Thursday, November 29, 2007

facts about diabetes and the useful herbs Huereque and Bitter Melon

Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses food for energy. For healthy people, the sugar you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar, known as glucose. The glucose then circulates in the blood where it waits to enter cells to be used as fuel. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps move the glucose into cells. A healthy pancreas adjusts the amount of insulin based on the level of glucose. But, for people with diabetes, this process breaks down, and blood sugar levels become too high. There are two main types of diabetes. Sufferers from Type 1 diabetes are completely unable to produce insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin, but their cells don't respond to it. In either case, the glucose can't move into the cells and blood glucose levels can become high. Huereque (Ibervillea sonorae) is derived from the root of the Huereque cactus from the Mexican desert. Huereque has a strong effect on lowering blood sugar levels and is widely used in traditional medicine for the control of high blood sugar. Huereque also purifies the blood and the lymphatic system Huereque belongs to the gourd or pumpkin family, which includes plants that have biochemical compounds that can reduce the levels of sugar in the blood. Huereque is also known as “wereke”, “Guareque”, “Wareki” and “Choyalhuan”. Another useful herb in order to lower the blood sugar is Bitter Melon. Bitter Melon grows in tropical areas like Asia, the Caribbean, and South America, where it is used as food as well as medicine. At least three different components in Bitter Melon have been reported to have blood sugar lowering or other actions of benefit in diabetes mellitus. These include a mixture of steroidal saponins known as charantin, insulin-like peptides, and alkaloids. The use of Bitter Melon has been shown to improve glucose tolerance without increasing blood insulin levels, and to improve fasting blood glucose levels. Our unique natural combination of Huereque (500 mg) and Bitter Melon (250 mg) will let you take control of your diabetes. This is an excellent opportunity to try Huereque if you have not heard about it before. Read more!

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