The Mineral Chromium, Blood Sugar Levels and Longevity
It's no secret that the expected lifespan of a person living with diabetes is less than that of a person living without diabetes. 1 2 3 Also, an estimated 57 million American adults have pre-diabetes, which means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal. 4 But why do some people with diabetes live long and healthy lives? It seems that these folks do a better job of keeping their blood sugar levels under control. If you know a little bit about diabetes, then you understand that bodily damage can occur when blood sugar levels are not kept within the normal range; especially if blood sugar levels are too high.
So what can be done to help normalize blood sugar levels?..We want you to know that there are a number natural methods that might help. Chromium is a trace mineral shown to lower blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetics. 5 8 This mineral works to enhance the effect of the blood sugar controlling hormone called insulin. Besides helping to lower blood sugar levels, researchers believe that chromium can increase longevity. 6 In fact, for rats: the addition of chromium in the diet increased lifespan by up to 33%. 5
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Exercise and Longevity
Did you know that regular exercise, if done properly, could actually add years to your life? 7 There are also many other benefits to regular exercise which might include: more energy, better sleep, better mood, weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and healthy blood pressure. If you are interested in getting started with exercise, read our informative article about exercise here.
Antioxidants and Longevity
Antioxidants also play a key role in longevity by helping to protect the body's cells. Too many free radicals can damage your cells and may even decrease your longevity over time. However, you may be able to slow or stop the effects of free radicals by taking antioxidants on a regular basis. Click here to read more about antioxidants and free radicals.
Don't forget that we sell a variety of antioxidant supplements to meet your personal needs. Our Legendary Minerals have been noted for their antioxidant-like abilities by some of our customers. Another great product that may help increase your longevity is our Liquid MSM. MSM is a type of organic sulfur that might also help with many different age-related conditions. Click here to learn more about MSM.
Take the first step and start working towards increasing your longevity today. Not only will you live longer, but you'll feel better too. And what could be better than that? Remember to always check with your doctor first before starting any new dietary or lifestyle changes. Especially if you have been diagnosed with diabetes or any other chronic health condition. Thank you for reading.
Control Blood Sugar to Extend Lifespan and Assist Natural Weight Loss. John Phillip. NaturalNews.com.
Life expectancy of diabetes. University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Type 2 Diabetes Erases 15 Years From Your Life. Dr. Mercola. Mercola.com.
The Facts About Diabetes: America’s Seventh Leading Cause of Death. National Diabetes Education Program.
CHROMIUM AND POLYPHENOLS FROM CINNAMON IN THE PREVENTION AND ALLEVIATION OF GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE. United States Department of Agriculture.
Longevity effect of chromium picolinate--'rejuvenation' of hypothalamic function? National Institutes of Health, PubMed.gov.
Exercise, Longevity and Life Expectancy. About.com: Longevity.
Chromium. Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University.