Bill Sardi Health Blog
10-29-2019 by Bill Sardi
Lessons On How To Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In The Normal Range With A Comprehensive Multi-Ingredient Dietary Supplement
Adult-onset diabetes is the most commonly occurring metabolic disorder. It is sometimes called diabesity because it often occurs among overweight adults. It occurs more frequently among adults who are more than 30 pounds over their high-school weight. It is characterized by the inability of insulin to enter cells to produce cell energy, a phenomenon called insulin resistance. Sugar remains in the blood circulation instead of inside cells and wreaks havoc on nerves, brain, eyes (retina), kidneys and the heart.
If you are a diabetic and reading this report you are most likely on drugs prescribed to help control blood sugar and overcome insulin resistance. You are also more likely to be reticent to try dietary supplements without your doctor’s advice.
However, anti-diabetic drugs are fraught with side effects and all anti-diabetic drugs, save for metformin, increase body weight. And metformin often induces a vitamin B12 deficiency as well as poses a risk for excessive lactic acid buildup. And these drugs may still not control your blood sugar.
Here are some important lessons about blood sugar control you need to know.
LESSON #1: You can and should avoid eating sugary foods but your body makes sugar
First, you should know that regardless of removal of sugar (fructose and sucrose) from your diet, your liver produces glucose for your own survival. Sugar is needed for cell energy, especially in the brain. A low blood sugar level will produce spots before one’s eyes. Keep that in mind. Sugar is intended to pass through cell walls to produce energy inside living cells.
LESSON #2: Learn to eliminate carbohydrates in your diet
Bread, rice, pasta and cereal. Carbohydrates turns to energy (sugar). Carbs are good for long-distance runners who need energy. For the rest of us semi-sedentary people, opt for proteins from eggs, fats from butter, and be lean for the rest of your life.
Don’t let processed foods laced with high-fructose corn syrup ruin your life (you can find high fructose corn syrup laced into your peanut butter, bacon, and many other foods). It’s difficult to recognize that the food industry covertly designs sugar-laced foods for its financial gain and the doctor/hospital complex reaps hefty financial rewards from these processed foods.
LESSON #3: Excess iron accumulation is the primary reason why insulin is unable to enter into cells (aka insulin resistance).
A blood protein called ferritin stores iron in the body. When ferritin levels are high, the risk for insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels rise. You can ask your doctor for a ferritin blood test. This test is not normally done by diabetologists. But it should be.
Ferritin levels should be between 20-90 nanograms per milliliter.
There is a molecule found in seeds and grains (bran) called inositol hexaphosphate, or IP6 (aka phytate or phytic acid). It binds to iron. It can be purchased at health shops and consumed orally. It may help reduce the problem of insulin resistance, particularly for males who develop iron overload sooner in life than females. The anti-diabetic drug metformin mildly helps to control iron levels in the blood.
Don’t be reticent to request a ferritin blood test when visiting your doctor. The scientific evidence that establishes elevated ferritin (iron storage) numbers as a cause of insulin resistance is provided below:
- As blood serum levels of ferritin rise, so does blood sugar and insulin resistance. – Pakistan Journal Medical Science 2019
- Blood serum ferritin levels are high among individuals with high blood sugar and insulin resistance. This is more prevalent among men who don’t control iron as women do (menstruation). – Metabolism 2011
- Elevated ferritin (iron storage) blood levels are associated with metabolic problems, particularly in overweight individuals. – Canadian Journal Physiology Pharmacology 2018.
- Elevated iron storage (ferritin) is associated with insulin resistance among middle-aged and elderly men and women, but not pre-menopausal women who still menstruate to control iron. –British Journal Nutrition 2018
- Sugars enhance the bioavailability of iron in the body. Fructose sugar increases ferritin, the iron storage protein. – PLoS One 2013
COMPARISON OF DIABETICS & NON-DIABETICS
Ferritin (iron storage) ng/ml
C-reactive protein (inflammation)
Hemoglobin A1c (measure of long-term blood sugar levels)
LESSON #4: Avoid emotional stress at all cost.
In the animal laboratory, intentionally stressed lab animals secrete stress hormones from the adrenal glands that release sugar stores for energy as if needed to flee or fight a threat. This is called fight or flight. In emergencies we need immediate energy to face a real or imagined threat to our lives. Blood sugar levels rise with chronic stressCortisol and epinephrine are the names of adrenal stress hormones. The blood test that tells you this is the hemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c).
Don’t be overly distressed about challenges you face in life. Some people don’t really have diabetes, they have chronic stress disease. Animals have an inborn mechanism to deal with stress by secreting more vitamin C internally from their liver on an as needed basis. On the other hand, due to a universal gene mutation, humans have lost their ability to endogenously synthesize vitamin C and are more vulnerable to stress. Most animals, except guinea pigs, fruit bats and primate monkeys, produce vitamin C in their liver upon stress. Healthy animals don’t develop diabetes.
A unique dietary supplement called Formula-216 appears to overcome this gene mutation and restore the ability of the human body to produce vitamin C on demand and may be advantageous to adults who have unconquerable blood sugar problems.
LESSON #5: In advanced diabetes the kidneys, eyes (retina), heart and peripheral nerves are vulnerable to damage as blood sugar levels persist.
There is ample evidence that the provision of supplemental vitamin B1 (thiamine) in fat-soluble form (benfotiamine) averts all these complications and goes unutilized in modern medicine. The evidence for that is provided below. Before all else, include benfotiamine B1 in your daily health regimen.
LESSON #6: Utilize dietary supplements
to (a) boost the effectiveness of the medicines you take; (b) side-step side effects posed by medications; (c) deal with the real causes of your elevated blood sugar problem.
Dietary supplements are categorically intended and regulatorily restricted to promote health rather than prevent, treat or cure any disease. A dietary supplement can be formulated according to the best available scientific evidence.
The scientific basis of such a formula is provided below.
A unique new dietary supplement NOUVEAU-PLEX™ is the result of such an investigation. It provides IP6 rice bran, benfotiamine vitamin B1, vitamin C, zinc, berberine, resveratrol and quercetin along with co-factors selenium and vitamin B6.
The best available scientific evidence for nutrients that help maintain blood sugar in the normal range:
IP6 rice bran
- IP6, derived from rice bran, reduces insulin resistance. – Diabetes Research in Clinical Practice 2017
- Proteins and fats, when combined with sugar under high temperature (cooking), a harmful biological process called glycation may result. IP6 rice bran extract is an antidote against glycation. – Scientific Reports 2018
- IP6 rice bran extract protects against fatty liver, a condition that often accompanies elevated blood sugar levels. – Anticancer Research 1999
- Berberine, an herbal remedy, favorably alters gut bacteria similar to metformin, the most popular anti-diabetic drug. – Biomedical Pharmacotherapy 2019
- Berberine, an herbal remedy, lowers fasting blood sugar levels. – Endocrinology Journal 2019
- Berberine increases insulin utilization, in party by favorably altering gut bacteria. – Experimental Clinical Endocrinology Diabetes 2018
- Lactic acid formation is a side effect of metformin, the most popularly prescribed anti-diabetic drug. Berberine protects against metformin-induced lactic acid. – Iranian Journal Basic Medical Science 2017
- Zinc supplementation helps to reduce fasting blood sugar and long-term blood sugar measures (hemoglobin A1c test). — Preventive Nutrition Food Science 2019
- Fasting blood glucose (sugar) levels are lower among patients taking 20 milligrams of daily zinc. – Journal Diabetes 2018
- Zinc supplementation helps to maintain blood sugar levels in the normal range. – Nutrients 2017
- Zinc suppresses inflammation, activates antioxidants and helps to control sugar metabolism. – Journal Physiological Sciences 2018
- Zinc and vitamin B1 (thiamine) are important anti-diabetic factors. – Biological Trace Element Research 2018
- Low body content of zinc and greater urinary excretion of zinc is associated with poor blood sugar control. – Biometals 2017
- Lowerzinc concentrations in blood plasma and red blood cells as well as greater urinary excretion are associated with high hemoglobin A1c numbers, a marker of long-erm blood sugar control. – Journal Trace Element Medical Biology 2017
- A review of published studies reveals low body levels of zinc and greater excretion of zinc are consistently found among adults with high blood sugar levels. – Biometals 2017
- The lower the blood levels of zinc the higher the HbA1c test numbers. – Journal Trace Element Medicine Biology 2017
- Six months of zinc supplementation improves blood sugar levels. – Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice 2016
- Zinc deficiency induces a shortage of leptin, a hormone that controls hunger. – Biological Pharm Bulletin 2014
- Metformin, the most prescribed anti-diabetic drug, induces a vitamin B12 deficiency. – Journal Pakistan Medical Association 2019
- A vitamin B12 deficiency is common among diabetics, especially those with neuropathy (numbness).
– Endocrine Connections 2019
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- Treatment with water-soluble vitamin B1 is ineffective in preventing nerve damage among diabetics whereas fat-soluble B1 (benfotiamine) is effective. – Experimental Clinical Endocrinology Diabetes 2001
- Vitamin B1 deficiency common among diabetics, results in kidney (nephropathy), heart (cardiomyopathy), retinal (retinopathy) and nerve (neuropathy) problems. – Journal Clinical Medical Research 2012
- Resveratrol supplementation reduces fasting blood sugar and insulin resistance in humans. – Food & Function 2019
- A review of ten human studies reveals resveratrol has a significant effect on blood sugar levels.
– Review Endocrinology Metabolic Disorders 2019
- Resveratrol decreases fasting blood sugar levels.
– Phytotherapy Research 2019
- Human studies indicate resveratrol may help to counteract high blood sugar levels. – Nutrients 2018
- Resveratrol decreases elevated blood sugar levels in humans.
– Nutrition Research 2018
- A modest dose of resveratrol improves blood sugar levels.
– Nutrition Metabolism 2017
- Supplemental vitamin C improves post-meal blood sugar levels. – Diabetes Obesity Metabolism 2019
- 30 days of vitamin C supplementation improves blood glucose (sugar) levels. – European Journal Clinical Nutrition 2017
- Higher vitamin C blood levels are associated with lower rates of diabetes. – Journal of Central South University Medical Sciences 2015.
- Vitamin C supplementation reduces blood sugar levels in humans. – Advances Pharmacological Science 2011
- Mega-dose vitamin C helps to control blood sugar.
– Journal Korean Academy Nursing 2003
- Higher vitamin D blood levels are independently associated with lower fasting glucose (sugar) levels.
– Diabetes & Metabolism Research Reviews 2019