Do you suffer from nasty sugar cravings? Do you often crash after you eat your lunch or feel like you are dragging yourself through the afternoon? Many of us are struggling just to get through the day all because of the vicious cycle of sugar! At Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus, we have been recommending the potent antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid for healthy skin, fighting free radicals and other health benefits. Today Dr. Oz has talked about Alpha Lipoic Acid again and is recommending it to help balance blood sugar. Alpha Lipoic Acid is often deemed to be the near perfect antioxidant as it is both fat soluble and water soluble thus able to pass through any cell protecting us from free radicals.
One of the most important ways of beating diabetes is to know your numbers. Dr. Oz wants North Americans to take charge of their health and being informed is the first step.
Once you know your numbers of course diet and exercise are always key to all health goals, but then there are additional things you can do to improve your blood sugar such as taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, Cinnamon Extract or PGX. Dr. Oz discussed today that Alpha Lipoic Acid helps lower your blood sugar; he recommends to take 300mg per day and then increase to 500mg.
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the fatty acids that is produced in our cells. It is also found in some foods such as spinach. We are always in shortage of this wonderful antioxidant and therefore it is important to supplement with it.
Dr Oz also recommends Phase 2 White Kedney Bean Extract. He said: “Take White Bean Extract: Often times, when you’re stressed out you reach for carbs that increase weight gain. The supplement white bean extract inhibits the enzyme alpha-amylase, which blocks the absorption of carbs and reduces your chance of developing excess belly fat. You can start out by taking 500mg of white bean extract each day before a big meal and then increase it up to twice daily.”
Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid:
- Works together with other antioxidants to work more efficiently such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E
- Helps ease degenerative diseases
- Protects cells from free radicals
- Used in treatment of liver disease
- Converts glucose into energy
As always, we hope that you will come and visit us at either Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Do not sit in silence; there are so many things you can do to better your health! Get excited and take charge of your health. Let’s work together, to ensure you are doing all you can to lead a happy and healthy life. Our team looks forward to helping you with what ever your health concerns are.
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