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Supplementing with Vitamins

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Linagirl, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Absolutely take D early in the day. It is the 'sunshine' vitamin and will most definitely keep you awake. I take 2000iu with Guac at BF and sometimes 1000iu at lunch but never after 1:00.

    Chromium only made me nauseous and never did anything for my BG
    I am not sure if any of this makes a difference depending on T1 or T2.
    Mustard with a meal will keep me lower typically
     
  2. KayeStevenson

    KayeStevenson Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    I take Berocca multi vitamin every morning. I have also started taking magnesium and calcium supplements before I knew about RH in a desperate attempt to stop keeling over
     
  3. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am a member of a vitamin d wellness group on Facebook and its run by a lady called Susan Rex Ryan who wrote the book defend your life. I take 5000iu a day in capsule form and I eat Gouda cheese to get my k2 and I take magnesium glycinate an hour before bed. I also take vit c and an adrenal complies with other vitamins and minerals added. I feel much better than I did and my hair and nails are much better and although I was losing my hair i am now getting new hair through xx
     
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  4. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    New thinking is that multivits won't help. You need to ideally have a vitamin and mineral profile done and then identify the ones you need and buy the best quality you can without additives. Sorry to throw spanner in works and I guess the new thinking may not be em correct but I am going with it for now x
     
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  5. MathMel

    MathMel Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Thanks for those tips. I'm chronically vitamin deficient and once one goes for me the rest just topple down like dominos. I hadn't heard about taking vit D in morning. I'm also severe insomniac and I get really frustrated when it seems I've done everything the same and I just don't sleep. But in the mornings I always just get up and out the door, and I'm also probably only having 3-4 days a week so I'm going to add it to my sleep analysis. I get regular B12 injections and that is definitely helping and I really notice it if I am late, like the last week or so. I didn't know about the K so will look into that tip. I'm going to look for that FB group - I am taking more than recommended but not 5000 so if that's ok I will up and try.
     
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  6. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Also if you are having trouble sleeping try magnesium glycinate before bed. It knocks me over and I sleep like a baby.
     
  7. MathMel

    MathMel Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Thanks Linagirl. Will be trying that!
     
  8. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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  9. Kaz261

    Kaz261 Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take magnesium supplements ,first I tried it because I have high serum calcium levels but. it did nothing to lower the levels ,it hasn't lowered my BGS but it has definitely helped my energy levels
    CAROL
     
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  11. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Great article.
    I come across pieces of info like this, start taking the supplement, then a year or two later i have forgotten why... Lol

    This is a VERY useful reminder - esp the info on insulin resistance reduction, and bg level reduction!

    Thank you. :D
     
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  12. KayeStevenson

    KayeStevenson Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    :)I take magnesium supplements with my evening meal. I sleep like a baby now
     
  13. Kaz261

    Kaz261 Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    What strength of magnesium tablet do you take Emma? x
     
  14. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Im taking 300mg magnesium glycinate at the moment an hour before bed. I am
    Planning to get up to 500mg but I'm taking it steady in case it upsets my tummy.

    I am Also thinking of starting Epsom
    Salt baths which are recommended. I knew nothing about magnesium but I have to say since I have stated this and the vit d I feel so much better. X
     
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    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else started on the magnesium yet? Sleeping so much better since I have xx
     
  16. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I've been taking it for over a year. Haven't noticed it helps sleep, but then there have been so many other changes too...
     
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