Vitamins play a very important role in the metabolism of glucose in the blood.
Vitamin B1 has been studied to break down pyruvate, which is produced during glucose metabolism and can help improve the way glucose is used by cells.
Vitamin B3 serves as a coenzyme of those involved in lipid & carbohydrate metabolism.
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is important for the metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates. Studies have shown that B6 deficiency is associated with decreased glycogen secretion.
Vitamin C can be reduced in cells when hyperglycemia is associated with diabetes. Many studies have shown that a lack of vitamin D and magnesium in the body can increase the risk of type 1 diabetes.
Research conducted at Keimyung University School has shown that the active ingredients in green tea are a type of flavonoids, catechins that inhibit intestinal absorption of glucose and lipids.