Worrying about your blood glucose level?
Nov 7, 2016
4 miracle herbs for blood glucose balance
Diabetes prevalence in Malaysia is rising alarmingly. In 2015, 3.3 million Malaysians have diabetes. Diabetes is an incurable chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Poorly managed diabetes leads to serious complications and early death.
In conjunction with World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on 14 November 2016, let’s learn to keep our blood glucose level under control with the help of some miracle herbs.
Gymnema is a woody climbing shrub native to India and Africa. Gymnema has a long history of use in India’s Ayurvedic medicine. It gets its nickname of ‘Sugar Destroyer’ when Ayurvedic physicians observed that chewing a few leaves of Gymnema suppressed the taste of sugar in ancient times. This herb’s active ingredient, gymnemic acid helps to delay the glucose absorption in the blood and prevent the sugar absorption by the intestine. Besides, gymnema increase insulin levels by regeneration of the cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin.
Fenugreek, an ancient herb has been known for its culinary and medicinal value in Indian Subcontinent. Its seeds which rich in fiber and phytochemical compounds, have been investigated for their hypoglycemic and multiple benefits. A high level of soluble fiber in fenugreek seed slows gastric emptying. Hence, glucose absorption is reduced or delayed, which decreases blood sugar spikes and improves insulin response to meals.
Holy basil with the Hindu name of Tulsi, means “the incomparable one”. This herb can help in managing diabetes and its complication. Holy basil has the stimulatory effects on physiological pathways of insulin secretion. In addition, it helps to improve peripheral glucose utilization.
Bitter melon or bitter gourd gets its name due to the bitter taste when it ripens. It is a popular herb used for treating diabetes related complications amongst the indigenous populations of Asia, India, East Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Bitter melon exerts their hypoglycemic effect through different physiological and biochemical processes. These include inhibition of intestinal glucose uptake and stimulation of skeletal muscle and peripheral cell glucose utilization.
Now, let’s manage your blood glucose level within the healthy range with the help of BiO-LiFE Gymnema & Fenugreek Complex!