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Supplements to Increase Insulin ensitivity?


what am I missing?

Fish oil, ALA, cinnamon.

Co-Q10 and CLA (not sure if they do or not).

any input here


forgot to add Vitamin D to that list


Based on the following article, Men With Sensitivity :

You can add to your list :
- Vitamin E
- Zinc
- Magnesium
- Phosphatidylserine



ahh yes, forgot magnesium and also I believe chromium as well, I take a mult-vitamin already, but not sure they have high enough amounts. Might be time to go back to ZMA


green tea extract

  1. R-ALA
  2. Bitter Melon
  3. Gymnema Sylvestre
  4. Phellodendron amurense
  5. chromium picolinate
  6. Vanadyl Sulfate
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Vinegar
  9. Corosolic Acid
  10. Extracts of Fenugreek
  11. Cissus quadrangularis
  12. Phellodendron extract
  13. BMOV (Bis-Malto-Oxovanadium)
  14. Na-R-ALA(Na RALA is the sodium salt form of R-Lipoic Acid)
  15. Magnolia officinalis
  16. Lagerstroemia speciosa is Banaba


stuff I use... apple cider vinegar, fish oil, Receptormax (R-ALA/cinnamon), magnesium (from ELITEPRO Minerals)

Stuff I don't use but helps: taurine/arginine.

edit: well actually I sort of use arginine since I have MAG-10/ANACONDA during my workouts which contain citrulline malate, which is like an arginine precursor IIRC.


Check out John Meadow's product. It combines a number of these into one. He has an article on his site about it and you can email him with any questions regarding dosing his product.