What are natural ways to lower blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C?
Q. Dear Terry, “What are natural ways to lower blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C? I’ve been on diabetic medications for over five years, but my numbers keep increasing.” — Keith D., Edmonton, Alberta
A. Dear Keith, 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.
Hintonia has been studied in Europe for over 60 years. In clinical studies, hintonia was combined with synergistic ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and chromium. Together, 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.
A one percentage point decrease in A1C can lead to a 25% reduction in microvascular (the smallest blood vessels in our body), 19% reduction in risk of cataracts, 16% reduction in risk of heart failure, and 43% less risk of amputation or death from peripheral vascular disease.
The hintonia 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