Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, my friend.
If you don’t have diabetes and don’t believe you’re at risk of getting the disease, you might think you’re off the hook.
But don’t celebrate with a triple-scoop sundae just yet.
You need to watch your blood sugar levels like a hawk… almost as if you really do have diabetes… because the “healthy” range isn’t nearly as healthy as you’ve been led to believe.
REAL risks kick in at levels well below diabetes and even below pre-diabetes.
Now, the latest research spots one simple way to easily knock a few points off those levels and buy yourself a little leeway… and it costs pennies a day.
And if you’re taking a vitamin D supplement daily, congratulations — you’re already on your way toward better blood sugar control!
The new study of healthy adults finds even very low doses of vitamin D — just 420 IU per day — will shave three points off your fasting glucose levels.
Since the folks in the study were healthy, the change might not sound like much, with levels dropping from an average of 88.3 down to 85.3 mg/dL over the course of a year.
Heck, your own doc will tell you it won’t matter since both numbers are well within the “normal” range.
But he’s WRONG — and he’s relying on dangerously outdated research, because modern science shows that blood sugar is far more important than cholesterol, blood pressure, or anything else your doc practically obsesses over.
While he’ll be thrilled with anything below 100, studies show you want to keep those levels below 90 and even below 80 if you can.
A 2012 study found that folks with blood sugar in the mid-to-high 90s had a higher risk of heart disease than folks who kept those levels below 80.
Other studies show that the higher end of the “normal” range will boost your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, and more.
Those “normal” blood sugar levels can even cause your BRAIN to SHRINK faster, increasing your risk of dementia.
So even if you think you’re healthy… even if your own doc will tell you there’s nothing to worry about… fight to keep those blood sugar levels down.
Clearly, a D supplement can help you do that, and higher doses might even pack a bigger benefit. Most folks need a little extra D anyway, so don’t be afraid to take a supplement with between 2,000 and 5,000 IU daily — and for maximum control over blood sugar, avoid carbs as much as possible.