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Will The Herb Aloe Vera Help Lower Your Blood Sugar?

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Aloe vera has been around for thousands of years, and to this day it remains one of the most common natural remedies for a host of conditions. You have probably used the gel from the spiky Aloe vera plant as a remedy for minor burns or itchy skin. But there is also another side to Aloe vera that many might not be aware of. It has to do with how it can help people with Type 2 diabetes.

Amazingly enough, over 99 percent of Aloe vera gel is water but the less than one percent that remains, has close to 100 different active ingredients... capable of delivering incredible results.

When given to Type 2 diabetics, Aloe vera has the amazing ability to help regulate blood sugar levels. But this does not come by accident. It is the cumulative effort of no less than five different compounds that make up Aloe vera. Each one of these compounds has a direct effect on managing your diabetes. Any substance that has a compound capable of delivering that kind of service is invaluable, but think about a source that delivers not one... but five compounds!

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Aloe vera can be taken orally or topically: The level of effectiveness is not determined by the method of delivery and no diabetics have ever been recorded as having a serious reaction to this plant. Regardless of this track record, it is still classified as an herbal remedy. Therefore, it is important to notify your doctor before you begin using it as a treatment option. Also, it is not advisable to stop taking your prescribed drugs without your doctor's approval.

What this herb does: But the benefits of Aloe vera don't just stop with helping to regulate your blood sugar. This plant also affects various other areas of health.

  • One thing it is capable of doing is to reduce triglyceride levels... it regulates cholesterol ratios because it contains natural phytosterols which are plant sterols. These can help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides in your gut. This in itself is important for Type 2 diabetics.
  • It also opens up blood vessels, and increases circulation because it contains large amounts of vitamin C... this promotes healthy arteries, making blood flow much easier. This one area is vital to the physical condition of a diabetic. Improved blood flow also enhances the brain, aids in digestion, adequately supplies the heart, kidneys and other organs with fresh nutrients and oxygen and delivers vitamins and minerals throughout the body in an efficient manner.
  • Neuropathic pain is reduced as Aloe vera contains large amounts of vitamin B-12... it protects the coating around your nerves.
  • Wound healing is improved due to the vitamin C, zinc and selenium content. It helps prevent dangerous foot infections and bedsores.

Delivering more vital nutrients everywhere also helps to boost the immune system. Having an essential supply of what the body needs, especially for a Type 2 diabetic, helps to generate good overall health throughout the whole body.

Of course, there is also the distribution of glucose. Japanese studies published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, states Aloe vera seems to lower blood sugar in some diabetics. It was found diabetics who drank Aloe vera juice for approximately 42 days experienced a 40 percent reduction in both their blood sugar and triglyceride levels.

Side Effects: A simple way to help identify if you are allergic to Aloe vera juice is to smear a small amount of the juice on your inner arm. Check every couple of hours to see it develop redness or a rash. No reaction indicates your chances are pretty good that you can use it safely to help you reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes.

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