Bitter melon can be grown locally. Now.. caveat.. it takes extremely bitter... hence, it's name. I was diagnosed as a diabetic type II in 2008.
Since then I changed eating habits, exercise, etc.
My favorite supplements that I KNOW drop my sugar:
Bitter melon.. favorite brand solaray drops it 50 points every time. Swanson brand only about 25. I assume it's the purity?
CoQ10 around 400 mg daily.. it lowers the sugar, cholesterol AND blood pressure. Helps if you have weird heart beats or palpitations a LOT.
Olive Leaf Extract - drops my sugars, definitely good for infection both fungal and bacterial as far as I can tell. It can cause some tummy rumbles
if you ingest too much without building up to it. Great energy after initial buildup to a "maintenance" dose. Not the easiest to take long term.
But awesome for illness. Works wonders for stomache infections. Kills E. coli.
wild Oregano oil - not sure if you can get the plant since grown in I think Meditteranean.. spelled wrong. Brain is aging.. lol
Garlic. Fresh garlic, crush and leave for about 15-20 minutes. Cut up into swallowable sizes and drink lots of water. I, personally, can't stand
the flavor of uncooked garlic.. lots of water and no chewing. Can't take too much or it may irritate your stomach lining. There is also garlic oil
supplement. Need to start low dosages to figure out tolerance.
I went to the doctor recently.. he says for all intents and purposes I have reversed my diabetes. I A1C hasn't been over 5.8 since initial diagnosis.
My endo stated that I was too aggressively diagnosed AND/OR I either actually did what I was supposed to to reverse the diabetes.
My sugar is now self-regulating. I still get false lows but I am working thru that now.
Caveat.. I use these now and about half of these listed above are used in supplement form and I have had to "train" or "teach" my doctors to expand
their horizons of medical knowledge. Prescriptions don't work so well on me for some reason. The side effects are usually so much worse than the
I used CoQ10 and ATP for my heart palpatations I was having even after ablation but it lowers sugar levels and cholesterol. yea!
I used Bitter Melon to lower my sugars when ill which causes sugars to rise to abnormal highs. I think it can help cholesterol?
All of the above mentioned affect your sugar levels.. some have multiple uses such as for antibacterial/antiviral.
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