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Serving Size 1 softgels Servings Per Container 60 Amount Per Serving % DV Calories 5.00 Calories from Fat 4.50 g Total Fat 0.50 g 1% Trans Fat 0.00 g GlucoFit® 1.33 mg ** (from Lagerstroemia speciosa)(Leaf)(Standardized to min. 18% Corosolic Acid) ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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Supplement Amount WhyAlpha Lipoic Acid 600 to 1,200 mg a day [3 stars]Supplementing with alpha lipoic acid may protect against diabetic complications, such as nerve and kidney damage.Cayenne Topical
Apply an ointment containing 0.025 to 0.075% capsaicin four times per day to areas of nerve pain [3 stars]Topically applied capsaicin (from cayenne) has been shown to relieve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Chromium 200 mcg daily [3 stars]Chromium has been shown to help improve glucose tolerance in people with type 1 diabetes.Fiber 30 grams daily [3 stars]Taking fiber supplements may help to stabilize your blood sugar.Magnesium 200 to 600 mg daily [3 stars]People with type 1 diabetes tend to have low magnesium levels, supplementing with the mineral may reduce the risk of deficiency-related problems, such as eye damage and neuropathy.Acetyl-L-Carnitine
500 to 1,000 mg three times per day [2 stars]Taking acetyl-L-carnitine may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Bilberry 160 mg twice per day of an herbal extract containing 25% anthocyanosides [2 stars]Bilberry may lower the risk of some diabetic complications, such as diabetic cataracts and retinopathy.Biotin 16 mg daily [2 stars]Biotin may improve glucose levels and reduce pain from diabetic nerve damage.Gymnema 800 mg per day of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids [2 stars]Gymnema may help normalize blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes.L-Carnitine 0.25 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of body weight [2 stars]Supplementing with L-carnitine may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with diabetes.Onion 20 grams fresh onion three times per day [2 stars]Large amounts of onion have been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, possibly by blocking the breakdown of insulin in the liver.Vitamin B1 25 mg daily, with 50 mg of vitamin B6 daily [2 stars]People with type 1 diabetes may be deficient in vitamin B1. Supplementing with vitamin B1 may restore levels and improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Vitamin B3 Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Taking vitamin B3 (as niacin or niacinamide) might prevent or limit the severity of type 1 diabetes in your family.Vitamin B6 1,800 mg daily of of pyridoxine alpha-ketoglutarate or 50 mg daily pyridoxine [2 stars]People with diabetes often have low vitamin B6 levels. Supplementing with the vitamin may restore levels and improve glucose tolerance.Vitamin C 500 mg twice per day [2 stars]Supplementing with vitamin C may benefit people with type 1 diabetes in several ways, including by reducing sorbitol levels, urinary protein loss, glycosylation, and eye damage.Vitamin D Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Vitamin D is needed to maintain adequate insulin levels, and supplementing with it may reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.Vitamin E
1800 IU daily [2 stars]Supplementing with vitamin E may combat free radicals associated with diabetic retinopathy.Vitamin E
900 to 1,800 IU daily [2 stars]Vitamin E supplementation may protect against diabetic neuropathy.Zinc Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]Supplementing with zinc may lower blood sugar levels and improve immune function in people with type 1 diabetes.Acai Refer to label instructions [1 star]Acai is reported to be a traditional remedy for diabetes.Amylase Inhibitors Refer to label instructions [1 star]Amylase inhibitors, when given with a starchy meal, can reduce the usual rise in blood sugar levels of people with diabetes.Asian Ginseng Refer to label instructions [1 star]Asian ginseng is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes.Coenzyme Q10 Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with CoQ10 may improve blood sugar metabolism.Evening Primrose Oil See Learn More for details [1 star]Evening primrose oil has been associated with improved diabetic neuropathy. However, the principal investigator who conducted these clinical trials was found to have falsified research results, so whether EPO or GLA is of any value for neuropathy is still unknown.Fenugreek Refer to label instructions [1 star]Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.Fish Oil Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with fish oil may improve glucose tolerance and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy.Ginkgo Refer to label instructions [1 star]The herb ginkgo may help prevent and treat early-stage diabetic nerve damage.Glucomannan Refer to label instructions [1 star]Glucomannan delays stomach emptying, leading to more gradual sugar absorption and possibly lowering insulin requirements for people with type 1 diabetes.Hibiscus Refer to label instructions [1 star]Hibiscus is a traditional remedy in India for diabetes, and is supported by preliminary research.Inositol Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with inositol may improve diabetic neuropathy.Manganese Refer to label instructions [1 star]People with diabetes may have low manganese levels, which can contribute to glucose intolerance. Supplementing with the mineral may help.Mistletoe Refer to label instructions [1 star]Mistletoe extract has been shown to stimulate insulin release from pancreas cells, and it may reduce diabetes symptoms.Olive Leaf Refer to label instructions [1 star]Olive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower high blood sugar in diabetic animalsQuercetin Refer to label instructions [1 star]Quercetin may be helpful for its ability to reduce levels of sorbitol-a sugar that accumulates in cells and damages the nerves, kidneys, and eyes of people with diabetes.Reishi Refer to label instructions [1 star]Reishi may have some beneficial action in people with diabetes.Sea Buckthorn Refer to label instructions [1 star]Animal and preliminary research suggests a connection between sea buckthorn and improved measures of blood sugar control.Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E
Refer to label instructions [1 star]Antioxidant nutrients including selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E may combat free radicals associated with diabetic retinopathy.Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E Refer to label instructions [1 star]A combination of the antioxidants selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E has been shown to improve diabetic retinopathy.Taurine Refer to label instructions [1 star]People with type 1 diabetes tend to have low taurine levels, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease. Supplementing with taurine may restore levels.Vitamin B12 Refer to label instructions [1 star]Supplementing with vitamin B12 may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
About This Condition
Diabetes mellitus is an inability to metabolize carbohydrates resulting from inadequate insulin production or utilization. Other forms of diabetes (such as diabetes insipidus) are not included in this discussion.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2. This article concerns type 1 diabetes, which has also been called childhood-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot make the insulin needed to process glucose. Natural therapies cannot cure type 1 diabetes, but they may help by making the body more receptive to insulin supplied by injection. It is particularly critical for people with type 1 diabetes to work carefully with the doctor prescribing insulin before contemplating the use of any herbs, supplements, or dietary changes mentioned in this article. Any change that makes the body more receptive to insulin could require critical changes in insulin dosage that must be determined by the treating physician.
People with diabetes cannot properly process glucose, a sugar the body uses for energy. As a result, glucose stays in the blood, causing blood glucose to rise. At the same time, however, the cells of the body can be starved for glucose. People with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease, atherosclerosis, cataracts, retinopathy, stroke, poor wound healing, infections, and damage to the kidneys and nerves.
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