Mulberry Leaf Extract Capsules
high calcium and antioxidants
60 Capsules 200 mg
Mulberry leaf contains all essential amino acids, high calcium and antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin. Research shows that mulberry leaf contains DNJ (1-deoxynojirimycin), which reduces blood sugar, GABA (gamma amino-butyric acid), which reduces blood pressure, and Phytosterol which reduces cholesterol.
Blood sugar reduction, weight loss, anti-inflammatory properties, hyperlipidemia effects, antioxidant properties and medlinePlus.
Blood Sugar Reduction
Research published in the May 2007 issue of "Diabetes Care" notes that in Asia, some health care practitioners treat type 2 diabetes with mulberry leaf. The authors cite a previous study in which mulberry leaf lowered fasting blood sugar in 12 people with type 2 diabetes, and also lowered blood sugar in normal rats and in diabetic rats. The current study evaluated the effects on blood sugar when people with type 2 diabetes and control subjects consumed mulberry extract along with a 75-g sucrose solution. The diabetic individuals also were taking oral medications to lower blood sugar. A control group took a placebo with the sucrose. Later, the two groups were switched and the process repeated. Taking mulberry extract significantly lowered blood sugar for the first two hours of the study compared with a placebo.
Laboratory research indicates that extracts of mulberry tea leaves may interfere with carbohydrate absorption, according to Sahelian. The component moranoline inhibits an enzyme in the intestines involved in digesting carbohydrates. This could make mulberry tea or extract beneficial during a diet.
Mulberry is an excellent source of an anthocyanin known as cyanidin 3-glucoside, traditionally used for treating inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in the Fall 2006 issue of the "Journal of Medicinal Food." During this animal research, mulberry fruit extract provided anti-inflammatory benefits for arthritic rats.
The "Journal of Medicinal Food" animal study identified another potential benefit of mulberry fruit extract. In addition to having anti-inflammatory activity, it reversed induced negative changes in triglyceride levels and in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol.
Anthocyanins have antioxidant activity, and mulberries also contain resveratrol, another antioxidant. These substances have protective effects against free radicals, waste products that occur during the metabolism of food to energy and also in response to environmental toxins like air pollution, explains
These free radicals cause cell damage and may contribute to the development of cancer, heart disease and other illness.
1 capsule, 3 times daily, after meal.
Mulberry Leaf extracts 200 mg