Diabetic Care

Diabetic Care Products
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  1. Diakof Linctus (Sugar Free) 100ml

    ZAR64.00
    Diakof is a sugar-free cough linctus beneficial in both productive and dry cough. The mucolytic and expectorant properties reduce the viscosity of bronchial secretions and facilitate expectoration.

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  2. Diabecon Tablets 60s

    ZAR110.00

    *Diabecon increases the peripheral utilization of glucose.
    *Diabecon increases the hepatic and muscle glycogen content.
    *Diabecon promotes b-cell repair/regeneration and increases the C-peptide level.

  3. Gymnema/Meshashringi (Carbohydrate Metaboliser) 60s

    ZAR95.00

    * As an adjuvant in diabetes mellitus.

    * Gymnema removes sugar from pancreas, restores pancreatic function.

    * Gymnema stimulate the circulatory system, increases urine secretion.

    * Gymnema is also useful for the treatment of swollen glands, cough, and fever

  4. Bitter Melon/Karela (Glycemic Control) 60s

    ZAR77.00

    Active constituents:


    *The fruit and seed contain a polypeptide, p-insulin, which is considered similar structurally and pharmacologically to bovine insulin (Fitoterapia, 60, 1989, Chemical Abstract 112, 1990).
    *The seed and fruit contain an inhibitor of HIV, MAP-30 (momordica anti-HIV-protein) which exhibits antiviral and antitumor activity in vitro (Chemical Abstract, 113, 1990; Fitoterapia, 117, 1992).
    *Another protein, MRK-29 found in the seed and fruit of a smaller variety of Karela originating from Thailand, inhibits HIV reverse transcriptase and increases the tumor necrosis (killing tumorous cells) factor (Planta Medica, 67, 2001, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database 2007).
    *It is also rich in vitamins A and C, beta carotene, as well as the minerals phosphorous, iron and potassium. Herb functions: Antidiabetic: Karela helps support normal blood sugar levels with compounds called charantin and momordicin.
    *Additional key compounds such as vicine, peptides and polypeptide-p (plant insulin) work together to lend the vegetable-fruit its antihyperglycemic potency.
    *Karela enhances peripheral glucose utilization and increases serum protein levels. It also increases glucose absorption and fatty acid oxidation and improves insulin sensitivity.
    *Karela significantly reduces hyperglycemia, glycated hemoglobin (Hb A1C) levels, total cholesterol levels and free fatty acid levels (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, August 2008, 81(2), 134–43). Insulinomimetic (insulin-like):
    *Insulin is responsible for maintaing normal glucose levels in the blood.
    *Karela, by its insulin-like action and by increasing the secretion of insulin, helps in reducing excessive blood glucose levels.
    *Karela also possesses antioxidant properties which help in reducing the risk of diabetic complications by scavenging free radicals.
    *Hepatoprotective: The fruit extract was found to significantly increase the active liver enzymes glutathione s-transferase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase, which suggest the role of Karela in preventing hepatotoxicity (International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, March/April 2010).
    *Hypolipidemic: The compounds in Karela improve lipid profiles. They reduce the secretion of apolipoprotein B by the liver which is the primary lipoprotein present in low density or ‘bad’cholesterol.
    *Karela reduces apolipoprotein C-III, the protein found in low-density cholesterolwhich turns into LDL cholesterol. Karela increases apolipoprotein A-1, the major protein component of high-density or ‘good’ cholesterol.
    *It also lowers cellular triglyceride content. Karela fruit and seeds have been shown to reduce total cholesterol and triglyceride levels both when dietary cholesterol is absent and present (International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, March/April 2010). Antipsoriatic: Karela inhibits the enzyme guanylate cyclase, which may benefit people with psoriasis.
    *Indications: •As an adjuvant in diabetes mellitus
    *Contraindications: None
    *Recommended dose: One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician Composition: Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Karela
    *Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are recommended for children ages 14 and above.

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