Fighting Diabetes with Astaxanthin
Sugar – a substance that can take you to heaven but can also harm you endlessly
With more and more foods containing high blatant and hidden sources of sugars, it is no surprise that type 2 Diabetes currently affects approximately 400 million people worldwide.
Diabetes is a condition where the glucose (sugar) levels in the blood and plasma are too high. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that develops as a result of lifestyle – poor diet, excessive sugar consumption, and lack of physical activity.
Mechanism: Type 2 diabetes develops when the body is not producing enough insulin (the hormone that regulates sugar levels) OR when the body is not recognizing that insulin is present.
What are the causes and effects of Diabetes?
Having high blood & plasma glucose or fatty acid levels can create a domino effect throughout the body, altering most metabolic processes and causing something called auto-oxidation. Auto-oxidation is the spontaneous formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals. Consequently, diabetics experience effects such as vision loss, hearing loss, gum disease, high blood pressure, and even amputations!
New research suggests Astaxanthin can help with Type 2 Diabetes
Exciting new research has found that Astaxanthin supplementation improves many of the metabolic effects of type 2 Diabetes. This small randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial examined the effects Astaxanthin supplementation on people with Type 2 Diabetes. The researchers measured metabolic aspects and symptoms of Diabetes including lipid peroxidation, glycemic control, insulin sensitivity and Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist to hip ratio (WHR) and body weight.
After taking 8mg of Astaxanthin for just 8 weeks participants in this study had reduced the body fat mass, lower blood pressure, lowered blood triglyceride levels, and improved glucose metabolism by marginally reducing plasma glucose concentrations even after such a short time of supplementation.
Although a small study, it is clinically valuable for further research to be conducted into how Astaxanthin supplementation can help fight the effects of one of the world’s most prolific metabolic diseases. Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Read the study: Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Fighting Diabetes with Astaxanthin
Natural New Zealand Astaxanthin is the most powerful natural antioxidant in the world. In nature, its role is to protect the freshwater microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis from cellular damage for 40+ years in harsh environmental conditions. It is now recognized by many to provide health benefits through its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
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Supreme Health Advanced Cardiac Support is a comprehensive formula that synergistically combines Natural Astaxanthin along with other ingredients that are specific to improving blood pressure and maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels. In turn, supporting cardiovascular health and its associated conditions.
In 2013 I found myself with the time and headspace required to get serious about my health for the first time. I made an Excel chart showing the results of many past comprehensive blood tests taken before and after heart surgery. About the same time, I discovered Astaxanthin and AstaSupreme. My most recent blood tests show a marked improvement compared to previous tests. All targets measured are now spot on!! Having clear evidence and proof of benefits is a useful tool when planning health management with my Doctor. – John Baker
Warning: If taking blood thinning medications please consult with your healthcare professional before taking this product.