Nature’s TOP 5 Blood Sugar Busters
Think you don’t need to worry about your blood sugar? Think again.
Managing blood sugar is for EVERYONE, not just those with diabetes.
After all, elevated blood sugar levels increase your heart disease and stroke risk… even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes.
And let’ be honest here…with MOST Americans following a typical Western diet, many of us could use a little help in the blood sugar department.
Now I’d never advocate relying on supplements ALONE to balance blood sugar. But it never hurts to get a little extra help along the way.
And it turns out nature is ready to lend a hand.
The following are nature’s TOP 5 options for better blood sugar control.
The first (and possibly most well-known) nutrient on the list for keeping blood sugar in check is cinnamon.
One meta-analysis showed that cinnamon significantly reduces fasting blood sugar and HOMA-IR scores (a measure of insulin resistance) both in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
It’s believed the herb works by increasing insulin sensitivity.
You might expect to see aloe vera on a list for skin issues instead of blood sugar. You probably already know it’s the main ingredient in that green goop you slather on after a sunburn.
But research shows when you take aloe vera internally (in a capsule or pill) it can help balance blood sugar.
In fact, one review of MULTIPLE studies confirmed that supplementing with aloe vera can reduce fasting blood sugar in folks with diabetes and prediabetes.
The extract was especially effective in men and in those with a BMI (body mass index) less than 30 (25 to 30 is overweight).
By now, you should expect vitamin D to show up on just about any list you can think of—and this one is no exception.
Low vitamin D levels are linked to an increased risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
But taking a vitamin D supplement has been found to reduce fasting blood sugar, HbA1c (a measurement showing blood sugar over several months), and HOMA-IR scores in people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
Magnesium improves blood sugar in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes as well.
For example, in a small 12-week study volunteers with type 2 diabetes who took 300 mg of magnesium daily had significantly lower fasting and post-meal blood sugar levels than those taking a placebo.
The mineral can also improve insulin sensitivity. This could be due in part to its role in vitamin D metabolism.
A review of studies showed that type 2 diabetics who took berberine saw a significant decrease in HbA1c levels.
It also improved glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
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“What is the impact of vitamin D supplementation on glycemic control in people with type-2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” BMC Endocr Disord. 2023;23:15.
“The Effect of Berberine on Metabolic Profiles in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2021;2021:2074610.
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