Aronia berry is a natural remedy for Type 1 diabetes

Aronia berry, which is widely used in Europe as a medicinal food, has been found to be an effective remedy for Type 1 diabetes. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food revealed that aronia berry can effectively reduce the increase of blood glucose level and protect pancreatic beta cells.

  • Type 1 diabetes is an insulin-dependent type of diabetes caused by damage and destruction of pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin.
  • Aronia berry contains many phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and tannins.
  • This herbal plant is also known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties.
  • Researchers from Chonbuk National University, Kunjang University, and Sunchang Research Institute of Health and Longevity in South Korea examined the effects of aronia berry extract on Type 1 diabetes and evaluated the functional properties of aronia berry.
  • In the study, they induced Type 1 diabetes in mice by injecting streptozotocin.
  • Then, they orally administered aronia berry extract in mice.
  • They measured the mice’s dietary intake and body weight twice a week.
  • The results of the study revealed that aronia berry can decrease the spike of blood glucose level.
  • The aronia berry extract treatment also exhibited protective effects on pancreatic beta cells.

In conclusion, the findings of the study indicate that aronia berry can help reduce the increase of blood glucose level and protect pancreatic beta cells, confirming its anti-diabetic activity.

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Journal Reference:

Jeon Y-D, Kang S-H, Moon K-H, Lee J-H, Kim D-G, Kim W, Kim J-S, Ahn B-Y, Jin J-S. THE EFFECT OF ARONIA BERRY ON TYPE 1 DIABETES IN VIVO AND IN VITRO. Journal of Medicinal Food. 1 March 2018; 21(3). DOI: 10.1089/jmf.2017.3939

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