Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Level with Herbs

Best Herbs to Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Best Herbs to Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

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Eating a healthy, nutrient-dense diet low in carbs and low in AGEs is key for supporting healthy blood sugar levels. Additionally, it is recommended that you use some specific herbs that have been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels.

Best Herbs to Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

  1. Berberine

Berberine is a powerful health compound that has been used for thousands of years by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It has been highly regarded for its efficacy in supporting healthy blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Research has shown that Berberine may benefit the treatment of type 2 diabetes and have a positive impact on blood sugar levels, insulin, and triglycerides. According to a 2019 meta-analysis, Berberine is better than a placebo at lowering blood sugar levels and seems to be more effective when used in combination with blood sugar effective drugs when using medication alone. A 2014 study has found that Berberine may benefit those with diabetes who cannot take antidiabetic medication due to heart, kidney, or liver problems. According to a 2014 meta-analysis, combining Berberine with lifestyle changes is more effective than lifestyle changes alone for improving blood sugar levels.

 

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an aromatic spice that’s high in antioxidants and has countless health benefits including supporting your blood sugar levels. According to a 2009 study, taking 500 mg of cinnamon for 12 weeks has decreased the oxidative stress in people with prediabetes. A 2001 study found that cinnamon may lower blood sugar levels and may imitate the effects of insulin and help transport blood glucose. According to a 2007 in vivo study, cinnamon can help to increase insulin sensitivity for up to 12 hours.

 

  1. American Ginseng

American ginseng is a type of ginseng that is primarily found in North-America. It is known for its benefits for type 2 diabetes. According to a 2018 study, American ginseng can help to lower post-meal blood sugar by 20 percent. A 2000 and 2016 research both found that American ginseng can improve your body’s cellular response. They also found that 1 gram about two hours before a meal seems to be the most effective dose and anything over 3 grams doesn’t show a difference in benefits.

 

  1. Fenugreek

Though fenugreek was first recorded in Egypt in 1500 BC, it mainly grows in Europe and Asia. It can be used as a spice, tea, and supplement for its numerous health benefits. Fenugreek contains a specialized type of soluble fiber called galactomannon that slows the absorption of glucose in the blood stream.  In addition, it is rich in steroid-like saponins which help to improve bile flow and stabilize blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels.  According to a 2009 study, using 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water may help people with diabetes. Another 2009 study suggests that fenugreek may lower insulin resistance when used as fenugreek flour in bread and other baked goods.

 

  1. Banaba Leaf

Banaba leaf is from a medium-sized tree in Southeast-Asia that has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. A 2012 scientific review has discussed the benefits of Banaba leaf on metabolic syndrome and its benefits on glucose uptake and blood sugar levels. The active ingredient in Banaba leaf is corosolic acid which is thought to be responsible for its health benefits. A recent study has found that Banaba leaf can help improve glucose uptake by enhancing insulin receptor activity and as a result may benefit blood sugar levels.

 

Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at info@dr2bthin.com


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