The occurrence of type 2 diabetes is rising quickly worldwide and lifestyle factors are largely to be blamed. Recognized risk factors include obesity, lack of physical activity, stress, diet and etc. Lifestyle changes such as eating diets that avoid sugary food are known to be effective in managing blood glucose levels in a normal range.
While the term "diabetes" was not known to Chinese until the modern time, diabetes as a disease has been long recognized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and corresponds to Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting) syndrome. Amazingly, one ancient test for the syndrome simply involved peeing on a rock to see if ants were attracted to feed on sweetness. From the perspective of TCM, most diabetes cases manifest the characteristic of the deficiency of both Yin and Qi energies. For example, thirst is an outcome of Yin energy insuffiently balancing out Yang energy. That is as if not enough water cools out fire so the heat becomes excessive.
Extensive studies have been carried out to understand the basis of diabetes in the TCM term and many Chinese medicine have been developed to address the health issue. One common strategy emerges is to nourish Yin, tonify Qi, generate body fluids, and clear heat. GlucoAssure™ is our signature formula that follows the principle and combines multiple Chinese herbs shown in biomedical studies beneficial at regulating glucose metabolism. GlucoAssure™ may provide the necessary dietary support to maintain blood sugar within a normal range.†
Ren Shen (Ginseng root): As one of the most known Chinese herbs, Ginseng is a powerful Qi tonic. It tonifies Qi and generates fluids. Ginseng contains several compounds that are shown in studies to regulate glucose metabolism and is often used in Chinese medicine for management of diabetes. A meta-analysis of clinical trials recently concluded that Ginseng may modestly yet significantly improve fasting blood glucose in people with and without diabetes.1†
Huang Qi (Astragalus root): Astragalus is also a very known Chinese herb that tonifies Qi and supports immune function. Components like polysaccharides, saponins, and flavonoidshave have been isolated from Astragalus that may play various roles in immunoprotection, insulin resistance, and glucose metabolism.2†
Huang Jing (Solomon Seal rhizome): Solomon Seal tonifies the Kidneys, nourishes Yin, and moistens the Lung. A water extract of Solomon Seal is shown to lower fasting blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin (GHb), and to improve the glucose tolerance in diabetic mice.3†
Mai Dong (Ophiopogon tuber): Ophiopogon nourishes Yin, generates fluids, and quenches thirst. In studies, oligosaccharides of Ophiopogon may reduce fasting blood glucose level and improve oral glucose tolerance in diabetic rats.4†
Ge Gen (Kudzu root, Pueraria root): Pueraria generates fluids and quenches thirst. A dietary supplementation of kudzu root extract has been found to reduce fasting plasma glucose and improve insulin tolerance in obese mice. 5†
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra fruit): Schisandra fruits tonifies Kidneys, nourishes Qi, and generates fluids among other functions.
Huang Lian (Coptis rhizome): Coptis clears heat and relieves toxicity. Studies show that Berberine from Coptis may improve fasting blood glucose by directly inhibiting gluconeogenesis in liver of diabetic rats. 6†
Da Huang (Rhubarb): Rhubarb also clears heat and relieves toxicity.
| Radix Ginseng |
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Radix Puerariae Lobatae
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Rhizoma Coptidis Recens
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
| (Ren Shen) |
(Wu Wei Zi)
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GlucoAssure™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 6 bottles taken at the full dose.