euglena Healthcare Lab.

euglena Healthcare Lab.

Yaeyama Chlorella research reports

  • yaeyama chlorella
  • lifestyle disease
2018.01.31

Experimental results showed that oral intake of Yaeyama Chlorella suppressed the elevation of blood sugar level in rats

Rats were fed a diet containing Yaeyama Chlorella powder (Yaeyama Chlorella group) or a normal diet (control) following induction of diabetes. Glucose was administered in a fasting state, and blood sugar levels were monitored (sugar tolerance test) Thirty minutes after glucose intake, the Yaeyama Chlorella group showed significantly lower blood sugar levels than the control group, and integration of blood sugar levels over a given time (“area under the curve” (AUC)) was also lower than that of the control group. These results suggest that Yaeyama Chlorella intake suppresses glucose-induced elevation in blood sugar. Given that elevated blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes, Yaeyama Chlorella intake might contribute to the prevention of diabetes and its complications, and relieve its symptoms.
What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by an abnormally high blood sugar (glucose) level. This condition is caused by the inability of the body to properly convert glucose into energy, owing to a decreased production of a hormone called insulin. A persistently high blood sugar level increases the risk of several health problems. For example, persistent damage to glomerular capillaries of the kidney may lead to diabetic nephropathy, and damage to blood vessels in the retina may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Suppressing the increase in blood sugar level is effective not only in preventing the development of new health problems, but also in slowing down the progression of diabetic morbidities that have already developed.

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