BHealthy Diabetic Support
BHealthy Diabetic Support involves a novel and unique combination of nutritional herbs traditionally used by people with diabetes. Results of recent scientific research and clinical trials have endorsed the historical value of such herbs. Type 2 diabetic individuals find BHealthy Diabetic Support safe and effective.
Ingredients: Fenugreek, Bitter Melon, Blackseed, Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, and Stevia
Useful tips to help in controlling blood sugar:
1. Consume one teaspoonful of HONEYDERM Diabetic Support herbal mix suspended in half a cup of water before two main meals.
2. Eat salad along with vinegar and olive oil dressing. Add some onions and nuts(wulnuts, almonds, etc.).
3. Eat lean protein with each meal.
4. Choose high fiber and low glycemic index carbohydrates.
5. Avoid highly processed foods/drinks, especially those with sugar, corn syrup, white flour, or saturated fats.
6. Keep serving sizes modest.
7. Maintain normal weight.
8. Maintain daily exercise/physical activity.
Black seed has long been used as a folklore remedy for many acute as well as chronic conditions such as cardio vascular, immunological, diabetes, hypertension, and dermatological conditions. Black seed works by assisting the body’s own natural healing through strengthening the immune system and promoting optimum health and well being. Patients with diabetes find black seed beneficial without any known side effects. Results from laboratory studies suggest that oral administration of thymoquinone; a constituent in black seeds, to diabetic rats improves the glycemic status to near normal while the administration of the same ingredients to normal rats do not cause any negative changes. Another study found that active extracts of black seeds reverse the oxidative stress in hearts and brains of diabetic animals and significantly increase the release of insulin from the pancreatic islets of diabetic models. Bone mass is also improved in diabetic animals administered extracts of black seed, and the percentage of embryonic malformation are reduced in diabetic mice administered thymoquinone. Thymoquinone administration also results in protecting against the deleterious effects of long-term administration of antiretroviral drugs on insulin production and on the size reduction in the pancreatic islets of rats. These finds emphasize the traditional value of black seed as a safe and effective alternative approach for better human health.
In ancient Egypt, fenugreek was used for embalming mummies and as a drink by nursing women. In traditional Chinese medicine, fenugreek seeds are used as a tonic, a treatment for weakness and edema of the legs. In India, fenugreek is used medicinally as a lactation stimulant. Although the seed portion of fenugreek is often mentioned, other parts of the herb have also been very useful. The defatted seeds of fenugreek are rich in fiber, sapnonins, and protein, and have been described in early Greek and Latin pharmacopoeias for hyperglycemia. Recent preliminary results of using oral fenugreek seed powder in animal and human trials demonstrated great potential of possible hypoglycemic and lipid lowering properties. In human studies, fenugreeks reduced the area under the plasma glucose curve and increased the number of insulin receptors. In a double blind trial fenugreek has been found to improve blood sugar level in patients with insulin-dependent (type 1) and non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. Although the mechanism for this effect is not fully understood, several mechanisms that could be suggested include delay of gastric emptying, slowing carbohydrate absorption, and inhibition of glucose transport from the fiber content, as well as increased erythrocyte insulin receptors and modulation of peripheral glucose utilization. Many studies in alloxan-rat models have shown modulated exocrine pancreatic secretion. In humans, fenugreeks seeds were found to exert hypoglycemic effects by stimulating glucose-dependent insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells as well as by inhibiting the activities of alpha-amylase and sucrose, two intestinal enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism. In addition to the hypoglycemic activities, fenugreek seeds are found to lower serum triglycerides, total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
Over the past two decades, evidence has been accumulating in support of the usefulness of cinnamon in lowering glucose level in diabetics. Animal and human studies have elucidated the effect of administrating cinnamon powder to patients with Type 2 diabetes and have revealed a great potential for cinnamon as an effective supplement for glycemic control. A study in diabetic mice showed that cinnamon lowered blood glucose, fats and total cholesterol while raising the good cholesterol levels. In human studies, volunteers with type 2 diabetes were given one, three or six grams of cinnamon powder per day. All responded within weeks, with blood sugar levels that were on average 20 percent lower than the control group. Some even achieved normal blood sugar levels. Cinnamon consumption also demonstrated promising results on lowering high blood pressure, fats and “bad” cholesterol. Some studies, however have failed to replicate these findings, which indicates the need for more clinical trials to establish the potential of cinnamon as a therapeutic herb and to assure the prospective of cinnamon in health applications.
Extracts of the leaves of the plant stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (SrB), have traditionally been used in the treatment of diabetes. The leaves contain at least 8 sweet steviol glycosides. The main constituents are stevioside and rebaudioside A which have demonstrated anti-diabetic and potent insulinotropic properties in laboratory research. Studies have also indicated that long-term administration of rebaudioside A in rats improves glucose metabolism and normalizes blood pressure.
Garlic is one of the most commonly used spices worldwide, but recently it has received more attention as a promising therapeutic agent. Clinical literature on garlic has focused on tits potential antioxidant activity and microcirculatory effects (e.g., for use in hypertension and lowering lipids in the blood). Some studies have examined garlic’s effects on insulin and glucose handling. Experiments in animal models with induced diabetes have shown moderate reductions in blood glucose with no effect seen in animal in which the pancreas was removed.Reported mechanisms for garlic activity include increased secretion or slowed degradation of insulin, increased gluthione peroxidase activity, and improved liver glycogen storage. One study that examined the thrombocyte aggregation in nondiabetic individuals revealed significant decreases in fasting serum glucose, which emphasize the potential remedial values of garlic as food ingredient.
Bitter melon is currently reported to help in the treatment of diabetes, and recent studies endorse the supplemental value of bitter melon in helping to improve blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes. The blood lowering action of the fresh juice of the unripe bitter melon has been confirmed in scientific studies and may thus be promising for those with type 2 diabetes. At least three different groups of constituents using bitter melon has been reported to have hypoglycemic (blood sugar lowering). Bitter melon preparations have been shown to significantly improve glucose tolerance without increasing blood insulin levels, as well as improve fasting blood glucose levels. Blood and urine sugar levels along with post-prandial (after eating) blood glucose levels also fell.
Known for its potential to support healthy circulation, Ginkgo biloba seems to reduce platelet hypersensitivity, a condition often found in diabetics, and to increase the production of pancreatic insulin. Ginkgo biloba has also been shown to improve cerebral and peripheral vascular blood flow. This is important for diabetics who commonly suffer from peripheral vascular insufficiency. The flavonoids found in ginkgo biloba are believed to help halt for lessen some retinal problems (that is, problems to the back part of the eye). Retinal damage has a number of potential causes, including diabetes and macular degeneration.
This great botanical ingredient has a wide range of mechanisms that support a healthy lifestyle for diabetics. Modern clinical studies have focused on the use of Panax ginseng in cancer prevention, blood sugar regulation, fatigue, and immunomodulation in human health and disease. Ginseng has been used by Asian cultures for thousands of years to treat conditions such as fatigue, mental stress, blood sugar regulation, improving libido, and supporting longevity. Research on ginseng root and its effect on blood sugar levels began sometime after 1820 when Japanese scientist reported that ginseng root decreased the baseline blood glucose and reduced hyperglycemia caused by administration of large amounts of glucose. Results of in vitro studies, animal experiments, and clinical trials strongly support the claim that ginseng root possesses anti-diabetic properties. Ginseng works to lower blood sugar by: a) decreasing the rate of carbohydrate absorption into the portal hepatic circulation, b) increasing glucose transport and uptake, c) increasing glycogen storage, and modulating insulin secretion.