. In combination with other B Vitamins, it supports a healthy nervous system function.
ChromeMate™ significantly lowers HbA1c levels, a marker for long term glucose control. This chart demonstrates that ChromeMate™ is more effective than chromium chloride in lowering HbA1c levels.
Preuss HG, et al. Clin Nephrol. 1997; 47: 325-330.
Jain SK, et al. Free Rad Biol Med. 2007; 43:1124-1131.
Regulate blood glucose level
Protect and repair nerve cell
Relieve nerve pain
Reduce numbness and tingling sensation
Improve energy production and sugar metabolism
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Pantothenic Acid (B5)
Folic Acid (B9)
Take 1 tablet once daily before meal