Just Like Sugar® Ingredients

Just Like Sugar® contains only four non-artificial ingredients.

The first and most important is Chicory (Inulin) Root Dietary Fiber, which is a prebiotic and probiotic food. 

The best example of a prebiotic and probiotic is Chicory Inulin as found in Just Like Sugar®. Chicory Inulin is a “non-digestible oligosaccharide,” which simply means that it is a carbohydrate that cannot be digested. It is fermented in the lower parts of the intestinal tract. As a result, the friendly intestinal microflora (bifidobacterium) grows better. 

The directly registered effects of the prebiotic and probiotic Chicory Inulin are improved bowel functions mainly due to the increase of fecal bulk improved bio availability of minerals that, among other things, may contribute to a reduction in the risk of osteoporosis enhanced fat metabolism .There is preliminary evidence of a triglyceride and blood sugar reducing effect of Chicory Inulin in Just Like Sugar® that can help improve colon health.

The second ingredient in Just Like Sugar® is Natural Calcium:

Natural Calcium in Just Like Sugar® is a nutrient that all cells in the body requires. In conjunction with healthy vitamin D levels, calcium has been shown to help with conditions like high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Calcium like in Just Like Sugar® may help with tooth strength, prevention and treatment of dental problems.

The consumption of Calcium in Just Like Sugar® helps in facilitating the movement of nutrients across cell membranes.  By keeping the bones healthy, Calcium in Just Like® Sugar can be of value in maintaining skeletal heath and strength.

The intake of Calcium like that in Just Like Sugar® may helps in relieving minor skeletal aches through strengthening your skeletal system.

Calcium in Just Like Sugar® helps with blood pressure management and also aids in muscle contraction, thereby enabling the heart and blood vessels to perform their functioning effectively.   

Natural Calcium form food sources like Just Like Sugar® can be better utilized by the body, in conjunction with a healthy vitamin D level, than calcium supplements.   

The third ingredient in Just Like Sugar® is Vitamin C from organic orange juice. 

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 1.8%

Vitamin C has antioxidant properties, potentially protecting cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C is also involved in the synthesis of collagen which is required for the normal structure and function of connective tissues such as skin, cartilage and bones. It is therefore an important nutrient for the healing process. It is also involved in the normal structure and function of blood vessels and neurological function. Vitamin C also increases the absorption of non-haem iron (iron from plant sources) in the gut.

Deficiency

Severe deficiency of vitamin C leads to scurvy. Signs of deficiency do not manifest until previously adequately nourished individuals have been deprived of vitamin C for 4-6 months. Deficiency is associated with fatigue, weakness, aching joints and muscles. Most of the other symptoms of scurvy are due to impaired collagen synthesis and are characterized by bleeding gums, poor wound healing and damage to bone and other tissues.

Although most people are able to meet their requirements for vitamins by eating a varied diet, there are certain groups of the population who have higher than normal requirements for some nutrients, e.g. ill people, those taking certain drugs and pregnant women.

A recent study, published in Oncotarget, is the first evidence that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells (CSCs), the cells responsible for fueling fatal tumours.

Dr Michael P. Lisanti, Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Salford, said: “We have been looking at how to target cancer stem cells with a range of natural substances including silibinin (milk thistle) and CAPE, a honey-bee derivative, but by far the most exciting are the results with Vitamin C.

The fourth Ingredient in Just Like Sugar® is the zest of the orange peel. 0.2%

This ingredient makes Just Like Sugar® sweet.  A compound found in the peel of the orange used in Just Like Sugar® has the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs according to a new study.

The orange peel used in Just Like Sugar® is a digestive aid. It is effective for abdominal bloating, nausea, and poor appetite. The flavonoids in Just Like Sugar® extracts from the orange peel have several useful properties. A major benefit being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial agent and antifungal agent. The orange peel used in Just Like Sugar® is also useful in combating heartburn.

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References:

(GLENN R. GIBSON, EMILY R. BEATTY, XIN WANG, and JOHN H. CUMMINGS Medical Research Council)Carbohydrates and Health

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445503/SACN_Carbohydrates_and_Health.pdf

Management of Premenstrual Syndrome

British Nutrition Foundation Dietary calcium and health  

The Risks and Benefits of Calcium Supplements

Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, England )Dietary calcium and health H. E. Theobald British Nutrition Foundation, London, UK

British Nutrition Foundation Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Healthspan – Natural Ways to Avoid Bone Loss Around Teeth

Prebiotic effects: metabolic and health benefits 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-oranges