Can Chinen salt help treat diabetes?
Chinese salt has become very popular in recent years because of its positive effects on diabetes. The name of this salt is derive from the Chinese golden cabbage (Coptis chinensis). Read more here about the benefits of Chinen salt for diabetes. The main ingredient in Chinese salt is berberine – a well-known alternative to metformin. It is found in plant such as sudangrass, turmeric and goldenseal.
Is Chinese salt and Himalayan salt the same?
Both chitin and Himalayan salt come from the Himalayan mountains, but their properties are different. Many people confuse pink Himalayan salt with Chinese salt, but this is not the case. Himalayan salt is mined from the Himalayan rocks and is pink in colour due to mineral precipitation, but is very similar to sea salt. Pink Himalayan salt can be eaten.
Is Chinese salt good for diabetes?
But to understand the link between Chinese salt and diabetes, we first need to know what diabetes is. Diabetes is a chronic disease cause by a lack of insulin or insufficient insulin secretion.
Benefits of Chinese salt
The body benefits greatly from the use of Chinese salt. Here are some of them.
- Low blood sugar
Chinese salt is very beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. It contains berberine, which can replace metformin. The effects of berberine are as follows
- Increases beneficial bacteria in the intestine.
- Reduces the amount of sugar excreted by the liver.
- Improves glycolysis, which breaks down carbohydrates.
- Prevents insulin resistance.
- lowers cholesterol levels
As we age, a variety of health problems can occur. Cholesterol is one of them. High cholesterol levels can affect cardiovascular health and lead to premature death.
- Promote weight loss
Chinese salt is excellent for those who are obese or overweight. Although there are no studies on weight loss with Chinese salt, berberine has been shown to provide excellent weight loss.
- Suppresses acne
In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, berberine is use as an antidote. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that help treat acne and acne scars. The use of this salt does not reduce salt intake.
- Reduces blood pressure
Studies have shown that the combined use of berberine and amlodipine (an antihypertensive drug) is more effective in lowering blood pressure than taking one drug alone.
- Improving respiratory function
Chinese salt helps people suffering from asthma and other respiratory problems. Salt, on the other hand, opens up the airways and facilitates breathing.
- Balances electrolytes
Electrolytes are essential for many biological processes. They also transmit nerve signals, contract muscles, maintain water balance and regulate pH levels in the body. Cochineal contains potassium and sodium, but it also helps balance electrolytes in the body.
- It improves kidney health
Berberine not only regulates blood sugar levels, but people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have kidney problems and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. How to use Chinese salt to treat diabetes? Now that we know so much about Chinese salt, we can ask: “Is it really safe to use? How should I use it?” Despite being an herbal supplement, it should only be consume occasionally. For adults, it is not recommend to consume more than 10 mg of Chinese salt per day. Excessive salt intake can cause excessive water retention. If you plan to use this ingredient, consult your doctor first.
Which shops sell Chinese salt for diabetes?
Although not as widely available as table salt or sea salt, it is easy to find on Amazon. And it’s also sale by your nearest pharmacy.
We are a well-known rock salt manufacturer, salt wholesaler and exporter of Himalayan salt to Pakistan. Standard Salts Mining Company was established in Lahore and has since become one of the largest sources of Himalayan salt in Pakistan. We produce high quality salt in large quantities and supply it to international salt companies who can safely supply it at wholesale prices to end user