Amla vs. Blood Glucose - A Review of the Evidence
Blood glucose control is a daily struggle for +114 million Americans
Keeping well controlled blood glucose levels is a challenge for many - especially people who have resting blood glucose levels above 125 md/dL. People with blood glucose elevated into this range are considered diabetic and are often given medication to help them to bring these levels back down.
Public health experts are on the hunt for natural ways to regulate blood glucose
A recently published controlled clinical trial compared Amla (Indian gooseberries) to well known glucose control medications like glyburide, sold as Diabeta or Micronase.
The rationale for the research is that glyburide has a long list of side effects, including nausea, heartburn, stomach pain, fever, joint pain, muscle pain, blurred vision, skin rashes, easy bleeding and headaches.
This study was not funded by pharmaceutical companies, nor was it evaluated by the FDA.
Scientists are rigorously studying Amla’s potential impact on blood glucose control
Researchers compared groups of people with elevated blood glucose. Some patients took their normal glucose control medication, while the other took varying doses of Amla powder.
The results showing Amla’s potency surprised the medical community
The researchers observed drops in resting blood glucose for both the patients taking the leading diabetes drug and for patients taking only Amla
Additionally, the researchers also observed that patients taking Amla also reduced their levels of LDL cholesterol - to the tune of cutting the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides by half in just three weeks. The researchers observed concurrent boosts in good (HDL) cholesterol.
The researchers saw Amla impacts even at low doses
Researches saw improved blood glucose control - dropping to normal range, when using ¾ of a teaspoon of amla, a ½ teaspoon, and even down to ¼ teaspoon per day. That is less than one berry per day!
So why isn’t everyone taking Amla?
Amla has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, and is becoming the latest superfood trend, but the truth is, it can be hard to stomach. Specifically, it tastes very bitter - like vinegar mixed with dish soap. Also, many amla powders are contaminated with pesticides, making them taste even worse. Some products mix this questionable amla powder with sugar, salt or other fillers to mask the taste.
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