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1. What are the ingredients that make ExtendBars so effective?
2. Do other snacks contain these ingredients?
3. Who can benefit from using ExtendBars?
4. When should I eat an ExtendBar to get the maximum benefit?
5. How do ExtendBars prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?
6. Can ExtendBars be used to treat low blood sugar episodes?
7. How do ExtendBars prevent high blood sugar  in the morning? 
8. How do ExtendBars suppress appetite?
9. How did you reduce the carbs in ExtendBar?
10. In what way are ExtendBars better than other low-carb foods?
11. Can I lose weight using ExtendBars?
12. Is ExtendBar a meal replacement or a snack?
13. How do ExtendBars improve exercise performance and recovery?
14. Are ExtendBars kosher?
15. Are ExtendBars gluten free?
16. The labelling claims it is gluten free, yet it is manufactured in a plant that also processes wheat products. How is it certified gluten-free?
17. The product contains Maltitol...from which source? Corn or wheat?
18. Should I consult a physician before I use ExtendBars?
19. Where can I buy ExtendBar?


1. What are the ingredients that make ExtendBars so effective?
The key ingredient that makes ExtendBars so effective is uncooked cornstarch. Uncooked cornstarch is a very complex, low glycemic carbohydrate that digests and converts to blood sugar very, very slowly. Interestingly, once corn or cornstarch is heated or cooked (as it is in most of the food products we eat containing corn) it becomes a simple, high-glycemic carbohydrate that works just the opposite, converting to blood sugar very rapidly. 

In ExtendBars, the uncooked cornstarch is combined with specific amounts of protein and fat to further slow the conversion to blood sugar. As a result, this unique ExtendBar combination converts to blood sugar more gradually than any other snack and is the only one clinically proven to help stabilize blood sugar levels for up to 9 hours. 


2. Do other snacks contain these ingredients? 
The formula used in ExtendBar is patent-protected, so no other snack contains this combination of ingredients shown to help stabilize blood sugar for up to 9 hours. Most other snacks contain carbohydrates that aren't as long-acting and complex as those in ExtendBar, so they convert to blood sugar more rapidly. 


3. Who can benefit from using ExtendBars? 
Anyone who would like to better manage their blood sugar levels can benefit from ExtendBars. 

People with diabetes
– Whether you have Type 1, Type 2, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes or insulin-resistance, ExtendBar offers great snacks for you. It won’t cause the blood sugar spikes and swings other foods can, making it much easier to manage your blood sugar levels.

Individuals trying to lose or manage weight
– When used as a between meal snack, ExtendBars can help you control your hunger for up to 9 hours, so you snack less and even eat an average of 21% fewer calories at mealtime.

People who struggle with episodes of low blood sugar unrelated to diabetes
– Even if you don’t have diabetes, you can still appreciate the ability of ExtendBars to help prevent low blood sugar for up to 9 hours. This is particularly true if you have reactive hypoglycemia, experience low blood sugar during, or hours after exercise and/or often skip a meal or go too long between meals. 

Individuals who want to maintain a high energy level or improve their exercise performance and recovery
-  Because ExtendBars convert to blood sugar gradually over 9 hours, they provide you with a sustained supply of energy to help get you through the most physically demanding activity or your most hectic day. ExtendBar's prevent the drops in blood sugar that can hurt your performance or slow you down. 


4. When should I eat ExtendBar to get the maximum benefit?
When you should eat an ExtendBar depends on which ExtendBar benefits are most important to you. 

To prevent low blood sugar
– Eat an ExtendBar about an hour or two before you think an episode of low blood sugar is most likely to occur. If low blood sugar is a frequent problem overnight, eat an ExtendBar as a bedtime snack. If it’s a problem during or after exercise or any physically demanding activity, eat an ExtendBar an hour before the activity begins. If you experience low blood sugar when you go too long between meals or skip a meal, use an ExtendBar as a healthy, between-meal snack. 

To prevent high blood sugar in the morning
– If you find you are going to bed with a normal blood sugar level, but waking with a blood sugar level much higher, eating an ExtendBar as a bedtime snack can help. In a clinical study where an ExtendBar was used as a bed time snack, it was shown to reduce high morning blood sugar readings by an average of 28%. 

To help control your hunger
– Use an ExtendBar as a healthy, between-meal snack an hour or two after a meal, to keep your hunger from sabotaging you during your most vulnerable times of the day.

To maximize the benefits of your low-carb lifestyle
– One of the key benefits of low-carb foods is that they won’t cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to spike, so your body is more likely to burn fat for fuel and less likely to produce and store fat. Each ExtendBar can extend these low-carb benefits for most of the day (if eaten in the morning); also through the afternoon and evening (if eaten just after lunch); even overnight (if eaten as a bedtime snack)! 


5. How do ExtendBars help prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?
Unlike the carbohydrates in most foods we eat that convert to blood sugar within a couple of hours, the naturally complex carbohydrates in ExtendBars break down gradually to help prevent your blood sugar level from dropping too low for up to 9 hours. The torture test for this, not surprisingly, is at night while you sleep and can't replenish your blood sugar supply with food. In several clinical studies where an ExtendBar formula was eaten as a bedtime snack, the incidence of low blood sugar was reduced by 75%.

ExtendBars can help prevent low blood sugar any time it's likely to occur: overnight, during and even hours after any vigorous activity or exercise, when a meal gets delayed.


6. Can ExtendBars be used to treat low blood sugar episodes? 
Once an episode of low blood sugar occurs (a blood sugar level below 3.9 mmol) you should consume a food or beverage with rapid-acting carbohydrates (10-15 grams) to bring your blood sugar quickly back up to normal. A 4 oz. glass of fruit juice or regular cola, a Tbsp of honey, an 8 oz. glass of nonfat milk, 6 pieces of hard candy (as long as it’s not sugar-free), 3 glucose tablets or a tube of glucose gel should work well. 

Since ExtendBars contain primarily the longer-acting carbohydrates, they are not an appropriate treatment for low blood sugar once it occurs. However, because the symptoms of low blood sugar can come on quickly and can be serious if not treated promptly, it is best to prevent low blood sugar from happening in the first place. Only ExtendBars help provide a continuous supply of blood sugar for up to 9 hours – longer than any other snack – to help prevent episodes of low blood sugar.


7. How do ExtendBars help prevent high blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in the morning?
What many people with diabetes don't understand is that having your blood sugar drop too low during the night can actually cause your blood sugar to be high first thing in the morning, even before you eat. That's because as you sleep, your blood sugar level naturally drops. When your blood sugar level gets too low during the night, your liver releases glycogen (a stored form of glucose) into your blood stream. This quickly raises your blood sugar levels, often causing high blood sugar. 

When eaten at bedtime, an ExtendBar can help prevent your blood sugar level from dropping low enough to trigger the release of glycogen from your liver. In fact, in a clinical study where an ExtendBar was eaten as a bedtime snack, morning blood sugar levels were an average of 28% lower.


8. How do ExtendBars help to suppress appetite? 
ExtendBars do not contain any ingredients that chemically suppress your appetite. Instead, ExtendBars help naturally control your hunger by helping to prevent one of the key triggers of appetite – your blood sugar dropping too quickly or too low. 

When clinically tested, eating an ExtendBar as a between meal snack helped control appetite and reduced calories consumed at the next meal by an average of 21%. In addition to a more satisfied feeling throughout the day, many people have reported significant weight loss after using ExtendBar regularly.


9. How did you reduce the carbs in Extendbar?
We replaced many of the carbohydrates (rice crisps and fructose) with low glycemic carbohydrates (soy crisps, fibre and sucralose). This not only reduced the net carbs in ExtendBars but also added more fibre and protein to the formula.


10. In what way are ExtendBars better than other low-carb and sugar-free foods? 
Like ExtendBars, most low-carb and sugar-free foods have few fast-converting (net) carbs. So when you eat them, they won’t cause a big rise in your blood sugar. But that’s where the similarity ends. 

Unfortunately, other low-carb and sugar-free foods don’t contain sufficient long-acting carbohydrates to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level throughout the day or night like ExtendBars do. So within a couple of hours your blood sugar drops, triggering your hunger and leaving you susceptible to episodes of low blood sugar. Also many low-carb snacks are also high in fat and cholesterol and contain trans-fats, so they are not particularly good for your heart.

The unique formula in ExtendBars is patented for its ability to break down more gradually than other foods and release nutrients into your system more slowly. This slow conversion helps keep your blood sugar from rising too quickly, and continues to supply your body with the blood sugar fuel it needs to help prevent low blood sugar and keep your appetite under control for up to 9 hours. And because ExtendBars contain no cholesterol or trans-fats, it’s also deliciously heart healthy.


11. Can I lose weight using this product? 
Unlike many weight loss products on the market, ExtendBar does not "burn fat" or "speed up your metabolism", but it can help you to lose weight naturally in two ways. First, because ExtendBar converts so slowly to blood sugar, it won’t cause the spike in insulin production that encourages your body to produce and store fat. 

Second, because ExtendBars continue to provide you with a modest amount blood sugar for up to 9 hours, they work as a natural appetite suppressant, helping you to avoid unhealthy snacking between meals and eat less at meals. In clinical studies, people that used an ExtendBars between meals ate an average of 21% fewer calories at their next meal.

So when used regularly, ExtendBars can help you steadily lose weight in a more sustainable way. 


12. Is ExtendBar a meal replacement or a snack?
ExtendBar is primarily a snack because it doesn’t have enough calories (150 calories is not enough to be a meal) and it is also not fortified with vitamins and minerals. However, it can be part of a meal, for example with milk or yogurt, it makes a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.


13. How does ExtendBar improve exercise performance and recovery? 
With most types of exercise and strenuous physical activity, the body’s rate of using blood sugar (energy) increases both during the activity and for several hours after. And it’s not uncommon for a person to hit a point when their energy level suddenly drops and they experience symptoms of low blood sugar (headaches, feeling light-headed, weak, shaky, or inability to focus).

Because ExtendBars convert to blood sugar over 7-9 hours – more slowly than any other snack – they can supply the energy you need for even the most physically demanding activity. And ExtendBars continue providing energy for several hours after, while your body works to adjust its blood sugar needs back to a normal level. 


14. Is the product kosher? 
Yes, ExtendBars are kosher. The kosher symbol (OU-D) can be found on the back or side of the carton and on the individual bar wrappers. 


15. Is ExtendBar gluten free? 
ExtendBar is gluten-free.  

16. The labelling claims it is gluten free, yet it is manufactured in a plant that also processes wheat products. How is it certified gluten-free?
We use gluten free products. We allergen test the production line. We, then, send the finished product for gluten/gliadin testing to make sure it is gluten free as per the following process: 1. Products are tested for gluten content using testing protocols and test systems recognized and/or approved by the following organizations: GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organisation) and CODEX and is used by the Food Allergen Research and Resource Program from the University of Nebraska (considered to be the premier source for food allergen information worldwide).  2. We use the ELISA RIDASCREEN
® FAST Gliadin that employs the R5-antibody which is able to efficiently quantify proalmins from wheat, barley and rye at a level of 100%. 3. Our test results and test methods are in compliance with the US FDA's proposed rule for Gluten Free Foods. 4. Our test results and test methods are in compliance with Canadian, European and Australian standards for Gluten-Free foods.

17. The product contains Maltitol...from which source? Corn or wheat?
Corn is the source of the Maltitol.

18. Should I consult a physician before I use ExtendBar ?
There is no need to consult a physician when consuming ExtendBar because it’s classified as a natural health product and approved as such by Health Canada. ExtendBar has also been clinically shown to be very beneficial in the management of diabetes and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) because of its ability to help stabilize blood sugar levels. 

If you have diabetes it is important to account for the calories, carbohydrates, etc. from ExtendBar in your normal meal planning. Your health care professional can best aid you in this process. Please feel free to have your healthcare professional review the ExtendBar website for further information.

19. Where can I buy ExtendBar?
ExtendBar can be found in leading pharmacies across Canada. If your local pharmacy doesn’t carry ExtendBar, you can ask them to order it for you through their wholesaler. The product can also be purchased online or by calling Auto Control Medical, the Canadian distributor at 1-800-461-0991.


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