Prevent diabetes: Mulberry leaf stops blood sugar spikes

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rmulberry leaf(NaturalHealth365) An alarming 80 percent of American adults have blood glucose levels that are out of the safe and healthy range. The longer one waits to address blood sugar issues, the higher the odds of becoming diabetic. Diabetes can in turn lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, kidney failure and blindness.

The effects of consuming even moderate amounts of sugars and starches are sobering; for example, drinking just one can of soda per day causes an 18 to 22 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. While sugary sodas are an obvious culprit to avoid, there are many other less obvious foods that can spike glucose levels due to unhealthy components.

What you need to know to avoid diabetes

Carbohydrates and high-fructose corn syrup are two of the biggest hazards to our blood sugar. Unfortunately, both of these are all too prevalent in the typical American diet.

High fructose corn syrup makes up more than 40 percent of the sugar-based sweeteners in U.S. beverages and foods. Since fructose doesn’t induce satiety signals in a normal manner, it can also contribute to overeating and weight gain.

Regulate blood sugar spikes with mulberry leaf extract

Fortunately, there is a natural way to prevent diabetes and promote a normal blood glucose level throughout the day. One of the most effective and potent natural blood sugar regulators is the mulberry leaf.

Mulberry leaf extract has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for various issues, including blood sugar regulation. Its veracity in this area has now been substantiated with scientific research.

A 2012 study by Am J Chin Med. found mulberry leaf helped to improve diabetic control in type-2 diabetics and effectively lower blood glucose concentrations. Taking mulberry extract also reduces ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol while raising the ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol. These successes indicate that mulberry leaf can benefit those with metabolic syndrome and glucose intolerance.

Great news for those looking to lose excess body weight

Italian researchers also found that mulberry leaves helped with weight loss. Study participants received 2,400 mg of mulberry extract daily and checked at regular intervals for weight, blood chemistry and waist circumference. Each lost an average of 20 pounds in 3 months vs. 6.5 pounds in the control (placebo) group. They also had better plasma insulin and glucose curves.

The key benefits of mulberry leaf extract include:

  • Reduction of post-meal blood glucose spikes
  • Higher insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced overall appetite
  • Better daily blood sugar control
  • Improved cholesterol levels

Mulberry extract can help to facilitate weight loss as well as dramatic improvement of blood sugar levels. It tempers blood sugar spikes and also helps to prevent diabetes and regulate normal blood glucose levels throughout the day.

While foods with high fructose corn syrup should still be avoided, taking mulberry leaf can help to regulate your post-meal glucose levels. The recommended dosage of mulberry leaf extract for most users is 100 mg two to three times daily.


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  • Michael Clark

    It is vitally important to correctly understand cholesterol
    and the role of LDL and HDL in the body’s use of it. First of all
    there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ cholesterol. There is only one cholesterol molecule
    produced by the human bio system. It is neither good nor bad it is what it is
    .. cholesterol. However, because part of the cholesterol molecule is fatty it
    does not dissolve in the blood. So how does cholesterol get transported around
    the circulatory system? LDL’s and HDL’s. These two lipoprotein’s are what carry
    the cholesterol in your circulatory system to wherever your body requires it.
    Once it is deposited the lipoproteins are no longer required and are disposed
    of. The ‘good’ and ‘bad’ that is misunderstood is the way in which the two
    types of lipoprotein’s are removed. HDL (Good) is reabsorbed safely while LDL (Bad)
    many unsaturated fatty acids that are highly susceptible to chemical oxidation.
    Normally they are protected by antioxidants, but these become depleted when LDL
    is trapped within artery walls. When this happens, oxygen radicals oxidize the
    LDL fatty acids to aldehydes and oxides which react with Lys residues, like an
    acetylation reaction. This is bad.

    • Patty J

      Pretty interesting explanation…Do you know if these reactions are reversible or repairable?

  • Vickie Turner

    In the study patients were given 2400mg of the mulberry leaf extract. At the end of the article it said the recommended dose is 100mg 2-3 times a day. Why such a wide gap there?