An April 14th, 2014 article in the Townsend Letter for Doctors discussed the role of nutritional and botanical agents in the management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Among some of the most beneficial supplements included in the article, the author, Dr. Morstein, N.D., mentioned both Alpha-lipoic acid and Resveratrol.
“R-ALA: Alpha-lipoic acid has numerous benefits to the diabetic patient. It is both a water- and fat-soluble antioxidant and has been shown to protect patients with fatty liver from liver disease progression. It can help insulin resistance and has been shown to protect diabetics from developing complications in their nerves, eyes, and kidneys. It is very safe. The R isomer is the only active isomer in the body and, since it can now be stabilized, should be the form recommended to patients, instead of regular lipoic acid wherein half the isomers are the nonhelpful S isomer.”
“Resveratrol: This is a bioflavonoid that has been shown in diabetic studies to protect pancreatic cells, reduce inflammatory cytokines, and increase antioxidants. It may also help improve insulin’s actions and lower levels of glucose, A1C, and insulin. It was also shown to help decrease body weight, systolic BP, cholesterol, and triglycerides.”
Alpha-lipoic acid, among other crucial nutrients for health, is contained in our Enriching Gifts supplement line. Resveratrol is also contained in liquid Biocell Collagen, which has had excellent anti-aging results with many of our patients. By employing blood testing and nutritional diagnosis, often many diabetic patients reverse their diabetic condition, lose weight, have better range of motion and flexibility, and have improved energy. Call us for more information on alternative ways to combat diabetes and remain drug free.
Townsend Letter for Doctors, The Role of Nutritional and Botanical Agents in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Morstein, Mona, ND. April 2014 http://www.townsendletter.com/April2014/rolenut0414.html