7 Supplements to Help Stabilize Blood Sugar

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

We’re at the height of summer and therefore, swimsuit season and I know you are all eager to look your best while on the beach, but in order to lose any weight, the first thing you need to do is stabilize your blood sugar!

Earlier in the year, I posted two videos on this subject. The first one was about lifestyle factors that you need to modify for optimal glucose control and the second was about foods to eat that will help you with your goal. If you’ve not watched them, go back and do that first before considering supplementation, as modifying those things may be sufficient to help you get to your goal.

If you’re already eating well and have changed your habits yet you still feel that you’re hungry, tired, irritable and generally struggling with an unstable blood sugar, then you may want to consider using supplements to help move you along.

In today’s video, I discuss the top 7 supplements for balancing blood sugar which in turn will help control your appetite and cravings and help you lose weight. Remember though, before beginning any supplementation with vitamins or herbs, that you discuss it with a health care practitioner familiar with your case, particularly if you are currently on medication for diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you! Are there any supplements you’ve used in the past that have helped you feel less hungry, lessened your cravings and supported healthy weight loss? If so, please leave your comments in the space below.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback. Till then, stay well, stay cool and have a great week!


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16 comments on “7 Supplements to Help Stabilize Blood Sugar

  1. AvatarARLENE

    I found you on the internet and love the way you talk and get straight to the point. I just found out that I am pre-diabetic and my level is 6.3. My doctor wants me to take Metformin so I do not get full blown diabetes which is 6.5. I do not like taking medication if I do not have to and I have heard that Metformin is bad! I listened to your list of the 5 foods, like cinnamon to take to control blood sugar, but is it ok to take Chromium also? I also take hctz for high blood pressure(water pills). Doctors are so adamant about taking pills for everything and I am more interested in doing it the natural way. I just started walking but I am so tired when I get home from work that I do not even want to walk. Any suggestions. I am a 64 yr old female. Thanks, Arlene.

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Good morning Arlene! And sorry for the delay~
      I can’t provide specific information to people I don’t work with but I will offer you this:
      Check the video on Habits for Stable Blood sugar. It’s in the archives on the website and has several suggestions to help stabilize and lower blood sugar. Follow those guidelines, especially the breakfast suggestion. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about Chromium to see if it would be right for you. And continue walking. This would be a good start.
      Keep me posted and let me know how you go….I hope it all goes well~

  2. AvatarJames Short

    Barbara, thanks for this video and the others! As a type-2 diabetic, I have been seeking active was to “go natural” in my treatment and have found that cinnamon does exactly what you said, reductions on blood sugar levels by 25-30%!!

  3. AvatarJanelle

    What are the recommend daily doses for each of vitamins you recommend?
    I have been diagnosed as pre diabetic with an A1C of 5.9. I’ve watched your videos on blood sugar stabilization, and am looking forward to implement them.
    My son is also T1D, and m going to discuss with his Endo about him taking the supplements also.
    Live your videos!

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hi Janelle! Thank you for your note. Unfortunately, I can’t make specific recommendations on dosage for people I am not working with. The info on the video was to give information that you can then speak with your doctor, nutritionist or qualified health care professional with. Someone that is familiar with your medical history. Your pharmacist is another possibility.
      Sorry for that, but it’s ultimately in your best interest to speak with someone familiar with your case.
      I’m so glad you like the videos and I appreciate you reaching out!

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Hi David,
      I’m so sorry. We’ve been experiencing frustrating glitches with the site this past couple of week, resulting in broken links.
      We have fixed it (we hope) and they should be working now.
      Thanks for visiting the site and for the feedback!
      ~ B

  4. AvatarMaureen McGovern

    I love your video and blogs, since I went to your lectures I have lost 35 lbs
    And look great I am strong and can really engage in life’s joys. after you detoxification video you said you appended a list of tools. I love the recipe but was there more?
    Can I have it.

  5. AvatarM.Siddique

    Hi Barbara

    Thanks for Superb Advice on Stabilizing Blood Sugar through 7 Supplements, I hope
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  6. AvatarMichael Troy

    Hi Barbara,
    As a diabetic, I can attest to how great these supplements are. I use all of them, except bitter melon, and I take very little diabetic medication and have a hemoglobin A1C of 4.9.
    One question though, Barbara. Do you believe in taking enough magnesium to raise the RBC level to between 6.0-6.5, as Dr. Carolyn Dean recommends? I currently use this as a goal, but it takes a great deal of magnesium taurate to do this.
    Regards, Mike

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Not necessarily for every patient. If there is any kidney involvement from the diabetes (or any other reason), then magnesium needs to be monitored. It is a case by case situation….
      Hope you are well

  7. AvatarDonna

    Hi Barbara,
    This was again a great video.My question is taking all of these at the same time is this what you are potentially suggesting or some of them ? Just curious!
    Thanks Donna

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Hey Donna~
      Mostly, the dietary changes will likely yield the bulk of the results. If supplements are included it’s best to introduce one at a time or a formulation that includes one or two of the nutrients. My thoughts are always, ‘less is more’ so the least amount of supplements the better.
      Hope this helps~


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