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Blood Sugar Control and Heart Health

Turkey Tail

Known to help lower glucose levels in the bloodstream, turkey tail is an outstanding medicinal herb for managing diabetes.

Turkey Tail
Turkey Tail

The mushroom is also helpful for reducing LDL cholesterol and hypertension. Overall, it lowers the risk of heart disease, which is often an issue for diabetics. Turkey tail should be taken daily to experience the full benefit.

Reishi

Another medicinal mushroom that lowers blood sugar levels, reishi is helpful for improving the symptoms of type 2 diabetes when used daily.

Reishi
Reishi

It also reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol and fatty acids in the blood, while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol. Additionally, reishi increases oxygenation of the blood, regulates the heartbeat, and increases blood flow while normalizing blood pressure. The mushroom improves heart function and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lemon Balm

When taken regularly, lemon balm helps to control blood glucose levels and protects tissues against the oxidative stress associated with diabetes. It also lowers triglycerides and blood pressure.

Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm

Moreover, it safeguards the heart by regulating the electrical pulses that cause palpitations, arrhythmias, and tachycardia.

Cordyceps

Historically used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cordyceps alleviates fatigue, treats kidney disease, and enhances physical performance. It also contains a unique form of sugar that may help treat diabetes.

Cordyceps
Cordyceps

Mimicking the action of insulin, several animal studies have found that the mushroom helps to lower blood glucose levels. Research has also found that cordyceps helps to improve kidney function, an important consideration as kidney disease often accompanies diabetes. Moreover, this study discovered that cordyceps is effective in addressing the immune dysfunction and low-grade chronic inflammation of the disease.

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