The fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. The fenugreek seed was a traditional remedy used by ancient Egyptians and spread to Asian countries such as China and India. Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of the polysaccharide galactomannan and also contain saponins such as diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogens. Other active constituents include mucilage, volatile oils, and alkaloids.
The hypoglycemic effects of T. foenum-graecum in rats were firstly reported in 1974. Soon afterwards, the amino acid 2S,3R,4S, 4-hydroxyisoleucine, purified from fenugreek seeds, showed insulinotropic effects which increased peripheral glucose uptake in vitro. The activities of hepatic enzymes hexokinase, glucokinase, G6P, and fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase were reduced in DM rats. Plasma glucose levels decreased after receiving the T. foenum-graecum extract in both non-DM patients and DM patients.
Insulin levels were significantly higher in the fenugreek treatment group in comparison to the placebo treatment. A meta-analysis of T. foenum-graecumshowed that the herb may reduce HbA1C by 1.13% (P = 0.03).
Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption. Animal research suggests that fenugreek may also contain a substance that stimulates insulin production and improves blood sugar control. In a controlled trial, incorporating 15 grams of powdered fenugreek seed into a meal eaten by people with type 2 diabetes reduced the rise in blood glucose following the meal. Another controlled trial found that taking 2.5 grams of fenugreek twice a day for three months reduced blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. In a double-blind study, 1 gram per day of an extract of fenugreek seeds for two months improved some measures of blood sugar control and insulin function in people with type 2 diabetes.
Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds in Our Diabetic Reversal™ vitamin
- Reduces blood glucose levels
- Decreases the negative heart marker triglycerides
- Increase’s HDL, or good cholesterol
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