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Tue Mar 11 13:04:32 EDT 2014

I am detected as Type-1 Diabetes since from Sept-2013. Is moringa leaf powder is worth to consume as suplimentaory food? Can we include in diet plan?
Asked By: pritjog  

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2014-07-01 23:16:14.0

Dear pritjog,

Thank you for writing dLife!

There is no research on the use of moringa in people with type 1 diabetes. Studies in people with type 2 diabetes show that moringa does help to lower blood sugar and total cholesterol.

There are natural compounds that do enhance wellness and offer protection against disease. These are generally most effective when used in a combination supplement. Plant compounds such as herbs generally enhance the benefits of each other and that is why they are most beneficial when combined.

For a safe and effective approach to using natural products to enhance your health and prevent complications, you should consult with a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable in using plant-based products. I recommend contacting a registered dietitian who specializes in “functional nutrition.” click h here to find a registered dietitian in your area.

Since natural compounds can effectively lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, always let your primary health care provider know what you are taking and keep good blood glucose records over a reasonable period of time to evaluate the effect. Some products may take up to 6 weeks to show their full effect.

Healthy regards,

Accreditations: MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
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