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Supplements Lower Blood Sugar

Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 09:44 AM


Diabetes is deadly. Diabetics are twice as likely to either die of a heart attack or experience a stroke, and cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in 80 percent of diabetics who die prematurely. Diabetes is also the primary cause of kidney disease. To learn more about how to prevent and control diabetes, read my report "The Diabetes Solution."
Fortunately, there are nutritional supplements that can help you lower your blood sugar safely and naturally. They include:
CoQ10. CoQ10 has been shown to lower blood glucose in diabetics by 30 percent. It also cut ketones (potentially poisonous chemicals produced by the body when there is an insulin shortage) by as much as 59 percent. CoQ10 increases cellular energy, is an antioxidant, reduces toxic iron levels in cells and protects the heart and brain.
Chromium. When chromium levels are low, HDL levels fall, insulin resistance develops and both triglycerides and total cholesterol rise. Chromium supplementation has been shown to improve insulin receptor function. Studies indicate glycation byproducts (hemoglobin A1c) were reduced, total cholesterol fell and glucose returned to normal in most people who took chromium.
Omega-3 fatty acids. The ability of omega-3 fatty acids to lower the risk of stroke and heart attacks is well-known. But it also possesses one other interesting property that applies especially to diabetes: Omega-3 fats convert the harmful very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) into low-density lipoproteins( LDL). "Omega 3: Nature’s Miracle Panacea" explains how omega-3 oils lower your risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.


Aged garlic extract. Garlic extract improves the immunity and also increases HDL cholesterol while lowering total cholesterol.
Flavonoids. Diabetics have an excess of damaging free radicals in their bodies, and flavonoids from vegetables are potent neutralizers. Quercetin, hesperidin, curcumin, luteolin, proanthocyanidin, naringenin, green tea extract, catechins and artichoke extract are among those found to be effective.
Alpha-lipoic acid. Alpha-lipoic acid is one of the strongest and most versatile antioxidants in the body. It exists in our every cell and tissue and is very effective in lowering blood sugar and preventing diabetic complications — especially cardiovascular and neurological problems. It also strengthens immunity, improves energy in cells, protects brain cells against excitotoxicity and removes excess iron and other toxic metals.
A number of studies have shown that alpha-lipoic acid can correct blood sugar in Type 2 diabetics and improve or even eliminate insulin need in insulin-dependent diabetics.
Other phytonutrients known to have beneficial effects on blood sugar include Panax ginseng, silymarin (milk thistle) and cinnamon extract.
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