Pendulum Glucose Control is a patented formulation of five anaerobic probiotic strains and the prebiotic inulin, which provides the initial food source for the probiotics. This unique synbiotic helps restore the body’s natural capabilities to produce butyrate, which helps meet the unique dietary needs of people with type 2 diabetes.
Butyrate is the primary energy source for colon cells. It binds to specific receptors within the gut mucosa and stimulates the release of the incretin hormone, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). Among healthy people, GLP-1 promotes satiety and reduces appetite, enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion in the beta cells, inhibits post-meal glucagon secretion, reduces glucose output from the liver, and helps regulate gastric emptying. GLP-1 is deficient in people with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes, which contributes to hyperglycemia.
The two main ways PGC works is: It revives body’s ability to produce short chain fatty acids including butyrate, and restores the mucin lining of the gut.