Extra Zinc Helps Lower Blood Sugar

Published: September 28, 2012

Researchers from Sri Lanka studied 96 people with diabetes, dividing them into two groups. One group took a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement and 22 mg of zinc sulfate. The other group took the daily supplement but not the zinc. After four months, those taking the extra zinc had a 42% greater drop in blood sugar levels than those just taking the multivitamin/mineral supplement.


"Effects of zinc and multimineral vitamin supplementation on glycemic and lipid control in adult diabetes," Gunasekara P, Hettiarachchi M, et al, Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes, 2011 Jan 26; 4: 53-60. (Address: Coronary Care Unit, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, Sri Lanka).

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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