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Some people have been telling me about this juice called "monavie".

According to them it is a big source of antioxidants that may provoke the pancreas to start producing insulin again..

Is that true?

Can this be some kind of hope to cure diabetes?



Dear Kesh,

You have thousands of products in the market saying that they are allowing the insulin producing cells to start producing insulin again.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It helps move the glucose into cells.

When healthy, your pancreas automatically regulates the amount of insulin your body needs because it monitors the glucose levels in your blood. However, in diabetics, this process stops working the way it should and blood sugar levels become too high.

Several antioxidant drugs have been evaluated as protectors against beta cell oxidative stress.

N-Acetylcysteine protects against oxidative stress and diabetes in ZDF rats and db/db mice .

In both instances, this drug provided preserved insulin content and insulin gene expression as well as PDX-1 binding to the insulin promoter.

The oral hypoglycemic agents metformin and troglitazone have antioxidant properties and prevent hyperglycemia in the ZDF rat .

Vitamin E has beneficial effects on glycemic control in GK rats .

Glicazide, a commonly used sulfonylurea used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, has been shown to protect pancreatic beta cells from damage by hydrogen peroxide.

These findings suggest that adjunct therapy with antioxidants may represent a useful ancillary pharmacologic approach to the management of type 2 diabetes.

Monavie Juice is a blend of 19 nutrient dense fruits highlighted by the Brazilian Acai berry. The berry is known for its high levels of antioxidants, minerals, fatty & amino acids, and Phytonutrients.

According to

1. Michael Ristowa
2. Kim Zarsea
3. Andreas Oberbachc
4. Nora Klötingc
5. Marc Birringera
6. Michael Kiehntopfd
7. Michael Stumvollc
8. C. Ronald Kahne and
9. Matthias Blüherc

Antioxidants Prevent Increase of Insulin Sensitivity Following Physical Exercise.


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