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Ginseng reduced elevated glucose levels
Healthy people have fasting blood sugar levels between 80 and 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). Impaired levels run from 101 to 125, with diabetes at 126 or above. In this study, 63 people with fasting blood sugar levels between 100 and 140 mg/dL took a placebo or 1,000 mg of ginseng berry extract per day, divided equally before breakfast and dinner. After 12 weeks, while the placebo group had not improved, those in the ginseng group who had started the study with fasting blood sugar levels of 110 mg/dL or more saw fasting glucose levels decline by 3.7 percent. In a glucose tolerance test, those in the ginseng group saw blood sugar levels decline by 10.7 percent one hour after ingesting 75 grams of glucose, while the placebo group did not improve. Doctors said the findings suggest ginseng is safe and may help reduce elevated glucose levels.


Reference: Journal of Ginseng Research; 2017, P1226-8453.
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