NOVEL ANTI-DIABETIC POTENTIAL OF “SUGAR CARE” A MIRACLE DRINK EVALUATED ON HUMAN DIABETIC SUBJECTSAbstract
The herbal-based formulation “Sugar Care” a product of Miracle Drinks was assessed for an anti-diabetic property on 12 diabetic patients. Each patient was prescribed 15ml of Sugar Care (S10) morning and evening after meal and 15ml of cardiovascular care (S3) in the afternoon. Morning and night doses of sugar care were given along with 15ml of Liver Care (S4) and Renal Care (S5). After 30 days of treatment, the biochemical markers related to blood sugar, like fasting blood sugar (FBS), post-prandial blood sugar (PPBS), and haemoglobin-linked sugar or HBA1C were assessed. A significant reduction of FBS i.e., 50 to 72.2%, was observed in 5/12 diabetic patients. Female patients showed a better recovery rate than male patients, who were 3/4, and 3/8 patients, who showed more than 50% reduction in FBS. A similar recovery trend was also noticed in both male and female diabetic patients that showed a substantial decline in PPBS after treatment with Sugar Care. Three female patients showed substantial change from 346.0±6.0, 420.0±3.0 and 407.3±1.53mg/dl to 158.0±2.0, 194.0±2.0 and 189.0±3.0mg/ dl indicating 54.3, 53.8 and 53.6% decline in PPBS respectively. Among 12 patients treated, six patients showed more than a 50% decrease in blood PPBS. Sugar care-treated patients showed a 13.9-21.8% reduction in haemoglobin attached to sugar. Sugar care formulation showed no toxicity towards the Myoblast cell line. Glucose uptake assay evaluated on L6 cells at 250 and 500μg/ml of sugar care indicated 107.4 and 159.25% glucose uptake, respectively. Sugar Care showed significant anti-diabetic activity in human subjects and in-vitro cell lines.