Diabetes Research

Diabetes research has discovered new innovative nutritional strategies. Offering new hope for beating this devastating disease, clinical research studies over the past 5 years reveal the two most important objectives:

1. Restore Insulin Sensitivity

2. Prevent Glycation

Diabetes Research

Restoring Insulin Sensitivity

The hallmark of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance. Normally, insulin directs the uptake of blood sugar (glucose) into all cells for energy. But because of poor diet, lack of exercise, and aging itself, your cells become insensitive or resistance to insulin.

Blood glucose levels begin to rise and start to damage cells and tissues. The first objective is to restore cellular insulin sensitivity.

As cells begin to "recognize" insulin again, blood glucose levels drop and the devastating effects from diabetes come to end. Diabetes information like this must be incorporated into your dietary regimen:

1. Lipoic Acid

Lipoic acid is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the body. It's needed by the body to produce the energy for normal functions. It's found in almost all foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, liver, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extracts.

In numerous studies, lipoic acid successfully restored cellular insulin sensitivity. The study subjects improved in all laboratory measurements, including fasting blood sugar levels.

Unfortunately, dietary sources are not bioavailable. For example, the purification of to determine its structure used an estimated 10 tons of liver residue, which yielded only 30 mg.

In order to gain the benefits, you should supplement your diet with a high quality extract. The alpha form is the most common form in commercially available products.

However, the "R" form of lipoic acid is best. It lasts longer in your bloodstream for a greater effect.

Supplement with 600 mg/day to restore insulin sensitivity, drop blood sugar levels, and stop the progression of diabetes.

2. Green Tea Extract

Supplementing with 1000 mg/day of green tea can also restore insulin sensitivity. Not only that, green tea supports your heart, brain, and nerves.

3. Iodine

Recent diabetes research shows that the trace element iodine helps to restore the effects of insulin on blood sugar levels. Take 1 mg per day.

Preventing Glycation

Glycation is when glucose binds to critical proteins rendering them ineffective. The result includes arterial plaques and severe nerve damage.

Thus, the second objective gained from new diabetes research is to prevent glycation.

Unfortunately, traditional medicine can not help you. The following nutritional supplements have been shown to prevent glycation:

1. Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P)

P5P is the active form of the vitamin B6. It's a potent reverse-glycation agent. Supplementing with 100 mg/day and start protect your critical proteins today.

2. Benfotiamine

A fat soluble form of B1, benfotiamine also stops glycation. Take 250-500 mg/day to benefit from its anit-glycation effects.

3. Carnosine

Carnosine is made up of two amino acids and is concentrated in muscles and brain tissues. Diabetes research has shown that 1000 mg/day can prevent glycation.

Naturally found in animal protein, carnosine is best taken in supplement form.


Diabetes research conducted over the past few years establishes two nutritional objectives:

  1. Restore Insulin Sensitivity
  2. Prevent Glycation

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