Type 2 diabetes: Supplement that contains nine herbs could reduce blood sugar levels
Dietary interventions are usually the greatest weapon you can add to your arsenal of protection against high blood sugar levels triggered by type 2 diabetes. However, new research suggests that a “natural” supplement could be quite potent at controlling blood glucose as well.
Diabetes complications stem from impaired insulin production, which raises the spectre of dangerously high blood sugar levels.
Therefore, it’s imperative to keep your blood glucose levels in check.
Fortunately, a study, published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews, suggests that a blend of nine herbs could do this with gusto.
The natural supplement in question is called Curalin and packs a mixture of nine ingredients designed to help balance your blood sugar profile.
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From bitter melon to turmeric and syzygium cumini to fenugreek, Curalin’s ingredients are traditionally used in Ayurvedic Medicine to treat diabetes.
Working in synergistic way, the blend promises to produce overall beneficial effects on blood sugar.
Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Nutritionist, said: “As a result, users report that their glucose control quickly improves and, in some cases, normalises within four weeks.
“Users also report reduced cravings for sweet food and experience improved energy, sleep and general quality of life.”
Despite the promising findings, the study reported some limitations, including a relatively small sample of participants and short duration period.
Before adding Curalin to your diabetes protocol, the expert recommended speaking to your doctor.
Dr Brewer said: “Curalin is 100 percent natural and is safe to use alongside any medications and treatments.
“However, if you are taking any blood glucose lowering drugs it is important to talk to your doctor and to monitor your glucose levels as you may need to reduce the dose of your drugs as your blood sugars improve.
“As with any supplement, it is always recommended to consult with a doctor before starting Curalin.”