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Nutritional support can be very helpful for diabetes. Some supplements such as berberine have similar properties to drugs like metformin. Other nutrients are known to help lower blood glucose levels. I have found the best way to use these supplements is with well-designed products like Diabetone that uses a combination of these compounds with dosing high enough to be effective.
The problem with diabetes is not so much just high blood sugar, but what this condition does to the vascular system, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes is also known to greatly reduce the number of stem cells in the skin, which is why diabetics are slow to heal and may develop skin ulcers and other chronic infections. This happens because diabetes reduces capillary circulation and stem cells line the capillaries. Reduced capillaries mean fewer stem cells and thus poor wound healing. Therefore, supplements to increase stem cell activity is one of my primary recommendations.
The 30 billion dollar NIH study on chelation therapy showed that chelation is very beneficial to diabetics reducing the death rate from cardiovascular events by 40%. The study did not address oral chelation, but it makes sense to reduce the lead load in all diabetics with some form of chelation.
There are many supplements that help control blood sugar, chromium, berberine, biotins. Omega 3 and Omega 6 shows significant reductions in risk factors for metabolic syndrome and especially associated with cardiovascular health.
We have a number of products that address the loss of stem cells. Stem Kine by Adrian Products has the most data and is a proven formula. Other products have similar effects but have fewer clinical studies.
Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common side effects of diabetes. The nutrients required to slow or prevent neuropathy are the same nutrients most commonly seen as deficient in most patients: alpha lipoic acid, B1, B6, B12, Vitamin C, N- acetyl cysteine. Alpha lipoic acid has multiple studies showing improvement with neuropathy with 600mg per day. Many products contain lipoic acid but not in high enough doses.
Our supplement Multi-DM is designed to address the vast majority of these issues. The other supplements recommended are the best of class in each category.
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