Wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural way to support a healthy glucose reponse?
Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the western world. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 30.3 million Americans with Diabetes In the USA alone which is just less than 10% of the population. 1.5 million Americans are being diagnosed with Diabetes every year.
What happens in our bodies?
Our body is made of millions of cells. In order to function properly, each cell needs energy. The preferred energy source for most of our cells is called glucose or blood sugar. Glucose is key in keeping the mechanisms of the body fully functional.
When we eat, our body breaks down the food into glucose. The glucose is then transported to the cells through the bloodstream.
Insulin is a hormone that is produced in our pancreas. It is produced to help the body use and store the sugar and fat from the food we eat. When the amount of glucose in our blood rises to a certain level, insulin is released to push more glucose into our cells. This also causes the glucose levels in our blood to drop.
When the glucose blood level in the blood is going down, the body signals us to eat more and releases some glucose from storage in the liver.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a name for a few chronic metabolic conditions that involve a problem with the hormone insulin. People with diabetes either don’t produce any insulin, produce very little of it or their body’s cells are resistant to insulin, leading to high levels of sugar circulating in the blood.
Type 1 Diabetes is when the body does not produce any insulin. People with type 1 diabetes must use insulin injections to control their blood sugar.
Type 2 diabetes is when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body is resistant to insulin. This is the most common type of diabetes and it becomes more and more common.
Often, doctors are able to diagnose the likelihood of type 2 diabetes before it occurs- when the blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. This condition is commonly referred to as pre-diabetes.
What do studies teach us about curcumin and blood sugar?
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric.
A review study from 2014 reveals that curcumin can assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. In the study, among other ways to maintain blood sugar levels, Curcumin has shown to:
– Support healthy glucose levels
– Maintain natural inflammatory response
– Encourage insulin production in the pancreas
– Assist pancreatic cell functionClick To Tweet
Another scientific review on Curcumin and blood sugar levels was published in 2013 by Dong-Wei Zhang from the Diabetes Research Center of Beijing University, China, in collaboration with Fraser Lab for Diabetes Research, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.
The authors of the review stated that curcumin, the active component of turmeric, may promote a healthy glucose response in rodent models.
Another interesting study from 2012 indicated curcumin’s ability to help maintain a healthy insulin response.
In most of the studies, it is mentioned that the bioavailability of curcumin is a key to accessing the natural properties of this nutrient.
One challenge with curcumin supplements is proper absorption, this is why the bioavailability is an issue. It is difficult for your body to absorb enough of the nutrient to make a difference, particularly in capsule form.
Curcumall® is a specialized liquid extract of Turmeric and Curcumin C3 that offers more free curcumin at the cellular level. It is easier to ingest than any pill, is highly concentrated and readily absorbed.
As a health supplement, take Curcumall® 1-2 times daily. Simply mix a teaspoon of Curcumall® in a glass of water taken on an empty stomach.