- Chromium. This trace element plays a role in blood sugar regulation by working with insulin to help transport glucose into cells. Take up to 1,000 micrograms of GTF chromium daily.
- Alpha lipoic acid (ALA). An antioxidant, ALA can enhance the uptake of glucose into cells and help inhibit glycosylation (the abnormal attachment of sugar to proteins, which hinders their normal functioning), as well as help promote and maintain eye health and perhaps help prevent and treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Start with 100 mg per day.
- Coenzyme Q10. This powerful antioxidant may help maintain a healthy heart. Take 60-100 mg of a softgel form with your largest meal.
Monday, April 25, 2016
V is for Vitamins
The following are nutrients, botanicals, and other compounds, that may be helpful for persons being treated for diabetes: