I am experimenting with the Biotrust product IC-5 to see what affect it has on my battle with insulin resistance. I am combining this with the keto diet and intermittent fasting.
What is IC-5? It is a blend of chromium, berberine, cinnamon bark extract, naringin and biofotiamine specifically designed to support a healthy metabolism and control blood sugar. For all the specifics and the product information, click here.
I decided to try this because berberine has a similar effect in the body to metformin, which is used to control blood sugar in diabetics. Because I am not there yet I don’t need (or want) something as strong as metformin, so berberine was a good choice to start with. Berberine is used to control blood sugar, promote weight loss, and regulate metabolism. (For more information on Berberine, click here for an article from Healthline.com.)
When taken as directed, I noticed a difference in how I metabolize food. Meaning, I don’t crave anything, and I have level energy without spikes or drops in my blood sugar. I don’t eat much in the way of carbohydrates, so I don’t get “sugar spikes” but I do notice more energy when I have eaten followed by a drop a couple hours later. This product seems to take that away.
I dropped a few pounds the first two weeks of taking it. It leveled off after that. Not sure if I am doing something different, but I will try to figure that out and update this post.
I have a family member who started taking this at the same time. She has noticed her hair stopped falling out and also reported feeling more energy overall versus spikes. She does eat carbohydrates, and still reports feeling a difference. No weight loss either – but she also eats food I wouldn’t even consider eating. I don’t know if she is lucky or crazy.
So far I am impressed. I will continue taking this and see what happens long term.
Please note: this is what I am doing and this is not medical advice. It is biohacking, which most medical professionals do not appreciate, and it is my experience. I am not suggesting or promoting any products, it is just what is working for me.