Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

 

Vitamin D may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. This knowledge is useful for those of us who are worried about developing the ‘lifestyle disease’ and offers another way to try and minimise these risks.

Vitamin D is great for your overall wellbeing…

Vitamin D’s benefits don’t stop at its potential to promote greater insulin sensitivity, in fact a deficiency in Vitamin D could be detrimental. Dr Marilyn Glenville (www.glenvilleclinics.co.uk) explains, “Vitamin D contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. Sometimes it seems that we are in a viscious circle of getting a cold, just getting over it and then getting something else.  This is because your immune system isn’t up and running properly. Vitamin D is really important for our immune system so make sure you are getting enough”.

Marilyn adds that “Vitamin D supports normal muscle function. That means that if you don’t have enough Vitamin D, your muscles could become weak. Its also thought that Vitamin deficiency could be linked to muscle pain. Vitamin D is also needed for our cells to divide properly. This needs to happen for growth and repair to take place, for new blood cells to form, for the digestive system to absorb our food, and generally for us to survive”.

Top Tip: Try NHP Vitamin D3 Support

With a blackcurrant flavour, this easy to take vitamin D3 liquid is easily absorbed into the blood vessels under the tongue, which helps your body maintain good levels of vitamin D. (£12.97, www.naturalhealthpractice.com)

If you’re concerned bout pre-diabetes or are already suffering with type 2 diabetes…

As well as incorporating Vitamin D into your regime, consider a natural way to balance your blood sugar levels like CuraLin (RRP £59 www.curalife.co). CuraLin is a specially tailored natural formula that promotes healthy and balanced blood sugar levels and insulin production in those suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. The nutritional supplement is made from a mixture of eleven natural ingredients, that work with the body to help balance the blood sugar profile. By helping to boost insulin sensitivity and pancreatic cell function- CuraLin can also support daily energy levels and act as an antidote to the common symptoms of fatigue often experienced by those suffering from the condition.

 

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