Royal Jelly and Hypoglycemia
I am very sensitive to anything my body interprets as sweet & it will spike then crash my blood sugar. And have memory problems. Will this help stabilize my blood sugar and/or help memory problems.
Yes, royal jelly has been shown in human studies to help stabilize blood sugar. See my report below:
As for your memory issues, royal jelly has been shown to boost the growth of brain cells in animals so it might be worth a try. You can read more here:
Royal Jelly & Type II Diabetes
The benefits of royal jelly include better blood sugar control along with the reduction of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the development of cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Atherosclerosis and heart failure.
Generally speaking, if you don't have enough anti-oxidants in your body, you will have high levels of oxidative stress. Keeping this in check is an absolute must if you want to remain healthy.
Reported in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, scientists recently set out to find out how true this was and to what degree.
In this study, 50 female volunteers with type 2 diabetes were randomly given a daily dose of a 1,000 mg royal jelly soft gel or a placebo for 8 weeks. Before and after blood sugar control indices, antioxidant and oxidative stress factors were measured.
After royal jelly supplementation, the blood sugar levels of the participants decreased by levels termed by the scientists as "remarkable."
Royal jelly supplementation also resulted in a significant reduction in glycosylated hemoglobin levels. This is a very good indicator of the average blood glucose levels over the previous months prior to the measurement. Diabetes drugs like Metformin do the same thing.
Royal Jelly also raised two very powerful anti-oxidants, superoxidase dismutase and glutathione peroxidase, while decreasing oxidants in the blood meaning less 'aging' was occuring in those with the supplement.
With these results occuring at only 1000 mg's per day, royal jelly is proving to be very low cost health insurance!
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