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The Intra Herbal Juice Retail Prices in UK & Ireland

 

1 bottle intra (950 ml or 64 capsules) = 30 day supply

Minimum order 100 points (3 bottles = 105 pts)

Prices shown inclusive of VAT and shipping:

1 bottle = £25.22 (Plus VAT & Shipping)

Intra Trio (3 btls) intra liquid or capsules = £75.66


Case (9 btls) intra liquid or capsules = £226.96

Better Together Pack

(2btls intra liquid + 1btl Nutria) = £67.83

Delivery time: usually next day thoughout UK, but please allow up to 48 hours.

The Nutria Price

1 bottle £17.39 (Plus VAT & Shipping)

Minimum order 100 points (4 bottles = 100 pts)
1 bottle Nutria (60 capsules)

The Fiberlife Price

1 bottle = £17.39 (Plus VAT & Shipping)


Minimum order 120 points (4 bottles = 120 pts)
1 bottle FiberLife (60 capsules)


The Preferred Customer Prices + Free Intra & Nutria Program
Minimum order 100 points (3 bottles = 105 pts)

Prices shown inclusive of Shipping & VAT:

Trio(3 btls) intra liquid or capsules @10% = £68.09
Better Together Pack (2 btls intra liquid + 1btl Nutria) @10% = £61.05
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Skin allergies in children

Skin allergies are the most common allergies in children. The second most common is food. Respiratory allergies, which are more common among older children, is the third most common.​


 

Around the world we have seen an increase in cancer, asthma, allergies, inflammation and, most recently, the outbreak of SARS and avian viruses. ​

 

TiP. Cut out the confectionery, sweets and a sugar content in food. Add honey to food or drink.

Do not use a toxin home cleanaers. Restrict a stay in a smoky and dirty environment.

 

CAUSES

 

Allergies occur when the body negatively reacts to certain substances.

These can include, but aren’t limited to: 

dust mites

dyes

food

fragrances

latex

mold

pet dander

pollen

In some cases, skin allergy symptoms show up when the skin comes into direct contact with an external substance. In other cases, the allergen may be ingested or inhaled. Signs may also appear in conjunction with other types of allergy symptoms, such as headaches, congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.​

 

How can allergies affect your child’s skin?

If your child comes in contact with an allergen, they may develop contact dermatitis. Their skin may appear red,  itchy, scaly,  bumpy, swollen, they touch, inhale, or eat an allergen, they can also develop hives.  These are raised welts that can develop on their skin, and they’re almost always itchy. Some children with allergies also develop eczema. This condition causes their skin to become inflamed, itchy, and irritated, even when they haven’t made contact with an allergen.

 

Treatment: You can treat allergic contact dermatitis by: 

 

  • avoiding the irritant

  • applying prescription steroid cream

  • healing the skin with medications

  • taking antihistamines to relieve itching

 

How do you find out what your child is allergic to?

 

Sometimes all your doctor needs to do is take a good history to help decide what your child should avoid. A good history is where your doctor listens to your concerns, ideas, and expectations. Your child’s history may be enough for the doctor to help suggest what to eliminate first.  Not all skin reactions are allergic reactions. Your doctor can help determine the cause of your child’s skin reaction.

If a test for allergies is needed, your doctor will usually do a patch test, or a skin prick test. The process involves the introduction of small amounts of allergens into the skin. If a reaction occurs, then your child may have an allergy to the substance. Your doctor will use various substances based on environment and family history. Sometimes a blood test is used for diagnosis, but these may be less accurate, particularly in very young children.

 

How do you manage skin allergies?

 
Skin allergies happen at any age, but the CDC says they are most common in young children. Thankfully, severity tends to decrease with age. But it’s still important to address any unusual skin changes in your child early before complications ensue. Proactive measures are important in preventing recurring skin allergy symptoms in your children. Even if a rash goes away, it can come back if your child is exposed to certain triggers again. The best way to treat these allergies is to detect the cause early and prevent it from getting worse. Work with a pediatrician to make sure your treatment addresses all of your concerns and issues.



Eczema

 

About 1 in every 10 kids will develop eczema. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by red rashes that itch. It usually appears in children ages 1 to 5. Food allergies or environmental pollutants can cause eczema, but sometimes no cause is found.

Treatment: Standard treatment involves avoiding allergens and applying ointments and moisturizers. In extreme cases, your child may require prescription medication. Talk to your doctor if you suspect allergies. An allergist can help identify which allergens to avoid or which foods to eliminate.​

How can you prevent allergic reactions?
 
The most effective way to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid allergens. Once you know what allergens your child is allergic to, ask their doctor how they can avoid them.
 
For example, if your child is allergic to grass, their doctor may encourage them to wear long pants and socks outside. If they’re allergic to dogs, their doctor may advise them to avoid petting them.
 
If they’re allergic to certain foods, their doctor will emphasize the importance of never eating them. For example, they will likely encourage you and your child to read ingredient lists, ask questions about restaurant menu items, and take steps to avoid contaminating dishes and cooking surfaces with allergens. 

 

​Our world is vastly different from that of our ancestors.  While we are more aware of environmental pollution today than ever before, we can’t avoid it.  We eat, breathe and live in our modern environment, making the ingestion of toxins a part of everyday life!  Body Pollution (the pollution from the environment that enters our bodies) is exposing our immune systems to levels of chemicals, toxins, pollutants and other agents our bodies were never designed to absorb. The scary truth is that we are all ingesting these negative substances everyday in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Together, they weaken our immune systems and contribute to many of today’s most common diseases.

 

​So what can we do to support and maintain a healthy immune system, and be better prepared to fight off environmental invaders?  Daily supplementation with botanical extracts, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients is a good start.  By giving our bodies the daily nutrition it needs, we are providing the basic building blocks for a healthy and effective immune system.​

​Tip.

Eating the foods high in zinc, Omega 3,  Vitamin C, magnesium can be beneficial. Try ​botanical extracts​ /Intra Herbal Juice/​, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients ( Nutria) too.​

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How to Relieve Heartburn – Part 1

Heartburn is extremely uncomfortable yet extremely common, and the causes are not always clear. For some people, heartburn may be attributed to certain foods or eating habits, for others heartburn may be attributed to tight clothing, excess weight, or smoking. There are also many different ways to relieve heartburn, from changing your eating habits, adopting a new sleeping position, and trying over the counter or prescription medicines. Keep reading to learn more about how to relieve heartburn.

 

Part 1 Changing Your Eating Habits and Changing Bad Habits

Pay attention to the foods that cause heartburn for you. While there are some common foods that cause heartburn, everyone has different trigger foods. Keep track of the foods that seem to cause heartburn for you and try to avoid or at least limit your intake of those foods.Try keeping a food diary to help you keep track of the foods that cause you heartburn. Common heartburn trigger foods include peppermint, caffeine, sodas, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, onions, and high-fat foods.

1  Quit smoking. Not only does smoking cause cancer and many other health problems, it may also be the cause of your heartburn. Smoking has been linked with heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

2 Stop eating a bad food and alcohol at least three hours before bedtime. Plan to have your last meal of the day at least three hours before bedtime, since your body requires about two hours to digest the food that you have eaten. If you lay down while there is still food in your stomach, you have a higher chance of getting heartburn.

3 Eat your food slowly. One study found that eating your food too quickly can increase the risk of heartburn. People who eat their food too fast are also more likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Take your time while you are eating to eliminate fast eating as a factor in your heartburn. Try putting down your fork between bites and chewing your food more to help slow yourself down while you eat.

4 Drink a glass of low-fat or skim milk as a snack between meals. The calcium in milk can act as a temporary acid buffer, which may help to relieve your heartburn. Keep in mind that the effects of drinking milk are only temporary, so you may need to use other methods to help stave off heartburn. A cup of yogurt might provide the same benefit as drinking milk, helping to relieve heartburn.

5 Chew a piece of sugar-free gum after meals. Chewing gum causes your mouth to produce more saliva, which acts as an acid buffer. While you chew gum you also swallow more often, pushing acid back down into your stomach. Chew a piece of gum for 30 minutes after each meal to help relieve heartburn symptoms.

 

6 Sip a cup of herbal tea after meals. Some studies have found that chamomile and licorice tea are effective against heartburn symptoms when taken after a meal. Chamomile and licorice both have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be why they help to relieve heartburn for some people. Try both kinds of tea to see if either one works for you. Ginger has also been found effective against heartburn. You can make your own ginger tea by adding a few slices of fresh ginger to boiling water. Cover the water and allow the ginger to steep for 30 minutes before drinking. For best results, drink ginger tea about 20 minutes before a meal. Be aware that licorice should not be used long term because it contains a chemical called glycyrrhizin, which can cause tissue swelling and high blood pressure. As with any herbal medicine, talk to your doctor first.

7 Try Intra Herbal Juice 20 minutes before meals and when a Heartburn occurs

  • Tips
    Try eating an apple or banana every day. These fruits contain natural antacids that may help relieve your heartburn over time.
  • Try apple cider vinegar. Some people find relief by drinking a mixture of 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water before each meal.
  • Try either an aspirin or roll-aids. Snacking on carrots may help. Carrots contain alkaline compounds that help neutralize the acids in your throat.

8 Lose weight. Being overweight is thought to be a contributor to heartburn because the excess fat on your abdomen puts pressure on your stomach and may force your stomach contents back up into your esophagus. Studies have shown that a drastic weight loss is not necessary to help relieve heartburn caused by being overweight. Even a small weight loss, 5 to 10% of your body weight, may help relieve your heartburn. To lose weight, try to limit calories to 1800 to 2000 kcal a day, while also exercising for 30 minutes five times per week. You can use a fitness tracker or application to log your food and keep track of your activity.

9 Wear loose fitting clothing. Tight pants and belts may be contributing to your heartburn by causing too much pressure on your abdomen and causing your stomach contents to back up. Make sure that your pants fit comfortably and that you do not wear your belt too tight. Choose clothing that is a size too big or that has an elastic waistband if your heartburn is severe.

10  Change your usual sleeping position. If you often suffer from nighttime heartburn, there are two positions that seem to be the most effective against heartburn: sleeping on your left side and sleeping with your upper body elevated. Try one or both of these sleep positions to see if either one helps to relieve your heartburn. Sleeping on your left side helps aid digestion. Try sleeping on your left side if elevating your upper body does not seem to help.

11 Relax every day. Stress may contribute to your heartburn symptoms by causing your stomach to produce more stomach acid. Incorporating relaxation techniques into your daily routine, especially after you eat, may help to relieve heartburn. Try meditation, yoga, massage, Intra, aromatherapy, deep breathing, or something else to help yourself relax every day.

  • Warnings
    When heartburn symptoms become severe, keep you up at night, or occur at least twice a week, you may have Acid Reflux Disease. If not controlled, this can lead to esophageal cancer.
  • Chronic use of Proton Pump inhibitors may be associated with a slight increase in risk of bone fracture and vitamin B-12 deficiency.
  • If you are having chest pain and you think that you might be having a heart attack, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is a burning sensation in the central chest or upper central abdomen. The pain[citation needed] often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually due to regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux) into the esophagus and is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    (GERD). In about 0.6% of cases it is a symptom of ischemic heart disease.

Source: Google.com, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, wikihow.com

Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is a burning sensation in the central chest or upper central abdomen. The pain[citation needed] often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually due to regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux) into the esophagus and is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD). In about 0.6% of cases it is a symptom of ischemic heart disease. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Drink Intra for better health on the inside and apply  a quality face and a night cream or  Intra Infusion Cream ( available only in Hong Kong and Malaysia) on the outside for a younger beautiful you! Using Intra Infusion Cream daily can save you the expense of plastic surgery!

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How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 1

It’s possible to suffer from both gout and diabetes at the same time. People with both gout and diabetes are advised to avoid foods that may affect the levels of uric acid and insulin in the body. Therefore, recommended diets for this group focus on lowering both uric acid and blood sugar levels.
Eating Right
1. Avoid purine-rich foods. Since uric acid is produced from the metabolism of purine in the body, it is best to avoid foods that contain purine. Urate crystals accumulate in the joints if uric acid is elevated and this can aggravate joint pain in gout. Also, uric acid elevation can increase insulin resistance which is a condition wherein the body do not respond to the function of insulin.
This can further elevate the blood sugar levels of a person, leading to diabetic symptoms. Purine-rich foods are mackerel, anchovies, organ meats, dried beans, peas, canned goods, instant noodles, wine and beer.

2. Avoid foods rich in fructose. Foods rich in fructose consume a lot of adenosine triphosphate (or ATP) when metabolized. This ATP is an energy-supplying molecule that the cells in the body use. Over-consumption of ATP leads to its depletion and results in the generation of substances such as lactic acid and uric acid, thereby increasing the levels of uric acid in the blood.
Also, fructose is considered a sugar. Consuming foods rich in fructose can elevate the blood sugar of a person and lead to occurrence of symptoms.
Foods to avoid are apples, bananas, pears, agave, melons, asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, onion, tomato, peanuts, raisins, figs, carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, ketchup, canned goods, chocolate, pastries and breakfast cereals.

3. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol interferes with the removal of uric acid from the body. When alcohol is converted to lactic acid, it reduces the amount of uric acid that is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. This is because the lactic acid competes with the uric acid in terms of being removed by the kidneys through urine.
Increased levels of ethanol (alcohol) in the body increase the body’s production of uric acid by increasing the amount of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) that is converted to AMP (Adenosine monophosphate) – a precursor of uric acid. Also, alcohol can affect the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

4. Eat high-fiber foods. Dietary fiber absorbs uric acid in the bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Also, pectin (which is a type of soluble fiber) lowers cholesterol by absorbing t from the body .
High levels of cholesterol in the body can increase the blood pressure and can lead to the occurrence of diabetic symptoms. Include at least one high-fiber food in each major meal or snacks such as pineapple, oats, isabgol, cucumbers, oranges, barley, carrots and celery. The ideal daily intake is 21 grams.

5. Eat foods rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins prevent the crystallization of uric acid and also prevent it from being deposited in the joints. Also, anthocyanins encourage hypoglycemic activity that may help to lower blood sugar. Foods rich in anthocyanins are eggplant, blueberries, cranberries, plums, black currant, grapes, pomegranates, red fleshed peaches and cherries.
You should include at least one of these foods in each major meal or snack.

 

6. Eat foods rich in omega-3 fats. Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce insulin resistance (a condition where the body is able to produce insulin but it is not used effectively), thereby reducing the risk or severity of type 2 diabetes. Also, the eicosa pentanoic acid (EPA) in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the levels of cholesterol and uric acid. The recommended dose for omega-3 fatty acids is not more than 3 grams daily. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are sardines, salmon, soybeans, flax seeds, walnuts, tofu, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, shrimp and winter squash.
Read more about Diabetes: How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 2

Source: Google, www.wikihow.com

How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 1

It’s possible to suffer from both gout and diabetes at the same time. People with both gout and diabetes are advised to avoid foods that may affect the levels of uric acid and insulin in the body. Therefore, recommended diets for this group focus on lowering both uric acid and blood sugar levels.
Changing Your Eating Habits
1.Eat six small meals per day. This should include three regular meals and three snacks in between meals. General dietary guidelines for diabetic persons include:
  • Carbohydrates should provide 45 – 65% of total daily calories.
  • Fats should provide 25 – 35% of daily calories.
  • Protein should provide 12 – 20% of daily calories.
2.Calculate how much food from each food group you can eat. Basically, carbohydrates and protein each provide 4 calories per gram, while fat provides 9 calories in each gram.

For example, if you have eaten 100 grams of fat in a meal, then the number of calories consumed is 900 (9 multiplied by 100). If you have eaten 100 grams of protein, then you have consumed 400 calories (4 multiplied by 100). If you have eaten 200 grams of carbohydrates, then you have consumed 800 calories (4 multiplied by 200).
Once you know the number of calories from fat, carbohydrates and protein, add them up to get the total calories for that day. So 900 + 400 + 800 = 2100 calories. After this you can now determine the percentage of calories you have consumed.
To do this, divide the number of calories from each nutrient by the total number of calories for that day and multiply it by 100. So, for fat: (900/2100) x 100 = 42.8 percent. For protein: (400/2100) x 100 = 19 percent.
For carbohydrates: (800/2100) x 100 = 38 percent.
Once you are aware of the general dietary guidelines for diabetic persons using this basic computation, you can easily tell if your diet falls in the normal range.

3. Eat 45-60 grams of carbohydrate with each meal. In order to guide you, according to American Diabetes Association, there is about 15 grams of carbohydrate in:
  • 200 ml of milk or orange juice
  • 6 to 8 hard candies
  • ¼ French fry
  • 1 cup of soup
  • 1 small piece of fruit (about 4 oz)
  • 1 slice of bread
  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of rice or pasta
  • 4 to 6 crackers
  • ½ hamburger bun
  • 3 oz of baked potato
  • 2 small cookies
  • 2 inches (5.1 cm) of cake without frosting
  • 6 chicken nuggets
  • ½ cup of casserole
4. Eat 0.8 grams of good-quality protein per kilogram of body weight each day. For example, if your weight is 64 kilograms, the recommended protein intake is 51.2 grams (0.8 multiplied by 64).
Good-quality protein sources are defined as those that have PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility–Corrected Amino Acid Scoring Pattern) scores[10]. This is essentially a grading scale for protein, with 1 being the highest score and 0 being the lowest. Here is a breakdown of the common proteins and their PDCAAS score:
  • 1.00 for casein, soy products, egg white, whey
  • 0.9 for beef and soybeans
  • 0.7 for black beans, chickpeas, fruits, vegetables and legumes
  • 0.5 for cereals and peanuts
  • 0.4 for whole wheat
5. Get 25 – 35% of your daily calories from fats. For diabetics, 1500 to 1800 total calories is the ideal daily intake. Fat provides 9 calories per gram. To compute for the daily recommended intake in grams: if the diabetic patient has a diet of 1500 calories per day for example, then multiply 1500 by 0.25 and .35 to get a range of 375 to 525, then divide each by 9. So 375/9 = 41.6, and 525/9 = 58.3.
This gives you a range of 41.6 to 58.3 grams of fat per day. For diabetics, healthy fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended.

6.Avoid skipping meals. This can lead to hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels because the body uses up the stored blood glucose in the body when it cannot get energy from food.
7. Eat meals and snacks at the same time every day. This will help your body to develop a routine in terms of its consumption of glucose from foods. This helps to prevent the occurrence of either high blood glucose or low blood glucose levels.
Read more: How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 3

Source: Google, www.wikihow.com

 

How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 3

It’s possible to suffer from both gout and diabetes at the same time. People with both gout and diabetes are advised to avoid foods that may affect the levels of uric acid and insulin in the body. Therefore, recommended diets for this group focus on lowering both uric acid and blood sugar levels.

Understanding Gout and Diabetes

1. Understand what causes gout. Gout – a form of arthritis – is a condition caused by the buildup of excess uric acid. Uric acid is a chemical produced during purine metabolism in the body. Purines are nitrogen-containing compounds that are produced inside the body or can be found in certain foods and drinks.

  • Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in the joints, causing intense pain and inflammation. Urate crystals can form when a person has high levels of uric acid in the blood.
  • Gout causes sudden, extreme attacks of pain, redness and swelling. Gouty arthritis most often affects the big toe, but it also can occur in the ankles, feet, knees, wrists and hands.

2. Know what causes diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s utilization of glucose – blood sugar that is the body’s source of energy. In order to use glucose, our body needs insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps transport blood sugar or glucose into the cells as a source of energy. Without sufficient insulin, the blood sugar cannot be absorbed by the body’s cells and remains in the bloodstream. In people with diabetes, there is the inability of the body to produce insulin or the insulin does not work like it should.

Diabetes has two types:

  • Type 1 diabetes. The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells of the pancreas, which is responsible for the production of insulin.
  • Type 2 diabetes. The pancreas can still produce insulin but the body does not respond well to it, so the insulin doesn’t work.
    In both types of diabetes, the glucose cannot normally enter the cells and remains in the bloodstream, resulting in high levels of blood sugar.

3.Know the risk factors for both gout and diabetes. Gout and type 2 diabetes often occur together, as both diseases have common risk factors.

These include:

Non-modifiable Factors:

  • Age: As the body ages, its functions deteriorate. It may be unable to excrete uric acid any more which can lead to gout, or it may be unable to utilize insulin anymore, which can lead to diabetes.
  • Family history: Both gout and diabetes can be inherited. If one of your family members has gout or diabetes, then there is a chance that you may inherit the disease as well.
  • Gender:. Both gout and diabetes more often occur in men than women. This is because men have higher uric acid levels and are less sensitive to insulin.

Modifiable Factors:

  • Obesity: More adipose tissues from fats can produce and secrete more uric acid which can cause gout. Also, insulin does not easily bind to fats, which can increase a person’s risk of diabetes.
  • Diet and lifestyle: Excessive intake of alcohol can affect the body’s normal process of excreting uric acid, which can lead to gout. Also, alcohol can affect the body’s sensitivity to insulin which can lead to diabetes.

4.Recognize the symptoms of gout.

They include:

  • Joint pain and inflammation: This is caused by elevated deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joints. This uric acid may irritate the joints and lead to inflammation. The pain in the joint can be described as sharp or excruciating.
  • Kidney problems: Increased uric acid can cause kidney stone formation, which leads to problems with urination. The kidney stones may block urine passage.

5.Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Diabetes symptoms occur when the blood sugar is below the normal range (hypoglycemia) or above the normal range (hyperglycemia). The normal range of blood sugar level in the body is 70 to 110 mg/dl.

Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

  • Blurred or impaired vision: Due to low levels of glucose (which provides energy for the body) certain parts of the body, such as the eyes, become weak due to insufficient energy.
  • Confusion which may lead to delirium: Due to insufficient glucose, the vital organs such as the brain are not working properly.
    Extreme hunger leading to excessive eating: The body compensates for its lack of energy by releasing Ghrelin (hunger hormone) which gives the person the urge to eat.
  • Extreme thirst leading to excessive drinking: When the body loses fluids because of frequent urination in diabetes, the body secretes vasopressin (also known as anti-diuretic hormone) which activates the thirst mechanism and stimulates the kidneys to reabsorb water. The person responds by drinking a lot of water in order to replace lost fluids.
  • Rapid or fast heartbeat: Because the body has no source of energy such as glucose, the heart compensates by speeding up the pumping of blood to the body’s vital organs.
  • Weakness or fatigue: Because the body does not have enough glucose, the sufferer may experience weakness and fatigue.

6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia. When blood sugar levels go above the normal range, symptoms include:

  • Blurred or impaired vision: Abnormally high glucose levels in the blood can lead to swelling of the lens, which causes blurred vision.
  • Confusion which may lead to delirium: In hyperglycemia, although there may be a high level of blood glucose, it is not transported into the cells because of lack of insulin or insulin does not respond well to the body, so there is still no source of energy. The vital organs such as the brain don’t work properly due to insufficient energy.
  • Extreme thirst leading to excessive drinking: When the body loses fluids because of frequent urination in diabetes, the body secretes vasopressin which functions to activate the thirst mechanism and stimulate the kidneys to reabsorb water. The person responds by drinking a lot of water in order to replace lost fluids.
  • Frequent urination: With hyperglycemia, not all of the blood sugar can be reabsorbed and some of the excess blood glucose is secreted in the urine where it draws more water. The kidneys attempt to decrease blood glucose levels by excreting the excess blood glucose through the urine.
  • Headaches: In an attempt to get rid of the excess sugar, the body increases urine output. This increase in urination leads to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that results in headache.
  • Rapid or fast heartbeat: Because the body has no source of energy such as glucose, the heart compensates by speeding up the pumping of blood into the vital parts of the body.
  • Weakness or fatigue: Insufficient energy – due to the inability of glucose to be absorbed by the cells – leads to weakness and fatigue.

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Sources and Citations: www.wikihow.com, Johnson, R., Nakagawa, T., 2013 ,  Bupa’s Health Information Team, 2004, April ,16 Moghul, S., 2013, June 23

Can Intra Herbal Juice be used by diabetics?

Diabetics, in consultation with their doctor, eat a diet based on the Food Exchange List. This means being able to make choices from several different categories in a strictly controlled manner. Intra herbal juice may be consumed by diabetics as long as they are incorporated into each individuals daily Food Exchange List. This means that some of the foods presently being consumed would have to be discontinued to allow for the consumption of Lifestyles products. All diabetics who would like to use Intra herbal Juice should consult their doctor for assistance in adjusting their food intake.

We suggest you take along the following information to your Doctor or health practitioner:

Nutrition information per 1oz serving (Intra liquid):
Calories………………51,50 kJ
Protein/Gluten………0g
Saccharide…………..3g
Fat…………………….0g

Intra Trio
The total sugars are 3 grams per 1oz serving and is comprised of 60% glucose and 40% fructrose. The botanical extracts contained in the intra formula will not cause a rise in sugar levels in the body.

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Information per 2 capsules serving (Intra capsules):
Calories………………16,74 kJ
Protein/Gluten……….0g
Saccharide…………..0,5g
Fat………………………0g

Intra capsules do not contain added sugar. The sugar content that occurs naturally from the juice crystals is less than 1/2 of a gram per two capsules. If someone is extremely sensitive to sugar – intra capsules are the best choice. Intra’s unique formula is exclusive to Lifestyles and has remained unchanged since 1992. Drink Intra. Share Intra. Every Day.

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Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are three main types of diabetes mellitus. Prevention and treatment involve maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco. Control of blood pressure and maintaining proper foot care are important for people with the disease. Type 1 DM must be managed with insulin injections.[3] Type 2 DM may be treated with medications with or without insulin.[7] Insulin and some oral medications can cause low blood sugar. Source: wikipedia.org

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