Balancing the Sugar Rush
Balancing the Sugar Rush
Tanya Stockdale
Tanya Stockdale
Functional Medicine


I have noticed that amidst the festive whirlwind, many struggles with sugar cravings. While maintaining a balanced diet is crucial, managing these cravings can be a real challenge. From a functional medicine perspective, here's my guide to supplements that could help rein in those cravings and maintain balanced energy during the holiday rush:


  • Magnesium (yes, again!): More than just for muscles, magnesium plays a pivotal role in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. A daily dose of 200-400 mg of Magnesium Glycinate might effectively regulate blood sugar levels and curb those cravings.


  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA): With potent antioxidant properties, ALA is valuable in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Consider a daily intake ranging from 250 mg to 600 mg for this delicate balance.


  • Cinnamon: Beyond its delightful aroma, cinnamon has promising potential for improving insulin sensitivity. Supplements (500 mg to 2 grams per day) could be a great ally in managing blood sugar levels and cravings.


  • Berberine: Extracted from plants, berberine shows promise in supporting healthy blood sugar levels. Start with daily doses ranging from 500 to 1,500 mg.


  • Chromium: This trace mineral might enhance insulin sensitivity. Daily supplementation of 200-1,000 mcg could significantly contribute to regulating blood sugar levels.


  • Myo-inositol: Another potential supporter of insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management, with typical doses ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 mg per day. Always seek personalised guidance based on your unique health needs.


Before incorporating any new supplements, it's crucial to consider your unique health needs. A personalised approach is key to finding the right dosage and ensuring compatibility with your existing treatments.

Reach out to us for my professional guidance tailored to your individual health profile.

Wishing you a festive season filled with balance and vitality!