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Vitamin C has been shown to nutritionally help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Magnesium is involved in helping maintain healthy glucose metabolism (1). Many Americans tend to fall below the RDA for magnesium intake by 70-80mg. Many experts feel the RDA for magnesium needs to be significantly increased from the current level of 350mg to as much as 700mg per day.
1 Elamin A, et al. Magnesium and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 1990;10(3):203-9.
The influence of chromium on helping maintain healthy blood sugar was first recognized in animal studies in the 1950s. In the 1970s, chromium’s importance was discovered. Various studies support that chromium has a positive effect on helping maintain healthy blood glucose levels (3).
Several groups are at risk for reduced chromium levels. First of all, most Americans are at risk because of a diet rich in refined sugars. Individuals who eat diets high in refined sugars tend to excrete 300 percent more chromium in their urine than those whose diets are low in refined sugars. People who exercise regularly excrete two to six times the normal amount of chromium in their urine on days of exercise (5). Many athletes compound this problem with high-carbohydrate supplements. The elderly also tend to be at risk due to reduced absorption and inadequate intake of chromium. It is interesting to note that women tend to have a drop in chromium levels during the third trimester of pregnancy (6).
There is a great deal of controversy over what is the best chromium to use. Chromium is biologically active only in the trivalent state in which it forms complexes with organic compounds. The most important of these complexes is glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which is comprised of trivalent chromium, niacin, glycine, glutamic acid, and cysteine. Organically bound GTF chromium is thought to be safe and well tolerated.
Chromium picolinate is another popular form of chromium that has helped maintain healthy blood sugar regulation (7). The majority of evidence points to the safety of the picolinate form.
With lifestyle and dietary changes, there may not be a need for an aggressive chromium dosage.
3 Studies presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. San Francisco, CA. 1996.
4 Vincent JB. Mechanisms of chromium action: low-molecule-weight chromium-binding substance. J Am Coll Nutr. 1999;18(1):6-12.
5 Anderson RA. Chromium as an essential nutrient for humans. Reg Tox Pharmacol. 1997;26:S35-S46.
6 Saner G. Urinary chromium excretion during pregnancy and its relationship with intravenous glucose loading. Am J Clin Nutr. Sep1981;34(9):1676-9.
7 Evans GW. The effect of chromium picolinate on insulin controlled parameters in humans. Int J Biosocial Med Research. 1989;11(2):163-80.
Gymnema is a rain forest vine found in Central and Southern India, which has a long tradition in nutritionally supporting healthy blood glucose levels. The Indian name is Gurmar, which means, “sugar destroyer.” Its use has been documented in Ayurvedic medical texts for over 2,000 years in the treatment of “sweet urine.” Gymnema is gaining popularity with clinicians utilizing natural therapy protocols for helping maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.
Gymnema reportedly produced blood glucose homeostasis and increased the activity of the enzymes involved in the utilization of glucose pathways (40).
Gymnema has also been reported to selectively suppress the neural responses to sweet taste stimuli (44),(45),(46). Because gymnema leaf powder has an anesthetizing effect on the taste buds which can last for several hours, some researchers feel that gymnema may be a potential agent in helping maintain healthy body weight and sweet cravings (47). Gymnema may potentially be used in athletes to develop a higher ratio of lean muscle mass to body fat. Another study found that gymnema was effective in supporting a healthy body weight (49).
40 Shanmugasundaram KR, et al. Enzyme Changes and Glucose Utilization in Diabetic Rabbits: The Effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br. J Ethnopharmacol. Mar1983;7(2):205-34.
41 Baskaran K, et al. Antidiabetic Effect of a Leaf Extract from Gymnema Sylvestre in Non-insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus Patients. J Ethnopharmacol. Oct1990;30(3):295-300.
42 Shanmugasundaram ER, et al. Use of Gymnema sylvestre Leaf Extract in the Control of Blood Glucose in Insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus. J Ethnopharmacol. Oct1990;30(3):281-94.
43 Shimizu K, et al. Suppression of Glucose Absorption by Extracts From the Leaves of Gymnema inodorum. J Vet Med Sci. Sep1997;59(9):753-57.
44 Kamei K, et al. Amino Acid Sequence of Sweet-taste-suppressing Peptide (Gurmarin) from the Leaves of Gymnema sylvestre. J Biochem (Tokyo). Jan1992;111(1):109-12.
45 Imoto T, et al. A Novel Peptide Isolated from the Leaves of Gymnema sylvestre – I. Characterization and Its Suppressive Effect on the Neural Responses to Sweet Taste Stimuli in the Rat. Comp Biochem Physiol A. 1991;100(2):309-14.
46 Kurihara Y. Characteristics of Anti-sweet Substances, Sweet Proteins, and Sweetness-inducing Proteins. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 1992;32(3):231-52.
47 Brala PM, et al. Effects of Sweetness Perception and Caloric Value of a Preload on Short Term Intake. Physiol Behav. Jan1983;30(1):1-9.
49 Preuss HG, Bagchi D, Bagchi M, Rao CV, Dey DK, Satyanarayana S. Effects of a natural extract of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) and a combination of HCA-SX plus niacin-bound chromium and Gymnema sylvestre extract on weight loss. Diabetes Obes Metab. May2004;6(3):171-80.
Bitter melon or karela fruit has long been used in South American and the Orient as not only a food but also to nutritionally support the body in many healthful ways. It is recommended that a standardized extract of bitter melon always be used.
Evening Primrose (Omega Fatty Acids)
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is rich in gamma-linolenic acid which is an omega-6 fatty acid (30), (31). Supplementation with essential fatty acids such as EPO has been reported to help maintain healthy zinc levels (32). Fatty acids are an important part of normal homeostasis. The human body can produce all but two fatty acids – omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Both must be obtained through the diet or by the use of supplements. Obtaining a balance of these two fatty acids is essential. Essential fatty acids are needed for helping maintain healthy cell membranes. Modern diets tend to be lacking in quality sources of fatty acids.
30 Chapkin RS, et al. Dietary Influences of Evening Primrose and Fish Oil on the Skin of Essential Fatty Acid-deficient Guinea Pigs. J Nutr. 1987;117(8):1360-70.
31 Dutta-Roy AK, et al. Effects of Linoleic and Gamma-linolenic Acids (Efamol Evening Primrose Oil) on Fatty Acid-binding Proteins of Rat Liver. Mol Cell Biochem. 1990;98(1-2):177-82.
32 Dib A, et al. Effects of Gamma-linolenic Acid Supplementation on Pregnant Rats Fed a Zinc-deficient Diet. Ann Nutr Meta. 1987;31(5):312-19.
Fish oil is shown to support the body nutritionally for several reasons. Fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish and naturally contains the Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fish oil is recommended for a helping maintain a healthy diet.
This is another trace element used to help nutritionally support the body’s healthy blood glucose levels. It’s an important component of some enzymes
Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient and important for maintaining optimal health. It is used by the body for many purposes including the nutritional support of healthy cholesterol levels. Vitamin C is shown to be needed for helping maintain healthy collagen in connective tissue. It is an important antioxidant.
Garlic has been reported to nutritionally support healthy cholesterol levels (83),(84),(85). The impact of processing is an important fact to keep in mind when recommending garlic supplements. Changes can occur in the active constituents when exposed to cooking or other processing which can render the garlic product virtually ineffective. Cooking is known to denature proteins and therefore may inactivate the enzyme (allinase) that is necessary in converting alliin into allicin, the major bio-active constituent in garlic.
Also, research has reported that allinase may be irreversibly inhibited by stomach acid and may fail to form adequate amounts of allicin or other thiosulfinates below pH 3.6 (96),(97). Recommending a quality garlic supplement is essential, and enteric coating may be advantageous.
83 Ernst E. Cardioprotection and Garlic. Lancet. 1997;349(9045):131.
84 Steiner M, et al. A Double-blind Crossover Study in Moderately Hypercholesterolemic Men that Compared the Effect of Aged Garlic Extract and Placebo Administration on Blood Lipids. Am J Clin Nutr. 1996;64(6):866-70.
85 Agarwal KC. Therapeutic Actions of Garlic Constituents. Med Res Rev. 1996;16(1):111-24.
Magnesium is a key mineral for nutritionally supporting healthy cardiovascular health. Magnesium also is shown to increase oxygenation of the heart muscle by supporting healthy cardiac contractibility (43). It is important for living organisms.
Green vegetables such as spinach provide magnesium because the center of the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium. Nuts, seeds, and some whole grains are also sources of magnesium. Daily needs for magnesium are not usually met from a single food. Therefore, it’s important to eat a wide variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables to help ensure adequate intake of magnesium (42).
43 Gaby AR. Magnesium: an inexpensive, safe, and effective treatment for cardiovascular disease. J Advancement Med. 1988;1:179-181.
Selenium’s protective mechanisms include selenium’s role in the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which helps supports the body’s ability to remove hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxides.
Ginger is an important herb for helping maintain a healthy heart and is used extensively as a spice in many areas of the world. Ayurvedic physicians suggest that eating a little bit of ginger every day will help to the body by nutritionally supporting healthy cholesterol. Ginger’s healthy heart supporting attributes are similar to that of garlic.
This ayurvedic herb is derived from a type of myrrh tree. It has been shown to nutritionally support healthy blood-fat levels and has been shown to nutritionally support healthy HDL’s, the so-called “good cholesterol.” Note: Do not use this herb if you have a thyroid disorder and as always, check with your doctor before changing your diet or exercise program.
Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Holistic online.com
Vitamin E refers to a group of 8 natural compounds alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherols and tocotrienols. The body does not manufactur vitamin E.; it must be provided by foods and supplements. Thetocopherols and tocotrienols found in natural vitamin E are proven antioxidants. Vitamin E nutritionally supports the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Alternative-medicine-and-health.com Richard N. Ash, MD
Tumeric Root Extract
Recent studies suggest turmeric nutritionally supports healthy blood cholesterol levels
Health Journal www.bodyandfitness.com/Information/Herbal/Research/tumeric.htm
Researchers have discovered that maintaining healthy chromium levels nutritionally supports a healthy cholesterol level in the body for both HDL levels and LDL levels.
Copper is essential in higher plants and animals. When copper is first absorbed in the gut, it is moved to the liver, bound to albumin. It’s found in a variety of enzymes and is shown to be used for biological electron transport (1).
Additional research done on the nutrients:
Lipase supports a healthy body’s ability to hydrolyzes triglycerides to fatty acids and glycerol.
Turmeric root extract (standardized for 95% curcuminoids) 60.00 mg 10.000 CURCUMIN ROOT EXTRACT 95%
Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin have antioxidant activity. The curcuminoids have been found to have a number of antioxidant activities, including scavenging of such reactive oxygen species as superoxide anions and hydrogen peroxide, which nutritionally supports healthy LDL levels. The reduced derivative of curcumin, tetrahydrocurcumin, has been found to have even stronger antioxidant activity. Tetrahydrocurcumin may be formed from curcumin following ingestion; however, this is unclear.