Blood Sugar Premier sounds too good to be true, does it not?
Many of the promotions for this natural supplement make it sound like the greatest treatment for diabetes to ever bless this earth--but let's be honest here--things sound a scammy.
Could Blood Sugar Premier be a scam?
Will this supplement actually work?
I had my suspicions upon coming across this products so I decided to dig a little deeper into things and in this review I'll be going over my findings.
Spoiler Alert: Blood Sugar Premier is NOT as good as they claim!
The Sales Pitch
My guess is that you probably came across the video presentation for Blood Sugar Premier. You know, the one about some "2000-year-old Chinese... secret"…
The video presentation is very over-hyped and is sure to make anyone a bit suspicious of what is actually going on here. Overall it just sounds too good to be true… And you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true--they probably aren't true.
In the video the spokesman talks about how there have been new blood sugar secrets found in some ancient book called "the Old Testament of natural health", written by the father of Chinese medicine.
Of course... some ancient book in a faraway land--this is usually how it goes.
I've reviewed quite a few scammy supplements in my day and it seems that many of them use very similar sales pitches.
Usually they claim that some new "secret" has been discovered in some remote part of the world. Usually it is some method, secret ingredient, etc. that has been used for thousands of years in secret--which is similar to what is being said here.
Testimonials with no proof... Right on cue...
In the video presentation we are shown a bunch of testimonials from people emailing the company expressing their thanks and gratitude… But of course there is absolutely no proof that these testimonials are real.
They could easily be fake…
"The mainstream medical industry wants to sweep these discoveries back under the rug"
And… Just as expected… We are told that this new "secret" discovery is trying to be covered up by the mainstream medical industry.
There have been plenty of supplements I have reviewed that have had promotions saying something along these lines. Usually they tell you that "big Pharma" is out to shut them down and that you need to watch the presentation until the end right now, and buy the product before it is gone forever, which is basically exactly what they are telling you in this video…
Now while I do agree that the big pharmaceutical companies often let greed get the best of them and have much more power than they should have, I don't believe that any large pharmaceutical company is actually trying to get this video presentation taken down--because I don't think it is any threat to them.
Bad and misleading information...
We are told in the presentation that the writer of this "lost book" in which Blood Sugar Premier has been formulated from went by the name of Shen Nong...
What is said is that this guy is the father of Chinese medicine-who tested over 350 different herbs for medicinal purposes, created acupuncture and even discovered tea--BUT what we are not told is that this guy actually might be a mythological Chinese deity in folk religion.
In other words… We don't even know if this guy actually existed!
He is often depicted with horns and such--which seems to be comparable to the mythological Greek gods.
That said, there are supposedly books that have been written by Shen Nong, many of which have been lost--and we are told that some of the lost information has now been found…
While I did find some information about some of the books he supposedly wrote being lost, such as 'Shen Nong Jin' and Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing'-- I found nothing about them being "found".
So ya--a lot of confusing, misleading, and unbacked information being fed to us in the video presentation.
But enough about that… Let's talk about whether or not the supplement actually works…
Blood Sugar Premier Review
- Product: Blood Sugar Premier by Zenith Labs
- Cost: $49/bottle (less expensive the more you buy)
- Recommended?: Not really
- Where to Buy: Official website here
Blood Sugar Premier is a 100% natural blood-glucose lowering supplement that can supposedly reduce blood sugar levels so that you can live a healthier and more enjoyable life, without taking potentially harmful medication.
The supplement is manufactured by a company called Zenith Labs, which isn't exactly the most trustworthy company, but I will get more into that in a bit.
Overall I would not really recommend taking the supplement, although you could potentially see some positive results and there won't be any harmful side effects. There is some good to it, it's just not nearly as good as we are led to believe from the video presentation and ridiculous sales pitches that are floating around the Internet.
Below you can see the label from Blood Sugar Premier and its list of ingredients…
Now there are a lot of different ingredients there, but the top 3 ingredients that much of the focus of the video presentation is on include berberine, curcumin, and piperine (black pepper fruit extract).
And--we are told that this supplement contains "the perfect ratio of berberine, curcumin, and piperine"--which of course we were all expecting to be told based on the over-hyped sales pitch.
Berberine is an alkaloid that can be found in a variety of different herbs, including Chinese Goldthread, and has traditionally be used in Chinese medicine. It's uses include everything from helping with diabetes, to lowering cholesterol, to helping with weight loss and more.
A study published in 2016 in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine concluded berberine to be a "potent oral hypoglycemic agent". In the study patients with type 2 diabetes went through 8 weeks of treatment taking 300mg of berberine three times per day and showed decreases in blood glucose, cholesterol and more.
The mechanisms in which it is able to decrease blood glucose levels are still not completely clear, but some researchers believe it comes from berberine's ability to alter Bifidobacterium species, which are a species of gut bacteria that live inside us all.
Additionally, berberine has been shown to help break down fat deposits and prevent them from forming around the pancreas--which helps keep the pancreas functioning as it should and helping keep blood sugar down.
Curcumin is a compound found in the turmeric root, which is part of the ginger plant family.
Among its most well known benefits are that of it's anti-inflammatory effects--but it has also been shown to have some benefit at lowering blood glucose levels--although more human studies on this matter would be nice.
One interesting study published in Diabetes Care that I came across tested curcumin's treatment ability with pre-diabetics, aka people who would likely develop diabetes. In this study the pre-diabetics were separated into 2 groups, one group supplemented curcumin and the other took a placebo. The results were pretty darn good--after 9 months of treatment 16.4% of the placebo group developed diabetes while no one form the curcumin group did.
Piperine itself does have some anti-diabetic, and has been shown to mitigate obesity and type 2 diabetes in rates, but the main reason for it being in this supplement is its ability to increase the absorption of curcumin.
Curcumin isn't absorbed easily by the body and piperine is well known and proven to increase its absorption as well as the absorption of many other compounds.
Do The Ingredients Actually Work?
The first thing that I want to point out is that the amount of curcumin included here is very small. It only contains 50mg of turmeric extract and who knows how good this extract actually is. Most turmeric supplements will say "95% standardized curcuminoids", but this makes no mention of such.
Also, the 50mg of berberine hydrochloride might not be nearly enough. The one study that I mentioned above (also talked about in the video presentation) where berberine was shown to have anti-diabetic effects--patients were given 300mg of berberine three times per day!--that's a heck of a lot more than 50mg!
Not only is the amount of science on this particular subject very limited and not all that well proven--but the science that is out there leads me to believe that the amount of the main ingredients in this supplement simply are not enough.
You might see some results, but this is without a doubt a disappointing find.
The Company Behind This Supplement - Can They Be Trusted?
One of the big problems I have with this supplement is the fact that it is manufactured by a company called Zenith Labs, which doesn't exactly have the best reputation.
First off… They don't have much of any reputation at all, besides that of selling other scammy products like Hearing X3 and Vision 20.
Much of the information I have found out about this company doesn't really add up. For example, on their website (zenithlabs.com) they state their address as being…
...but when I did a Google search for this address I not find anything about any Zenith Labs.
The only company I could find at this address is called Corporate Disk Company who specializes in making CD's, DVD's, etc.--which obviously has nothing to do with supplements.
Strange isn't it?
I don't know about you, but if I am taking something like a supplement, that I am putting in my body--I want to be able to trust the company behind it. Unfortunately I cannot trust this company because they don't give much reason for me to trust them.
Final Thoughts - Scam or Not?
I think that Blood Sugar Premier is a pretty good example of another overhyped supplement that is not going to perform as well as we are led to believe.
There is definitely some potential here for it to decrease blood glucose levels and benefit your overall health, but from what I see I wouldn't keep my hopes up too much.
The sales pitch is ridiculously misleading, it contains fairly low doses of the main 3 ingredients, and Zenith Labs just doesn't seem like a very trustworthy company--pretty disappointing.
That said, if you are at your wits end and would like to give Blood Sugar Premier a try, you can purchase it on the official website here.
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