A natural diabetes remedy with none of the big risks of Rx drugs
Last week I warned you about a new drug just out for type 2 diabetes. Right out of the gate, it has a “black box” warning. And this is the second dangerous drug for diabetics the FDA has approved this year!
But all along there’s been something that can significantly improve control of your blood sugar.
Better still, it can help protect against getting diabetes in the first place.
It’s not a drug, and has no side effects.
And you don’t need an Rx to start taking it.
Maybe the best side effect of all, Big Pharma stands to lose billions if enough people learn about this safer option.
The latest study on resveratrol out of China found that it “significantly improves glucose control” and “insulin sensitivity” in people with diabetes.
And the good news about resveratrol isn’t just from China. Studies from around the world are saying the same thing:
Resveratrol has an amazing ability to regulate blood sugar.
So why, when there’s something out there that we know is a diabetic’s best friend, are all these dangerous drugs being given a green light by the FDA and advertised nonstop on TV?
It’s all about the money.
Even if study after study shows how well resveratrol helps diabetics, there’s no billion-dollar patent at the end of the rainbow for Big Pharma.
Dr. Jill Crandall, an expert in diabetes prevention at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has said that “resveratrol has largely been abandoned by the pharmaceutical industry,” and the reason has never “been made public.”
Dr. Crandall also said that the results of “some completed clinical trials (on resveratrol) were never published.”
But we don’t have to wait for Big Pharma to recreate the resveratrol “wheel.” We already know a lot about it — and what it can do.
- A study out of India in 2012 found that resveratrol not only improves blood sugar control but also helps lower other risk factors that come along with diabetes.
- A study just last year from the NIH found that resveratrol kept monkeys from getting diabetes in the first place. Researchers also found out it’s very good for those who have diabetes, as well as people with insulin resistance.
- Another study published last year found that resveratrol “significantly decreased” fasting blood sugar, insulin and insulin resistance. As an added bonus the researchers said it lowered blood pressure and raised “good” cholesterol. The researchers said that the effects of resveratrol supplements are “very significant” and can be compared to “benefits achieved with front-line antidiabetic drugs.”
If you’re wondering where resveratrol comes from, the answer might very well be your garden. One of the most concentrated sources known comes from a plant called Japanese knotweed. And knotweed can, and does, grow anywhere and everywhere. Its roots and shoots are specially harvested to extract the potent resveratrol that’s used in supplements.
Things in your supermarket that pack a resveratrol punch include peanuts, dark chocolate, lingonberries, red grapes, and of course, wine. (Remember that “French Paradox”)?
But you’d have to eat a boatload of chocolate or drink an awful lot of wine to match the amount of resveratrol used in the studies. And that won’t do good things for your blood sugar…
Remember I said that Big Pharma couldn’t patent resveratrol since it’s a natural substance in foods and plants? Well, they actually tried to a few years ago.
Only they were going to dissect it and try to make a synthetic version they could patent. In fact, a whole drug company was started to try and make a fake version of this natural compound.
And Glaxo was so excited they bought that company for $720 million. But it didn’t work. And they closed it down 5 years later.
Because apparently grapes, peanuts, chocolate and a “weed” are a lot smarter than Big Pharma will ever be.
“Effect of resveratrol on glucose control and insulin sensitivity: a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2, 2014, ajcn.nutrition.org
“NIH researchers find resveratrol helps protect against diabetes in animals” August 8, 2013, NIH press release, nia.nih.gov
“Resveratrol recommended as an adjuvant therapy for type 2 diabetes” World Health, October, 14, 2013, worldhealth.net