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What supplements lower blood sugar levels?

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  • Use caution if you also take other supplements that lower blood sugar levels, including: Alpha lipoic acid
  • Bitter melon
  • Chromium
  • Devil's claw
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Horse chestnut
  • Panax
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Psyllium

From: Does Cinnamon Help Diabetes? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Cinnamon ( )." Cinnamomum

Natural Data Base: Natural Medicines: "Cassia Cinnamon."

American Diabetes Association: "Cinnamon Has No Benefit For People with Diabetes."

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "What Dietary Supplements Are You Taking?"

Khan, A. , December 2003. Diabetes Care

Baker, W. , January 2008. Diabetes Care

Anderson, R. , February 2008. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

Hlebowicz, J. , June 2007. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Cinnamon ( )." Cinnamomum

Natural Data Base: Natural Medicines: "Cassia Cinnamon."

American Diabetes Association: "Cinnamon Has No Benefit For People with Diabetes."

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "What Dietary Supplements Are You Taking?"

Khan, A. , December 2003. Diabetes Care

Baker, W. , January 2008. Diabetes Care

Anderson, R. , February 2008. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

Hlebowicz, J. , June 2007. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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