Diabend for diabetes
Diabend can promote more expeditious absorption of fat, protein, amino acids and zinc. It contains Gymnema sylvestre (Australian cowplant extract), trigonella goenum-graecum L (Fenugreek), Allium sativum (garlic), Allium cepa (onion), Momardica charantia (Bitter melon), Chromium picolinate, Morus alba L. (Mulberry leaf), Astragalus membranaceus, and Coptis Chinensis (berberin). Scientific studies have shown the efficacy of these herbs in terms of lowering blood sugar and restoring pancreatic function:
Clinical studies suggest that the mechanism of Gymnema includes stimulating insulin release, possibly by regeneration of the pancreas, stimulating enzymes responsible for glucose uptake, and utilising and/or inhibiting intestinal absorption of glucose.
A 1990 animal study reports that Gymnema lowered blood glucose levels in normal and diabetic rats two hours after oral administration. Furthermore, there was an increase in serum insulin levels and the number of pancreatic beta cells. This suggests that Gymnema has a restorative effect on the pancreas, which may be partly due to one of its active components, GS4. Studies show that GS4 enhances endogenous insulin production in both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. GS4 was administered to 22 subjects for 18 to 20 months as a supplement to conventional diabetic treatment and showed significant reduction in blood glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin as well as an increase in insulin level in all patients. Five of the subjects were able to discontinue conventional drug treatment and maintain normal blood glucose levels with GS4 alone.
In humans, a clinical trial involving 65 patients were tested over a period of 90 days. The subjects were given 800mg Gymnema per day. Results reveal that mean fasting glucose levels were reduced by 11%, average post-meal glucose levels decreased by 13% and glycosylated haemoglobin levels dropped 6.8%
Another ingredient, fenugreek, has been commonly used since ancient Egyptian times for reducing blood sugar level. More recently, a study involved 60 Type 2 diabetes patients who were given varying doses of fenugreek. After the study, post-meal blood glucose levels and urine sugar levels significantly decreased compared to the start of the study. In another study, 25 patients newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were randomly divided into 2 groups: one treated with fenugreek and the placebo group. At the end of 2 months, group one had decreased insulin resistance and had a shorter period of elevated blood glucose levels than the placebo group.
S-alyl cystein sulphoxide (SACS), an amino acid in garlic was found to significantly reduce the concentration of serum lipid and blood glucose.
Charantin, an isolate of momordica ,compares favourably to Tolutamide – a drug commonly used as an oral hypoglycaemic agent. Momardica contains insulin-like polypeptide, which lowers blood sugar levels. In a study involving 100 cases of moderate Type 2 diabetes, reduction in both fasting and post-prandial (post-meal) serum glucose levels was observed in 86% of the subjects. 5% of the subjects showed lowering of the fasting serum glucose only. Another study was also conducted to determine the effect of momardica on pancreatic beta cells. Results of the study revealed that there was a significant increase in the number of beta cells in animals with untreated diabetes although their number was still less than that of normal rats. The mechanism of momardica is similar to that of Gymnema in that it stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin as well as stimulates enzymes involved in glucose metabolism.
Chromium picolinate is an essential mineral that is a co-factor of insulin. A study recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows that insulin function and glucose control in type 2 diabetic patients significantly improved after chromium picolinate supplementation. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study in Calcutta 's University College of Medicine conducted the study on 43 patients with type 2 diabetes. Improvements were seen after 12 weeks of chromium administration.
A study was conducted to determine the effects of propolis made by bees mixed with mulberry leaf extract on type 2 diabetic patients. All patients had taken treatments such as sulfonylureas but were ineffective. The study involved 12 patients with ages ranging from 44 to 74 years old. The patients were given the combination 3 times a day for 30 days. At the end of the study, fasting blood glucose levels reduced from 202.8 mg/dL to 129.mg/dL. HbA1c were also decreased significantly from 7.8 to 7.0.
Astragalus, another ingredient, could partially ameliorate diabetic renal hemodynamic abnormalities in which inhibition of renal nitric oxide (NO) production might be involved.
In an experiment study on rats, Coptis chinensis was found to be comparable to Metformin in raising insulin sensitivity of high fat diet rats.
The following studies show the efficacy of the combination of these herbs in lowering blood sugar and increasing insulin levels. When taken in conjunction with western medicine, it is seen to inhibit resistance of insulin, preventing the many serious sequelae of diabetes.
In a study involving 60 patients with Type 2 diabetes, Diabend was found to reduce their fasting blood sugar levels by an average of 56.25% after 3 months of use. In another study, 30 patients with Type 2 diabetes took Diabend for 3 months and found an increase in serum insulin level by 27%. This signifies an improvement in pancreatic function.
In a Chinese clinical report, 68.2% of 195 patients effectively lowered their blood sugar levels and increase insulin levels after taking Diabend for 3 to 6 months. Its mechanism is designed to remove and prevent the binding of protein to insulin, thus allowing insulin to function uninhibitedly.
In another study, patients took Diabend for 2 months and showed a decrease in blood sugar levels and an increase in insulin levels 180 minutes (or 3 hours) after a big meal. If you experience that the more you eat, the more tired you feel and if you want to go to sleep after a big meal, then Diabend should be taken.
Diabend may also be used with Digestron, Cordyceps Extract and Alpha lipoic acid for diabetes.
Cost Per Serving: $0.58
Brand: Chi's Enterprise
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: Consult your physician before use
Made In: USA
Serving size: 2 capsules
Servings per container: 60
|Astragalus membranaceus Bge.||175 mg||-|
|Coptis Chinensis Franch||120 mg||-|
|Gymnema Sylvestre||120 mg||-|
|Momardica charantia||120 mg||-|
|Morus alba L.||120 mg||-|
|Trigonalla goenurn-grecum L.||120 mg||-|
|Zing (amino acid chelated)||120 mg||-|
|Chromium picolinate||5 mg||-|
Astragalus membranaceus Bge, Coptis Chinensis Franch, Gymnema Sylvestre, Momardica charantia, Morus alba L, Trigonalla goenurn-grecum L, Zing (amino acid chelated), Chromium picolinate
1 soft gel, 2-3 capsules, 2-3 times a day before meals.
Keep out of reach of children.
Reduced blood sugar levels over a three month period of time. Three Month average was 123 & AIC was 5.9. No longer take insulin. I take two Diabend with breakfast, Lunch & dinner, and two metformin bed time. Lost 30 lbs changed eating and exercise habits.
Order # 175633 (Posted on 10/17/12)
I have have been using Diabend for three months. I have replaced my morning & noon metfotmin with diabend. Blood sugars have become very stable. No low blood sugar problems. Steady readings between 85 and 118. A1C was 5.9 last blood panel. (Posted on 10/17/12)