Many people rely on supplements for a multitude of health concerns. There are a few proven daily pills shown to help control blood glucose allowing to manage type 2 diabetes and lowering blood sugar to reduce symptoms.
Cinnamon, a spice made from tree bark, is often touted for its potential medicinal properties.
One study published, in Diabetes Care, looked at 30 people with type 2 diabetes who were split into three groups taking 1g, 3g or 6g of cinnamon supplements daily with the other 30 taking a placebo.
After 40 days, everyone taking cinnamon had significantly lower blood sugars.
It was also noted a reduction in triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, and total cholesterol levels.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient required for the brain and body.
Magnesium deficiency can occur due to inadequate intake of magnesium, impaired intestinal absorption of the mineral, or excessive loss of it.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), magnesium is practically a wonder drug particularly for those concerned about lowering their blood sugars.
Eating a diet rich in magnesium can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to research, said Diabetes.co.uk.
Other ways to help lower blood sugars include:
- Healthy diet
- Manage carb intake
- Stay hydrated
- Portion control
- Manage stress levels.