Glucomannan is a form of water soluble polysaccharide, a complex of fibers, deriving from the bulb of Konjac, which resembles the potato. It is used as a food supplement because it assists constipation problems, obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes. [...]

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The glycosides of Stevia are substances with sweet taste deriving from the plant stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, used for many years now as a natural sweetener and a safer sugar substitute. The taste of Stevia is up to 100 times [...]

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Α-λιποϊκό Οξύ

A-Lipoic Acid

A-lipoic acid is a substance that resembles  vitamins and can be described generally as a powerful antioxidant. Although healthy young people can produce in their bodies enough lipoic acid in order to neutralize the negative oxidative effects of free [...]

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Although vitamin B12 does not seem to have any direct effect on the prevention or treatment of diabetes, however, the maintenance of normal levels is important for the health generally and even more to patients receiving anti-diabetic treatment (metformin). [...]

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Cinnamon is one of the most common spices that have been studied and used in the battle against diabetes. Scientific researches in Type 2 diabetic patients who took additionally cinnamon (1, 3 or 6gr) for 40 days, showed that their fasting [...]

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During the last decade, chromium has been declared as a more advantageous trace-element rather than an absolutely indispensable one and has become known for its use to many dietary supplements. (Lewicki SAnn Agric EnvironMed. 2014). Until 2014 there were at [...]

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Biotin is a water soluble vitamin of complex B. It participates in important metabolic reactions of the human organism, such as the synthesis of fatty acid and gluconeogenesis. In researches that have been conducted, the levels of biotin in [...]

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Βιταμίνη D

Vitamin D

Constantly increasing research results, indicate that there is a strong relationship between hypovitaminosis in vitamin D and in the syndrome of defense against insulin, in which a specific produced quantity of insulin has smaller result than the expected. This [...]

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Βιταμίνη D και Ασβέστιο

Vitamin D and Calcium

In researches where vitamin D was additionally administrated for small periods (6-12 weeks) in large doses (4000-8000IU) it was proved to be more effective therapeutically especially when combined with calcium (1.000-1.2000mg) both for Type 2 diabetic patients where the simultaneous intake [...]

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Βιταμίνη D εγκυμοσύνη

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Quite often vitamin D is recommended by gynecologists even in small doses (400IU/day) during pregnancy (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Vitamin D in Pregnancy). In studies conducted in healthy pregnant women who received additional vitamin D (500IU for 6-8 [...]

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