Fresh Spirulina for Diabetes Prevention & Treatment
- A natural new game-changer for type 2 diabetes and blood sugar control
High blood sugar and type 2 diabetes
High blood sugar is a scourge of modern life that sabotages our health and longevity.
We believe everyone needs to monitor blood sugar levels and take measures to prevent diabetes.
Get started now: Cut our sugary drinks and foods with added sugars - and add a daily dose of SPRU to your diet.
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Should everyone monitor and control blood sugar levels?
High blood sugar levels can result in serious unhealth, a shorter life, and a host of diseases.
Eating highly processed foods with added sugars, lack of exercise and other modern life factors work together to raise blood sugar levels.
Even if you're not diabetic, investing in a blood sugar meter to monitor your blood sugar for a week is the best way to learn how your body responds to food, rest, exercise and stress. That enables you build better health, avoid diseases, and live longer through lifestyle changes that are customised for your body.
A meter also helps you see in real time how spirulina helps control blood glucose levels to prevent diabetes.
What can lead to high blood sugar levels?
Food is not the only trigger that can affect your blood sugar. Other factors include:
Stress: A rough day or an argument can increase blood sugar levels
Skipping breakfast: Skipping breakfast can increase your glucose levels after lunch or dinner
Exercise: Some forms of exercise can lower glucose levels, while others can raise it
Dehydration: Your body needs enough enough water to control glucose levels
Coffee: Some people are sensitive to caffeine
Lack of sleep: Your body needs good sleep to use insulin effectively
It's important to remember that every body responds differently. Spending a few weeks with a glucose monitor or CGM can help you learn how to protect your body your body from the dangers of high blood sugar.
Learn more: UCLA Health
Symptoms of high blood sugar levels
- Feeling very thirsty
- Peeing a lot
- Feeling weak or tired
- Blurred vision
- Losing weight
Dangers of high blood sugar levels
Negative effects of high blood sugar levels include high blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, and problems with kidney function, eyes, feet, teeth and gums.
Continued high blood glucose levels (including HbA1c) may result in diabetes and all the serious associated health risks.
Who is is at risk?
Smoking is the greatest single lifestyle risk factor for developing diabetes complications. Learn more.
You may be at risk if you:
- Are overweight
- Are 45 years or old
- Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active less than 3 times a week
- Have had diabetes during pregnancy or given birth to a large baby
How to control and prevent high blood sugar?
Lifestyle changes that can help include:
- Avoid eating too much sugary or starchy food
- Try to find ways to reduce and manage stress
- Exercise regularly
- Lose weight if you're overweight
- Stop smoking
Can spirulina help control blood sugar and prevent diabetes?
Independent Research: Spirulina for Diabetes Prevention & Treatment
In this research dried spirulina shows spectacular results in preventing and controling blood glucose and diabetes.
Remember that fresh spirulina provides up to 20 times more of the anti-diabetic substances than found in the dried spirulina powder or tablets used in these research studies.
Click on any research heading to see a summary + a link to the original research.
Research: Spirulina is a Safer Natural Alternative to Metformin - 2022
The oral drug metformin (MH), widely used to reduce hyperglycemia, is associated with adverse effects.
In this study the active substances from Spirulina and its therapeutic effects on glycolipid metabolism disorder (GLD) were investigated as a natural alternative to metformin.
Results showed that Spirulina not only improved glycolipid metabolism and reduced inflammation in GLD but also showed good regenerative effects on the liver, jejunum, and cecum tissues.
Moreover, Spirulina could inhibit the growth of harmful microbes in the intestine and promote the proliferation of beneficial bacteria, thereby promoting the production of short-chain fatty acids and further regulating GLD.
Additionally, Spirulina significantly increased the expression of INS, INSR, IRS-1, PI3K, AKT-1, and GLUT-4 genes and significantly decreased that of GSK-3β in the INS/PI3K/GLUT-4 signaling pathway.
Spirulina can be regarded as an effective therapeutic agent against GLD.
See the research: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2022
Research: Spirulina Confirmed Equally Effective to Metformin for Diabetes - 2019
See the research: Applied Physiology: Nutrition and Metabolism 2019
Research: Spirulina Treatment helps control Glycemic and Lipid levels – 2021
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of spirulina on lipid profiles and glycemic related markers in type 2 diabetes patients.
Eight studies were included in this meta-analysis and research review.
We found a significant reduction in fasting blood glucose, triglyceride, total-cholesterol, LDL-C, and VLDL, in addition to a significant increase in HDL-C after spirulina treatment.
Conclusion: The present study suggests that spirulina supplementation can elicit beneficial effects on fasting blood glucose and blood lipid profiles.
See the research: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 2021
Research: Spirulina Drink Reduces Diabetic Blood Sugar Readings by 95% after Two Hours - 2022
Combined results from two randomized clinical trials with healthy young adults that consumed spirulina diluted in glucose as beverage.
Blood glucose samples were collected at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 min.
Spirulina lowered postprandial glucose at 120 min by 95% (-1.64 to -16.12).
See the research: Metabolites Journal 2022
Research: How Spirulina Acts as a Powerful Anti-diabetic Nutraceutical - 2023
Nutraceuticals are important for their safety, efficacy, and outstanding effects.
Spirulina stands out by providing exceptional nutritional properties and a wide range of pharmacological effects, mostly related to phycocyanin - a spirulina protein compound with antidiabetic properties.
This review delves into phycocyanin applications in diabetes and ascertains the mechanisms involved.
Phycocyanin in spirulina showed an increase in fasting insulin serum and a decrease in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated serum protein, and glycosylated hemoglobin.
In cellular studies it prevented methylglyoxal and human islet amyloid polypeptide-induced dysfunction in β-cells and induced apoptosis through different molecular pathways, including activation of Nrf2, PI3K/Akt, and suppression of JNK and p38.
It also exerted its antidiabetic effect by affecting the pathways regulating hepatic glucose metabolism.
Based on this 2023 review of available research, phycocyanin in spirulina shows powerful antidiabetic effects as a nutraceutical for the treatment of diabetes.
See the research: Phytomedicine Journal 2023
Research: Spirulina Helps Control Blood Glucose Levels, Improves Lipid Profile of Diabetes Patients
See the research: Phytomedicine Journal 2023
Research: Combined Spirulina + Metformin Treatment Better than Metformin for Diabetes Treatment – 2023
See the research: Journal of Phytotherapy Research 2023