Lysulin: A Certified Animal-Free Choice for Diabetes

Sonya Sotomayor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, once said, "My diabetes is such a central part of my life... it did teach me discipline... it also taught me about moderation... I've trained myself to be super-vigilant... because I feel better when I am in control (Jain, 2019)."
Dr. John Burd, CEO and Founder of Lysulin, Inc

Diabetes affects millions of people world-wide. In 2018, the CDC reported that 10.5% of the US population had diabetes, a percentage that continues to increase with age, as about 26.8% of all Americans above the age of 65 were diagnosed with diabetes.


Patients with diabetes often struggle with controlling glucose levels, and this becomes even more difficult with the many complications from this disease, including peripheral neuropathy, kidney disease, and retinopathy. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 18–64 years. The morbidity of these complications is high - in 2017, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.


Dr. John Burd, CEO and Founder of Lysulin, Inc., was inspired by growing diabetes statistics and diabetes diagnoses in his own family. Throughout his career, Burd has founded many tools and supplements to help support people with diabetes, and he is most notably known for leading DexCom's popular continuous glucose monitors (Woolsey, 2019). Dr. Burd was inducted into the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Hall of Fame in 2005 after winning the Ullman prize for innovation in clinical chemistry. Read more about Dr. Burd in an interview here.


Dr. Burd's latest addition to diabetes support is Lysulin, an all-natural supplement that blends lysine, zinc, and Vitamin C. (Lysulin, n.d.). Lysulin's composition is based on clinical research that suggests that the combination of lysine, zinc, and Vitamin C can not only support blood sugar levels but also prevent complications from excess glucose. According to a study conducted by Sapienza University of Rome (1993), D-lysine can bind with excess glucose and pass out of the body through the urine. Clinical trials conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2016) found that the test group taking L-lysine reduced advanced glycation end products created by excess glucose in the body.


Lysulin recently gained patent approval for the prevention of protein glycation using Lysine supplements for a method of monitoring blood sugar control and as a method of treating diabetes using a supplement.


In the pilot double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study of 67 participants, substantial reductions in hemoglobin A1c test levels were observed in people taking Lysulin as compared to people taking a placebo. Improved insulin resistance and beta cell function were also observed. Other studies suggest vitamin C lowers hemoglobin A1c through antioxidant activity, significantly reducing hemoglobin A1c in subjects with Type 2 diabetes and improving systolic/diastolic blood pressure.



While there is data that supports the effectiveness of Lysulin, Burd acknowledges that Lysulin will not work for everyone. In Burd's pilot study, 14 subjects saw improvements while 6 were "non-responders", meaning they saw no effects. Burd also points out that even prescription drugs don’t work for 100% of patients, but closer to 30 and 50%, so he’s happy if Lysulin can work for 76% of people (Dubois, 2019).


Lysulin’s easy-to-take, chewable tablet is gluten free, vegetarian and Certified Animal-Free by VeganMed. Our certification sets the gold standard for identifying animal-derived ingredients, even incorporating laboratory testing when appropriate. Ready to try Lysulin? You can find it on our online marketplace!

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