Therapeutic Potential of Fulvic Acid in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Diabetes
We show that although available research has been minimal, there is substantial evidence to pursue FvA research in preventing chronic inflammatory diseases, including diabetes.
Effect of shilajit on blood glucose and lipid profile in alloxan-induced diabetic rats
Shilajit, a herbo-mineral preparation can offer a new and promising approach in the long-term management of maturity onset diabetes mellitus, because of its multifaceted action. Since it can produce a better glycemic control along with improvement in the lipid profile in animals, it is worthwhile to try shilajit either as monotherapy or in combination with other antidiabetic agents clinically.
Dr. Paul Zimmet and colleagues for the International Diabetes Institute and the World Health Organization report that diabetes mellitus “appears to be epidemic in many regions of the world” and will double and could even triple by the year 2010. With fulvic acid, diabetes patients became more energetic and the tingling, painful feeling and numbness experienced in the nerve endings disappeared or were reduced.
Yuan, Shenyuan; et al; Application of Fulvic acid and its derivatives in the fields of agriculture and medicine; First Edition: June 1993
Hypoglycemic Effect of Fulvic Acid and Sodium Fulvate on Diabetic Mice
The hypoglycemic effect of fulvic acid and sodium fulvate is studied,and its hypoglycemic mechanism is also preliminarily discussed.The diabetic mice model is induced by the intraperitoneal injection of alloxan.The influences of fulvic acid and sodium fulvate on blood glucose level of normal mice,blood glucose level,total cholesterol(TC),triglyceride(TG)and oral glucose tolerance of diabetic mice are then studied.It is shown through the results that the middle and high doses of fulvic acid and sodium fulvate can significantly reduce the blood glucose of normal mice(P0.01);the middle and high doses of fulvic acid and sodium fulvate can significantly reduce the blood glucose,TC and TG levels of diabetic mice(P0.05 or P0.01).The low doses of sodium fulvate,”Handilong” and “Shuanglong” sodium fulvate have the different effects.The middle and high doses of fulvic acid and sodium fulvate can significantly reduce the blood glucose of diabetic mice in the oral glucose tolerance test(P0.05).It is concluded that fulvic acid and sodium fulvate can significantly reduce the blood glucose,TC and TG levels of mice,and increase oral glucose tolerance of mice.This indicates that fulvic acid and sodium fulvate has hypoglycemic activity and can improve the lipid metabolism of diabetes.
Shilajit attenuates streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus and decrease in pancreatic islet superoxide dismutase activity in rats
The findings confirm earlier observations that STZ‐induced hyperglycaemia may be the consequence of a decrease in pancreatic islet superoxide dismutase activity, leading to accumulation of free radicals and damage of the β‐cells. Shilajit attenuates both these effects of STZ possibly by its action as a free radical scavenger. The findings support the postulate that shilajit can prevent maturity onset diabetes mellitus.