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Unread 02-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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I just read of Mrs.D's experience with the blood glucose lowering effects of both these supplements.

I am very interested in trying them to help lower my BG. Just wondering about a time frame for seeing any positive results. Should I give it a couple of months, weeks, etc?

I have the Doctor's Best stabilized Suntheanine (150 mg.) and LEF Benfotiamine (250 mg.) Are there any guidelines for how much to take per day?
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I found the lowering of blood sugar fairly quick with the
theanine. I use 300mg at bedtime.

I don't think the benfotiamine works as quickly or at the lower dose I use. 150mg a day. You'll have to experiment with that.

But don't forget I also use R-lipoic too. 100mg in the morning.
I've just started the 100mg at 4pm too.

I am borderline with my levels. And I think I have a cortisol connection too. Each of us is different.

A member at PN (joano) sent me some information on berberine.
I am going to add this soon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberine

Now this statement in the above link, "as effective as metformin"...I've heard before in connection with d-chiro inositol, which did nothing for me. Also in the past guggulipids were supposed to be really good for cholesterol...did nothing for me either.

So I don't know about this hype about berberine. But I am going to try it with my next order to Amazon. (I will be using Thorne brand for safety--the others I don't know much about as yet).
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thanks! Glad that theanine works fairly quickly. I'm going to double up & take 2 caps@ bedtime. I also take doctor's best r lipoic stabilized 100 mg. 1x p.d.

Here's hoping I get some positive results.

If I add a 2nd r- lipoic should it be on an empty stomach?

Thanx again for your info.

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Yes, Lipoic, on empty stomach.
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