Q. Dear Terry, “I have type 2 diabetes and it’s pretty stable. I try to eat well and exercise when I can. I would like to add in some herbs or natural ingredients that help with blood sugar. I don’t know much about which herbs are safe. What would you suggest?” — Jamal K., Hempstead, NY
A. Dear Jamal, My favorite botanical ingredient for controlling blood sugar is Hintonia latiflora. This botanical is great for prevention and treatment of blood sugar issues. Research has shown it can also help prevent people with pre-diabetes from developing type 2 diabetes.
Hintonia latiflora has been studied in Europe for over 60 years. In clinical studies, Hintonia latiflora was combined with synergistic ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and chromium. Combined with hintonia, these ingredients were shown to lower A1C levels by 10%, improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24% respectively, balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels, prevent hypoglycemia, and reduce medication use. I always encourage people to discuss supplementation with their healthcare practitioner before making any changes in medication usage.
Sensible adjustments to diet and exercise can go a long way towards regulating blood sugar levels, but in addition, I would strongly urge you to add a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen. The form I recommend is combined with trace amounts of B vitamins, folic acid, chromium, zinc, and vitamins C and E. These ingredients help protect against oxidative damage to blood vessels, stop nerve damage, and keep metabolism functioning well. I would take this combination with every meal.
Terry . . . Naturally
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