Type 2 diabetes is becoming an increasingly common problem that can have devastating effects upon a person’s health. People with type 2 diabetes are forced to eat an extremely restricted diet and many must get shots of insulin everyday to help regulate their blood sugar levels. When type 2 diabetes isn’t properly addressed, it can lead to numbness in the feet, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke, among other complications.
Often a result of obesity, type 2 diabetes occurs when your body can’t regulate its blood sugar level through the production of insulin. If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, you should talk to your doctor about your diet, any medicines you may need, and your lifestyle. And you should also ask about curcumin.
Curcumin is the active compound found in the spice turmeric. If you’re not a big fan of curries, turmeric probably isn’t part of your everyday diet, but it should be.
Curcumin has been researched extensively over the last forty years or so, because researchers keep finding new amazing health benefits of curcumin. Many of those benefits relate to diabetes.
Obesity leads to chronic low-grade inflammation, and this inflammation is believed to be a key factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Curcumin, on the other hand, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Several studies have looked at curcumin and type 2 diabetes, and the results have been impressive.
Five different studies done on curcumin and diabetes between 1998 and 2013 found that curcumin was effective at lowering glucose levels, improving beta cell function, and improving fatty acid oxidation and utilization. Nineteen other studies done on plants and animals during the same period all showed positive effects including a reduction in liver glucose levels, the suppression of a hyperglycemia-induced inflammatory state, and improvement in pancreatic cell function.
Another study had promising results for prediabetics. A small study done in Thailand involved 240 people with prediabetes. 116 of the people were given a placebo, and 16% ended up developing diabetes by the end of the nine-month study. However, none of the 124 people who were given 250mg of a curcuminoid supplement every day developed diabetes in the same time frame.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory effects, research has shown that curcumin may also have antioxidant and anti-pain effects and may promote better kidney function and improve insulin function. It has also been shown to have no known negative side-effects when taken in a normal, daily dose.
So whether you’re diabetic, prediabetic, or perfectly healthy, you should consider adding a dose of curcumin to your daily routine, and doing so is easy with ZYN. One bottle of ZYN contains 200mg of curcumin which is infused with piperine to improve absorbancy.
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