Dr. Sherri Rogers, a noted author on natural health, writes that “Vitamin D is better than metformin (a common prescription drug) for controlling diabetes!”
Is Dr. Rogers right?
Well, the answer to the question of whether vitamin D is as good as metformin and diabetes is one of the symptoms of low vitamin D levels is probably yes and no.
In the early 1990’s Swedish medical researchers learned that taking supplemental vitamin D lowers blood sugars in diabetic men if they are already vitamin D deficient. The scientists learned that taking vitamin D lowers blood pressure in non-diabetics.
So how would a diabetic know if he or she is vitamin D deficient? What are the symptoms of low vitamin D levels?
When there is acute vitamin D deficiency, there is almost always bone pain or bone fractures. Sub-acute vitamin D deficiency is harder to diagnose, although there are blood tests.
However, if you live anywhere in the United States north of Florida or South Texas (including anywhere in California), chances are you are at least slightly vitamin D deficient in the winter months. Take up to 1,000 IU (25 mg) of vitamin D a day during the winter for bone health and healthier blood sugars.Mar 24th by admin