Hi it’s BioTrust Co-Founder Joel Marion and I have a confession to make: I love carbs...all of them. It’s true, and I can’t deny it.
**Delicious breads and pasta
**Savory potato dishes
**Rice and risotto
**Cereals and desserts...
There’s just no other type of food quite as enjoyable as carbohydrate foods to me. And perhaps you can relate. Perhaps, like me, you love the delicious and satisfying nature of carbohydrate foods, but what you don’t love is what they’re doing to your health and to your weight...
If this sounds familiar, I want you to read the story I’m about to tell you very closely, as it just may change your life like it did for me...
You see, I grew up loving carbs (who didn’t?), and then 7 years ago, I married into an Italian family. Not only was pasta a regular dish, it was a ritual. Some sort of pasta was included with just about every meal, and on Sundays, we all sat down to a big pasta dinner and Italian feast...and we still do. Like my father-in-law “Frank the Tank” says, there’s nothing that brings family together like pasta.
But, it wasn’t all fun and games. I began gaining weight, and before long, the scale was reading nearly 30 pounds more than it did on my wedding day. And while at this point it was several years later, I woke up one day not recognizing myself in the mirror. It all seemed like it happened so quickly—within the blink of an eye. Has that ever happened to you?
Those extra 30 pounds I was carrying seemed to affect just about everything in my life, from my relationship with my wife to my confidence to my work performance. I was often too tired and rundown to play with my two beautiful daughters... I just wasn’t the same “Joel” anymore, and folks close to me really started to notice. It was embarrassing.
So, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I decided I needed to do something about it. I began exercising again, and I was being more selective with my food choices. But that alone didn’t seem to be getting me where I wanted to be. Plus, I missed all my favorite carbs, and needless to say, having my “own food” on Sundays while everyone else was enjoying a home-cooked, carb-heavy Italian meal was a drag. There’s nothing worse than feeling left out or like an oddball, especially at family gatherings.
And that’s when I turned to BioTrust Chief Science Officer, Shawn Wells. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian and one of the very best formulators in the nutritional supplement industry with over 20 years of experience—and that’s exactly why we hired him. Shawn is the best of the best, a true leader with immense respect in the field, and as always, we want the very best for BioTrust and our customers.
So, I shared my predicament with Shawn. I wanted to get rid of the embarrassing extra weight I had let myself gain over the years, but I didn’t want to give up enjoying the carbs I loved so much. I told him how carbs were central to my family and our fellowship together. This was really important to me.
Even more, as a fitness professional, I knew that there were ingredients out there that could help give my body the edge when it came to processing carbs—helping me store more of those carbs in muscle tissue as energy, and less as unsightly body fat.
Scientists call this “nutrient partitioning.”1
You see, when you eat carbs, they can either be stored in muscle tissue and the liver as a form of energy called “glycogen,” or they can be converted to unattractive body fat, often stored in all your least favorite areas (your waist, hips, thighs, etc.).
Now, where you ultimately store your carbs is heavily impacted by your body’s sensitivity to a hormone called insulin. Here’s how it works:
When you eat carbs, your body breaks them down to simple sugars which are then released into your blood. Insulin then “partitions” the sugar from your blood to its final destination—either muscle tissue (to be stored as glycogen energy), or to body fat.
When your body is very sensitive to insulin, more carbs are directed to your muscle tissue and less will be stored as fat. Unfortunately, due to years of a sedentary lifestyle and eating a diet full of processed carbohydrates, most people aren’t as sensitive to insulin as they could be...and that certainly included me.
Knowing this, I asked Shawn to search high and low for the latest and greatest ingredients to support healthy insulin levels and enhanced insulin sensitivity with the goal of creating a state-of-the-art nutrient-partitioning formula that my family and I could personally test and use.
After all, my father- and mother-in-law were finding it harder to manage their weight as they got older, and both my wife and my sister were always looking for something to give them an edge on improving their body, especially while still enjoying the carbs that were such a big part of our family meals.
So, Shawn and his team got to work. They spent hours upon hours combing through all the available research to locate the most effective nutrient-partitioning ingredients they could get their hands on. Shawn also reached out to his network of other top scientists across the country—he knew I wanted the best of the best, so he really exhausted all his resources.
I love that about Shawn; he always goes above and beyond to create only the highest-quality, research-driven and effective formulas.
After some weeks passed, Shawn had several initial concepts to work with and began testing different combinations of the most promising nutrients with other members of our research and development team here at the BioTrust Research Lab in Dallas, Texas.
Some worked moderately well, but not quite to the level that Shawn was looking for. Back to the drawing board. Long story short, after more than a dozen prototypes, Shawn got back to me with a clear standout formula made up of 5 of the most premium, research-driven ingredients to support enhanced insulin sensitivity and nutrient partitioning of your carb intake.
2. Cinnamomum Cassia
They called this unique formula IC-5™, and I’m excited to briefly tell you about each of the 5 ingredients it contains and how they work together to help you store more of the carbs you eat as energy in muscle—instead of unattractive fat around your waistline and other problem areas...
1. The first ingredient I’m excited to share with you today is Zychrome®, a patent-pending complex of niacin and two unique forms of chromium, an essential mineral that aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates. In fact, 19 different chromium complexes were screened in pre-clinical studies in order to arrive at the most effective combination found in Zychrome®.
I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel really good about the utmost quality and effectiveness of this premium ingredient.
Just how effective is Zychrome®? In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by Dr. Jain of Louisiana State University and published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 24 participants took 400 micrograms of Zychrome® daily for 12 weeks and ultimately experienced significantly improved fasting insulin levels and insulin sensitivity.2
Furthermore, these improvements were substantially greater than those seen by participants taking chromium picolinate, a much more common, but less effective and cheaper form of chromium that manufacturers commonly use to pad their margins.
2. Next up is Cinnamomum Cassia, a powerful extract harvested from Indonesian cinnamon bark that has been shown to have remarkable effects on both blood sugar and carbohydrate tolerance alike. For example, in a study conducted at the Swedish University of Lund, subjects demonstrated a significant increase in their body’s ability to metabolize and process carbohydrates while at the same time reducing insulin and increasing another key nutrient-partitioning hormone called GLP-1.3
You’ll also be happy to know that Cinnamomum Cassia is the exact same form of cinnamon used in clinical research. It is highly pure, does not undergo any irradiation whatsoever, and is concentrated by 2400% to contain robust levels of the active ingredients, known as polyphenols, for exceptional effectiveness.
In fact, it takes 25 pounds of cinnamon bark to make a single pound of this powerfully effective extract!
In the end, this means you don’t have to worry about choking down TWELVE, 250mg capsules of cinnamon daily to get the same level of active ingredients. Instead, with this highly concentrated extract, just 100mg, twice a day, does the trick.
3. The third superstar in this premium formula is Berberine, a rare plant alkaloid that has been used for hundreds of years in Asia due to its ability to promote healthy blood sugar levels. Berberine works slightly different by activating a key nutrient-partitioning enzyme called AMPK (the master metabolic regulator of the body), which directs the uptake of carbs to lean muscle for use as energy, instead of being stored as ugly old body fat.4,5
Evidence of Berberine’s effectiveness is found in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the leading journal Metabolism. In the study, participants who supplemented with Berberine experienced a significant improvement in fasting blood sugar compared to the control group, along with additional improvements in insulin sensitivity.6
4. The fourth ingredient, Naringin (a flavanone naturally found in very small amounts in grapefruits and other citrus fruits), is one that works hand-in-hand with the superstar ingredient we just mentioned, Berberine.
You see, when taken in higher amounts, Naringin has been shown to inhibit P-glycoprotein, a compound that can significantly reduce the absorption of Berberine. In the end, by inhibiting P-glycoprotein, Naringin can significantly increase Berberine’s absorption, and ultimately YOUR results.7,8
5. Lastly is Benfotiamine, a powerful derivative of thiamine, more commonly known as vitamin B1. Not only does Benfotiamine play an important role in carbohydrate regulation, but it also reduces the production of damaging AGEs within the body’s cells.9–11
AGEs are toxic compounds caused by elevated blood sugar that have been associated with cellular aging, suboptimal glucose function, as well as higher levels of oxidative damage to healthy cells.12–14
So what does all of this mean to you? It means that with the help of the 5 research-driven ingredients contained in IC-5, you can effectively support healthy blood sugar and insulin levels, along with enhanced insulin sensitivity and function, all while still enjoying many of your favorite carbohydrate foods.
And that’s certainly what it’s done for me. In fact, I was so excited when this formula hit my doorstep that I immediately shared it with my entire family.
My wife and sister, both in their 40s, are loving the results they’re getting while still enjoying our family traditions. At the same time, my mother-in-law, 69, and my father in law, 72, are both feeling healthier and more fit than they have in a very long time.
What’s more, we all certainly appreciate that we can get the benefits from IC-5 by simply taking 2 small capsules before our carb-containing meals. It’s simple to use, and even easier to benefit from.
To further support our results, we all go for a walk around the neighborhood after dinner—there’s nothing like feeling and getting healthier together as a family! I’ve also been working out with my good friend and colleague Dan Long. It’s just 30 minutes a few times a week, but it’s really made a difference.
All in all, I’m happy to say that along with a healthy lifestyle, IC-5 has really given me the edge I was looking for to achieve my goals and get back to my wedding day weight! It gives my body the support it needs to tackle the carbohydrates I eat, and it sure is nice to enjoy a pasta dinner with the family without having to worry about every carb I eat haunting me the next time I step on the scale.
And today, IC-5 is available to you, in an upgraded 2.0 formula, containing all the ingredients I just went over in their latest and greatest research-backed forms.
It’s also important to note that with IC-5 2.0 you get the exact amount of each ingredient that research has shown to be effective, and then we further test each lot with an accredited 3rd party lab to ensure what’s listed on the label is actually in the product. We take the quality of our products seriously because that’s exactly what you deserve—honest, research-driven products that deliver effective levels of each and every premium ingredient.
So, if you’re anything like me and you want to continue enjoying the satisfaction of carbohydrate-rich foods while achieving your health and fitness goals, simply choose your money-saving package below and click Add to Cart. From my family to yours, this is something I am truly excited to share with you.
Even more, in the spirit of family, with every order placed today we will feed a hungry child on your behalf through the charity No Kid Hungry®. So, as you take charge of your own health, you’ll also be providing healthy nutrition to a child in need...what a difference we’ll make together!
And of course, like with all BioTrust products, you’re always protected by our 365-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. You see, we’re so confident that you will love the results you get from IC-5 2.0 that you can get a refund of your full purchase price of even empty bottles if for any reason you aren’t satisfied—up to a full YEAR after securing your order today. That’s a promise from me to you.
You see, I want to do everything I can to make sure you experience the same state-of-the-art carbohydrate metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and blood sugar support benefits of IC-5 that my family and I along with thousands of our customers have—so you too can enjoy your favorite carbohydrate-rich foods while achieving your health and fitness goals. And we want to make it one of the easiest decisions you’ve ever made.
To the love of carbs and your results,
Co-Founder, BioTrust Nutrition
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