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I was taking a whole wack of supplements (cinnamon, blueberry, and many others) but as I run out of them, I am having to drop them from my list. (I could continue, but they will take up my entire grocery budget and more!) I will be continuing with D3 because I have very low levels of that (wish I could get it covered by insurance!), a multi, low dose baby aspirin, and Alpha lipoic acid.
I recently saw on Dr. OZ that CLA is a good one too, and raspberry ketones is a great weight loss supplement. I don't know yet if I can fit either into my winter budget.
Seasonally, I take Aloe Vera juice mixed in cranberry juice (Aloe is good anti biotic and cranberry is good for UTI's of which I get a lot, and Cold FX in the winter (helps ward off and/or recover faster from colds)
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I used to take a mufti-vitamin, but was told that I am getting all the vitamins in my food now, so I quit taking them because she said they would overtax my system. But I do take some supplements like holy basil (blood sugar control and well being), B6, Alpha Lipoic Acid (nerve support), astraxanthin, leutin, Grape leave extract (eye support), grapefruit seed extract (a natural antibiotic, CoQ 10 (kidney and heart support), D3 (to fight cancer and diabetes among other things)butcher's broom (varicose vein support) and two others the nutritionist gave me to clear out the excess estrogen from my system. One has curcumin in it. I think it also helps with pain. It is the same as turmeric.. Also I take Spirulina, which I am about out of so have to get it tomorrow when shopping. I read somewhere that diabetics should take grapefruit seed extract.
Do you take any vitamins or supplements? If so, are any specific to diabetes?
I do.... I take a multi-vitamin, a B complex capsule, omega 3 supplements and a calcium supplement. I read the vitamin b complex is good for diabetes.
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