BELINAL® – REDUCTION OF POST-PRANDIAL BLOOD GLUCOSE – ANTI DIABETIC ACTIVITY
Belinal® is patented 100% natural silver fir branch extract demonstrating carbohydrate blocking properties. This effect is beneficial for prevention of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
An excessive consumption of carbohydrates with high Glycemic Index can lead to weight gain, glycemic disorders and type 2 diabetes.
Belinal® inhibits the enzymes alpha amylase and alpha glucosidase that break down carbohydrates so that not all carbohydrates are converted to glucose at one time. This can help you maintain a healthy glucose level and control the carbohydrate intake. Belinal® reduces the postprandial hyperglycemia induced by starchy meal.
Main ingredients of Belinal®, as reported in scientific literature, may also have other mechanisms of anti-diabetic activity:
- Increased glucose uptake into muscle cells via activation of AMPK pathway
- Increased glucose uptake into the cells (adipocytes) due to the increased translocation of glucose transporters GLUT4 and increased expression of adiponectin
- Protection and regeneration of pancreatic ß-cells
- Inhibition of glucose transporters (SGLT1 and SGLT2) in the intestinal wall
High concentration of post-prandial glucose in blood is a significant risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer.
Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled and active controlled (Acarbose) clinical study with 31 healthy adults proved that after the consumption of a 100 g of white bread supplemented with Belinal®, concentration of the blood glucose was significantly reduced (See figure below). No side effects appeared during the study.
When Belinal® was taken orally in a form of a capsule during a standard meal glycemic index of the meal was reduced by 35%. This means 35 % reduction of post-prandial glucose concentration in a blood; consequently there is a reduced risk factor for the development of many diseases. Moreover, the observed reduced pancreatic secretion of insulin after ingestion of Belinal® shows that Belinal® prevents the overload of pancreas and its possible damage. Furthermore, the reduced post-prandial blood glucose demonstrates that the absorption of glucose is reduced or delayed from the meal when supplemented with Belinal®. Therefore, Belinal® may also contribute to the control of the body weight.
PANCREATIC SECRETION OF INSULIN
This effect of Belinal® is beneficial for prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Starch digestion blocking effect of Belinal® is beneficial to:
- Helps in the management of body weight
- Makes you feel less tired after eating a meal
- Helps you maintain a healthy glucose level
- Lowers glycemic index of a meal
- Prevents type 2 diabetes
Belinal® may be of interest for people looking for natural solutions to manage post-meal blood glucose and body weight without side effects.
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