Ingredients: Balsam Pear Powder, Green Tea Powder, charantin, lectin Charantin
Characteristics and Benefits:
1. Repairs βcells of pancreas responsible for producing insulin;
2. Polypeptide P - a plant insulin, reduces blood sugar and blood lipid level safely;
3. Prohibits the absorption of glucose in small intestine, and reduces glucose in the blood stream;
4. Alleviate complications of diabetes such as thirst and dry mouth.
* People with hyperglycemia
* People with diabetes
- Balsam Pear is also called "cool melon" or "bitter gourd", with its cold and brine nature and rich contents of vitamin B1, vitamin C and many minerals - it relieves thirst, refreshes and nourishes the body and accelerate metabolism. It also improves digestion and relieves constipation.
- Hypoglycemic effect of charantin and lectin Charantin, extracted from balsam pear has shown hypoglycaemic effect on normal and diabetic people.
- It increases insulin sensitivity. Studies in the U.S. have shown that balsam pear contains lectin that has insulin-like activity due to its nonprotein-specific linking together to insulin receptors.
- This lectin lowers blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues, similar to insulin's effects on the brain by suppressing appetite.
- Due to its hypoglycemic effect, lectin is also known as "plant insulin". Presence of this lectin makes it beneficial for alleviating adult-onset diabetes, also known as type II diabetes.
- Other compounds in bitter melon have been found to activate AMPK, the protein that regulates glucose uptake (a process which is impaired in diabetics).
- Lectin is stable in extreme environment such as stomach when is exposed to strong stomach acids and digestive enzymes.
Role of Green Tea:
- Green Tea has long been used by the Chinese to alleviate headaches, body ache, poor digestion, improving well-being and life expectancy.
- Green Tea is rich in bioflavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals and is one of its main properties is to fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress in diabetes