Because of its high concentration of Antioxidants, Group B Vitamins, Omega-3s, Chromium and Zinc, Moringa possesses a high hypoglycemic power (it regulates blood-sugar levels).
Our metabolism is developed to be in continuous movement. If we don’t make our muscles work, they will not absorb the sufficient sugar from blood and that would cause an increase in glucose levels. As a compensatory effect, the pancreas will produce an excessive amount of insulin that will eventually cause the resistance of cells. The overall result is an imbalance in sugar metabolism, what we know as Diabetes.
Carbohydrates, together with a diet rich in fats, damage the secretory insulin cells of the Pancreas promoting the development of Diabetes. An industrialized diet and the fast food deteriorate the balanced cellular functions. With exercise and natural nutrients based on entire plants, the metabolism will get better.
Diabetes leads to health risks and diminishes life expectancy. High levels of blood glucose trigger inflammation, impotency, kidney dysfunction, atherosclerosis and neuralgia. The heart attack ratio rises, sight is affected by retinal problems, the nervous system is affected, showing signs of of dysfunction and cicatrization.
A Natural Anti-Diabetic
Moringa is used in Indian traditional medicine as a remedy for Diabetes. Its leaves contain substances that reduce the sugar levels in blood such as Chromium, that multiplies the effect of insulin because it promotes the mobilization of glucose from blood to the cells in the rest of the tissues.
Magnesium’s mechanism is very similar. If there is a lack of Zinc, the Beta cells in the Pancreas stop secreting insulin, not being able to carry out its function properly. Zinc deficiency is prone to be the cause of the development of Diabetes.
Vitamins in Moringa
Our body uses the vitamins of group B for the metabolism of carbohydrates and to regulate blood-sugar levels. If there is lack of it, the Pancreas will stop working in an accurate way. The main group B vitamins are: Thiamine (B1), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Cobalamin (B12) and Folic Acid. They play an important role in treating Diabetes. Also, all of these are found in Moringa.
Vitamin E and C shortage contribute to the development of Diabetes. Vitamin C is the regulator of blood-sugar levels whereas Vitamin E reduces insulin needs and platelet deposition, which is one of the main features of Diabetes. Also, Omega 3 fatty acids present in Moringa protect against the development of an insulin resistance.
Oxidative stress leads in damage and loss of insulin secretory cells, which speeds up the gradual appearance of Diabetes. Free radicals also play an important role in Diabetes Mellitus pathogenesis.
Several studies confirm the beneficial power of Moringa in prevention and treatment of Diabetes.
The primary advantage of Moringa powder is the density of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymatic and hormonal compounds as a whole. Besides the fact that it has a high antioxidant and therapeutic power, all of it gathered in the same vegetal product with an excellent bioavailability.