Krill Oil May Be Effective At Lowering Fatty Acids In Type II Diabetes
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES
Krill oil may be effective at controlling high blood sugar, reducing risk factors associated with Diabetes.
It has also been shown effective at reducing triglycerides and altering your blood lipid profiles.
If you are a Diabetic and are overweight or obese and your diabetes is not CONTROLLED, then you are putting yourself at RISK for premature death.
Heart disease and Diabetes go hand in hand.
Altered lipid profiles, INCREASED fatty acids in your blood may be clogging your arteries.
You may think you are not affected, but your might be WRONG. Dead Wrong!
Diabetes may alter blood
lipid profiles and increase triglycerides levels
Krill Oil and GLUT 4
There is a special protein in your cells which allows sugar to enter into your cells and be processed.
This protein is GLUT 4.
GLUT 4 is found in adipose tissue, muscle tissue and cardiac tissue.
When GLUT 4 is activated, it allows sugar in your blood to pass easily into the cell.
Once inside, the sugar is used or processed and stored.
This allows the sugar to enter into Glycolysis, a process that allows your body to breakdown sugar and uses it as energy.
Krill oil may prevent the depletion of GLUT 4 in your muscle and adipose cells.
Depletion of the GLUT 4 protein may result
in INCREASED blood sugar
Thus increased GLUT 4 expression may reduce high blood sugar, by allowing sugar to enter into your cells.
Krill and the Liver
Sometimes your liver breaks down sugar and releases in into your bloodstream.
The problem in Diabetes is you are unable to use this sugar due to low insulin levels or your body is resistant to insulin.
This process starts with an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphotase.
This enzyme is responsible for the breakdown of glycogen molecules during glycolysis.
This allows for it to be released it into your bloodstream.
Diabetics are unable to utilize blood sugar which may result in
sugar being stored in other organs
Krill oil and krill meal may result in better control of this reaction in your liver.
Krill inhibits the activity and expression of glucose-6-phosphatase.
This may result in decreased sugar being released from your liver.
Krill oil may also promote fatty acid OXIDIZIDATION in your liver.
More fat being processed in your liver
results in LESS fats in your BLOODSTREAM
The mechanism for reducing liver output: the activation of a PPARα, a specific receptor responsible for FAT metabolism.
Activation of this receptor results in more fatty acids PROCESSED in your liver.
More fat processed in the liver also prevents your
liver from STORING FAT
This may result in lower triglycerides in your muscles AND plasma.
Krill and Insulin
Krill oil may prevent and reverse the effects of insulin resistance in your body.
Supplementing your diet with Krill has been sown to decrease the insulin response due to oral intake of glucose.
Krill Oil may DECREASE your insulin response
when you EAT SUGAR
Benefits of Krill
Krill oil may reduce your risk factors for developing heart disease, which may be a secondary disease which afflicts Diabetics patients.
Increased weight, your liver and cells inability to process and store sugar, and altered blood lipid chemistry, are all risk factors for heart disease.
Diabetics are especially susceptible to heart disease due to increased fatty acids in your bloodstream due to your liver’s inability to break down fats.
A diet rich in n-3 PUFA may be the promise Diabetics have been looking for.
However, n-3 fatty acid alone is not the only answer, but is only part of the puzzle.
A lifestyle that incorporates a diet emphasizing increased intake of n-3 fatty acids instead of n-6 fatty acids, low in trans-fats and a reduction in refined sugar may help in the fight against Diabetes.
Increasing intake of Krill oil may change the lives of Diabetics worldwide allowing your body to process and store sugar correctly and increasing your body’s sensitivity to insulin and all its wonderful benefits.
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