The sugar molecule sorbitol is known to be one of the major factors behind many health complications facing diabetics. When sorbitol accumulates in the body in unusually high concentrations, it can cause cells to "leak" vital amino acids, minerals and vitamins, sapping the body of necessary nutrients and raising the risk of many health problems.
In particular, studies have linked high concentrations of sorbitol in the body to diabetic vision problems, nerve damage and weakened kidneys. To prevent sorbitol accumulation, diabetes experts recommend supplementation with vitamin C. Studies have shown that taking daily vitamin C tablets works effectively to flush sorbitol from the system where even some powerful prescription medications have failed.
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