type 2 diabetes
Resveratrol, Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels
Adding natural supplements like Resveratrol to Diabetic diets may improve Glucose levels and aide in controlling sugar levels.
Using Natural supplements and food to help control blood sugar levels and facilitating the control of type 2 diabetes is becoming more popular. Not mentioned very often is that fact that the use of Insulin and oral medications sometimes make it harder to manage type 2 diabetes because it is more challenging to lose weight which can be a positive in the control of blood sugar.
I found the following article with some interesting news about Resveratrol which has often been recommended by health food addicts and supplement companies as a aide in controlling blood sugar levels.
“Another option for help with blood sugar management is natural supplements, such as vitamins, phytonutrients, and herbs. Resveratrol could be one of those supplements.
In a recent three-month, open-label, controlled study, investigators enrolled 62 patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking standard oral anti-diabetes medications. The researchers then randomly assigned half the patients to take 250 mg of resveratrol daily along with their medication.
At the end of three months, the following results were noted:
- Significant improvement in hemoglobin A1c from before the study (mean, 9.99) to the end of the study (mean, 9.65)
- Significant improvement in total cholesterol and total protein levels among patients who took resveratrol compared with those who did not
- Significant improvement in systolic blood pressure among patients who took resveratrol (127.92 mmHg) compared with patients who did not (139.71 mmHg)
The authors noted that “the results of the present study support our hypothesis that resveratrol supplementation improves glycemic control and the associated risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.” By Deborah Mitchell on August 9, 2012 – 4:10am for eMaxHealth
What is also noteworthy is the improvement in participants cholesterol levels and “significant” improvement is systolic blood pressure. Heart attack and stroke seem to be the leading cause of death for people with Diabetes so improved control of these two common symptoms (cholesterol levels and high blood pressure) is a positive. It must be noted that the study was conducted using supplements rather than just drinking Red Wine. Sorry!