Glucose Control or Akkermansia—Which Pendulum Product is Right For You?

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re curious about Pendulum’s probiotics: Pendulum Glucose Control and Pendulum Akkermansia.  To help you select the probiotic that is right for you, let’s start with your health goals. Below, you’ll find more information about ways that Pendulum products can help to: Manage your Type 2 diabetes (A1C and blood-glucose levels) Improve your general gut health Improve or restore the diversity of your microbiome...

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What is a Gut-Microbiome Diet?

By Dan Trecroci Have you ever been to a concert or sporting event, and sat up in the stadium’s nosebleed seats?  When you look down, what do you see—about 50,000 people?  Now, multiply that crowd of 50,000 people that you see by 100,000,000.    If you can visualize a number that big, you can visualize the trillions of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other life forms) living together inside our...

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Precision Diabetes Medicine and Nutrition Care – Ready for Prime Time?

Hope Warshaw is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) who has been involved in diabetes care, education and support for over forty years. She has and continues to apply her credentials as a consultant, book author, freelance writer and media spokesperson within her business, Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC, a consultancy based in Asheville North Carolina.  Interest in how healthcare providers can apply precision medicine...

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A Microbiome Test That Checks Your Gut-Health Progress

Interested in tracking Pendulum Glucose Control's progress with improving your gut health? Try Thorne’s at-home Gut Health Test, a cutting-edge microbiome test that checks the status of your gut microbiome so you can see the progress you’re making with Pendulum Glucose Control.     What will you learn? Thorne’s Gut Health Test provides personalized insights based on your test’s findings. It uses advanced, next-generation metagenomic sequencing of your stool sample,...

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Meet Pendulum Nutrition Communications Liaison Natalie Carabeo, MS RD LDN

Natalie achieved her undergraduate degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University. She is a hospital-trained Registered Dietitian, previously dedicating most of her days to educating patients and interns on nutrition therapy for chronic disease management. Although her passion is nutrition, Natalie also completed her Master's in Marketing from Florida International University to better serve the community via tailored communication. With over four years of experience in digital marketing...

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A Look Inside the Pendulum Partners Program

What is Pendulum Glucose Control (PGC)? Pendulum Glucose Control provides a targeted approach to Type 2 diabetes care. Pendulum Glucose Control (PGC) is a synbiotic with a proprietary blend with five anaerobic microbe probiotics and the prebiotic inulin. The five strains in PGC are known to be missing or lacking functionality in people with Type 2 diabetes. Here’s a look at what’s inside PGC: Why Do Specific Strains Matter? Akkermansia Muciniphila: Microbe...

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Can You Buy an Akkermansia muciniphila Probiotic Supplement?

And other commonly asked questions about this revolutionary gut-health medical probiotic

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5 Tips for Adding Fiber to Your Diet if You Have IBS

By Tara Karr MS, RD, LDN, CDCES  According to the American College of Gastroenterology, roughly 1 in 20 Americans struggle with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Because there is no known cure for IBS, a focus on lifestyle interventions (including changing the way you eat) is often recommended. Research even suggests that an increase in fiber intake may be beneficial to help relieve some of the symptoms of IBS. (1)  If...

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Meet Pendulum’s Senior Scientist, Maggie Stoeva, Ph.D.

  Maggie Stoeva is a senior scientist on the Molecular Team at Pendulum. Maggie received her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Coates laboratory of applied and environmental microbiology. Maggie's research focused on sulfate-reducing microbes: ubiquitous, anaerobic “bugs” with economic, environmental and human-health consequences. She also investigated how sulfate-reducers cope with stressors, such as inhibitory compounds, both on an ecological and molecular scale, and uncovered novel cellular...

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Is Pendulum Glucose Control Safe For All People?

While Pendulum Glucose Control was formulated to help with the management of Type 2 Diabetes, its safety has also been successfully tested in people without diabetes. Pendulum Glucose Control is GRAS (generally recognized as safe), and marketed as a medical food, as defined by the FDA and section 5(b) of the Orphan Drug Act. What benefits does Pendulum Glucose Control give somebody without Type 2 diabetes? In a survey of Pendulum Glucose Control customers, 48.3% don’t...

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What is Your Gut Microbiome?

And what role does it play in your health?

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Meet Pendulum Dietitian Tara Karr MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

  Tara is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes and Education Care Specialist at Pendulum. She completed her Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in nutrition and went on to obtain her Masters of Family and Consumer Science degree. Prior to working at Pendulum, Tara has over five years of experience in the clinical setting where she provided education for people with diabetes, obesity, and several other metabolic disorders. Tara...

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