Do you have type 2 diabetes along with acid reflux? Did you know that acid reflux could be a result of B vitamin deficiencies? How about irritability and fatigue? These are more signs of B vitamin deficiencies.
Just as the B vitamins are associated with the ability to handle stress, your emotions, your energy levels and your stomach sensitivity; there are nutrients that are related to blood sugar control. Whenever these nutrients are too low in your body, you will get symptoms. It’s guaranteed, simply because your human physiology acts one way, no matter what ethnic background you are.
Here’s how they work in your body:
Chromium: Research studies have found that 200 mcg up to 1000 mcg (equal to 1 mg) improves glucose tolerance. It also stabilizes blood sugar levels.
The role of chromium in your body is to help you utilize insulin, it is vital to proper blood sugar control as it functions in your body as a key constituent in the glucose tolerance factor. Thus, you’ll have better blood sugar levels as a result. Chromium also aids your body to make its own cholesterol and synthesize important fats.
A chromium deficiency may be an underlying contributing factor to the tremendous number of people that have type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia and are obese.
Zinc: Zinc can lower blood sugar levels. Diabetics are more prone to deficiencies of zinc than non-diabetics. The normal amount needed per day is 15 mg. However, if there is a deficiency, sometimes up to 150 mg per day is necessary to restore your body’s levels of this important mineral.
The role of zinc in your body is to be a part of dozens of enzymes that are used during digestion and metabolism. The hormone insulin actually needs this mineral! Without zinc, the reproductive organs won’t function right, and that includes the prostate gland. Zinc is also important for the immune system and protects it against free radicals. It speeds healing as well.
Niacin: Niacin (vitamin B3) can help lower blood sugar levels. Niacin, like chromium, is an essential component of the glucose tolerance factor, making it a key nutrient for hypoglycemia and diabetes. Deficiency can lead to dermatitis, diarrhea, depression and death; this is called the 4 D’s of niacin deficiency.
The metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates will not be complete without niacin. It is also important for the metabolism of cholesterol.
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Beverleigh Piepers is a registered nurse who would like to help you understand how to live easily and happily with your type 2 diabetes.