The incidence of type 2 diabetes has grown rapidly in recent years and is set to be one of the major chronic diseases of the future, increasing in conjunction with both obesity and ageing populations.
There are currently more than 194 million people with diabetes worldwide and if nothing is done to slow down this epidemic the number will exceed 333 million by 2025, according to the International Diabetes Federation.
As physicians with a desire to seek alternative therapies, the positive results in recent trials using the nutritional supplement, Pycnogenol have led us to recommending it to our patients and taking it ourselves. This powerful antioxidant has shown to be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, promote cardiovascular health, promote healthy blood vessel dilation as well as proved promising in supporting healthy blood glucose levels.
We feel the results of the study below are worth sharing with you:
The study investigated whether Pycnogenol had a glucose-lowering effect and which dosage was most effective. Patients with type 2 diabetes (18 men and 13 women, 28 – 64 years of age) were given daily doses of Pycnogenol starting at 50mg and increasing to 100, 200, and 300 mg Pycnogenol in intervals of 3 weeks. Every 3 weeks, vital signs, fasting glucose levels and insulin levels were analyzed.
At the end of the 12-week period no changes were observed in vital signs, however they did find that fasting glucose levels were significantly reduced by week 9 and continued dropping through week 12. The study also yielded results that a daily 200 mg dose of Pycnogenol was most effective, as the increase to 300 mg had no stronger effect.
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