Dr Oz: Alpha Lipoic Acid & Diabetes
Dr Oz’s Best Of The Best Show included a segment on 3 Super Supplements: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Melatonin, and Vitamin D. Bryce Wylde, host of Wylde On Health in Canada, said that Alpha Lipoic Acid helps to increase your energy and to prevent a whole bunch of different diseases. Doctor Oz said that Alpha Lipoic Acid works well for people who have Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic, which accounts for about 1/3 of the population in America. If you have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, Dr Oz said that your cells do not quite know what to do with the sugar in your system. But when you do not have Diabetes or if you are taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, then your body becomes better at getting sugar to go into your cells. Try taking 400 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid every day (it should cost around $10 at drugstores or online).
Dr Oz: Melatonin Supplements for Sleep
Dr Oz’s next Super Supplement came from a Sleep Medicine Specialist who said that you should take 3 mg of Melatonin if you are not getting enough sleep. Try taking it about 2 hours before your bedtime and you should see some changes in your sleep patterns within a couple of weeks.
Dr Oz: Vitamin D Prevents Colon Cancer
Doctor Oz’s final Super Supplement is Vitamin D which Dr David Katz said is the only nutrient that is also a hormone. Apparently, as many as 60% of Americans are Vitamin D Deficient. Vitamin D helps to enhance your immune system and protects against cancers – especially Colon Cancer. Vitamin D also helps your body to properly absorb calcium. Dr Oz, who is of course especially worried about Colon Cancer, takes 1000 IU of Vitamin D every day. So, unless you are getting plenty of sunlight, you might want to talk to your doctor about adding Vitamin D Supplements to your vitamin regimen!
Win Lunch With Dr Oz
Dr Oz also announced yet another contest to win a free trip to New York City! You will get to see the Dr Oz Show, go back stage, and you will even get to have lunch with Doctor Oz himself!