The Protective Role of Vitamins

Do you know how vitamins influence the condition of a person suffering diabetes? This post looks at most vital vitamins and gives recommendations as to the dozes.

Vitamin C plays an essential role in maintenance of good health. It protects proteins from oxidation that raises the level of sugar in blood, increases integrity of small blood vessels in which the slags arise, reduces the level of cholesterol and triglycerides.

Recommendations: no less than 1 gram of vitamin C per day.

Group B vitamins are important for prevention of neuropathia (disease of nervous system) which is often caused by diabetes. Group B vitamins are more effective if they are used altogether.

Recommendations: 100 mg daily.

The nicotinic acid (vitamin РР) plays the important role in regulation of blood insulin and sugar levels. The research in patients with diabetes type 2 showed that the additional reception of nicotinic acid allowed to completely stop insulin injections in 66 % of cases.

Recommendations: if you apply insulin constantly, take from 1.5 up to 3 grams of nicotinic acid a day. If you get insulin changeably, take 500 mg once or twice a day.
Caution: the nicotinic acid causes rushes of blood to the face in some persons.

Tiamin (vitamin B1) should be present in the organism to acquire glucose correctly.

Recommendations: take 100-200 mg of Tiamin daily during two weeks to define your reaction. If you notice the improvement of health condition and decreasing of sugar level, continue taking this doze until nothing disturbs you. After that, continue to take Tiamin nearly 50 mg a day.

Vitamin В6 (piridoxin) is used when there are some defeats of nervous system.

Recommendations: take 50 mg of piridoxin three times a day within four-six weeks to check up its influence on your organism. If your condition improves, continue to take this vitamin 50 mg daily.

Deficiency of vitamin В12 can cause pain, numbness, tingling in hands and legs.

Recommendations: you should discuss the dozes of vitamin В12 with your physician .

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and the ability to prevent some complications of diabetes such as dysfunctions of fine blood vessels. But you should know that vitamin E can reduce the need of insulin and increase a blood pressure.

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