Is Vitamin C Good For Diabetes


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
Vitamin C good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Citrus. Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, used years
ago to combat scurvy. Why? They didn’t really know back then but now
we know that these fruits are rich in Vitamin C.
What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is
a water-soluble vitamin. It also is known as a powerful antioxidant. The role is plays in our bodies is to aid
in forming and maintaining connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. There are other benefits of Vitamin C. A recent
study at the University of Michigan over a 10 year period concluded that Higher blood
levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health,” Dr Mark Moyad
who conducted the study went on to say, The more we study vitamin C, the better our understanding
of how diverse it is in protecting our health, from cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, eye health
[and] immunity to living longer.” As one with diabetes, 2 benefits really stood
out for me in that study: cardiovascular and eye health. Those of us with diabetes are at greater risk
of heart and eye diseases. The only problem with this study was that
it used 500 mg of Vitamin C daily to achieve these results. The recommended daily allowance for Vitamin
C is 75 mg per day. So unless you can really pack away the fruits
and vegetables, you are going to have to take supplements to get those 500mg. But before you go out and buy those supplements,
understand that other studies show that those with diabetes also run risks if they have
too much Vitamin C in their diet. Dr. David R. Jacobs Jr., of the University
of Minnesota in Minneapolis stated that, “Our results, if confirmed by other research, would
suggest that diabetics should be more cautious than others about taking supplements.” His study looked at women over a 15 year period
who were post menopausal. The results he is talking about is that those
with diabetes who took heavy doses of vitamin C supplements 300 milligrams (mg) a day or
more were roughly twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke compared with women
who took no supplemental C. So, is Vitamin C good for those with diabetes? It is a good idea to visit your health care
provider and be tested for Vitamin C levels before you make that decision. Understand that the studies I have mentioned,
while finding seemingly opposite results, both carefully monitored Vitamin C levels
in those under the study. Vitamin C is good for diabetes. But one must also be careful of the amount
they take daily, whether in fruits and vegetables or suppliments. I hope this answered your question is Vitamin
C good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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