Before jumping to take a bunch of supplements for blood sugar support, please see my previous post about lifestyle changes to reverse insulin resistance!
Supplements can be a helpful addition but will not have much effect unless you also make lifestyle changes.
That said, let’s look at 5 top supplements for blood sugar support:
Gymnema is an herb that comes from the Ayurvedic tradition. If you taste it directly, it will numb your taste buds so that you cannot taste sweet! The leaf extract is used to support blood sugar.
Berberine is a plant compound that’s responsible for the yellow color of herbs like goldenseal and Oregon grape. It supports blood sugar but may also interact with medications or disrupt digestion.
Chromium is a trace mineral that’s needed for insulin to function properly. It can be supplemented along with meals to support insulin sensitivity.
💊 Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Alpha-lipoic-acid is not an official vitamin but is similar to B vitamins. It is a powerful antioxidant and also supports blood sugar metabolism.
Low blood levels of magnesium have been found in people with type 2 diabetes. Many people do not consume the recommended amount of magnesium, making it an important supplement to consider.
It’s always best to talk with a health professional before adding supplements into your routine—especially if you are already taking medications.
This wraps up my blog series on insulin resistance! I hope you’ve learned a thing or two. More importantly, I hope you’ve been inspired to take an action or two.
Because lifelong health begins with prevention and that begins now.
If you have any concerns about blood sugar or insulin resistance and want professional guidance and a personalized plan, please schedule a session with Dr. Ryan here.