How to maintain healthy blood sugar with four supplements

How to  maintain healthy blood sugar with four supplements
Dietary intervention targets the underlying causes of high blood sugar and is a key step towards protecting yourself against the damaging effects caused by high blood sugar.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar combats blood sugar spikes after meals. Minimizing sugar spikes helps to restore insulin sensitivity…the hallmark of type 2 diabetes.

One study by Italian researchers showed that when healthy subjects consumed 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a meal, there was a 30 percent reduction in their glycemic response, or rise in blood sugar. Reducing your glycemic response is essential for beating diabetes.

2. Lipoic Acid

Glucose (blood sugar) destroys insulin receptors. Without the receptors, insulin can not work. Lipoic acid is a naturally occurring antioxidant that protects insulin receptors.

Recently, researchers revealed dramatic effects in improving insulin sensitivity in overweight adults suffering from type 2 diabetes. The antioxidant produced significant improvements in just four weeks.

Lipoic acid is also effective in treating diabetic neuropathy, which is characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the extremities. A large, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter, double-blind study involving 328 patients with type-2 diabetes revealed that it significantly improved symptoms.

Life Extension suggests taking 200 to 300 mg/day of R-lipoic acid (the “R” form is more potent).

3. Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress. Diabetics experience a high degree of oxidation that causes cellular damage.

CoQ10 is required to convert fats and sugars into cellular energy. Yet, the natural production of CoQ10 declines in diabetics. The best form of CoQ10 to supplement with is called ubiquinol. This form is easily absorbed and significantly increases blood levels.

Life Extension suggests taking 200 mg/day of ubiquinol CoQ10.

4. Pyridoxamine

The pyridoxamine form of vitamin B6 protects the body’s proteins from glycation. Sugar (glucose) in the blood can bind to proteins, particularly when blood levels are high. This binding causes the formation of dysfunctional proteins, which accumulate with time and contribute to some of the signs of aging.

Scientific research suggests that if you want to help protect your body against glycation, nutrients that help prevent the formation of AGEs may be beneficial. The latest information shows that pyridoxamine may also be of significant help in preventing the formation of these aging molecules.

In fact, one prominent antiaging doctor described pyridoxamine as “the most potent natural substance for inhibiting AGE formation.” By preventing AGE formation and working as a coenzyme in chemical reactions, pyridoxamine can support healthy nerve, eye, cardiovascular and kidney function.

Life Extension suggests taking 50 mg/day of pyridoxamine.

Amazing All-Natural Gingivitis Remedies

GingivitisPainless gingivitis remedies are now available in supplement form. Despite regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, it is challenging to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Most of us just give up.

But don’t neglect your gums. As we have come to learn, plaque-induced gum disease causes more than just bad breath. Chronic gingivitis (inflamed gums) can lead to a host of serious health problems, including atherosclerosis, diabetes, and even cancer.

But there’s good news. Researchers have discovered two key nutrients for healthy gums. The two all-natural gingivitis remedies, with daily use, can help to…

  1. Sooth inflamed gums.
  2. Prevent tooth decay.
  3. Stop bad breath.
  4. Ease inflammation throughout your body.
  5. Support a healthy heart and digestive system.

Remedy #1: Oral Probiotics

After years of study, a new oral probiotic lozenge may change how millions can achieve optimal oral health. A microbiologist from New Zealand, Dr. John R. Tagg, is credited with advancing the science of using probiotics to enhance oral health.

What was remarkable about Tagg’s work was that a species of friendly bacteria, called streptococcus salivarius, occurs naturally in the mouth. Unlike other probiotic species, these strep organisms lived in benign symbiosis with the human oral cavity.

Dr. Tagg found that S. salivarius produces proteins that reduce inflammation and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. These “bad” bacteria are responsible for cavities and gingivitis.

Testing Dr. Tagg’s discoveries, Swedish scientists succeeded in reversing symptoms of gingivitis in just two weeks by administering oral probiotics to people with gum disease.

The two beneficial strains of bacteria they used were S. salivarius and B. coagulans. This amazing gingivitis remedy is now available without a prescription. Just one lozenge a day is all you need for healthier gums.

Remedy #2: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

CoQ10 is needed by every cell in your body to make energy. Without it, cells stop working and eventually die. Unfortunately, the natural production of CoQ10 declines with advancing age. The loss of CoQ10 within the oral cavity leads to gum disease and tooth decay.

Supplementing with CoQ10 can dramatically reverse the symptoms of gingivitis. I suggest that you take 100 mg/day by mouth and apply CoQ10 directly to the gums (prick a hole in the softgel and squeeze the oil on your finger).

Please note: the best form of CoQ10 is called ubiquinol. Cheaper products use a less potent (and less absorbed) form called ubiquinone. Spend the few extra bucks and get ubiquinol…it’s worth it.

Summary

The amazing all-natural gingivitis remedies really work! At a fraction of the cost for traditional treatments, the natural remedies, oral probiotics and CoQ10, will promote a healthy mouth and body.

Visit the Life Extension web site, at http://www.lef.org, and search for Advanced Oral Hygiene.