Fenugreek helps diabetics.Fenugreek helps diabetics.
Many people with metabolic abnormalities, including glucose intolerance and elevated blood sugar levels, are unaware they are pre-diabetic and more likely to progress to type 2 diabetes. In this study, 66 pre-diabetic men and women took 5,000 mg of fenugreek powder twice per day with 6.5 ounces of water, while 74 similar participants did not.
After three years, those who took fenugreek were 76 percent less likely to have progressed to type 2 diabetes than those who did not take fenugreek. Also, the fenugreek group had lower fasting and after-meal glucose levels, and lower levels of LDL cholesterol, while the non-fenugreek group increased in these measures. Insulin levels and resistance also improved for those taking fenugreek.
Additional Comments . . . from Don Goldberg
In addition to its beneficial effect on blood sugar control and diabetes, fenugreek has also been shown to lower elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is thought to inhibit cholesterol absorption from the diet, and reduce cholesterol production by the liver.
Sample Fenugreek Products, available at Willner Chemists:
Code: 57081 WILLNER PHYTO TECH FENUGREEK 1:3 1 OZ LIQ
Code: 13621 SOLGAR FENUGREEK 520 VegCAP 100 CAP
Reference: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders; 2015, Vol. 14, No. 74, Published Online