‘Tis the holiday season, a time for family, friends, and assembling gifts (which frequently result in “extra” parts). We, at GOOD IDEA, would like to provide you with a gift idea that has a lasting positive impact with no construction required; the gift of better blood sugar. Blood sugar impacts multiple areas of our lives including health, mood, and energy levels. We want to spread the good news on exactly how GOOD IDEA works just in time for the holidays in order to help everyone celebrate this joyous time while improving metabolic health.
What is GOOD IDEA?
GOOD IDEA is a functional beverage, meaning that it is a drink containing nontraditional ingredients (like our amino acids and chromium) that work for a specific function. In the case of GOOD IDEA, that function is to reduce post-meal blood sugar. GOOD IDEA was developed to help improve metabolic health and energy levels by reducing post-prandial blood glucose spikes.
Why should I care about controlling my blood sugar?
When we stabilize our blood sugar levels, we reduce the extreme highs and lows that leave us feeling exhausted, moody, and unable to think clearly. Practicing healthy nutritional choices, exercising, and using tools like GOOD IDEA to regulate our blood sugar can reduce post-meal crashes. This improves our energy levels, reduces sugar cravings, and limits needless calorie intake. This leads to enhanced metabolic health, increased mental clarity, and help with achieving sustainable weight loss. When we routinely do a great job at controlling our blood sugar, we significantly reduce the risk of metabolic conditions, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
How does GOOD IDEA work?
GOOD IDEA was created by two researchers, so it should come as no surprise that we are a product backed by science. The ingredients in GOOD IDEA are supported by randomized, double-blind clinical trials, the gold standard in scientific research. Five essential amino acids and a small amount of the essential mineral chromium, in the form of chromium picolinate, work together to reduce blood sugar. Amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Threonine, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) prime the metabolism to provide more effective energy from the food you eat. Chromium picolinate enhances insulin sensitivity in order to more effectively transport energy into the cells.
Combined, they synergistically reduce post-prandial blood sugar by at least 20%. This blood sugar stabilization helps to improve our energy levels, reduce cravings, and improve our metabolic health.
Since we are dedicated to healthy living, GOOD IDEA has no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine, and is non-GMO. What we do have is: lightly carbonated water, 5 amino acids to help with glucose metabolism, chromium picolinate for insulin sensitivity, zinc to improve immune health, potassium to help metabolize carbohydrates, and natural flavors for a taste of Sweden. Our flavors come from emulsified berries, meaning we heat the berries to separate the caloric content from the essence, or flavor. This allows us to stay close to nature and use the essence of the berry without any of the sugar or carbohydrates.
How do I use GOOD IDEA to help me reach my health goals?
GOOD IDEA can be used to help stabilize blood sugar levels, as a caffeine alternative, as a pre-workout, or as a delicious sparkling water. While you can certainly drink GOOD IDEA at any point throughout the day, we recommend timing your refreshing treat according to your health goals.
Blood Sugar Stabilization
For individuals seeking to improve blood sugar stabilization, pair GOOD IDEA with a meal. Start by drinking ⅓ of GOOD IDEA a few minutes before you begin eating. Finish it with your food for more stable blood sugar levels. Our clinical trials show that GOOD IDEA reduces post-meal blood sugar by at least 20%.
For individuals who may be concerned with dropping blood sugar between meals, we have you covered. Our peer-reviewed and published research has shown that GOOD IDEA only reduces blood glucose when consumed with food. It will not drop your blood sugar unnecessarily when enjoyed between meals.
If you’re looking for GOOD IDEA to help get rid of that afternoon energy slump, then we recommend pairing GOOD IDEA with your lunch. Drink ⅓ of GOOD IDEA a few minutes before you begin eating. Finish it with your food.
Chromium picolinate will work to enhance insulin sensitivity and more effectively transport energy into the cells to be used as fuel. Our unique blend of amino acids will work to stabilize blood sugar and reduce the extreme highs and lows that leave us feeling exhausted, moody, and unable to think clearly.
GOOD IDEA can be used to help power your workout. Sip on a good idea before or during exercise. The amino acids in GOOD IDEA, particularly an amino acid called leucine, has been shown to promote muscle growth. Additionally, the chromium picolinate in GOOD IDEA promotes insulin sensitivity. Improved insulin sensitivity encourages muscle glycogen replenishment and allows glucose to be effectively transported into the cells to be used as fuel.
Wrapping up the GOOD IDEA package
We are on a mission to help others improve their metabolic health and live their best lives. The gift of better blood sugar, reduced cravings, reduced energy crashes, and improved metabolic health is a present that will leave you feeling great (with no assembly required). We wish you all a healthy and happy holiday season.
Author: Dr. Colleen Gulick