Vitamins for diabetes is an integral part of my 5-step approach to diabetes management, outlined in my book, “Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes Scientifically.” In this article, you will learn about vitamins for diabetics, backed by scientific studies and my own extensive clinical experience as an endocrinologist.
Best Vitamins and Herbs for Diabetes – Backed by Scientific Studies
According to published scientific studies, the following vitamins for diabetics appear to reduce insulin resistance-the root cause of type 2 diabetes. In this way, these vitamins and herbs may help lower blood sugar level. Scientific data support their use as vitamins for diabetics:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Chromium picolinate
- Coenzyme Q 10 (Co Q10)
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Stress Buster
1.Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) – An Essential Vitamin for Diabetics
It is normally produced in small quantities in the cells and helps in the normal function and integrity of the cells.
Alpha Lipoic Acid helps to decrease insulin resistance – the underlying mechanism of Type 2 diabetes.
In large doses, Alpha lipoic acid functions as a strong antioxidant. It helps to fight off the oxidative stress by clearing the oxygen free radicals inside the cell. Free Oxygen radicals are produced inside the cells constantly as a byproduct of the energy production. These free Oxygen radicals can damage the cell. That is where antioxidants play an important role to neutralize these free Oxygen radicals.
Cells of diabetic patients are under a tremendous amount of oxidative stress. That’s why it makes perfect sense to use Alpha Lipoic Acid as a supplement for diabetes.
Several studies show that ALA helps to lower blood sugar level in diabetes.1
Studies show benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for peripheral neuropathy
Based upon a number of scientific studies, Alpha Lipoic Acid appears to help peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients.
For example, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (1) , researchers gave three daily doses of Alpha Lipoic Acid (600 mg dose, 1200 mg dose or 1800 mg dose) to 181 diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. And concluded that treatment with Alpha Lipoic Acid for 5 weeks improved symptoms of neuropathy. They also observed that an oral dose of 600 mg once a day appears to provide the optimum benefits. Increasing the dose to 1200 mg or 1800 mg was not associated with further improvement of neuropathy.
Alpha Lipoic Acid has even been given intravenously in clinical trials with significant improvement in peripheral neuropathy, and without any significant side-effects. In a critical analysis , researchers evaluated the results of Four placebo-controlled clinical trials (ALADIN I, ALADIN III, SYDNEY, NATHAN II), with a total of 2258 patients. And concluded that treatment with Alpha Lipoic Acid (600 mg/day intravenously) over 3 weeks is safe and significantly improves peripheral neuropathy. ( 2 )
My Own Clinical Experience
In my own extensive experience at the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center, Alpha Lipoic Acid is an excellent vitamin for diabetics. In addition, it is effective and safe in helping diabetics with peripheral neuropathy.
How much Alpha Lipoic Acid?
The usual dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid that I use in my patients is 600 mg per day. This dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid is present in multivitamin for diabetes, Glupride multi.
Foods rich in Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is naturally present in foods such as organ meats (heart, liver and kidneys), and vegetables such as broccoli and spinach. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also present in small quantities in Brussels sprouts, peas, tomatoes and yeast, particularly brewer’s yeast.
2. Chromium Picolinate – Excellent vitamin for Diabetes
It is a mineral that exists in many foods including meats, potatoes (especially the skins), cheeses, molasses, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Chromium helps in many functions of our body such digestion and normal metabolism of glucose.
Studies indicate Chromium Picolinate may improve glucose metabolism
Several studies have shown beneficial effects of chromium supplementation in diabetic patients.
In one such study researchers investigated the effect of Chromium picolinate in Chinese individuals with Type 2 diabetes. For four months, one group received Chromium picolinate 100 micrograms twice a day, the second group received Chromium picolinate 500 micrograms twice a day and the third group received a placebo. At the end of the study, researchers noted significant improvements in glucose control in the diabetics receiving 500 micrograms twice per day. In addition, there was improvement in insulin resistance and cholesterol level. (3)
Researchers – in another study – evaluated twenty-five randomized, controlled trials and concluded that Chromium supplementation, at a dose of more than 200 micrograms per day, has a favorable effect on glucose control in diabetic patients. In addition, Chromium picolinate appears to lower triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), by decreasing insulin resistance. Moreover, Chromium supplementation was found to be safe. (4)
My Own Clinical Experience
I have been using Chromium picolinate in my Type 2 diabetic patients at the Jamila Diabetes And Endocrine Medical Center since 2004. I have found it to be effective and safe in Type 2 diabetics. Therefore, I consider Chromium picolinate as an essential vitamin for diabetics.
How much Chromium picolinate?
The usual dose that I use in my patients is 800 microgram per day.
3. Vanadium – may help lower blood glucose
I is an essential trace mineral that is present in most mammalian cells.
Vanadium is well known to be a beneficial vitamin for diabetics. Studies show that Vanadium decreases insulin resistance. It also acts as an insulin-like agent.
In an experimental study in Type 2 diabetic mice, researchers found that oral administration of vanadium for 3 weeks decreased blood glucose level from 236 mg/dl to 143 mg/dl.(5)
In a well-designed clinical study (6), researchers gave vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) at a dose of 100 mg per day for 3 weeks to six Type 2 diabetics. These patients were already on treatment with diet and sulfonylurea drugs. Their diabetes was quite uncontrolled, with fasting blood glucose of 210 mg/dl and HbA1c of 9.6 . After 3 weeks of vanadium, there was a modest improvement in the fasting blood glucose. It came down to 181 mg/dl from 210 mg/dl. More importantly, vanadium decreased insulin resistance at all three levels-liver, muscles and fat.
In another study (7), researchers compared the effects of a dose of 100 mg per day of vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) in moderately obese Type 2 diabetics versus non-diabetics. They found that vanadium decreased insulin resistance only in the diabetics, but not in the non-diabetics.
It is pretty convincing that vanadium is an excellent vitamin for diabetics.
How Much Vanadium?
The usual dose of Vanadium is 100 mg per day.
Dietary Sources of Vanadium
The main dietary sources of vanadium include mushrooms, shellfish, black pepper, parsley, dill weed.
4. Coenzyme Q 10 (Co Q 10) may lower blood sugar level
Coenzyme Q10 may help lower blood glucose levels.
In a clinical study (8), researchers gave Co Q10 at 200 mg per day to 9 diabetic patients. After a period of 12 weeks, researchers observed a significant improvement in hemoglobin A1C. In another study (9), researchers gave Co Q10 at 200 mg per day to 74 diabetic patients. They also observed a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C. In addition, they also noticed a drop in blood pressure.
Co Q10 is a strong antioxidant. It is also important for the normal functioning of the mitochondria: the energy power houses inside the cell. Now consider this: Statin drugs such as Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin) and Pravachol (pravastatin) are commonly used in diabetic patients. Unfortunately, these drugs also lower the level of Co Q10. Why? Statins inhibit the production of mevalonate, a precursor of both cholesterol and coenzyme Q10. This may be one of the reasons why many patients experience muscle aches and/or muscle weakness while on a statin drug.
Co Q10 improves muscle relaxation of the heart in patients with hypertension, which is commonly present in patients with diabetes.
Natural Sources of CoQ10
Co Q10 is highest in red meats and organ meats, such as liver and heart. Other food sources of Co Q10 include fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel), walnuts, peanuts, spinach, whole grains. soybeans and sesame seeds. However, overcooking reduces the amount of Co Q10 present in foods.
How much Co Q10?
Overall, Co Q10 supplementation appears to be beneficial for patients with Type 2 diabetes. The usual dose is 100 to 300 mg per day.
5. Zinc and Diabetes
It is an essential trace element that exists in all cells and is required by thousands of chemical reactions in the body. Zinc is involved in the synthesis, storage and secretion of insulin, as well as insulin action. It is also a strong antioxidant. What many people don’t know that it is also an excellent vitamin for diabetics.
Studies show Zinc Deficiency may increase the risk of diabetes
Several animal studies have shown Zinc deficiency to be associated with high risk of Type 2 as well as Type 1 diabetes, but there are very few human studies. In one such study (10), researchers investigated the relationship between dietary intake of Zinc, and diabetes and coronary artery disease in 1769 rural individuals and 1806 urban individuals in India. The authors concluded that low dietary zinc was associated with an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and coronary artery disease in urban subjects only.
In another study (11), researchers followed 82,297 women in the USA for 24 years. And concluded that higher Zinc intake may be associated with a slightly lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, Zinc deficiency is quite common which may partly explain the pandemic of Type 2 diabetes. Click here to learn more about Zinc deficiency.
Studies show that Zinc Supplementation may help Type 2 diabetics?
In an animal study (12), researchers gave Zinc to Type 2 diabetic mice for 4 weeks. They observed a significant improvement in blood glucose level as well as a reduction in insulin resistance. In addition, Zinc treatment caused weight loss and a decrease in high blood pressure (hypertension.) In another study (13), Zinc supplementation alleviated diabetic peripheral neuropathy in diabetic rats.
How about human studies? In a critical review article (14), authors analyzed all of the published studies in humans for the effects of Zinc supplementation on diabetes and cholesterol. And found that Zinc supplementation caused a mean drop of 18 mg/dl in fasting blood glucose, 35 mg/dl in 2-hour post-meal blood glucose, and a 0.54% reduction in HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1C). In addition, Zinc supplementation caused a mean decrease of 11 mg/dl in LDL cholesterol. Additionally, these studies showed a significant reduction in blood pressure after Zinc supplementation.
In addition to being an excellent vitamin for diabetics, Zinc is also important to fight off infections (such as common colds, pneumonia, diarrhea), heal wounds and prevent/treat AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration.)
How Much Zinc?
The recommended daily dose of Zinc for adults is 11 mg for males and 8 mg for females. Tolerable upper levels are 40 mg per day, both for males and females. Even 50 mg per day for a couple of months is safe, according to my clinical experience.
Natural Sources Of Zinc
The best way to get your Zinc is through selecting foods which are not only high in Zinc, but also good for your diabetes.
- Seafood: Oysters (cooked), Crab, Lobster
- Meats: Beef, lamb, chicken and pork
- Plants: wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, nuts, especially cashews
- Cooked oysters have the highest quantities of Zinc, followed by wheat germ (roasted), beef, pumpkin seeds and cashews
Whole-grain breads, cereals and legumes contain substances called phytates which bind zinc and inhibit its absorption. Therefore, the best sources of Zinc are animal based foods such as beef, chicken and seafood. That’s why vegetarians and vegans are at high risk of Zinc deficiency.
Caution: Breakfast cereals are fortified with Zinc, but these are not good for your diabetes.
Zinc Vitamin for diabetes
If you cannot get enough Zinc through your diet for one reason or another, then consider Zinc supplements. Various forms are available such as Zinc gluconate, Zinc sulfate, and zinc acetate. Zinc lozenges and nasal sprays are available for “common colds.” Avoid nasal sprays, as these can cause lack of smell sensation, which can be permanent.
The label on the bottle will provide dosing information.
Excess Zinc intake (more than 60 mg per day) on a chronic basis can cause copper deficiency, which can manifest as anemia and neurologic symptoms.
6. Magnesium and Diabetes
As an essential mineral, Magnesium plays an important role in the normal functioning of each and very cell in our body. In particular, it is involved in energy and carbohydrate metabolism, insulin secretion, insulin action, muscle contraction and nerve conduction.
Low levels of Magnesium increases your risk of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, coronary artery spasms, muscle aches, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, dementia, lupus, menstrual cramping, systemic inflammation, osteoporosis, and kidney stones.
Studies Show Low Magnesium May Cause Type 2 Diabetes?
In a long-term, prospective study (15), researchers followed 85,060 women and 42,872 men who had no history of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer at baseline. After 18 years of follow-up in women and 12 years in men, the researchers discovered 4,085 and 1,333 cases of Type 2 diabetes, respectively. In their analysis, there was a significant inverse association between magnesium intake and diabetes risk. In other words, the lower the magnesium intake, the higher the risk of developing diabetes.
Researchers – in a well designed clinical study (16) – investigated the relationship between magnesium in the blood and the risk of developing diabetes in 12,128 middle-aged, non-diabetics during a 6 year follow-up. Authors concluded that low magnesium in the blood is a strong predictor of development of Type 2 diabetes, among white but not among black individuals.
Can Magnesium Supplement improve diabetes?
In a well-designed study (17), researchers recruited a total of 63 Type 2 diabetics, who had decreased magnesium levels in the blood. These patients received either 50 ml of Magnesium Chloride solution (containing 2.5 g of Magnesium Chloride) or a placebo for 16 weeks.
The researchers found that magnesium supplementation, as compared to placebo, showed a significant decrease in fasting blood glucose levels from 185 (10.3 mmol/l) to 144 mg/dl (8.0 mmol/l). HbA1c also decreased from 10.1% to 8.0%. In addition, magnesium supplementation decreased insulin resistance in these diabetics. Therefore, Magnesium is an excellent vitamin for diabetics.
Natural Sources Of Magnesium
The best way to get Magnesium is through foods that are high in Magnesium. Good dietary sources of Magnesium are seeds, nuts, dark leafy green vegetables and fish. These foods are also important for your overall health, especially if you are a diabetic. Other foods that contain some quantities of Magnesium include beans, lentils, whole grains and figs.
Magnesium Supplement for diabetes
Most people, especially diabetics are low in Magnesium due to a variety of reasons. For details, please refer to “pandemic of Magnesium deficiency.” Therefore, it is useful to take a Magnesium supplement. While there are several types of Magnesium supplements, Magnesium glycinate has high absorption from your intestines and usually does not cause loose stools.
7. Vitamin D and Diabetes
You may not know that Vitamin D is an excellent vitamin for diabetics. In the last 20 years, there has been tremendous research in the field of vitamin D. The findings are astounding! We now know that vitamin D affects almost every organ system in the body. Hence, a good level of Vitamin D is crucial for our optimal health.
The relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and Type 2 diabetes
Is there a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and development of Type 2 diabetes? The answer is yes. Life-style factors that are well known to cause Type 2 diabetes include obesity, old age and physical inactivity. It’s interesting to note that all of these factors also cause vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is important for normal glucose metabolism. It acts through several mechanisms on glucose metabolism:
- Vitamin D directly acts on insulin producing cells in the pancreas to produce more insulin.
- Vitamin D directly acts on the muscle and fat cells to improve insulin action by reducing insulin resistance.
- Vitamin D reduces inflammation which is commonly present in patients with Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Type 2 diabetes.
- Vitamin D indirectly improves insulin production and its action by improving the level of calcium inside the cells.
Now you can understand the important role vitamin D plays in keeping blood glucose normal.
Evidence that links Vitamin D deficiency to Type 2 diabetes
Is there any scientific evidence to link vitamin D deficiency to Type 2 diabetes? The answer is yes. Numerous scientific studies have found vitamin D to be low in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
In an excellent study (18) researchers analyzed a total of 21 prospective studies to explore the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. There was a total of 76,220 participants and 4,996 individuals developed Type 2 diabetes. The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes was nearly 50% less in individuals with the highest levels of vitamin D as compared to the lowest levels. Each 4 ng/ml (equal to 10 nmol/L) increment in vitamin D level was associated with a 4% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
In another excellent study (19), researchers measured vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and insulin resistance in 30 patients with Type 2 diabetes, with 30 healthy controls. Vitamin D level was significantly low among Type 2 diabetics as compared to healthy individuals. The levels of calcium and magnesium were also significantly low in Type 2 diabetics as compared to healthy individuals. In addition, there was a significant inverse correlation between Vitamin D status and insulin resistance. In other words, the lower the vitamin D level, the higher the insulin resistance.
Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation may Prevent Type 2 diabetes
In a study (20), researchers from Helsinki, Finland collected health data in men and women from the ages of 40 to 74. None of these individual had Type 2 diabetes at the start of the study. They followed these individuals for 22 years to see the pattern of development of Type 2 diabetes. These researchers found that people who had higher level of vitamin D were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Thus, vitamin D appears to have a protective effect against the development of Type 2 diabetes.
In another study (21), researchers found that vitamin D and calcium supplementation were able to reduce progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. This protective effect of vitamin D was similar in magnitude to other measures which have been shown to reduce the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes, such as a weight reducing diet, intense exercise and use of the drug Metformin.
In another study (22), researchers studied 8 individuals with prediabetes and vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D3 was administered as 10,000 IU daily for 4 weeks. Their results indicate that high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation reduces insulin resistance in patients with prediabetes.
Vitamin D Supplementation in Type 2 Diabetes
Here is scientific evidence that Vitamin D is an excellent vitamin for diabetics. In a study (23), researchers recruited 92 Type 2 diabetics (34 males and 58 females). Each patient received vitamin D3 as 2000 IU daily for 18 months. Vitamin D supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in insulin resistance as well as a drop in LDL and total cholesterol.
In summary, vitamin D has the potential to prevent as well as treat Type 2 diabetes. It can also prevent the devastating complications of diabetes such as heart attacks and kidney failure. Unfortunately, most diabetics continue to be low in vitamin D. Many diabetics are on a long list of expensive medications, but unfortunately, all too often, vitamin D is not included. Sadly, most physicians don’t pay attention to the important relationship between vitamin D and the health of a diabetic patient. Isn’t it time that proper vitamin D supplementation become an integral part of diabetes management?
Extensive Clinical Observatory Study:
At the Jamila Diabetes And Endocrine Medical Center, every diabetic gets their vitamin D level checked. Over a period of eighteen years, we tested several thousand patients for vitamin D levels. Over 99% were low in Vitamin D. So, we placed them on the appropriate doses of vitamin D supplement.
Proper Vitamin D supplementation to achieve an optimal level of vitamin D has become an integral part of diabetes management at our medical center.
In addition to being an excellent vitamin for diabetes, vitamin D has a long list of other incredible health benefits such as its role in the prevention of heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, high blood pressure, cancer, and osteoporosis. Please refer to my book, “Power Of Vitamin D” for an in depth understanding of Vitamin D, and how you can achieve an optimal level of vitamin D without the risk of toxicity.
How Much Vitamin D ?
From a practical perspective, you don’t get enough vitamin D from sun exposure and food. In my clinical practice in Southern California, I have encountered only one young lady who had a good level of vitamin D from sun exposure alone, without any vitamin D supplement. She was a lifeguard at the beach. For the rest of us, vitamin D supplement becomes the major source of vitamin D.
Most adults should take Vitamin D3 as 5000 IU per 100 Lbs. body weight.*
It is best to take Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2. Learn more about Vitamin D3 with K2
To learn more about vitamin D, please refer to my book, “Power Of Vitamin D”
8. Vitamin B12 and Diabetes
B12 plays an important role in keeping us healthy. It is involved in the synthesis and regulation of DNA in every cell of the body. In this way, it is important in maintaining the integrity of our genome.
Vitamin B12 is particularly important for the health of the brain, nerves, red blood cells, stomach, intestines, and heart. Diabetics are already at risk for dementia, peripheral neuropathy, anemia, bloating of stomach (gastroparesis), decreased intestinal motility (constipation), and heart disease. Vitamin B12 deficiency makes the matters worse in diabetics.
Vitamin B12 may prevent, treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy*
In an excellent study (24), a high dose of Vitamin B12 (2 mg), along with a high dose Folic acid (3 mg) and Vitamin B6 (35 mg), twice a day for six months was shown to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of pain, tingling and numbness in 82% of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. What was even more impressive that there was actual regeneration of peripheral nerves, not just the control of the symptoms. Researchers took a skin biopsy at the beginning and then at the end of the 6 months period in 11 patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. They were amazed to discover that there was actual regeneration of nerve fibers in 73% of patients at the end of the 6 month period.
Who has Low Vitamin B12?
What causes vitamin B12 deficiency?
- Low Vitamin B12 is a common side-effect from Anti-diabetic drug Metformin (Glucophage.*
- Vegetarian diet, because vegetables do not contain vitamin B12.
- Stomach medicines such as Prilosec (Omeprazole), Prevacid (Lansoprazole), Protonix (Pantoprazole), Aciphex (Rabeprazole), Pepcid (Famotidine), Zantac (Ranitidine), Tagamet (Cimetidine). Why? Because, these drugs decrease the production of acid in the stomach. Acid in the stomach is important to separate vitamin B12 from food, so it can be absorbed. A decreased amount of acid in the stomach leads to interference with the absorption of vitamin B12.
- Old age.
- Atrophic gastritis.
- Stomach surgery, as there is a decrease in the production of acid and Intrinsic Factor(IF) in the stomach.
- Small intestinal resection or bypass, gluten sensitivity (Celiac disease), Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Vitamin B12 deficiency often remains undiagnosed
Often vitamin B12 deficiency remains undiagnosed because physicians generally don’t think of it as a possibility.
For example, when a diabetic patient complains of tingling in their feet, physicians do all the work-up to diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy. They then start you on drug treatment without checking your Vitamin B12 level, even if you are on Metformin. In reality, peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients on Metformin is often due to two factors: diabetes itself and Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vegetarianism adds to your vitamin B12 deficiency.
Test for Vitamin B 12 deficiency
A blood level less than 400 pg/ml indicates Vitamin B12 deficiency. In my clinical experience, patients do much better when their Vitamin B12 level is close to 1000 pg/ml or even above 1000 pg/ml.
What are natural sources of Vitamin B12?
Animal products are the main natural sources of Vitamin B12. On the other hand, plant-derived food is devoid of Vitamin B12.
Good dietary sources of Vitamin B12 include egg yolk, salmon, crabs, oysters, clams, sardines, liver, brain and kidney. Smaller amounts of Vitamin B12 are also found in beef, lamb, chicken, pork, milk and cheese.
Types of Vitamin B12 supplements?
Vitamin B12 supplements are available as oral pills and pills for sublingual (under the tongue) absorption.
I prefer the sublingual absorption route because the absorption of Vitamin B12 from the oral cavity (dissolving in the mouth) is excellent. It bypasses the complicated mechanism of IF-Vitamin B12 complex formation in the stomach, and the healthy terminal ileum, which are required for the orally administered vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is also available in the form of an injection. You need a prescription from a physician for a Vitamin B12 injection.
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9. Cinnamon and Diabetes
Physicians have long been intrigued by the beneficial effects of cinnamon on human health, especially as a vitamin for diabetics.
In December 2003, an excellent scientific study was published in Diabetes Care, (25) in which cinnamon powder was used in 60 patients with Type 2 diabetes. Three daily doses, 1 gram, 3 grams and 6 grams were used. There was a decrease in blood glucose by 18-29%. Serum triglycerides also decreased by 23-30%. Patients consuming 6 grams of cinnamon powder per day appeared to have achieved results earlier (at 20 days), but at 40 days, all doses had the same efficacy in lowering blood glucose and triglycerides level.
In this way, it appears that Cinnamon may be an important vitamin for diabetics.
In 2004, I formulated Glupride Multi after carefully investigating the scientific studies about vitamins for diabetics. It has been used by thousands of diabetic patients since 2004. I have seen great beneficial effects of this multivitamin in my Type 2 diabetics. I have found it to be not only effective but also safe.
Glupride multi contains Alpha Lipoic Acid-Chromium Picolinate-Cinnamon in high doses. It also contains Vanadium, Co Q10, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B12, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Selenium and other vitamins……. a total of 21 vitamins and minerals. Find out more about Glupride Multi
A number of diabetic herbs have been used around the world since the ancient times. I thoroughly evaluated scientific studies that investigated these herbs in diabetic patients. Afterwards, I carefully formulated “DiaHerbs” to included only those herbs that were scientifically proven to improve blood glucose levels. I also used the optimal amounts of these herbs. My own clinical experience in my diabetic patients clearly shows beneficial effects of DiaHerbs in my diabetic patients.
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DiaHerbs is a special formulation of Six Herbs: fenugreek-bitter melon-gurmar-jamun-nopal and Berberine.
11. Stress Buster for Stress Management
Stress of daily living is one of the main culprits for diabetes. How? Stress causes release of two hormones: cortisol and adrenaline, both of which cause an increase in the blood sugar level.
Stress also leads to stress eating, which further increases your blood sugar levels.
In my extensive clinical experience of over thirty five years, I have observed a clear link between stress and elevated blood sugar levels. Many diabetics are also aware of this connection.
Several studies have found a link between the epidemic of diabetes and our modern life-style, which is full of stress and bad eating behavior.
How to get rid of stress while living in a stressed out world? I pondered over this question. One day I was able to find the answer as I walked in our neighborhood park . I call it my “awakening” from a deep psychological sleep. Since then , I was able to figure out the real source of stress, which actually lies inside you, not out there. Hence, the solution also resides inside you, not out there. All you need is this is an inner psychological shift. I share this wisdom in my books, “Stress Cure Now” and several YouTube Videos.
In addition to this wisdom, you will benefit from “Stress Buster”- a premium blend of 17 natural ingredients, which supports stress relief, calm energy, focus, cognition, anxiety relief and immune system health. Learn more about Stress Buster.
Certain vitamins and herbs may help diabetic patients, as evidenced by numerous well-designed scientific studies which have been published in prestigious medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Diabetes care and Diabetes. As an endocrinologist, I investigated these studies and came up with two formulations:
Glupride: Vitamins for diabetics
DiaHerbs: Herbs for diabetes
I am one of the pioneers in the field of Vitamin D. Therefore, I wrote a book on vitamin D – Power of Vitamin D – and came up with the optimal formula of Vitamin D.
I also realized how stress can adversely affect diabetes control. Hence, managing stress is number one in my strategy – SNEVM – to manage any disease including diabetes. In addition to counselling my patients about stress management, I formulated ” Stress Buster”, which contains 17-herbs and vitamins. Clinical studies show these herbs and vitamins to help manage the consequences of stress on our body.
I have been using these diabetic supplements in my patients for over 10 years. I am happy to report that results have been gratifying to my patients as well as myself.
- These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.