Vitamins and Minerals Shown to help Restore Insulin Sensitivity
Scientific studies indicate there are vitamins and minerals that have the potential to reduce insulin resistance or decrease its effects. Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Cinnamon have been studied extensively.
Studies indicate Magnesium is required for glucose management. Low levels of Magnesium are closely linked to heart disease. Another study says those of us who drink reverse osmosis filtered water are more than likely to have lower levels of magnesium.
* Magnesium improves insulin sensitivity.
* Magnesium helps correct abnormal lipoprotein patterns.
* Magnesium suppresses abnormal heart rhythms.
* Magnesium reduces blood pressure.
* Magnesium can block migraine headaches.
* Magnesium may improve exercise performance.
Magnesium Citrate is the most easily absorbed preparation for the money. Depending on the source, recommended daily intake of Magnesium ranges from 200-800mg per day. I take 400-600 daily.
Vitamin D is required for many processes in our bodies. For those of us who work in “caves” and live in “caves,” which is almost all of us, our levels of Vitamin D are dangerously low and need to be raised to prevent all kinds of ill health. For suggested daily Vitamin Supplementation, here is a good article from The Vitamin D Council . Based on their guidelines I take 5,000 units every day. It would be best to get your level checked.
Cinnamon came to fame in a Harvard study showing the obesity in a fat mouse was prevented in a skinny mouse by feeding it Cinnamon. Subsequent studies indicate it reduces insulin Resistance. The studies say there is no difference in the results by taking 1, 3, or 6 grams per day so I take 1.5 or 2 grams a day.
The last on our list of basic recommendations is Dextrose. Dextrose is another name for Glucose. All our cells require glucose to produce energy and survive. If you are going to use sugar, this is one that will not cause the harmful effects fructose will. Of course, you can eat too much glucose and get fat, but you will be a healthier fat mouse.
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Here is the link to a shopping cart pre-loaded with the Basic Four Supplements to help your body start restoring the sensitivity to insulin, Magnesium Citrate, Cinnamon, Vitamin D, and Dextrose. The Dextrose is there because it is generally not available in stores. We use it in place of “regular” sugar because it does not contain any Fructose. To get started, Click on the “Add to Cart, and in the next step you can modify the number or delete any item.
This link is to articles and studies supporting these suggestions. There are a lot more that will be added as time allows.