High Blood Sugar & Insulin Levels

1 of the 12 leading causes of
high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes

Why is keeping your high blood sugar/insulin levels down important?

Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) means there is too much sugar in the blood because the body lacks enough insulin. Insulin helps to regulate blood sugar levels by allowing cells to use glucose for energy. When insulin levels are too low or the body becomes insulin resistant, blood sugar levels can rise.

Keeping blood sugar levels within a healthy range is important for several reasons:

    • High blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other complications.

    • Chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can lead to damage of your small blood vessels in the body, which can lead to kidney disease, blindness, and nerve damage.

    • High blood sugar levels can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious condition in which the body begins to break down fat for energy instead of glucose, leading to a build-up of acids in the bloodstream.

    • High blood sugar can also lead to a condition called hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, which is a severe form of diabetes characterized by high blood sugar, dehydration, and a decreased level of consciousness.

  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is important for people with diabetes, as uncontrolled diabetes can cause serious long-term health complications.

Prevention

There are several supplements that have been studied for their potential to help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. These include:

Tikva has 6 nutrients that target 

high glucose & proper insulin levels

Below are clinical trials and research on these nutrients.

1. Chromium https://www.mountsinai.org/

There is evidence that supplementing with chromium can help lower blood sugar levels. People with diabetes cannot properly use the insulin their bodies make, so sugars build up in their bloodstream.

90% of American diets are low in chromium. The people most likely to be deficient in chromium are the elderly, people who do a lot of strenuous exercise, those that ead a lot of sugary foods and preganant women.

Low chromium levels have been shown to increase blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol and the risk for diabetes and heart disease.

1. Vitamin D https://diabetesjournals.org

There is growing evidence that Vitamin D deficiency could contribute to the development of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A deficiency in Vitamin D leads to reduced insulin secretion and supplementation improved glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.

2. L-Carnitine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

L-Carnitine is involved in the proper function of your muscular system and cardiac functions. It contributes to the proper use of glucose by your cells which improves the regulation of glucose metabolism in diabetic patients. It has been shown to help prevent fatigue, insomnia and decreased mental activity.

3. Coenzyme Q10 https://www.thelancet.com

Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to improve glycemic control, especially in people with diabetes. 100-200 mg/day of CoQ10 was shown to have the best benefit and may serve as a basis for dietary guidelines for people with glycemic disorders.

4. Magnesium https://www.everydayhealth.com

Supplementing with magnesium has been shown to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Low magnesium levels are linked to insulin resistance. Studies suggest supplementing with 100mg of magnesium may decrease the risk of diabetes by 15%.

A study in the World Journal of Diabetes noted that people that are deficient in magnesium are more likely to have heart health complications and the CDC says that people with diabetes are 2x as likely to die of heart disease.

5. Alpha Lipoic Acid https://www.webmd.com/

There is strong evidence that supplementing with alpha lipoic acid improves type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Several studies found it to help with neuropathy (nerve damage) and reduce the associated pain and tingling in the feet and legs. It has also been shown to protect your retina from damage associated with diabetes.