Here are some of the latest supplements for balancing your blood sugar levels, supporting your metabolism, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Balancing your blood sugar
Formulate Health Amlow Blood Sugar Formula (£22.99 for 60 capsules, formulatehealth.com) helps with balancing your blood sugar levels thanks to a blend of amla fruit extract, pterostilbene, chromium and alpha lipoic acid (ALA). Saberry amla extract can help reduce glucose levels in both healthy and diabetic people, while Silbinol pterostilbene is an extract from the Indian Kino tree, which helps maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Add in antioxidant ALA, which can restore vitamins E and C levels, and chromium to regulate insulin and glucose metabolism, and you’ve got a powerful sugar-balancing supplement.
Boosts your metabolism
JSHealth Metabolism + Sugar Support (£29.99 for 60 tablets, uk.jshealthvitamins.com) reduces sugar cravings, boosts metabolism and stabilises blood sugar levels.
Chromium and zinc help with the metabolism of glucose, carbohydrates and protein, while supporting a healthy metabolic rate, and cinnamon and gymnema help maintain and support healthy blood sugar levels.
Balancing blood sugar with high-strength chromium
Higher Nature Chromium (£7.80 for 90 tablets, highernature.com) helps balance blood sugar levels to ensure sustained energy throughout the day.
Chromium helps the body use insulin, which transfers glucose to the cells, but your levels of this mineral tend to drop as you age.
These vegan-friendly tablets contain 200ug of chromium, as well as vitamin B3, to help balance normal glucose blood levels and support your energy levels
Improves insulin resistance
CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract (£23.99 for 30 capsules, curranz.com) could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for those who are obese or overweight. This is down to the supplement’s New Zealand blackcurrant extract.
Blackcurrants include a potent polyphenol group of compounds, called anthocyanins, which improve glycaemic control and insulin sensitivity. After taking CurraNZ for seven days, a UK study found that insulin resistance was improved by 22 per cent.
Boosts your energy
Pretty Pea Green Coffee Bean (£24.99, prettypea.blog) includes chromium picolinate, green coffee bean extract which contains chlorogenic acid – thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar – kelp, cinnamon, and cayenne.
Combined, these ingredients help stabilise blood sugar levels and balance your thyroid, as well as boost energy levels and metabolism.