Today I will discuss 5 supplements that are essential for you to overcome, not only the metabolic diseases mentioned but also other symptoms that can be directly linked, such as oxidized cholesterol, triglycerides, high blood pressure, liver fat, and so on …
It will help you to indicate tests and dosages and monitor your health development. I do not advise self-medication.
What are the 5 key nutrients?
- Apple cider vinegar (you won’t need a prescription, of course);
- Vitamin D3;
- Omega 3 (preferably krill oil);
- TCM (Medium Chain Triglycerides).
5 supplements that should be part of the Diabetes diet
I would say that apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest soft drinks in the world and one of the first and most valued natural remedies.
As early as 400 BC, Hippocrates, famous as the “father of medicine”, used vinegar as an antibiotic to treat his patients.
In the era of the Romans and Egyptians, there was a lot of potent vinegar on the dining tables. During the 19th century, vinegar was used as a dressing, and in the 20th-century people drank vinegar cocktails of all kinds.
Such a simple solution, that you find in the supermarket and not in the pharmacy, has powers to fight diabetes and obesity.
A study published in Diabetes Care showed that consumption of apple cider vinegar improved blood glucose by approximately 25% among people followed up and diagnosed with diabetes. With the prolonged use of apple cider vinegar, it was possible to observe, in addition to the improvement in glycemia, a pleasant side effect: weight loss.
In this study, participants used two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before the two main meals and lost an average of 4 kg per month, with some losing up to 8 kg.
According to the conclusion of scientists at Arizona State University, ” daily intake of apple cider vinegar can be useful in preventing metabolic syndrome, in the ability to balance your blood sugar, recover insulin sensitivity, and reduce obesity .”
Did you know that there is a nutrient that can work better than Metformin?
I’m talking about berberine, a component found in various herbs that have been in use in China for centuries to treat type 2 diabetes. Recent research has shown that it can also control your oxidized cholesterol and triglycerides.
There is a great deal of research (over 3,500 studies on PubMed) on berberine. Some of them, published in 2008 in well-known medical journals, suggest that berberine is just as effective and, of course, safer than Metformin.
The study “Efficacy of Berberine in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, published in the scientific journal Metabolism decided to make this comparison.
500 mg of berberine taken two to three times a day for three months was able to control blood sugar and lipid metabolism as effectively as the drug.
Is berberine safe to take long term?
- It acts by stimulating the absorption of glucose in the cells;
- Improves insulin sensitivity;
- Reduces glucose production in the liver;
- Modula a microbiota intestinal;
- Regulates fat metabolism;
- Inhibits glucose absorption in the intestine.
Studies suggest dosages of up to 1,500 mg per day, which can be divided into 500 mg, three times a day before meals.
3. Vitamin D3
The vitamin D3 is actually a hormone that has two potential extremely desirable:
- Prevents and prevents type 1 diabetes (considered by many to be a sentence in which there is no escape);
- Reverses and regresses type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes mainly affects children and adolescents and is approached by doctors as an autoimmune disease. For reasons still unclear, in some organisms, the pancreas simply loses its ability to produce insulin.
There are professionals who recommend even higher dosages. These levels of vitamin D3 in the blood should be monitored periodically.
4. Omega 3
Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid considered essential because our body can not produce it, should be taken up by diet.
In addition, omega 3 deficiency increases the risk of developing: cancer, arthritis, and other osteoarticular diseases, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.
5. TCM (Medium Chain Triglycerides)
The last supplement I recommend is a product originated from coconut, TCM oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides) . It is, in fact, the purest and most effective form of the already famous coconut oil.
Much has been said about coconut oil lately. However, I go further and suggest that you use TCM alone.
This is because it is this fraction of the product that best performs energy generation, fat burning, and decreased appetite, in addition to being a purer and more sophisticated product.
Unfortunately, in relation to coconut oil that has been popularly commercialized, we have observed a change in these products in the same way that we see in olive oils, which makes the oil not pure.
If you don’t find TCM, I advise you to look for an extra virgin coconut oil, with good references and that it doesn’t take long to consume it.
In addition, studies indicate that TCM improves the LDL / HDL risk ratio, a reliable parameter of health, and cardiac risk.
There are some ways to consume TCMs: in oil, in powder, or in capsules. In all forms, the idea is that you start with low amounts and increase according to the adaptation of your organism.