Skin tags

Q: I have skin tags around my neck and now they are appearing at the edges of my armpits. What is causing them?

A: Skin tags are strongly associated with prediabetes, also called insulin resistance, and Type-2 diabetes. In those with insulin resistance, insulin becomes ineffective at pushing sugar into cells and, as such, the blood sugar builds up and the body keeps producing more insulin in an attempt to normalize blood sugar. Eventually, the pancreas becomes exhausted and diabetes results. We have an epidemic of Type-2 diabetes and early detection can prevent the development of this deadly disease. Diabetics, on average, live 10 to 15 years less than non-diabetics. Dozens of studies show that as few as three skin tags on the body are linked to increased diabetes risk. Research has also shown that those with skin tags have higher cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, and C-reactive protein (CRP) than those without skin tags (all risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease). Those people with elevated CRP, a marker for inflammation in the body, are four times more likely to develop diabetes. So although skin tags look bad, they are actually a warning sign for diabetes that we should not ignore. A nutrient derived from carob called Chirositol has been researched in over 30 studies at the Virginia Medical School, where it was found to normalize blood sugar and insulin quickly, thereby helping to eliminate those ugly skin tags. Chirositol has also been shown to reduce appetite and improve our happy hormone, serotonin. Reduced serotonin or poor metabolism of serotonin is linked to increased sugar cravings. So by balancing serotonin, Chirositol also helps control appetite. One woman recently remarked to me that she dropped seven pounds in four weeks using GLUCOsmart with Chirositol but the best part was, one day while she was rubbing her neck, her skin tags rolled off in her hand. With our aging population and increasing obesity rates, we need to start preventing diabetes. GLUCOsmart with Chirositol is the answer to eliminating skin tags, aiding weight loss and preventing insulin resistance before diabetes becomes a serious health threat.