Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2011
Diabetes affects over two hundred million people worldwide, leading to such serious medical conditions as neuropathy, vision problems, and major damage to organs. As a result, diabetics are in a constant battle to keep their blood sugar controlled, and many supplement manufacturers offer alleged treatments for this purpose.
There are some promising nutritional supplements for the diabetic; some can lower blood sugar, and some can increase insulin sensitivity. However, there are quite a few myths that are floating around concerning some popular supplements, such as magnesium and chromium. A lot of hype surrounds these supplements, and some of it has a core seed of truth and some does not.
The free guide at http://supplementzone.org/diabetes-supplement-guide from SupplementZone.org breaks down the evidence for and against the main supplements for controlling blood sugar and increasing insulin sensitivity. Some of these may be of use to diabetics, and others may be dangerous. Diabetics should always exercise caution when taking supplements that can alter metabolism, as it may affect how much insulin they need.
Supplementzone.org also offers advice on many other nutritional supplements, ranging from popular dieting drugs to fish oil and vitamin C. "There are so many hyped-up claims from supplement makers that it can be difficult to navigate through all the information to find out what really works," says the site's founder Martin Kulp. "We aim to provide nutritional supplement information that is accurate and based on the latest scientific research."
One example is flaxseed oil. Often touted as a great way to get omega 3 fatty acids and lower the risk of heart disease, what often isn't promoted is the fact that flaxseed offers a very inefficient form of omega 3 compared to fish oil supplements, and so taking it might end up being a waste of money. Nonetheless, flaxseed is still hyped as a method of lowering risk of cardiovascular disease. Supplementzone.org intends to clear up these misconceptions.