First, let’s start with a quick science lesson . . .
Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, comes from the food you eat. Your body creates blood sugar by digesting food into a sugar that circulates in your bloodstream. Blood sugar is used for energy, however the sugar that isn’t immediately needed to fuel your body gets stored in cells for later use. When you maintain a diet high in refined carbs and junk food, this excess sugar and overproduction of insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels) becomes toxic for your body.
Can Psyllium Husk Regulate Blood Sugar Levels?
If you have any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, you may have unbalanced blood sugar levels: headaches, tiredness, hunger, trouble with thinking or concentration, urinating too frequently, or sleep loss. Eating fiber helps control the body’s glycemic response by reducing insulin and blood sugar levels after meals. Psyllium husk is particularly effective at this because it gels and swells in the digestive tract, slowing the digestion of food. Adding psyllium to your diet will control blood sugar spikes following a meal by slowing down the absorption of carbs. This helps to reduce the common energy crash following a meal. More importantly, it will help to improve long-term glucose control.
Additionally, eating refined carbs late in the day causes your blood sugar levels to peak and then crash during sleep. Unbeknownst to you, this is why you may be frequently waking up in the middle of the night. Consuming psyllium will help support blood sugar levels already in the normal range, which in turn promotes undisturbed rest.
In a recent study published in the Nutrition Journal, type 2 diabetes patients improved their insulin levels, glucose tolerance, and metabolism after supplementing with psyllium husk for eight weeks.
Looking more broadly, a meta-analysis of multiple randomized and controlled clinical studies found that psyllium husk taken before meals was highly effective for type 2 diabetics. They showed significant improvement in both fasting blood glucose concentration and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) after multi-week supplementation.
To fully balance your blood sugar levels, be sure to mix in regular exercise along with a proper diet. Exercise will help your cells respond better to insulin.
100% organic, non-GMO whole husk sylly is an excellent dietary supplement to regulate your blood sugar levels.
Sylly Tip: Because psyllium slows down the digestion of food, you can take it with food, rather than on its own, so it has a greater effect on blood sugar levels.
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