Multiple studies have been conducted on the use of omega-3s for better heart health. Yet, the studies on the benefits of Krill Oil for diabetes has often gone unnoticed. In October 2015, a joint study, “Effects of Krill Oil on Endothelial Function and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes, a Randomized Controlled Trial”, as reported by the US Library of Medicine, found a definitive link between Krill Oil and positive outcomes for diabetes’ sufferers. Take a look at the key finding of this study and what it means for the uses of Krill Oil.
The study took place over 21 weeks and included 47 participants with type 2 diabetes. Part of the participants were released after four weeks, yet 34 participants were followed for an additional 17 weeks to identify how glucose levels changes with long-term treatment of Krill Oil. To remove any extraneous variables, all of participants were required to complete the study without significant changes to lifestyle and medication treatment for diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the study focused on identifying and managing the link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. As a result, the finding revealed how Krill Oil may be of additional benefit to diabetics.
Endothelial production is the medical term for the secretion of insulin and glucagon in the body. When released by the pancreas and liver, these hormones trigger the uptake or breakdown of glucose within the bloodstream. For example, the release of insulin signals cells to take in excess glucose, and glucagon triggers the breakdown of a multi-tiered formation of glucose (polysaccharide) into usable molecules of glucose. In type 2 diabetes, the production of insulin is halted. Unfortunately, the release of glucagon is not halted in diabetes, which contributes to increases in glucose level.
In the study, participants in the additional 17-week period saw an increase in insulin secretion. Yet, a minimal insensitivity for insulin developed. This factor is a common side effect of type 2 diabetes over a larger period of time. However, the release of glucagon appeared to decrease, which may have been affected by the simplistic structure of omega-3s. In Krill Oil, DHA and EPA is found within a phospholipid-based structure, explains Health Central, which may account for why Krill Oil seemed to be of greater benefit than traditional sources of omega-3s, such as olive oil.
Since the study sought to identify the potential benefits of Krill Oil for reducing cardiovascular disease risk and glucose levels, researchers analyzed how HDLs (high-density lipoproteins or good cholesterol) measured against LDLs (low-density lipoproteins or bad cholesterol). The group who had taken Krill Oil for the longest period of time showed significant increases in HDLs and reductions in LDLs.
This study is an exemplification of the potential benefits of Niveau™ Krill Oil. Although the diets of the study’s participants were not restricted, dietary improvements in combination with Krill Oil supplementation could have shown significantly stronger results. Ultimately, Krill Oil may have a definitive link to reducing the potential impact from diabetes.