Diabetic’s Delight Tea

Ingredients: each tea bag (2000 mg) contains

            Green Tea                 750 mg

White Mulberry       450 mg

            Guava Leaves            450 mg

Gymnema                  350 mg

Controlling blood sugar levels is a complex issue that includes changes in lifestyles factors like diet and exercise.  Now it has been shown that drinking a tea made from the blend of botanicals found in this tea, can help regulate blood sugar levels if consumed on a regular basis. This tea is not meant to replace any pharmaceutical drugs you might be taking, but to ease your blood sugar levels into a more manageable range.

Drinking 3 – 9 cups of this tea daily fits into the range other people has used to control blood sugar levels along with dietary changes and exercise.

Green tea consumers have been shown to have more regulated blood sugars than non-tea drinkers. White Mulberry leaves are beneficial to help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics. Guava leaf tea has a cultural history of controlling blood sugar that has been proven out in both laboratory and clinical studies. Gymnema leaf was shown to control the absorption of glucose and assist medication for blood sugar levels.

More detail:

Green tea: Japanese adults who consume 6 or more cups per day of green tea have a 33% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who consume one cup per day or less. Women did better in this study compared to men.1,2

White Mulberry: Helps reduce fasting blood glucose levels and peak blood glucose levels after a sucrose load in people with type 2 diabetes. In one clinical study, when consumed three times daily for 4 weeks, the tea reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 27%, compared to an 8% reduction with glyburide 5 mg daily.3 Other clinical research shows the tea reduced peak blood glucose levels after ingestion of 50-75 grams of sucrose, in healthy people and those with type 2 diabetes.4,5

 

Guava leaves: Both clinical and cultural studies have shown that guava leaves aid in lowering blood sugar in type 2 diabetics.6,7,8,9,10

 Gymnema leaves: The tea assists in reducing blood glucose levels, when combined with insulin or oral hypoglycemics in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.11,12,13 It does this by inhibiting absorption of sugar in the intestinal tract.14,15,16

References:

  1. 1.    Iso H, Date C, Wakai K, et al; JACC Study Group. The relationship between green tea and total caffeine intake and risk for self-reported type 2 diabetes among Japanese adults. Ann Intern Med 2006;144:554-62
  2. 2.    Ribaldo PD, Souza DS, Biswas SK, Block K, Lopes de Faria JM, Lopes de Faria JB; Green tea (Camellia sinensis) attenuates nephropathy by downregulating Nox4 NADPH oxidase in diabetic spontaneously hypertensive rats; J Nutr. 2009 Jan;139(1):96-100. Epub 2008 Dec 3
  3. 3.    Andallu B, Suryakantham V, Lakshmi Srikanthi B, Reddy GK. Effect of mulberry (Morus indica L.) therapy on plasma and erythrocyte membrane lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Chim Acta 2001;314:47-53..
  4. 4.    Mudra M, Ercan-Fang N, Zhong L, et al. Influence of mulberry leaf extract on the blood glucose and breath hydrogen response to ingestion of 75 g sucrose by type 2 diabetic and control subjects. Diabetes Care 2007;30:1272-4
  5. 5.    Kimura T, Nakagawa K, Kubota H, et al. Food-grade mulberry powder enriched with 1-deoxynojirimycin suppresses the elevation of postprandial blood glucose in humans. J Agric Food Chem 2007;55:5869-74
  6. 6.    Shen SC, Cheng FC, Wu NJ.; Effect of guava (Psidium guajava Linn.) leaf soluble solids on glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats; Phytother Res. 2008 Nov;22(11):1458-64.
  7. 7.    Gutiérrez RM, Mitchell S, Solis RV.; Psidium guajava: a review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology; J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Apr 17;117(1):1-27. Epub 2008 Feb 3.
  8. 8.    Ojewole JA.; Hypoglycemic and hypotensive effects of Psidium guajava Linn. (Myrtaceae) leaf aqueous extract; Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2005 Dec;27(10):689-95.
  9. 9.    Wang B, Liu HC, Ju CY; Study on the hypoglycemic activity of different extracts of wild Psidium guajava leaves in Panzhihua Area; Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2005 Nov;36(6):858-61.
  10. 10.  Oh WK, Lee CH, Lee MS, Bae EY, Sohn CB, Oh H, Kim BY, Ahn JS; Antidiabetic effects of extracts from Psidium guajava; J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jan 15;96(3):411-5

11. Shanmugasundaram ER, Rajeswari G, Baskaran K, et al. Use of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:281-94

12. Baskaran K, Kizar Ahamath B, Radha Shanmugasundaram K, Shanmugasundaram ER. Antidiabetic effect of leaf extract from Gymnema sylvestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:295-300

13. Ananthan R, Baskar C, NarmathaBai V, et al. Antidiabetic effect of Gymnema montanum leaves: effect on lipid peroxidation induced oxidative stress in experimental diabetes. Pharmacol Res 2003;48:551-6

14. Head KA. Type 1 diabetes: prevention of the disease and its complications. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients 1998;180:72-84

15. Sinsheimer JE, Subba-Rao G, McIlhenny HM. Constitents from G sylvestre leaves: isolation and preliminary characterization of the gymnemic acids. J Pharmacol Sci 1970;59:622-8

16. Yeh GY, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, Phillips RS. Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes. Diabetes Care 2003;26:1277-94.

2 comments

  1. Al Dharsee   •  

    Where can I buy the Diabetics Delight Tea Bags?

    • admin   •     Author

      To Al

      I am not sure were you live, so it is hard to give you a specific location, but they are available in many health food stores. It is a relatively new product, which has been introduced in the last few month, so all stores do not know about it yet. It can also be found in Eastern Loblaws and in the West Triftys.

      I hope that helps.

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