FAQ's - Suggested Use
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When you should eat an Extend Nutrition product depends on which benefits are most important to you.
To prevent high blood sugar in the morning – If you find you are going to bed with a normal blood sugar level, but waking with a blood sugar level much higher, eating an Extend Nutrition product as a bed-time product can help. In a clinical study where an Extend Nutrition product was used as a bed time product, it was shown to reduce high morning blood sugar readings by an average of 28%.
To help control your hunger – Use an Extend Nutrition product as a healthy, between-meal product, an hour or two after a meal, to keep your hunger from sabotaging you during your most vulnerable times of the day.
To maximize the benefits of your low-carb lifestyle – One of the key benefits of low-carb foods is that they won’t cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to spike, so your body is more likely to burn fat for fuel and less likely to produce and store fat. Because Extend Bar Delights, Extend Crisps, Extend Shakes and Extend Drizzles convert to blood sugar gradually over 9 hours – far longer than any other low-carb products. Each Extend Nutrition product can extend these low-carb benefits for most of the day (if taken in the morning); also through the afternoon and evening (if taken just after lunch); even overnight (if taken as a bed-time product)!
Extend Nutrition products can help prevent low blood sugar any time it's likely to occur:
Overnight - when your body has no supply of blood sugar from food. An Extend Nutrition products before bed will help prevent low blood sugar throughout the night.
During, and even hours after any vigorous activity or exercise - Extend Nutrition products are excellent for preventing exercise induced Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Just eat an Extend Nutrition product 1-2 hours before your exercise for best results.
When a meal get delayed – Having an Extend Nutrition product will help provide your body with the blood sugar it needs to function properly until you have a chance to eat a complete meal.
When eaten at bedtime, an Extend Nutrition product can help prevent your blood sugar level from dropping low enough to trigger the release of glycogen from your liver. In fact, in a clinical study where an Extend Nutrition product was eaten as a bedtime product, morning blood sugar levels were an average of 28% lower.
When clinically tested, eating an Extend Nutrition product as a between meal product helped control appetite and reduced calories consumed at the next meal by an average of 21%. In addition to a more satisfied feeling throughout the day, many people have reported significant weight loss after using Extend Nutrition products regularly.
Extend Nutrition products fit into the FDA’s medical food classification, which simply means that they have been clinically shown to help in the dietary management of a medical condition. In the case of Extend Products, clinical studies have shown them to be very beneficial in the management of diabetes and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) because of its ability to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
While Extend Nutrition products do not require a prescription, if you have diabetes it is important to account for the calories, carbohydrates, etc. from Extend Nutrition Bars, Crisps, Shakes and Drizzles in your normal meal planning. Your health care professional can best aid you in this process. Please feel free to have your health care professional review our website or call us, 800.887.2919 for further information.