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Cinnamon Reduces Blood Pressure while Balancing Blood Glucose

Cinnamon Reduces Blood Pressure while Balancing Blood Glucose

Recent research from the University of Toronto has confirmed that even short-term use of cinnamon can significantly reduce blood pressure – especially among those who are prediabetic or type-2 diabetic.

The researchers conducted a systematic review study of clinical trials using cinnamon between 2000 and 2012. The researchers found three clinical trials that met their quality requirements. The researchers then meta-analyzed the results of the studies, and determined that the short-term use of cinnamon results in an average drop in systolic blood pressure of over 5 mmHg, while diastolic blood pressure is reduced by an average of 2.6 mmHg.

Is Olive Leaf Nature’s Answer to Diabetes Treatment?

Researchers from the University of Auckland have determined that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas.

In this randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study, the researchers divided 46 overweight men into two groups. They gave one group olive leaf extract (standardized to oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol) and the other group a placebo for twelve weeks. The placebo and olive leaf extracts were both given in capsules and their identity completed masked.

Medicinal Herbs Show Ability to Replace Diabetes Medication without Side Effects

Medicinal Herbs Show Ability to Replace Diabetes Medication without Side Effects

Researchers from University of Mississippi's School of Pharmacy have conducted an extensive analysis of medicinal plants and proved once again that herbs can replace medications - now diabetes medications. They found that a number of herbs safely modulate cellular PPAR receptors – which means they help regulate glucose, insulin and fat metabolism.

The researchers screened extracts from a total of 263 species of herbs from 94 plant families. They found that eight of the extracts activated the PPARα (Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor – alpha) and 22 of the plant extracts activated the PPARγ (Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor – gamma).

Red Ginseng Improves Vasodilation and Glucose Control

Red Ginseng Improves Vasodilation and Glucose Control

New scientific evidence illustrates why Korean Red Ginseng (panax ginseng) has been used for centuries to improve health and longevity.

Red ginseng and blood vessel wall health

A clinical study from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto has found that red ginseng boosts blood vessel vasodilation.

The researchers gave three grams of powdered red ginseng to 16 healthy adults on four different occasions. They were tested for blood pressure and blood vessel vasodilation – which is the ability of the blood vessels to expand and contract. Another way of stating this is flexibility. Better vasodilation relates to better blood vessel wall flexibility.

Vinegar Improves Type-2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Vinegar Improves Type-2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Vinegar is an interesting food. It is tangy and tart, yet has a subtle sweetness that can seriously dress up a salad. But did you know that vinegar can help the body control blood glucose levels, and even reduce type 2 diabetes?