There are a lot of blood sugar management supplements on the market but there are only two that I recommend more than any of the others! They are Gymnema Extract and Chromium!
Let me be clear! There is NO drug or supplement that can compensate for poor eating habits if you are diabetic. The number one thing I teach my diabetic patients is that you must practice eating a healthy and balanced diet! Supplements are just as their name implies, a supplement to an already healthy diet. If you are diabetic and you’re having trouble maintaining the proper blood sugar levels, don’t be discouraged. There is hope for you if you’ll follow these recommendations. Before taking any supplements you must have a clear understanding of what it means to properly balance your meals and snacks. When I speak of balance, I mean the correct ratio of the three macro-nutrients that each of your meals and snacks should contain. Those three nutrients are protein, carbohydrates, and good fat. I coach people on how to do this regularly and I also teach it in my Fine in 49 online health course.
Once you’ve mastered the concept of balancing your meals, then I would consider adding the supplement Gymnema Extract. Gymnema is an herbal extract that can help you maintain normal blood sugar levels by regenerating new insulin producing cells in the pancreas and protecting those cells. Gymnema has been around for centuries and I have been suggesting it for years to help my diabetic patients manage their blood sugar as well as support the pancreas. The next supplement that I recommend that you consider adding to your routine is the mineral Chromium. It is believed that Chromium works by potentiating the effects of insulin, and that a deficiency in Chromium could play a major factor in your inability to control your blood sugar.
Several years ago my dad was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. After several months of struggling to control his blood sugar and taking six pills a day in an attempt to do so, he was still having trouble. I suggested that he try Chromium. I had just read a study published by the USDA that was conducted with 80 Type II Diabetic patients. The majority of these patients, after supplementing with Chromium for an extended time, no longer exhibited symptoms of Diabetes. As for my dad, he began taking the Chromium, and, after a short period of time, he was thrilled to tell me that he went from taking six pills everyday to only one pill a day to control his sugar.
I am not suggesting that you go out and buy a bottle of Gymnema or Chromium today to help you control your blood sugar, however if you are having trouble maintaining healthy levels, I suggest that you talk with your pharmacist or other health care professional about how these two supplements may be able to help you. If you are a diabetic or a prediabetic, I highly recommend that you take your condition very seriously and do everything within your power to maintain a healthy blood sugar level everyday. If you’re unsure whether you are prediabetic, then you are not alone. As I shared in my last blog 9 out of 10 people that are already prediabetic have no clue that they are! Click here to view that blog, and check out the link to the test offered by the CDC.
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Prediabetes is one of the reasons why I created the Fine in 49 online health course! To help people reverse that condition and prevent the onset of full on Type II Diabetes, as well as reach their health goals and lead a more balanced, healthy and vibrant life. Our first official class will begin on Monday January 4th, 2016, just in time to begin those New Years Resolutions and make 2016 the best year of your life! Click here for more information!