Sometimes it feels like there’s a new diabetes drug released every week. And with each new launch, they insist THIS one will deliver the best blood sugar control yet.
But here’s the thing. Even when these drugs do work – reducing your all-important glucose levels – they often come with a long list of disturbing side effects.
So in the end you may be trading one problem for a bunch of others. Because with every new med comes a whole new set of dangers.
In some cases, the newer meds have even been linked to amputations. Talk about a terrifying trade-off.
But promising new research reveals another option you could try first. It’s an unexpected all-natural solution that may help tame your blood sugar without frightening side effects.
And should it be the right fit for you it could help prevent full-blown diabetes from striking. Or it could make it a whole lot easier to manage the disease without switching meds if you’ve already been diagnosed.
Black seed oil delivers BIG health benefits
The recent study focuses on something called black cumin or Nigella sativa. But it’s probably best known simply as black seed oil.
Black seed oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, especially in Asia and Africa. In fact, legend has it that a bottle of black seed oil was unearthed in King Tut’s tomb earning it the nickname “Egyptian oil.”
But now researchers say this ancient potent oil could help with a very modern scourge, putting it to the test against a placebo in patients with diabetes.
The folks who got the seed oil had improvements in nearly every key measure – especially the ones your doctor cares about most:
- fasting blood sugar
- LDL cholesterol
- total cholesterol
- waist circumference
- blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic)
That’s a LONG list of incredibly impressive benefits. But let’s focus on that first one today – improved blood sugar – because it’s something that’s been hinted at in previous studies over the years.
Battle rising blood sugar and MORE
Black seed oil appears to help enhance the body’s insulin response, which ensures that glucose levels behave. And that, of course, leads to improvements in fasting blood sugar levels and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels.
A previous study even found the powerful oil may help with some of the most troubling complications of diabetes, such as painful neuropathies. But, as impressive as that is, blood sugar isn’t even what this stuff is best known for.
Many folks already rely on black seed oil as a natural way to fight the inflammation that plays a central role in pain, blood vessel health, chronic disease, and more.
The oil also has a reputation as a natural immune booster. And you don’t need me to tell you how important that is. This past year has been a reminder to us all.
But the benefits don’t end there. Black cumin oil is fantastic for your skin, too.
It can reportedly help fade those dark spots caused by aging, sun damage, and hormones. And it leaves your skin feeling more elastic, fighting off the free radicals behind fine lines and wrinkles.
There are different ways to get it and use black seed oil. Some folks apply it directly to the skin for conditions such as dryness, itchiness, and eczema or directly to joints to soothe arthritis and other aches and pains. Others take it as a capsule, which is how it was used in the new study.
If you want to give black seed oil a try to help tame your OWN blood sugar, your doctor can help you figure out the proper dosage for you.
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