Ensure healthy blood sugar, balanced insulin levels and all-day energy.

Glucose Essentials® (90 capsules, 30-day supply) | Blood Sugar Support Vitamins & Supplements

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Glucose Essentials® will help you win the
blood sugar battle once and for all!

Folks, get ready to impress your doctor with great glucose numbers! Glucose Essentials contains the recent Swiss discovery called Portusana® Purslane Extract, which takes my acclaimed formula to a whole new level. It promotes normal blood sugar levels and better insulin sensitivity. These are benefits you’re going to feel. By helping to even out the blood sugar spikes and drops, Portusana helps to give you a slow, steady supply of energy.

Altogether, Glucose Essentials will help:

  • Balance blood sugar
  • Improve insulin sensitivity
  • Fight sugar cravings
  • And much more!
“I’ve been using Glucose Essentials for about a year. I have lost 35 pounds…and [my] daily readings have been reduced.”*
— Internet product review

Read more about the science and research behind Portusana Purslane Extract here.

Improve your cells’ insulin sensitivity

While the studies on Portusana are excellent, the star ingredient in Glucose Essentials is Silbinol®, a pure, concentrated extract of the Indian kino tree. Silbinol helps remove sugar from your bloodstream and transport it into your cells. Read more about the studies behind Silbinol as well as the importance of the trace mineral chromium here.

Boost your insulin efficiency

Even with healthy gateways, sometimes your insulin needs more help to move enough glucose from your bloodstream into your cells. Vanadyl sulfate, a naturally occurring bright blue mineral, comes to the rescue by mimicking your body’s own natural insulin.

WOW! Vanadyl sulfate’s brilliant blue color is one of the most vibrant hues found in nature. Glucose Essentials harnesses this miracle mineral’s full power with the proven research dose.

Click here to read more about the amazing powers of vanadyl sulfate and the other powerhouse ingredients in Glucose Essentials.

“Within a week my fasting glucose [improved]. I gave my doctor a bottle of your Glucose Essentials and explained what I had done. He said, ‘Whatever you are doing keep doing it.’ I am!”* — Bill

I’m always looking for the most advanced ways to keep you healthy, and your blood sugar is no exception. My Glucose Essentials formula is based on the most up-to-date research, and it’s the foundation of my Advanced Glucose Program. I also recommend that you take the Forward Plus Daily Regimen to meet all your daily nutrient needs. Blood sugar and insulin play key roles in several important health areas. That’s why I encourage you to support your glucose levels by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and taking targeted nutrients—all of which help maintain normal blood sugar levels.

*Individual results may vary.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving

Chromium (as polynicotinate)

66 mcg

Indian Kino Tree Extract‡ (heartwood and bark)

150 mg

Gymnema Extract† (leaf)

133 mg

Purslane Extract§ (leaf)

60 mg

Vanadyl Sulfate

33 mg

Banaba Extract♦ (leaf)

1 mg

Other ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide

‡Silbinol® (Indian Kino Tree Extract) is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.

†GS4 Plus® (Gymnema Extract) is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.

§® is a registered trademark of Frutarom USA, Inc.

♦GlucoHelp® is a registered trademark of OptiPure, Inc.

Standardization Levels: Indian Kino Tree Extract: 5% pterostilbene, 0.01% epicatechin; Gymnema sylvestre Extract: 25% gymnemic acids; Banaba Extract: 18% corosolic acid

Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule three times daily before a meal. Do not exceed 3 capsules daily or take additional vanadyl sulfate without consulting a health care professional.

Warning: If you are on insulin treatment, or are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care professional before using this product. If you are on oral hypoglycemic agents, this product may require an adjustment in your medication. Always consult a health care professional before making an adjustment.

Note: Vanadyl sulfate may cause a harmless darkening of stools. Use of this product may result in gastrointestinal upset including loose stools, abdominal discomfort, or nausea.

Keep out of reach of children.


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Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

Thank you Dr. Whitaker . . . I'm a believer!:) I was diagnosed as being a pre-diabetic on March 26, of 2012. My test results showed my morning blood sugar fasting number at 157 and my A1c was 7.0 . . . and I was scared! My doctor put me on Metformin and wanted to do blood work again in 3 months. I went home that day, got on my computer and read everything I could find about being a diabetic. That's how I found your website and that's where I read that diabetes could be REVERSED and even CURED! After 30 days, I stopped taking the Metformin, forever! Long story short and 1 year later, after taking Glucose Essentials (and Berberine!), I have lost 63 pounds and my April 2013 blood work test results had my morning fasting number at 115 and my A1c was 5.8 . . . I'm still "a work in progress" with my weight loss, but with my diet changes (no/low carbs) and your supplement advice, I'm well on my way to beating diabetes, thanks to you Dr. Whitaker! Folks . . . don't wait another day! If you're struggling with diabetes, order Dr. Whitaker's Glucose Essentials (and Berberine supplements). They really work! God bless you Dr. Whitaker for saving lives!:)

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5.0 out of 5 stars

I started out with 3\day and had a very queasy stomach (at times I felt as though I was going to throw up). I stopped taking them until my stomach settled down and now I take 2/day with no problems. All through this my blood sugar has been 75-120 in the morning and less than 150 the rest of the day; unless I cheat on food intake.

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

Well ive been taking these for over a year. When,i started actually drinking ALOT of water. while taking 3 pills SINGLE DAY....without ANY exercise. ive lost 50 lbs. in 15 months. and yes these do help with curbing sugar craving's. havent had ANY side affects,i also eat ALOT of fiber in my diet at least 20-30 grams a day worth,very limited bread in take,i eat alot of meat/protein/veggies...moderate amounts of dairy. Just wondering how much more weight i'll lose when i actually start exercising,..at that point,ill post another review,so far so good!

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

after taking glucose essentials for about 2 months - my sugar is normal again. I am about to try extra streng restful night essentials - its on order. I really hope it works. Insomnia is my biggest problem. Thanks Dr. Whitaker.

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

I`ve been using Glucose Essentials for over two months. I`ve been able to cut my insulin use in half while keeping my numbers in the "normal" range (70 to 100) with A1c at 6.1.

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

Glucose Essentials got my wife's blood sugar down to NORMAL level. I could not ask for more!

Reviewed on
1.0 out of 5 stars

Hasn't lowered A1c and caused diarhia.

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

I have been using Glucose Essentials (GE) for about 1 year. I am on that track now. I have lost about 35 lbs with about 15-20 more to go. My A1C has been reduced as well as my daily readings. Thank you for all of your research and your willingness to be "out in front" of the medical critics.

Reviewed on
5.0 out of 5 stars

I live over seas and only get to my regular doctor when I come back to the states... I started taking this supplement and... the last time I had my [level] checked it was down to 7.1! This product is working wonders for me!

Reviewed on
4.0 out of 5 stars

... I recommend the Forward Plus multivitamins along with the glucose essentials, the fish oil and the cinnamon complex. Dr. Whitaker's book on reversing Diabetes is a must read if you are serious about getting off the prescription meds and insulin. Excerise and eat right and take the vitamins and supplements. They do work. I did not rate 5 stars because i think they are too expensive.

Scientific Support


Swiss discovery improves your blood sugar

Scientists hit blood sugar pay dirt with the Swiss discovery of Portusana Purslane Extract. Portusana, from an edible leafy plant, improves insulin sensitivity and blocks dietary glucose from entering your bloodstream. In one pilot clinical trial, researchers found that Portusana reduced blood sugar levels after only 2–3 weeks.1


Clinical trials showed that patients taking 450 mg of Silbinol daily for 12 weeks had an average drop of 32 points in their fasting glucose.2


The trace mineral chromium also improves insulin sensitivity by increasing the number of “gateways” on your cell walls that allow glucose to enter. And Glucose Essentials gives you a generous 198 mcg of chromium in the highly absorbable polynicotinate form to get the job done.

Vanadyl Sulfate

Studies show that vanadyl sulfate can drop fasting glucose by 20% in just four weeks3—plus improve insulin sensitivity. But most supplements give you one-tenth of what you need. I insisted on using the same full research dose in Glucose Essentials that I’ve had great success with at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. So you get a completely safe dose that’s proven effective.


But that’s not all. Glucose Essentials includes another insulin efficiency booster called GlucoHelp banaba leaf extract that also enhances glucose transport and promotes normal blood sugar levels.

GS4 Plus®

Slow the flow of dietary sugars into your bloodstream

Gymnema extract slows the release of sugar from the foods you eat, keeping your blood sugar steady. And the special GS4 Plus form in Glucose Essentials has been shown in clinical trials to lower blood glucose.4

1 Frutarom Pilot Study (unpublished)
2 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Indian J Med Res.1998 Jul;108:24–29
3 Boden G, et al. Metabolism 1996 Sep;45(9):1130–1135
4 Baskaran K, et al. J Ethnopharmacol 1990 Oct;30(3):295–305

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