In today’s post we’re going to examine 2 natural ways to lower your A1C. These two ways are not normally discussed by the medical community. In fact, I just read an article from WebMD titled “9 Tips to Lower Your A1c Level” and neither of these two natural ways were discussed.
Yet, these 2 ways can be an extremely effective method to improve glucose metabolism to lower your A1C.
If you’re interested in the WebMD article, then click here. Plus I provide a link to the following article that actually discusses these 2 natural ways to improve your blood sugar levels.
In 2001 the American Diabetes Association published a study titled “Long-Term Oral l-Arginine Administration Improves Peripheral and Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetic Patients”
Here is the stated conclusion from the authors of this study,
“l-Arginine treatment significantly improves but does not completely normalize peripheral and hepatic insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetic patients.”
(If you would prefer to view this information in a video format, then please click on my YouTube video below:)
When people hear the term “diabetes” they usually associated it with blood sugar issues. And while this is true, the main problem centers on insulin resistance.
Your body uses insulin to move sugar out of the blood stream into your cells. It is a key component in what is called glucose metabolism, which is your ability to use glucose or blood sugar as an energy source.
This is where L-arginine and nitric oxide can make a significant difference in your A1C levels.
First, nitric oxide helps to normalize glucose metabolism by increasing glucose transport.
Second, nitric oxide facilitates the uptake of glucose into cells.
Third, L-arginine regulates insulin release, which is needed for proper glucose metabolism.
Fourth, both l-arginine and nitric oxide work together to enhance insulin sensitivity for improved glucose metabolism.
To help you understand how critically important these two natural ways are I did the following Google search:
“l arginine and nitric oxide for glucose metabolic regulation”
You will find multiple scientific articles that highlighted how these two natural ways help regulate glucose metabolism.
Here’s one article from 2006 titled “Regulatory role for the arginine-nitric oxide pathway in metabolism of energy substrates.” One of their conclusion was the following
“Modulation of the arginine-NO pathway through dietary supplementation with L-arginine or L-citrulline may aid in the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome in obese humans”
Another great article that helps bring light to this subject is from Thomas Burke PhD titled “Nitric Oxide and its role in health and diabetes.”
Now it’s important to understand that l-arginine, and it’s ability to produce nitric oxide, can not solve the problem of excessive blood glucose completely.
Diet and exercise are also key components.
Diet because it affects your blood pH levels, which then affects how well the enzymes of your endothelium function is converting L-arginine to nitric oxide.
Most Americans have a diet high in carbohydrates and animal protein. This creates an acidic environment, which reduces your ability to properly create the needed nitric oxide.
This is where a plant based diet can make significant improvements in your health and blood chemistry. Allowing you to optimize your nitric oxide production.
Exercise is important because it stimulates the enzymes of the endothelium to produce higher levels of nitric oxide.
Especially if you’re nourishing these enzymes with L-arginine and other key ingredients to optimize nitric oxide production.
My video “6 Ingredients That Optimize Nitric Oxide Production” will help you understand which ingredients create the best environment for long term increases in nitric oxide.
While the 9 tips suggested by WebMD are important in helping you lower your A1C levels. So is harnessing the health benefits of L-arginine and nitric oxide for proper glucose metabolism.
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