Moringa and Diabetes
Diabetes, in the western world, is on the increase due to poor diets and high levels of consumption of processed foods. Also low levels of vitamin E and D are associated with a higher risk of diabetes. According to Diabetes UK, the number of people suffering in the UK has risen from 1.4 million to 2.9 million since 1996; by 2025 the figure is expected to reach 5 million, most of which will be type 2 diabetes, which is related to obesity. Taking Moringa promotes a healthy diet and provides organic and natural vitamins as well as giving the body a natural energy boost without the use of sugar.
The antioxidants in the Moringa leaves and roots are known to and used to promote healing of diabetes related lesions. Moringa is a rich source of Ascorbic Acid, thus also aids in insulin secretion. Most importantly there are no side effects to Moringa use, it is a safe, natural way to manage blood sugar and alleviate symptoms of diabetes. Furthermore as diabetes causes circulatory problems and blood pressure issues, Moringa has been shown to possess key anti-inflammatory benefits. In one study from the Trinity University of Asia & De La Salle University of Manila, blood sugar levels of Hyperglycemic individuals significantly dropped after 2 hours. A mean drop of 28.15 mg/dl in the blood sugar levels was observed.
Moringa Leaf is the best source of natural vitamins known to man containing: Vitamin A, an antioxidant which may reduce the risk of blindness caused by diabetes. Vitamin B, which is associated with effective treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Vitamin C, which helps support the body’s production of nitric oxide, which in turn aids the normal functioning of blood vessels, and which may prevent the development of diabetic cataract. Vitamin D, which is essential to help the pancreas secrete insulin correctly. Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, and Vitamin E, which help smoothen and relax the muscles of blood vessels. 4 times the potassium found in bananas (when compared pound for pound), which helps lower sodium content, thereby decreasing blood pressure. Below are clinical trials and case studies: