The Loss of Insulin Sensitivity can be Decreased with the Right Nutrients
It has been estimated that there are over 15 million people in the United States who have diabetes. Only 10 million of these individuals have been diagnosed. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately this disease has no cure. However with the right diet and nutritional supplements, you can help support healthy blood sugar levels.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels as we age is critical to promoting good health. High levels of blood sugar are associated with adverse affects on ones vision, heart/circulation, kidneys and nervous system. Several vitamins, minerals, herbs and antioxidants have been studied for their efficacy at promoting healthy blood sugar and protecting cells from the damage of elevated blood sugars with favorable results. These include:
- Chromium (200 – 1,000 mcg per day – ChromeMate & Picolinate forms are superior)
- Gymnema Sylvestre (400 mg per day)
- Bilberry (160 – 320 mg per day of the standardized 25% anthocyanidin)
- Flavonoids (100 – 500 mg per day –
Quercetinis the most powerful at preventing sorbitol damage to cells)
- Magnesium (300 – 500 mg per day – chelated forms such as taurate and citrate are best)
- Vitamin E (400 – 1,200 IU per day – a natural blend is up to 3 times more powerful)
- Vitamin C (500mg – 2,000 mg per day – Ester-C is a superior form)
- B-Complex (B1, B3 and B6 at 10 – 100 mg per day plus B12 at 100 – 2,000 mcg per day – methylcobalamin is a far superior form)
B-vitamins and Magnesium influence healthy nerve and heart function.*
The rare mineral chromium plays a major role in the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Studies have shown that supplementing the diet with chromium can decrease fasting blood glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, lower insulin levels, and promote healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Lutein is an antioxidant found in many plants that is also beneficial for promoting healthy blood sugar levels. Many doctors have reported excellent results using 6-20 mg per day of Lutein to promote healthy vision. Some recent studies indicate Lutein may promote a healthy cardiovascular system.*
Mormordica Extract (Bitter Melon) is a tropical fruit widely cultivated in Asia and South America. The blood-sugar-lowering action of the fresh fruit or extract of the unripe fruit has been clearly established in human clinical trials, as well as in experimental models.*
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.