Blueberry Boost Tea seems to help Diabetes

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Blueberry Boost Tea seems to help Diabetes

Postby David Pascoe » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:01 am

Blueberry tea attracts attention of medical researchers for its potential as diabetes treatment

A herbal tea with blueberry as its base has attracted the attention of medical researchers at the Menzies Institute for its potential to reduce insulin dependence in diabetics.


The tea contains a combination of blueberry fruit and leaves, raspberry, spearmint leaves and cinnamon, and has attracted the attention of researchers at the Menzies Institute in Hobart.

Senior Research Fellow Michelle Keske is trying to find out if the tea could reduce diabetics' reliance on insulin.

She said type 2 diabetes was a very complicated disease to treat, but added pre-clinical trials had been positive.

"The tea has enabled that hormone, insulin, to improve glucose uptake into muscle and by doing that it lowers blood glucose levels and it does that by stimulating blood flow," she said.

She said it was hard to find treatments that stimulated blood flow but said the blueberry tea looked promising.

It contains a number of polyphenols and flavinoids that she thinks helps stimulate blood flow.

"Because the tea is a complex mixture of a number of plant products, we don't know if it's one compound or the combination that seems to make it work," Dr Keske said.

Human trials are scheduled to begin this year.

Seems like this is the herbal tea blend in the article
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