Herbs that may be helpful in Diabetes: Essay

Herbs that may be helpful in Diabetes: Essay

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Gymnema may assist the pancreas in the production of insulin in people with type 2. Gymnema also improves the ability of insulin to lower blood sugar in people with both type 1 and type 2. So far, no double-blind studies have confirmed the benefit of Gymnema for people with any type of diabetes. One uncontrolled study found that 400 mg daily of a Gymnema extract could reduce or eliminate the need for oral blood sugar-lowering drugs in some people with type 2 (Baskaran K, 1990). Another uncontrolled study suggested the same amount of the extract could allow for use of less insulin in people with type 1. Gymnema is not a substitute for insulin. (more…)

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