|Spirulina in Diabetes|
Friday, November 22, 2013
Spirulina in Diabetes
The food we eat consists of carbohydrates and sugar, which is metabolized by the body to produce ‘Glucose’, the glucose level in blood is maintained by Insulin hormone produced by the β –cells of pancreas which further provides energy as and when required.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease which is most prevalent health problem worldwide. It decreases the ability of body to use energy found in food. Patients suffering from higher blood sugar level may encounter symptoms like:· poly urea (frequent urination)
· polydipsia (feel thirsty)
· polyphagia (hungry)
· Blurred vision
· Extreme tiredness
· Slow healing of wounds
· Weight loss
Causes of diabetes:
· One of the major causes of diabetes is impaired production of glucose metabolizing enzymes i.e., decrease in production of Hexokinase enzyme in liver and increase glucose-6-phosphatase activity.
· Inadequate production of Insulin from damaged pancreatic cells.
· When body cells do not respond to insulin.
· Improper diets are also responsible for diabetic complications.
Potent anti-oxidant property of Spirulina prevents free radical induced cell- damage to beta cells of pancreas, which helps in proper production of Insulin from pancreatic cells.
Diabetic patients have critical lipid profile. Spirulina has the ability to decrease the blood lipid level by reducing the bad cholesterol LDL, which prevents heart diseases and reduces the oxidative stress.
The calorie-cut diet regime of diabetic patients causes deficiency of various nutrients. Adding Spirulina in diet provides complete nourishment and act as immunomodulator too.
Therefore, Nutraculture Spirulina provides complete nourishment as well as an efficacious treatment for diabetes by working on the root cause of problem and providing all the nutrients whose deficiencies can increase the risk of diabetes.