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Vitamin C Helps Control Blood Sugar Spikes

Vitamin C Helps Control Blood Sugar Spikes


This study followed 31 people, average age 62, with type 2 diabetes for at least five years, and elevated long-term average blood sugar levels. Participants wore a glucose monitor for 48 hours, and ate a standard meal before and after taking a placebo or 500 mg of ascorbic acid vitamin C twice per day.

While there was no change for placebo, those taking vitamin C saw a 36 percent drop in blood sugar levels after the meal, reducing elevated blood sugar time by nearly 3 hours per day. Over 24 hours, average glucose levels decreased to 156.6 mg per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) from 171 mg/dL before taking vitamin C.

Average systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the vitamin C group were also lower by 7 mmHg and 5 mmHg, respectively. Doctors said vitamin C could be a cheap, convenient, effective additional therapy to improve glycemic control.

(Reference: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism; November, 2018, Vol. 21, No. 3)

Product Recommendations:

An excellent well tolerated form of Vitamin C is called Ester-C.
American Health provides Ester-C as Capsules, Tablets, Powder in dosages of 500 mg., 1,000 mg, or 250 mg. Chewable Tablets.