Sugar Metabolism
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A Guide to Natural Remedies for Improved Sugar Metabolism

on Apr 03, 2023| Modified on Apr 03, 2023
Sugar metabolism and remedies to lower it.

Sugar metabolism is a crucial process that involves the breakdown of sugar into glucose, which the body uses to fuel its cells. However, high blood sugar levels can lead to various health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

While several medications are available to help manage these conditions, natural remedies can also play an important role in improving sugar metabolism. This article will explore some of the most effective natural remedies to help lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and prevent diabetes and other related conditions.

Natural Remedies to Improve Sugar Metabolism

Here are some natural remedies that can help improve sugar metabolism.


Cinnamon is a spice shown to improve sugar metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels, and when our cells become resistant to insulin, it can lead to high blood sugar levels. Cinnamon has been shown to help improve insulin sensitivity, which can help lower blood sugar levels.


Chromium is a mineral that plays a role in sugar metabolism by helping insulin transport glucose into cells. Studies have shown that chromium supplementation can help improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.


Magnesium is a mineral essential for many bodily functions, including sugar metabolism. Magnesium helps regulate insulin levels and improves insulin sensitivity. Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation can help improve glucose control and lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant shown to improve sugar metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity and reducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a condition where there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to various health issues. Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to reduce oxidative stress and improve sugar metabolism.


Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. However, it plays an important role in sugar metabolism by slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels and improves glucose control. Foods that are high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.


Exercise is an important component of sugar metabolism. When we exercise, our muscles use glucose as fuel, which helps lower blood sugar levels. Regular exercise can also improve insulin sensitivity and help with weight management, which are important for sugar metabolism.


In conclusion, natural remedies such as cinnamon, chromium, magnesium, alpha-lipoic acid, fiber, and exercise can all help improve sugar metabolism.

Cinnamon has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, while chromium helps transport glucose into cells. Magnesium helps regulate insulin levels, and alpha-lipoic acid reduces oxidative stress. Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, and exercise uses glucose as fuel and improves insulin sensitivity. Incorporating these natural remedies into your daily routine can improve your sugar metabolism and lower your risk of developing diabetes and other related conditions.


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  2. Chromium and its role in diabetes management
  3. Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome: A Review Article
  4. Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation: A tool for obesity therapy?
  5. The Role of Fiber in Blood Glucose Regulation
  6. Exercise and glucose metabolism in persons with diabetes mellitus: perspectives on the role for continuous glucose monitoring

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Chromium Picolinate

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Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 04/03/2023 64 posts

Earlier in my life, I have had positive results with energy by taking chromium picolinate. So for at least the last 20 years, mornings I have taken one 200 mcg capsule of chromium picolinate (CP) for my sugar metabolism. I have never been able to increase the daily morning dose past 200 mcg because it would cause me a slight headache. The picolinate form of chromium is the only form that ever gave me noticeable results for energy.

I buy the 200 mcg CP from SwansonVitamins in bottles of 200 capsules.

From the bottle label:

"High-concentration chromium for blood sugar support. Helps maintain healthy insulin levels. WARNING: For adults only. Because chromium may enhance insulin sensitivity and affect glucose levels..."

Back then I decided to make CP a permanent part of my supplements because CP gave me the extra energy, so I have kept taking CP but I don't really notice any positive effect now, although I might notice a lack of energy if I stopped taking CP.

I also take CP so I can eat sugars. I prefer to assume that CP is good for all of my sugar metabolism.

So I basically eat what I want now without worrying about sugar intake because apparently taking CP handles the metabolism of sugar for me.

When I was primarily a beef eater, beef would pull down my blood sugar and cause me sleepiness and hypoglycemia. So I started to emphasize eating fish and I feel better or lighter after eating fish. According to Dr. Shallenberger and his free Health Alert e-letter at, fish also contains an abundant protein that dissolves or prevents the formation of brain tangles:

Then I read someone state that beef can cause diabetes and I don't really doubt it. I still eat beef, however.

Back when I was taking RNA tablets derived from nutritional or brewer's yeast, the CP would increase my breath intake, lung volume and exercise ability when taking the two with soy lecithin powder. I never figured out this combo's dynamic, but it was a dramatic increase in my breath, although the effect was elusive. I may have to try taking the RNA tablets again.