The Role of Natural Supplements in Modern Health Care



Natural supplements have long been used for many health conditions and are increasingly getting positive attention from modern health care providers. For example, supplements have been found to be effective in lowering blood pressure, managing depression and improving liver function. Here is a look at four different natural supplements and how they may affect blood sugar.




Spirulina is a microalgae that has enormous protein content. It is a superfood many experts believe could relieve hunger all over the world. It is also a good way to normalize blood sugar by improving the nutritional balance in your diet. Sold as a pill or powder, most Spirulina on the market in the U.S. has been grown in a laboratory. It is not recommended for people with autoimmune disorders.




Chromium is a mineral used by the body in the metabolism of glucose and to improve the efficiency of insulin. Not readily found in a diet of refined foods, chromium can be added through capsules taken daily. The most recommended form is chromium picolinate. Picolinate helps the chromium enter the cells and aid in insulin production.



Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast, also known as nutritional yeast, is grown on hops. Hops, the herb primarily associated with the flavor in beer, enhances the immune system. Like Spirulina, its high protein content may stabilize blood sugar. Brewer’s yeast is also rich in almost all the B vitamins, amino acids and minerals. It comes as a powder and is prepared by mixing it into water or juice. Juice may be preferred to offset the bitter taste. Brewer’s yeast may contain gluten, so read the label carefully.




Natural remedies are even available for help in lowering blood sugar levels. An alternative to pills or powders is the natural supplement Dinamo. Taken twice daily, Dinamo comes as a liquid to be blended with fruit or vegetable juice. Dinamo is itself a blend of raw fruits and vegetables, as well as spices, chosen for their ingredients that may help in the processing of glucose. This, in turn, will lower blood sugar levels. The ingredients in Dinamo are organic and are free from sodium, soy, dairy, nuts and gluten.


Several good options exist for lowering blood sugar with natural remedies. What works best for you depends on other conditions you may be treating, and your food sensitivities or allergies. For your best success in sticking with a supplement, remember to factor in how much preparation you are willing to do, how easy it is to incorporate taking the supplement into your daily routine and, of course, taste preference.

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