Supplements for Diabetics

Supplements for Diabetics

Supplements for DiabeticsQuasi-Vitamins Although not considered essential, they do have a place to play in your health. Supplementing with them will add more protection.

Lipoic Acid: As we age, we produce less lipoic acid. But lipoic acid works as an antioxidant with the ability to penetrate both fat-soluble and water-soluble areas of the body.

It helps prevent the binding of sugar molecules to certain proteins in the body, cell membranes and nerve tissue. It improves blood flow to the extremities of the body such as the hands and feet.

Its cousin, alpha lipoic acid is a small molecule that is easily absorbed and crosses cell membranes. It can quench both water- and fat-soluble free radicals inside the cell and outside.

It extends the biochemical life of vitamin C and E and other antioxidants. It’s considered an approved drug in Germany for the treatment of neuropathy and has been used successfully for the past 30 years.

The nerves in the eyes are also susceptible which often leads to blindness in diabetics.

ALA can:

● neutralize free radicals, primarily responsible for the aging process

● It is quickly absorbed and used by the body cells

● it is concentrated both inside and outside of the cell membranes

● promotes normal gene expression

● chelates metal ions and helps to eliminate toxic minerals from the body.

Quercetin: Citrus, berries, onions, parsley, legumes and green tea are loaded with bioflavonoids which are used by the plants to help in the photosynthesis process and protect them against the damaging rays of the sun.

There are some 500 varieties with some 20,000 estimated bioflavonoids. Quercetin is just one of them.

The best sources of quercitin can be found in the rind of citrus fruits, onions and apples.

Quercitin helps:

● inhibit inflammation

● is a potent oxidant

● inhibits the fragile nature of capillaries that protects connective tissues against breakdown.

● Reduces the stickiness of cells

Grape Seed Extract: Bioflavonoids are made up of some 20,000 chemical compounds and may be more important than vitamin C and ALA.

Grape seed extract is a natural antihistamine. Its flavonoids inhibit allergic reactions that can cause eczema. It’s a potent chelator that helps the body to remove toxins from the body. Dosage is at 100 mg 3 times daily.

It contains:

● anthocyanins which give black grapes, beets, red onions and berries their color.

● Catechins, also found in apples.

● Ellagic acid, an anti-cancer compound found in raspberries, cranberries and other berries

● flavones, found in citrus fruit, red grapes and green beans

● flavonols, such as quercitin, myricetin, found in spinach, kale, onions, apples and black tea

● flavanones such as hesperidin found in grapefruit, oranges and lemons

Grape seed extract is closely related to pycnogenol, derived from the bark of pine trees. Pycnogenol helps to keep collagen elastic and softens the blood platelets so they move more efficiently. Recommended dosage for pycnogenol is 400 mg.

L-Carnitine: There is no carnitine found in plant food, but red meat contains the most content. L -carnitine is produced by the body but a lack of vitamin C, iron, niacin and B-6 lead to a deficiency.

Lack of L-carnitine leads to a buildup of fats in the blood, liver and muscles. Symptoms of weakness are the usual result. Taking L-Carnitine induces the burning of fat within the cell’s energy makers, the mitochondria. It lures fat into the cells where it can be burned for energy.

It also helps you recover quickly from fatigue. Combined with vitamin-E, it is effective in combating heart disease. Taking 500 mg twice a day on an empty stomach is recommended. Anyone who is sick and stressed should take it. Children, the elderly and diabetics all benefit.

CoQ10: With prolonged use, statin drugs steadily rob the heart of this essential nutrient. Your heart needs CoQ10 for its proper beating function. Years of statin drug use often led to heart attacks. While the body produces its own CoQ10, supplementation is critical if you are taking a statin.

It is a powerful antioxidant and has the ability to trigger beta-Cell function in the pancreas that helps to produce more insulin leading to better sugar control. CoQ10 helps lessen heart damage and retards the aging process. 50 to 100 mg per day is necessary to prevent depletion in the body tissues and heart muscle when taking a statin drug. It should be taken with food.

Here are its benefits in summary form:

● Provides oxygen to tissues to help them heal better

● Triggers beta-cell function in the pancreas

● Lessens heart damage

● Retards the aging process.

Regards, Coyalita

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