Does Bitter Melon Contain Anti-Diabetic Substances? - Diabetes 13

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Three different sizes of bitter melon

We sometime buy bitter melon (Momordica sp) to make our traditional food. You might know that bitter melon is among most bitter of vegetables.

Many people consume bitter melon as a juice and as a tea, like a green tea.

Because of its bitterness, people in Asian countries use it for medical purposes. One of them is to control diabetes, type 2 diabetes.

People believed that bitter melon could lower blood sugar. It is because bitter melon substances bring glucose into cells, and burned down or used it for energy.

In addition, the cell processes the glucose to be stored in the organs such as muscles and liver or change the glucose to be fat.

Does Bitter Melon Contain Ant-Diabetic Substances? Yes. Some anti-biotic substances are following:

- Charantin
This is a hypoglycaemic property responsible to lower blood sugar

- Vicine
This is “a glycosidic compound,” it has been known for reducing plasma glucose in diabetes mellitus patients.

- Polypeptide-p.
This is “an insulin like compound” to control blood sugar.


Now, some pharmaceutical companies or herbal product companies or food companies extracted bitter melon and sold in capsules as a dietary supplement to “support healthy glucose metabolism.”

The size of one small bottle is range from 60 to 120 pills. Price is around US$ 2.74 to US$ 11.61.

It is suggested to consume capsules when patients have blood glucose already in the normal condition (normal range).

Have you tasted bitter melon and know its medical benefits?

25 comments:

  1. We don't have these melons here. Recently though I have seen them on cooking documentaries in Asian countries. That was the first I heard of them.

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  2. I know it but it doesn't appeal to me, being bitter.

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  3. Very informative post, dear! I love cooking with bitter melon! xoxo

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  4. I didn't know it. Thanks for the information.

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  5. I haven't tried them yet, interesting☺☺

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  6. I have tried bitter melon, but I do know it has a lot of health benefits.

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      In addition, the cell processes the glucose to be stored in the organs such as muscles and liver or change the glucose to be fat.

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  7. Is very interesting. I don´t know this fruit.

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  8. I've never had bitter melon. Very interesting!

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      - Charantin
      This is a hypoglycaemic property responsible to lower blood sugar

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  9. Never heard about bitter melon, but its nice to know that!!
    xoxo

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      - Vicine
      This is “a glycosidic compound,” it has been known for reducing plasma glucose in diabetes mellitus patients.

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  10. It's very interesting, I didn't know bitter melon but I'd love to try it ^^
    xx

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      - Polypeptide-p.
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  11. Does Bitter Melon Contain Anti-Diabetic Substances? - Diabetes 13

    interesting

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      Now, some pharmaceutical companies or herbal product companies or food companies extracted bitter melon and sold in capsules as a dietary supplement to “support healthy glucose metabolism.”

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  12. Does Bitter Melon Contain Anti-Diabetic Substances? - Diabetes 13

    informative subject

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      The size of one small bottle is range from 60 to 120 pills. Price is around US$ 2.74 to US$ 11.61.

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