July 19, 2024

Diabetes by Neutraceuticals Notes

Diabetes by Neutraceuticals Notes

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose, either due to insufficient insulin production or due to its ineffectiveness. The most common forms of diabetes are type 1diabetes (5%), an autoimmune disorder, and type 2 diabetes (95%), which is associated with obesity

Docosahexaenoic acid

Docosahexaenoic acid modulates insulin resistance and is also vital for neuro visual development. This is especially important in women with gestational diabetes mellitus which foster the recommendation for essential fatty acids during pregnancy

Lipoic acid

Lipoic acid is a universal antioxidant, now used in Germany for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. It is possible that lipoic acid may be more effective as a long-term dietary supplement aimed at the prophylactic protection of diabetics from complications

Dietary fibres

Dietary fibres from psyllium have been used extensively both as pharmacological supplements, food ingredients, in processed food to aid weight reduction, for glucose control in diabetic patients and to reduce lipid levels in hyperlipidemia


Good magnesium status reduces diabetes risk and improves insulin sensitivity; chromium picolinate, calcium and vitamin D appear to promote insulin sensitivity and improve glycemic control in some diabetics; extracts of bitter melon and of cinnamon have the potential to treat and possibly prevent
diabetes. However, it has been suggested that Nutraceuticals with meaningful doses of combinations may substantially prevent and presumably could be marketed legally

Suggested readings