If you have diabetes, you know there are multiple approaches to managing your health and improving how your body uses insulin. Talk with your holistic practitioner about employing nature’s own “triple threat” to diabetes – the supplements Alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, and vanadium.
“Triple Threat” Against Diabetes: Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Within the body, Alpha-lipoic acid is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. People with Type-2 diabetes take ALA supplements to help their body use insulin more efficiently, as well as protect against cell damage and diabetic neuropathy.
“Triple Threat” Against Diabetes: Chromium
Chromium helps cells make efficient use of glucose. Without chromium, insulin’s action is blocked and glucose levels increase. Chromium deficiency may be a factor in the number of Americans who have diabetes.
A chromium supplement can lower fasting blood glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, decrease insulin resistance, and decrease total cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL-cholesterol levels. Food sources include meat, fish and fruits.
“Triple Threat” Against Diabetes: Vanadium
Vanadium supports the body’s use of carbohydrates by improving how cells respond to insulin.
Prior to the discovery of insulin in 1922, vanadium was used to control blood glucose. While modern conventional medicine does not recognize vanadium as an essential element in diabetes treatment, available studies suggest that the supplement does have a positive effect on blood glucose levels.
Holistic practitioners carefully monitor their patients who supplement with vanadium.
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