30 days of hormone balancing (15) – Supplements for blood sugar balance

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No 15 – Supplements for supporting blood sugar balance

If you have problems with blood sugar imbalance, insulin resistance or diabetes then these three key supplements will help you.

Alongside supportive dietary and lifestyle factors the body’s  complex system for blood sugar balance relies on key nutrients in order to function effectively. In particular, chromium, cinnamon and alpha lipoic acid are know to provide strong support for effective insulin function, blood sugar management and healthy body composition.

Chromium is a key constituent of ‘glucose tolerance factor’ – a compound which acts together with the hormone insulin to support the cellular uptake of glucose. Chromium deficiency is associated with elevated blood glucose levels. The beneficial effects of chromium include reduced food intake,  reduced hunger and fat cravings, which can lead to a reduction in body weight. Make sure you take Chromium Picolinate.

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Cinnamon has a long history of traditional use in supporting optimal blood sugar balance. Cinnamon has been shown to be effective in reducing glucose response after eating. Cinnamon can be utilised either as a spice or it can be taken in supplement form.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly effective natural anti-oxidant. Alpha Lipoic acid increases insulin stimulated glucose disposal, and has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in people with Type 2 diabetes. Regular supplementation can lead to a reduction in body weight, body mass index and waist circumference.

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