Updated: Jun 1, 2021
Are you or someone you know diabetic?
When was the last time you ate something guiltlessly without watching out for your sugar levels? In this article, we briefly explain what Miracle Berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) can do for diabetic people.
How Insulin Works for Diabetic People
Each time you eat food, it passes through the stomach. It is later digested in the intestines where it is further broken down into what we call glucose. Glucose is the simplest type of sugar which is an important source of your energy. After it is absorbed, it enters your bloodstream.
Now, each cell a receptor that acts like the door that allows glucose to enter. This door will remain locked until the key arrives to unlock it. This key is called insulin. In the presence of insulin, this door opens and glucose can freely enter the cell to fuel your body’s everyday activities.
Here’s the hard part. With diabetes, glucose is blocked from passing the door and entering the cell because you lack the key, insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced by your pancreas that controls your blood sugar level. Typically, the body produces enough insulin to keep your blood sugar level ideal but with diabetes, your body does not react to insulin properly due to high blood sugar concentration. When this happens, you develop what we call insulin resistance, a hallmark of Type 2 diabetes known to many as ‘lifestyle diabetes’.
It’s called because it is acquired through uncontrolled sugar consumption associated with lifestyle, including diet and exercise.
This means giving up your cravings and pleasurable treats in exchange for bland-tasting food.
The question is: how do you make the taste of sweetness more enjoyable and healthy but less sinful?
Meet Miracle Berry
Studies show that Miracle Berry reduces blood glucose level which delays the early development of insulin resistance by improving insulin sensitivity. This is especially helpful for those with the early onset of diabetes.
Imagine the key being duplicated multiple times so that your door can allow sugar to be properly metabolized in your cell and not leave them stranded in your bloodstream.
Another study shows that methanolic extract from the leaves of Miracle Berry has antidiabetic effects which allow your pancreas to produce more insulin to curb your rising sugar level. Miracle Berry is also known to be rich in phytochemicals like flavonoids, carotenoids, alkaloids, saponins, phenolic acids, terpenoids, and glycosides. It also reduces inflammation and regulates enzymes that break down carbohydrates in your body before turning them into energy.
Aside from antidiabetic effects, Miracle Berry has antioxidant properties for your overall health, too!
Here in Richberry, we maximized the health benefits of this miracle fruit. We aim to deliver a better lifestyle everyone could enjoy. We only pick the best miracle berries which are organically grown, rain-fed on a farm 3,750 feet above seawater.
Go from bland to brilliant, sour to sweet. No food will ever taste the same again. Explore the wonders of the Richberry.
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Chen, C., Liu, I., & Cheng, J. (2006). Improvement of insulin resistance by miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum) in fructose-rich chow-fed rats. Phytotherapy Research, 20(11), 987-992. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1919
Gómez de Cedrón, M., Wagner, S., Reguero, M., Menéndez-Rey, A., & Ramírez de Molina, A. (2020). Miracle Berry as a Potential Supplement in the Control of Metabolic Risk Factors in Cancer. Antioxidants, 9(12), 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9121282