What is valuable insulin?
Usually, when people hear the word “inulin”, they ask in surprise “insulin?” Yes, the words are similar, such a similarity among stylists is called paronomasia. But the chemical formula and mechanism of action of these substances are completely different.
Insulin is a hormone secreted by pancreatic cells.
Inulin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide derived from tubers and roots of certain plants. Jerusalem artichoke contains the largest amount of inulin (see the article “Where do earthen pears grow?”), There is a lot of it in chicory, garlic, dandelions and the now fashionable echinacea. Modern “cold” technology allows you to carefully select it from these plants, preserving biological activity.
Inulin has the most radical effect on metabolism. Stomach hydrochloric acid and intestinal enzymes break down inulin into individual fructose molecules and other small fragments that enter the bloodstream.
The unsplit part of inulin is removed from the body, dragging along a lot of unnecessary substances – from heavy metals and cholesterol to various toxins.
At the same time, inulin promotes the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body (especially Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, Fe and P).
Inulin improves the metabolism of lipids – cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids in the blood. Therefore, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, mitigates their effects, strengthens the body’s immune system.
By activating the hematopoietic system, inulin helps to remove heavy metals and radionuclides from the body.
In addition, it promotes the development of Bifidus bacteria contained in the microflora of the stomach, thus contributing to the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover , inulin stimulates the contractility of the intestinal wall, which accelerates the cleansing of the body from toxins and undigested food. This eliminates constipation and diarrhea.
In addition, inulin has an immunomodulating and hepatoprotective effect, counteracting the occurrence of cancer.
Taking drugs containing inulin can reduce the level of sugar in diabetics, and prevent complications of diabetes mellitus (retinopathies, angiopathies , etc.).
Because of this, inulin is used as a biologically active additive in therapeutic and prophylactic nutrition for type I and type II diabetes mellitus, including complicated by diabetic angiopathies. But almost one hundred million people suffer from diabetes mellitus worldwide . And if you think that you don’t have diabetes , then most likely you just don’t know about it yet.
Inulin is appropriate for obesity, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, gallstone and kidney stone diseases, arthritis and osteochondrosis.
To enhance the effect of inulin in dietary supplements, it is combined with the juices of other natural healers, such as celery, parsley, sea buckthorn, rosehip, viburnum, ginseng, licorice, eleutherococcus.
Biologically active additives containing inulin are produced and sold by several companies. Honestly, in pharmacies, I counted more than thirty different drugs. Supplements are available in the form of drops, capsules or tablets. So use your health as it is more convenient for anyone. There are no contraindications.