July 9, 2008
Major Studies on Mulberry Leaf Show Its Significant Promise for Millions of Americans Living With Type 2 Diabetes
Major clinical trials conducted by a team of researchers and doctors at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis VA Hospital), demonstrate that mulberry leaf, the food source of silkworms, can help markedly stabilize blood sugar levels and inhibit carbohydrate absorption in Type 2 diabetics by providing additional support which enables them to make better dietary and lifestyle choices. In these studies, a proprietary mulberry leaf extract developed by Lee Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., a graduate and former researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was shown conclusively to:
-- Reduce body's absorption of sugars and other carbohydrates
-- Lower post-meal blood sugar spikes and stabilize blood sugar levels: One of these studies published in Diabetes Care, the most widely read diabetes journal, reported an average 44 percent reduction in peak post-meal blood sugar elevations (or spikes).
New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the prevalence of diabetes in America is growing at an alarming rate with 24 million people in the U.S. who are now living with diabetes versus 21 million only two years ago. That means nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of those patients have Type 2 diabetes, greatly linked with obesity, poor diet and a lack of exercise, experts say.
"What is so exciting and promising about our research is that it shows the mulberry leaf, a simple natural ingredient derived from a tree, can nutritionally help improve the blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetics who struggle every day to follow a balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight, which is essential for managing Type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Zhong. "The ability to maintain stable blood glucose levels around meals is especially important for helping those Type 2 diabetics who are trying to make the right dietary and lifestyle choices to manage their health (or wellness). More and more studies have shown that controlling the blood sugar fluctuations (highs and lows) before and after meals is essential for helping those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal blood sugar levels through nutritional support is vital for those who are trying to manage their blood sugar levels primarily through diet and exercise."
Mulberry (Morus alba) leaf, the food of silkworms, has been used as a healthful food ingredient for humans in India, as well as in Chinese traditional medicine for hundreds of years as a "cooling" herb to remove excessive heats and toxins from the body. However, it was not until recent years that it started gaining attention by doctors and scientists for its promising blood sugar management properties. Studies have shown, among other things, that alkaloids and N-containing sugars isolated from mulberry leaves are potent inhibitors of alpha glucosidase, a key enzyme in carbohydrate and sugar metabolism pathways.
It is important to note, though, that the health benefits of mulberry leaf extracts vary greatly with differences in extraction methods. Research shows that some extracts have basically no effects on blood glucose, while others are comparable to some pharmaceuticals.
"I am very encouraged by these research findings and believe that this natural herbal ingredient, mulberry leaf extract, can be an important complement to a Type 2 diabetes patient's existing management plan," said Janice Baker, M.B.A., R.D., CDE, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. "It's safe and obviously effective based on the clinical data I've reviewed. It appears that the mulberry leaf extract can make managing blood sugar levels and weight just that much easier for people with Type 2 diabetes, which is a constant and daily struggle. Of course, I recommend that all patients first seek their doctor's or dietitian's advice before integrating mulberry extract into their existing treatment plan."
Note: All studies were conducted on a proprietary mulberry leaf extract found exclusively in the all natural dietary diabetic support formula called Glucocil. More information about these studies can be found at http://glucocil.com/clinical.php.
Scientifically formulated by Dr. Lee Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., a graduate and a former researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Glucocil is a breakthrough natural herbal formula designed to provide broad nutritional supports to Type 2 diabetics and help them achieve a healthier diet and lifestyle and a more stable blood sugar level. The result of seven years of clinical research and development, Glucocil's proprietary Mulberry Leaf Extract and other key ingredients provide nutritional help people with Type 2 diabetes stabilize their post meal blood sugar levels, reduce the absorption of sugars and other carbohydrates, help to improve insulin sensitivity, and assist in appetite suppression and healthy weight management.
Glucocil is available in the U.S. exclusively via the Glucocil Web site at www.glucocil.com for $39.95 (120-count; one month supply). Complete product information and usage instructions can be found at the Glucocil Web site within the Product Information section.
About Neuliven Health
Based in San Diego, Neuliven Health specializes in the development and delivery of scientifically researched natural remedies designed to address America's pressing health issues. Based on cutting edge herbal ingredients from around the world, Neuliven Health is committed to improving the health and lifestyle of all Americans through natural healing.
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**This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of a doctor or medical professional before taking Glucocil if you have diabetes or are taking any other medications.
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