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Think Type 2 diabetes' high blood sugar levels are caused by drinking sodas and eating too many refined carbs? It's not that simple. A big problem is fat.
Top 4 supplements for blood sugar control
- Chromium. Take 1,000 mcg daily to enhance the action of insulin and boosts fat and carbohydrate metabolism
- Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). Take 600 mg daily, in two doses, of the racemic form of ALA, to enhance insulin sensitivity and neuroprotection in diabetics
- Gymnema Sylvestre. Take 400–600 mg daily of the GS4 standardized extract in capsule or tablet form to help improve insulin resistance
- Cinnamon. Take 250 mg twice daily of a standardized extract before meals to enhance insulin-signaling pathways and help the stomach empty more slowly.