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Navigating the complex world of supplements requires extensive research and insight to find the correct supplements for your needs. Please visit the article on Supplements before ordering any of these below. As always, consult with your physician before adding or changing any of your medication or supplements. Under no circumstances should you stop taking your medication without your doctor’s advice.

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Concentrate – This is an anti-inflammatory supplement and works well for those who suffer from diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Chronic inflammation of various internal organs, glands, muscles, and connective tissues is typical of metabolic syndrome. If you consume a regular amount of fish, you might consider skipping this one. Typical dosage: 2,000mg once per day.

Curcumin C3 Complex – The active phenol in turmeric is curcumin. It has a history dating back thousands of years to its use as an anti-inflammatory, among other things. The most concentrated form of this powerful and safe ingredient is an encapsulated supplement. Marathon runners commonly use this and refer to it as nature’s ibuprofen. Typical dosage: 500 to 1,000mg twice per day but higher doses can be used for pain management.

Liquid Vitamin D3 – This supplement gets most important in the wintertime, when our bodies get lower amounts of sunlight. It is important all year-long, though, because to get the solar rays that make Vitamin D, you need to be outside between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Some medical professionals classify D3 more as a hormone than a vitamin. It helps with our gene expression, metabolism, immunity and moods. Typical dosage: 1,000 to 2,000 IU once per day or 7000 to 14,000 IU once per week. Make sure to take this with dietary fat for optimal absorption.

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Pure Encapsulations Multi-Vitamin – This high-quality multi offers many vitamins and minerals to aid those recovering from a low-nutrient standard American diet. Sadly, most folks that are overweight also suffer from malnutrition. Typical dosage: 2 to 6 capsules per day, with meals.

Alpha Lipoic Acid – ALA is yet another anti-inflammatory that is commonly used in Europe to treat diabetic neuropathy. It also has the benefits of increasing the body’s ability to use its own insulin. Refer to this study for more information. Typical dosage: 300 to 600mg twice per day, with meals.

Liquid Ionic Chromium Minerals – Consider chromium to be the great equalizer. It aids in reducing blood sugar lows and highs. It’s one that worked wonders on my hypoglycemia. Typical dosage: 200 to 600 mcg per day.

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Pure Encapsulations Magnesium – This essential mineral is needed for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the human body. Deficiencies can contribute to numbness, muscle twitching and insomnia. Typical dosage: 100 to 200mg twice per day, with meals.

Natrol Biotin – Some research shows that a combination of biotin and chromium improves blood sugar control through decreased insulin resistance, and reduced nerve symptoms. Typical dosage: 0.5 to 1.0 mg twice per day, with meals.

Probiotics – This supplement works to restore the good bacteria in your stomach and digestive track. Research studies have linked low levels of healthy gut bacteria to obesity.

Organic Ceylon Cinnamon – This might seem out-of-place here, but it’s not. One can supplement their diet with spice, also. Studies show that this type of cinnamon can give a natural and safe solution for reducing postprandial blood sugar spikes. Max dosage: 1tsp per day.

GlucoLift Glucose Tablets – These are commonly used for fast acting relief from low blood sugar crashes. It’s wise to keep some of these within arm’s reach for such emergencies. GlucoLift are the only tablets sold without any artificial flavors. They are sometimes available on Amazon, also. Typical dosage: As needed during blood sugar lows.

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