1-Deoxynojirimycin, hereinafter referred to as DNJ, is a powerful α-glucosidase inhibitors. After being absorbed by human body, it could inhibit the activity of invertase, maltose enzyme, α-glucosidase and α-amylase enzyme, reduce absorption of carbohydrate digestion and glucose, reduce blood sugar,and its hypoglycemic activity is better than sulfonylureas, and its side effects, such as hypoglycemia, is much more less than other hypoglycemic drugs, it also has a good safety; besides, this product has little influence on the normal eating. In addition, DNJ also has significant antiretroviral activity, it could inhibit tumor metastasis and be used as a carrier for the synthesis of high pure maltose.
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A new study has shown that an extract from the leaves of the mulberry plant (Morus indica) – best known as food for silkworms – provides a range of benefits for those who are overweight. Previous studies have shown that it possesses significant blood sugar lowering effects, as it contains a “sugar blocker” (specifically an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor), along with other compounds that appear to improve blood glucose control as well as blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides).
Highly regarded in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, previous research centered on its considerable benefits in improving blood sugar control and blood lipids.
Reduces appetite and help to promote effective weight loss
Increases insulin sensitivity
Improves blood sugar control
Lowers blood cholesterol