GLUCOBATE (Vitamins & Herbs for Diabetes)

Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH

GLUCOBATE (Vitamins & Herbs for Diabetes)

GlucoBate tablets is a unique formulation containing most beneficial Vitamins (Niacin, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, D3 & C), Minerals (Zinc & Chromium), powerful Antioxidant (Alpha Lipoic Acid), and Herbal Extracts (Fenugreek, Karela, Banaba, Purple Rice, Jambolan & Cinnamon) designed to help support normal insulin sensitivity, healthy blood sugar levels, pancreas and liver function, metabolism, healthy body weight, cholesterol levels, and energy production.


Chromium: Helps insulin attach to cell’s receptors increasing glucose uptake into cell; Deficiency Of Chromium can lead to insulin resistance.

Zinc: Needed for the synthesis, storage and secretion of insulin; Protects pancreatic beta-cells from damage. Promotes normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Preserves beta-cell function in pancreas; Assists in insulin binding.

Vitamin D3: Lowers risk of type 1 (Finnish study) and type 2 diabetes; Supresses inflammation of pancreatic beta-cells; Hypothalamus has vitamin D receptors to control both glucose levels and body weight; Studies show vitamin D can greatly improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity.

Vitamin C: Lowers fasting and post-meal glucose levels.

Vitamin B12: Helps prevent diabetic neuropathy. Deficiency is often very common in diabetics because metformin depletes B12. Helps prevent side effects caused by medications that increase insulin levels and lead to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Biotin: Stimulates glucose-induced insulin secretion in pancreatic beta-cells; High dose biotin can improve glycaemic control in diabetics.

Vitamin B6: Helps in managing diabetic neuropathy; Prevents glycation*.

Folic Acid: Reduces risk of heart disease in diabetics.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: Enhances glucose uptake in muscles; Improves glucose tolerance; Very effective in preventing and reversing diabetic neuropathies; Increases glutathione which protects pancreatic beta-cells from damage.

Fenugreek Seed Extract: Helps regulate blood sugar levels

Purple Rice Extract: Regulates blood sugar, supports cardiac function

Karela Fruit Extract: Helps regulate blood glucose

Cinnamon Extract: Lowers blood glucose levels and make cells more sensitive to insulin

Jambolan Seed Extract: Stops conversion of starch into sugar, promotes normal blood pressure


Chromium: “Chromium & Biotin supplementation improves glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.”

Vitamin D: „According to a study conducted in Finland children who received 2000 IU of vitamin D3 a day in their first year of life had reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life by 80% compared to those children who received less vitamin D!” Please notice that compared to recommended daily intake for infants (400 IU) was very high and produced no side effects. It also should be noted that those infants that received 2000IU of vitamin D3 per day were compared not with infants who didn’t received any D3 supplements but received lower dosages of this vitamin. If they were compared with infants who were not given D3 supplements the difference would be much greater.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): “ALA demonstrated its ability to stimulate sugar uptake by muscle cells in a similar way as insulin, which indicates it can be beneficial in managing hyperinsulinaemia and insulin resistance.”

Karela: “Karela contains vicine and insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p that has a blood glucose-regulating effect. In addition, it contains lectin which is thought to be a key factor behind karela’s blood-glucose regulating effect… The treatment of diabetic rats with karela fruit extract over a 2-month period returned glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels close to normal.”

“Results of a clinical trial published in 2011 demonstrated that a 2,000 mg daily dose of karela significantly reduced blood sugar levels among patients with type 2 diabetes. A report published in the March 2008 issue of Chemistry and Biology found that Karela improved glucose tolerance and increased cellular uptake of glucose.”

Alfalfa: „Researchers of the University of California have revealed that the alfalfa tablets were effective in the treatment of the diabetes when insulin was a failure. They have concluded that the high amount of manganese found in alfalfa have been the reason behind the success of alfalfa in treating this disease.”

“The results of this study indicate that, in diabetic rats treated with the alfalfa extract, production of insulin and the number of pancreatic islets were significantly increased… High dose of manganese in alfalfa and increased insulin resulted to decrease of blood glucose. According to biochemical and histological results, we can conclude that the mechanisms of alfalfa extract are Langerhans islets repair.”

Fenugreek Seed Extract: „Beneficial in keeping blood sugar in a healthy range.”

Purple Rice Extract: “Effective for the control of blood sugar… Anthocyanin from purple rice extract reduced the effect of diabetes and restores the deteriorating cardiac functions.”

Karela Fruit Extract: “Research proved Karela fruit extract helps regulate blood glucose.”

Cinnamon Extract: “Many studies show Cinnamon has a positive effect on reducing blood glucose levels and making cells more sensitive to insulin.”

Jambolan Seed Extract: “Alkaloid, jambosine and glycoside jambolin halts conversion of starch into sugar… Ellagic acid in seed extract has lowered blood pressure by 35%.”


* Glycation – sugars react with proteins and fats in an abnormal way, producing harmful molecules. It can lead to cataract, kidney failure, and even Alzheimer’s.


– Singer, G.M., Geohas, J. (2006). The effect of chromium picolinate and biotin supplementation on glycemic control in poorly controlled patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Tech. Ther. Dec; 8(6): 636-43.

– ScienceDaily, June 23, 2014: Vitamin D3 Lowers risk of type 1 and type 2 diabetes; Supresses inflammation of pancreatic beta-cells; Greatly improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity.

– Ahmed I, Lakhani et al. (2001). Hypotriglyceridemic and hypocholesterolemic effects of anti-diabetic M. charantia (karela) fruit extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. Mar;51(3):155-61.

– Fuangchan, Anjana, et al. (2011) “Hypoglycemic effect of bitter melon compared with metformin in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients.” Journal of ethnopharmacology 134.2 (2011): 422-428.

– Shimoda H, Aitani M, Tanaka J, Hitoe S (2015) Purple Rice Extract Exhibits Preventive Activities on Experimental Diabetes Models and Human Subjects. J Rice Res 3:137

– Yu-Feng Chenab Marthandam  Asokan Shibua et al (2015) Purple rice anthocyanin extract protects cardiac function in STZ-induced diabetes rat hearts…

– Muniappan Ayyanar1 and Pandurangan Subash-Babu2 (2012) Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels (Jambolan):A review of its phytochemical constituents and traditional uses Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 2012 Mar; 2(3): 240–246.


– L. Shane-Wortner, Pharm D; 2005. Diabetes Health: Fenugreek


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