How Does it Work?
Salacia Oblonga (Indian Saptarangi) is an Ayurvedic herb found in the Indian subcontinent which has been traditionally used in treating Type 2 Diabetes. The Ayurvedic practitioners in India and Sri Lanka have been effectively using this herb for hundreds of years to keep diabetes under control.
Salacia Oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka, binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates in the body. These enzymes, called alpha-glucosidases, turn carbohydrates into glucose, the sugar that circulates throughout the body. If the enzyme binds to the herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets into the blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels.
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Benefits of SALACIA-O
Salacia Oblonga herb contains a-Glucosidase inhibitors: Salacinol and Kotalanol 9. These two inhibitors help in controlling glucose levels in the body. This herb has also been found to assist in lowering excessive weight problems. Salacia Oblonga has also been found to show inhibitory activity on Aldose Reductase, which is related to such chronic diabetic complications as peripheral neuropathy, retinopathy, and cataracts. Superior in terms of safety compared to chemically synthesized products, Salacia Oblonga is an effective anti-diabetic supplement. Salacia Oblonga is more than 200 times stronger than Acarbose, an anti-diabetic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the blood sugar levels are abnormally high. It can be due to two things, wherein the pancreas does not produce insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or the body fails to use insulin produced by the pancreas efficiently (Type 2 Diabetes). Diabetes is a lifestyle disease also associated with high cholesterol levels.
While Type 1 Diabetes is genetic with an early onset, Type 2 is mostly associated with the elderly. In Type 2 Diabetes, family history or genes and lifestyle factors are predeterminers. Some common symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes are:
Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and excess body weight around the waist are high risk factors for all lifestyle diseases.
With diabetes, the sufferers immunity goes low, the body remains open to infections and wounds become difficult to heal. In the long run, unmanaged blood sugar levels damage the nerves and small blood vessels, affect the vital organs and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Long term uncontrolled diabetes predisposes the suffer to other less common complications like diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina of the eye), peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage) and DHD (Diabetic Heart Disease). To avoid these complications, daily monitoring of blood sugar levels, regular exercise, diet control and stress management is advised. An annual visit to a team of Specialists can help early diagnosis and prevention of complications.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetes. Diabetes can only be managed or regulated with lifestyle modifications and medical supplements.
Ayurveda recommends the use of herbs like Saptarangi, Shilajit, Triphala, Fenugreek, Gudmar, Turmeric, Neem, Gooseberry, Guggul, and Arjuna. Certain formulations with these Ayurvedic herbs are taken along with Allopathic medicines to manage normal blood sugar levels. However, one should be careful of hypoglycemia or sudden drop in blood sugar levels while trying home remedies.
Recommended Lifestyle Changes
Diet: A diabetic should watch out for high glycemic foods. High glycemic foods can affect blood sugar levels adversely. Refined carbohydrates, fruit juices and sugary drinks should be restricted. Avoid dry fruits, and fresh fruits like banana, mango, sapota, grapes and custard apple. Fruits can be taken in moderation. Nuts can be taken in limits i.e., 4-5 in number. Seeds (pumpkin, papaya, flax) are beneficial. Alcohol should be minimal and so are fatty foods.
Always take food at the right time in the right quantity. The same goes for medicines.
Snacking is recommended to curb excessive hunger.
Take enough fluids to prevent dehydration. Diabetic coma is a serious condition wherein the blood sugar levels go up and the body gets severely dehydrated.
Exercise for 30 minutes daily or most of the days of the week. Pranayama and medication will help to reduce stress, normalize blood pressure and ensure sound sleep. Sleep disturbances can cause the BSL to go up.
Always carry fruit juices or 15 gms of carbohydrates with you while travelling. This will help in time of delayed meals or hypoglycemia.
Dosage : 1 capsule 2-3 times a day.