|From a Sucanon user:|
“I’m very happy with the result that Sucanon has had for me. I’ve found that taking just one tablet a day has been enough to give me good control of my blood sugar.”
JF, OHIO, USA
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Q. What is Sucanon?
A. Sucanon belongs to a class of products known as insulin sensitizers. Insulin sensitizers help people make better use of their own (endogenous) insulin. Sucanon is taken in tablet form --- one tablet in the morning and one in the late afternoon, about 10 hours apart.
Q. Should I take Sucanon with meals?
A. The recommended way to take Sucanon is in the morning, before your morning meal and in the evening, before your evening meal.
Q. What is the daily dosage of Sucanon?
A. Sucanon should be taken as one tablet, twice per day.
Q. Can I take more than the daily dose of Sucanon?
A. Sucanon should be taken as indicated on the package (two tablets per day). There is no risk to taking more than two tablets daily but clinical data indicate that taking more than two tablets daily will not improve insulin sensitivity or blood sugar beyond normal levels.
Q. Can I take Sucanon with food?
A. Sucanon should preferably should be taken before your morning meal and before your evening meal.
Q. What is the name of the active ingredient in Sucanon?
A. Sucanon is a multi-component product which contains natural and synthetic ingredients, both of which are active. The natural ingredient is derived from a dried root and the synthetic ingredient is derived from a form of molybdenum.
Q. What is the chemical name of Sucanon?
A. The chemical name by which Sucanon is known is manitolatodimolybdate.
Q. What is the English translation of the chemical name on the side of the sucanon package?
A. The chemical name by which Sucanon is known in English is manitolatodimolybdate.
Q. Can Sucanon help me lose weight?
A. Many people report losing weight when they are on Sucanon.
Q. How does Sucanon help with weight loss?
A. Sucanon makes the cell wall more permeable to insulin, which in turn allows more glucose to leavethe blood stream, thus lowering blood sugar levels. Sucanon is particularly likely to have an effect on muscle cells rather than fat cells, so that muscle cells are more able to take glucose from the blood stream and thus have more fuel to burn.
Q. Is Sucanon a prescription product?
A. Sucanon has been approved for prescription sale in Peru and has been approved as an over-the-counter (non-prescription) product in Mexico, where it is widely sold.
Q. If I live in the U.S. or Canada, can my doctor prescribe Sucanon for me?
A. No regulatory application has been made yet in the United States so doctors cannot prescribed Sucanon. However, Type II diabetics can buy Sucanon for their own use and have it delivered to them from Mexico under the U.S. FDA’s “personal importation” guidelines. A similar program exists for Type II diabetics in Canada who wish to buy Sucanon for their own use.
Q. Is there anyone who should not take Sucanon?
A. Sucanon should not be taken by the following groups:
a woman who is pregnant or nursing.
Type I or insulin-injecting diabetics, since by increasing the cells’ sensitivity to insulin, it can llead to lowering blood sugar too far, a condition known as hypoglycaemcia.
Sucanon also should not be taken by children or teenagers, since Sucanon has not been tested with these age groups.
Q. Does Sucanon pose any risks for Type II Diabetics, other than pregnant or nursing women?
A. Pre-clinical and clinical tests have shown no pattern of side-effects attributable to Sucanon. In clinical tests, Sucanon had a side-effect profile similar to placebo.
Q. Can Sucanon be taken in combination with other Type II Diabetes medications?
A. All medications should be only be started, stopped or combined with other medications with the knowledge of your doctor. However, many Type II diabetics have found that taking Sucanon in combination with other Type II diabetes medications, that are not insulin-sensitizers, has helped them get improved control of their blood sugar levels. See Feedback page [on this site; linked]
Q. Does Sucanon lower blood sugar levels?
A. Yes. Sucanon has been shown to help more than 80% of patients reduce their blood sugar levels significantly.
Q. Can Sucanon reduce the symptoms related to Type II Diabetes?
A. Yes, Sucanon has been shown to reduce several symptoms associated with Type II Diabetes, including), polydipsia (recurrent thirst), polyuria (frequent need to urinate), high blood sugar levels, fatigue and weight gain.
Q. If I am a Type I (insulin-injecting) diabetic, can Sucanon help me?
A. No, Sucanon is not intended for use by Type I diabetics, since the combination of extra insulin and increase in insulin sensitivity can lead to hypoglaecemia (blood sugar too low).
Q. Where can I find published information on Sucanon?
A. Pre-clinical and clinical information on Sucanon has been filed with Mexico’s national regulator, the Board of Health, but has not yet been published in medical journals. Summaries of clinical materials can also be found here [click on Clinical Results link]
Q. If I travel to Mexico, can I buy Sucanon and bring it back with me?
A. Yes, if you are a Type II diabetic, you can bring Sucanon for personal use back with you, to a limit of three months’ supply at one time. Alternatively, you can order up to 3 months supply from this web-site [lnk to Buy page]
Q. Does Sucanon need special storage?
A. Sucanon should be kept in a cool dry place.
Q. What is the shelf life of Sucanon?
A. Sucanon is good for at least one year and longer if kept refrigerated.