Monday, April 21, 2014

How does Diabecon keep sugar levels healthy?

Studies have shown that Diabecon helped lower post prandial blood sugar (PPBS) levels in study subjects. Higher stimulated insulin levels and fasting C-peptide levels have also been reported.

Diabecon has also been shown helpful in preventing sugar-induced cataract. In an organ culture, Diabecon decreased protein carbonyls and prevented the loss of beta(L)-crystallin.

Diabecon has many herbs and minerals in its composition. We will discuss some of the herbal constituents and their mechanisms in keeping blood sugar levels healthy.

One of the best known herbs for blood sugar regulation is Gymnema sylvestre. This herb helps to inhibit sugar cravings, improves insulin production by providing pancreatic support, stimulates enzymes that utilized glucose and inhibits the liver's production of glucose. Gymnemic acids, gymnemasaponins, and gurmarin are the phytoconstituents in Gymnema that cause sweet suppression activity and positive effects on blood sugar homeostasis. Gymnema has also been known to reduce weight, blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Guggul is another herb that helps keep cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels normal. Sugar in blood turns to cholesterol. Guggulsterones help reduce the cholesterol including synthesis of cholesterol in the liver.

Studies have shown that Pterocarpus marsupium, also known as Pitasara help inhibit Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and have a hypoglycemic action said to be due to an increase in plasma active glucagon-like peptide-1 levels.

More information on Diabecon and its benefits

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  • Monday, April 14, 2014

    Ashwagandha for mental health | Withania Somnifera new research

    Ashwagandha also known as Withania somnifera or Winter Cherry is considered a very useful herb in promoting mental calm and relief from mental and physical exhaustion. Ashwagandha is also said to help improve memory functions in the brain.

    New research published in the Jan 2014 edition of the Pharmacognosy Research journal indicates that Ashwagandha may also be helpful in improving cognitive and psychomotor abilities. A double blind, placebo controlled study was conducted on 20 healthy adult males. They were given 2 capsules twice daily of 250mg of Ashwagandha root and leaves extract for 14 days. There were marked improvements in reaction times in tests of simple reaction, choice discrimination, digit symbol substitution, digit vigilance, and card sorting tests.

    The results showed that cognitive and psychomotor capabilities were definitely improved and this proves promising for further research in treating impaired cognition. More information on Ashwagandha