TOP Diabetes Nutritional Supplements
What's the scoop on Diabetes Nutritional Supplements? It's tough to know especially given the massive amounts of compounds and special formulas touting themselves as "the cure" for diabetes.
We have drafted many articles of different supplements that get the most attention for helping your diabetes. We'll look at some studies and think about some common sense approaches.
As always, however, check with your doctor before taking on a supplement regime. While many natural remedies are normally harmless, the issue is that some of the supplements below can interact with your other medications.
Various Herbs: There are various herbs that hold very good promise for controlling glucose levels. Remember, you aren't looking for a panacea, eating right and exercising is important. However, supplementing with some natural treatments may give you the final edge.
Check out the studies of these natural treatments to learn more.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. It helps reduce inflammation in your cells, which is a common problem for everyone, but especially for diabetics.
There are also preliminary studies that suggest ALA may help you reduce your glucose levels. Either way, you will want to check this compound out!
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera gel contains over 75 different nutrients and 200 active compounds. Aloe has been used on the Middle East for centuries as a treatment for diabetes.
Over the years, there has been over 500 studies looking at this plant. Check out how aloe vera can possibly lower your blood glucose.
Chromium: This mineral is not produced by the body, yet it is essential for you. Meaning, you need to consume it in either supplemental form or through your food.
Chromium is also thought to help you lower your glucose levels. Find out more about this essential mineral after the jump.
Coenzyme Q10: CoQ10 is a very popular supplement. It is involved in 95 percent of all energy creation in the body. It also seems that if you have a disease, there is research going on to see if CoQ10 can help you.
Check here to see if this is one supplement you need to ask your doctor about.
Glucosamine: Glucosamine can help reduce pain on your joints. It is also thought to help slow joint degeneration and possibly help rebuild cartilage.
However, if you have diabetes, some people have claimed that this substance can harm you. Find out why and if you have to worry.
Green Tea: Again, Asians seem to have a jump start on knowing about natural treatments. Check out this article and you will be putting tea, rather than coffee in your mug.
It seems as though green tea can help with just about any ailment you seem to be able to come up with. Well, maybe not everything, but it does have a lot of benefits worth knowing.
Magnesium: Magnesium is a little known, but extremely valuable mineral for the human body. Diabetics are actually more prone to a magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium is also thought to help stimulate the transfer of glucose into your cells. So, you better sit up and recognize! Take a look to see, if you need to take some magnesium.
Omega 3: Arguably, Omega 3 is one of the most popular nutritional supplements on the market today. Unfortunately, people with diabetes have an increased risk in developing cardiovascular disease.
Studies show that omega 3 can reduce the risk of developing this complication. Moreover, at least one native population saw instances of diabetes soar as their intake of omega 3 rich foods plummeted.
Sea Vegetables: Who ever heard of sea vegetables? Well, these wonders of the sea are absolutely packed with nutrients that affect your overall health.
After the jump, you can check out an informative PBS video clip from Olivia Newton John discussing these amazing plants and how the Japanese have been eating them for centuries.
Vanadium: Not many people think about vanadium when it comes to nutritional supplements. Even fewer people think about vanadium in relation to their diabetes health. Well, think again.
Initial research is promising on how vanadium may help you control blood glucose levels. Please take the time to check out this little known supplement.
Cinnamon: Here is the granddad of nutritional supplements for people with diabetes. Cinnamon always seems to garner the most attention. Find out how dropping a simple cinnamon stick in your coffee or tea can have a profound affect on your health.By erich Schultz - Last Revised May 2013.