DIABETES: Vitamins and minerals supplement

Diabetes is a chronic illness where the body does not make enough insulin. Or becomes insensitive (resistant) to the insulin that is produced.
If diabetes isn’t treated it can have serious consequences. It fact there is no cure for diabetes, but lifestyle perspective and natural supplements may improve blood sugar control and prevent potentially life-threatening complications.

Top Recommended Supplements

Alpha lipoic acid: The substance is powerful antioxidants that can help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetic complications including neuropathy and nephropathy (kidney disease).

Twinlab Chromium Picolinate Mega (100 capsules)
Chromium: Chromium is trace mineral that plays essential role in sugar metabolism. It helps improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. Some researches have shown that diabetics are deficient in chromium, and that supplements can help improve management of blood sugar.

Fibre: Fible aids improve blood glucose control and weight management. Studies subjected fibre supplements of psyllium, oat bran, and glucomannan have shown benefits for diabetics.

Complementary Supplements

B-vitamins: Vitamin B is essential for proper nerve function and energy metabolism. Best of all take a B-complex or a multivitamin that contains at least 50 mg of the B-vitamins.

Fenugreek: Supplements containing Fenugreek seeds have been shown to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity.

Fish oil: Fish oil aids improve glucose tolerance, reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and may aid improve diabetic complications (neuropathy and nephropathy).

Gymnema: Preliminary studies shows that this herb can help stimulate insulin secretion and improve blood glucose control.


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