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Boswellia Improves Diabetics

A new trial reveals a benefit for supplementation with Boswellia serrata among men and women with type 2 diabetes.1 Enrolled in the study were 60 type 2 diabetics (≥ 30 and ≤48 years of age), half of whom were females and half males. The subjects were divided into two groups, one of which received three 300 mg doses of Boswellia serrata daily (900 mg total/day) or placebo for six weeks. Those who took Boswellia serrata were measured to have significant increases in blood HDL levels as well as remarkable decreases in cholesterol, LDL, and fructosamine. High fructosamine levels are reflective of the loss of blood glucose control in diabetic patients. In the placebo group, no changes were apparent.

Reference

  1. Ahangarpour A, Heidari H, Fatemeh RA, Pakmehr M, Shahbazian H, Ahmadi I, Mombeini Z, Mehrangiz BH. Effect of Boswellia serrata supplementation on blood lipid, hepatic enzymes and fructosamine levels in type2 diabetic patients. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2014 Feb 4;13(1):29.

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