Coq10 May Affect Blood Sugar Levels

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Tweet Depending on the type of treatment regimen you use to control your diabetes, there are some vitamins and minerals that may be beneficial for your condition. Before adding any vitamins or adding dietary supplements to your daily diet, discuss these changes with your healthcare team and doctor to ensure they are safe alongside any prescribed medication you're on. ALA and GLA ALA (alpha-lipoic acid) is a versatile and potent antioxidant, and may function to help diabetic neuropathy and reduce pain from free-radical damage. Also, some studies link ALA to decreased insulin resistance and thus the control of blood sugar. GLA (gamma-lipoic acid) is another naturally occurring antioxidant that is present in evening primrose oil, borage oil and blackcurrant seed oil. GLA may improve the function of nerves damaged by diabetic neuropathy. Biotin Biotin works in synergy with insulin in the body, and independently increases the activity of the enzyme glucokinase. Glucokinase is responsible for the first step of glucose utilisation, and is therefore an essential component of normal bodily functioning. Glucokinase occurs only in the liver, and in sufferers from diabetes its concentration ma Continue reading >>

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  1. hughman

    CoQ10 Made my blood sugars skyrocket--

    I had heard many good things about the CoQ10 supplement, Doctor agreed. wife urged to take. Since I take a statin cholesterol drug, would be nice to reduce soreness, but it does not bother me that bad. When I tried, it, my sugars were consistently above 300 until I stopped. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks--

  2. furball64801

    I have no experience with it but thanks for the info on how it affected you.

  3. jwags

    I have been taking it for years with no problems. When I was on statins my bgs sky rocketed.

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