Herbal Aloe Vera may have a potential effect in lowering insulin resistance, the main cause of type II diabetes, some scientists suggested
Diabetes is a chronic condition caused by insufficient insulin entering the bloodstream to regulate the glucose.
In other words, diabetes is either caused by cells in pancreas dying off or receptor sites clogged up by fat and cholesterol.
In some cases, diabetes is also caused by allergic reactions of cells in the immune system.
According to the statistic provided by the International Diabetes Federation, 425 million people have diabetes in the world and 159 million people in the western Pacific Region.
Sadly, according to the prediction, by 2045 people infected by diabetes will rise to 183 million.
The actual causes of type 2 diabetes are unknown. However, researchers do know that genetic mutation and unhealthy diet and lifestyle are major risk factors of insulin resistance, the most common cause of type 2 diabetes.
Genetics and Lifestyle Choices Play a Role wrote, " Two people have the same genetic mutation. One of them eats well, watches their cholesterol, and stays physically fit, and the other is overweight (BMI greater than 25) and inactive. The person who is overweight and inactive is much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes because certain lifestyle choices greatly influence how well your body uses insulin".
Aloe vera has been used in herbal medicine in treating many kinds of disease, including wound, burn healing, minor skin infections, sebaceous cysts, diabetes, and elevated of cholesterol, etc. It is also one of many popular herbs studied in scientific ways with some conflicting results
The Ingredients The ten main areas of chemical constituents of Aloe vera include amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, lignins, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols.
Topical application of aloe vera was not an effective substance in preventative for radiation-induced injuries. However, the application might be effective for genital herpes and psoriasis.
Before injection of Aloe vera gel (PAG), mice exhibited diet-induced obesity (DIO) with blood glucose levels above 180mg/dl, after administrating PAG for 8 weeks, researchers showed that
* Aloe vera gel (PAG) exerts a strong effect in reduced circulating blood glucose concentrations to a normal level in these DIO mice.
* The administration of PAG significantly decreased plasma insulin.
Additionally, PAG antidiabetic effects were confirmed by intraperitoneal glucose tolerance testing. PAG injection also appeared to lower blood glucose levels by decreasing insulin resistance.
Taken together, herbal aloe vera gel may be considered as a functional food in decreased insulin resistance and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
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(3) Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of processed Aloe vera gel in a mouse model of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. by Kim K, Kim H, Kwon J, Lee S, Kong H, Im SA, Lee YH, Lee YR, Oh ST, Jo TH, Park YI, Lee CK, Kim K.(PubMed)