DIABETES AND ACTIVATED WATER

Anti-diabetic effect of Aktivated water

     Diabetes mellitus is mainly classified into two types: type 1 insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and type 2 non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is caused by insulin deficiency due to the oxidative damage of pancreatic β cells attacked by immune cells. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is also strongly associated with the oxidative damage of myotube and adipocyte cells due to stress, hyperphagia, and lack of exercise.

     It has been reported that in 45% of 411 type 2 diabetes patients (mean age, 71.5 years) who drank 2 L of Aktivated water per day, blood glucose and HbA1c levels were significantly decreased after drinking this water for 6 days.

     Additionally, blood cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), and creatinine levels were significantly decreased and high density lipoprotein levels were significantly increased. Drinking this water for a longer period resulted in an increase in the percentage of patients who improved ( Gadek, Hamasaki, & Shirahata, 2009; Gadek, Li, & Shirahata, 2006 ).

     In an open clinical test performed at the First Central Hospital in Jilin Cangchun City in China, 65 patients with diabetes and 50 patients with hyperlipidemia drank 2 L of Aktivated water per day for 2 months. This resulted in a significant decrease in blood sugar levels in 89% of patients with diabetes. Additionally, blood triglyceride and total cholesterol levels in 92% of patients with hyperlipidemia were significantly decreased ( Osada et al. , 2010 ).

     Furthermore, a double-blind random clinical trial for 29 patients with type 2 diabetes was performed at the Fukuoka Tokusyukai Hospital, Fukuoka city, Japan. Urinary 8-OH dG (an internal oxidation marker) levels of patients who drank 1 L of Aktivated water per day for 6 months were significantly decreased ( Matsubayashi, Hisamoto, Murao, & Hara, 2008 ).

     In addition, in a double-blind clinical trial with 100 subjects performed at Hiroshima University from November 2008 to September 2009, when 2 L of Aktivated water was drunk a day, it was found to have anti-metabolic syndrome effects such as a significant decrease in starved blood sugar levels, blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, GOT, γ-GTP, and triglyceride levels, arteriosclerosis index, and uric acid levels, and a significant increase in leptin levels, as well as improvement of constipation ( Higashikawa, Kuriya, Noda, & Sugiyama, 2009 ).

In the clinical trial, it was suggested that drinking 2 L of Aktivated water per day itself was beneficial for health.