Controlling diabetes with vitamins
The majority of the vitamins like Vitamin B complex, Thiamine or Vitamin B1 and Pyridoxine or Vitamin B6 are excellent controller of diabetes. Some vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin C also works well to managing diabetes. Lets have a look on the benefits and how they can assist you in managing your diabetes.
How Vitamin C can help with diabetes
Vitamin C is regarded very effective in treating diabetes, due to stress, urinary loss and destruction by unnatural sweeteners, the vitamin C requirement is commonly high in diabetes patients. Substantial quantities of this vitamin often bring very great results. Dr. George V Mann in Perspective in Biology and Medicine suggested more vitamin C for diabetics. Natural insulin output increases in diabetics with supplementary doses of vitamin C.
The consumption of vitamin C in the form of dried out Indian gooseberry (amla), it’s considered one of the richest known source of vitamin C, or tablets of 500 mg or from natural sources of vitamin C apart from amla, are citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, green grams and sprouted Bengal gram.
How Vitamin E can help with diabetes
This vitamin reduces a great deal of the harmful vascular damage associated with diabetes.
Dr. Willard Shute in The Complete Book of Vitamins recommends 800-1600 IU of vitamin E a day to prevent arterial degeneration in diabetes.
A Swedish study also encourages vitamin E therapy for treating diabetes. Vitamin E helps diabetics lower their insulin requirements. It would be advisable for a diabetes patient to take a daily dose of 200 IU of this vitamin for a period of two weeks at a time.
Some rich sources of vitamin E.
Beneficial natural food sources of this vitamin are wheat or cereal germ, whole grains, fruits and green leafy vegetables, milk and all whole raw or sprouted seeds.
Other rich sources of vitamin E are cold pressed crude vegetable oils, especially sunflower seeds, safflower, and Soya beans oils, raw and sprouted seeds and grains, alfalfa, lettuce, almond, human milk etc.
How Vitamin A can help with diabetes
Diabetics are not able to convert beta-carotine to vitamin A. A supplement of this vitamin, therefore, is essential. A dose of 15000 IU on alternate days is considered acceptable by some authorities.
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