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FAQ for Coccinia D®

Can I take Coccinia D® together with other medication?
Yes, but this is not a substitute for prescription diabetes medication, this should be used a supplement.


Where can I find Coccinia D® ?
Coccinia D® can be found in all pharmacies


Can Coccinia D® lead to hypoglycemia ?

Can Coccinia D® lead to other complications?
There is no proof of any complications from Coccinia D®.

Does Coccinia D® work straight away?
Studies have been done involving blood sugar and with short term use the value dropped by 26 mg/dl. long term use will bring better results.

How to use Coccinia D®?
3 x daily with a little fluids. 3 capsules contain 990mg Coccinia indica extract and 15µg Vitamin D3. Do not take more than the RDA.

Do I need a prescription for Coccinia D®?
No, Coccinia D is available over the counter and is a natural dietary product.

Why is Coccinia mixed with vitamin D?
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in the glycaemic control of diabetes and helps with insulin resistance. Vitamin D3 helps to better the insulin secretion.

If I take Coccinia D® can I stop taking my regular cholesterol reducing medicine?
No, this product is not a replacement for prescribed medicine, essential for diabetes is to control your diet and once that is mastered then an improvement in diabetes levels will be seen and hence medication is no longer needed.

Can I take  Coccinia D® as a preventative measure for diabetes?
Coccinia D® can be used for the prevention of glucose intolerance, so yes it can be used for this.

I am always at my limit of blood sugar and do not need medication, can I still take Coccinia D®
Yes, and after normal eating habits there should be a drop in blood sugar levels after 3-4 weeks. Obviously in conjunction with a balanced diet.

FAQ for Coccinia indica

-Regulate blood sugar levels naturally
What does “natural means” mean and what happens in comparison to other medications?

Coccinia indica
is a herb plant that grows in India.  For hundreds of years Coccinia indica has been used in India in ayurvedish medicine for blood sugar reduction and therefore an important part of Indian healing.
This plant has properties that help in the reduction of blood fat and blood sugar.

-Improved blood fat levels
What exactly is “improved”?
Coccinia D improves the metabolism and sinks blood fat levels, such as cholesterol and Triglyceride.

-Helps with glyacemic control
What does this mean for the patient?
Glycaemic control is the medical term for the control of blood sugar levels in the body. With regular intake of Coccinia D there is less of a chance for blood sugar fluctuations. Many medical researches have taken place over the plant with glycemic control possibilities, 108 studies with 45 plants gives an heterogenous picture. The best evidence for effective control of diabetes comes from Coccinia indica (see literature below)

-Reduces insulin resistance
How and through which methods?
Coccinia indica appears to work like insulin. The plant corrects the activity of Glucose-6-Phosphatase, controls the Lactatdehydrogenase in glycose metabolism and the Lipoproteinlipase activity in lipolytic metabolism paths.

-Reduces long term damage from diabetes mellitus
Why and which?

Circulatory disorders through the large and small blood vessels, where organs can become damaged, therefore illness in the small blood vessels such as the eyes, kidney’s and nerves can occur. Diabetes mellitus is responsible for the highest cause of blindness and 50% of patients with kidney damage, for which dialysis is required. Diabetes mellitus also affects the large blood vessels (arterial disease). Heart attacks in diabetics are 4 times more likely to occur . Diabetes also affects the healing process especially in the lower legs, where often feet have to be amputated. Vitamin D defficiency is also common which influences the blood sugar levels, higher risk of cancer and osteoperosis.( Table).

Without side effects
Through many experiments it has been found that there are no side affects with Coccinia

Target group:
1. Patients with glucose intolerance
2. Type 2 Diabetics
3. Relatives of diabetics
4. Overweight people
5. People with high blood sugar levels. These groups have no commonality and age is between 15 and 100.

Main target group
People with high blood sugar, in the first instance people with Diabetes mellitus.

Are there any other target groups, for example for a prevention?
As a prevention for all overweights but also for people, which have ancestors or near relatives suffering from adult onset diabetes (Type 2 Diabetes).
As a prevention for all long-term-consequences of Diabetes (see above).

What is exceptional about Coccinia?
It is a quality natural product.

Where when was Coccinia discovered?
Coccinia has been used for hundreds of years India in ayurvedish healing.

What advantage does Coccinia D have over other products?
It is a pure natural product combined with vitamin D with no side effects.

What can be achieved with Coccinia?
With the right dosage the blood sugar can be on average lowered by 29 mg/dl.

What are the outcomes of all the studies?
Harvard-University has placed a great deal of value to natural plant substances for diabetic therapy (Diabetes Care 26:1277-94, 2003). Researchers have done 108 studies with 45 plant varieties. The most positive was from Coccinia. Coccinia has proven to give a blood sugar drop of up to 20%.

In which medical publication does it feature?
www: Diabetes News, 2006 Homepathy and more, 2008 Natural News, 2008 Der Standart, 2010 News, 2010 Medical News Today, 2009

Research literature for Coccinia und Vitamin D:

1. Yeh GY, Kapichuck TJ, Eisenberg DM, Philips RS. Systematic Review of Herbs and Dietary Supplements for Glycemic Control in Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2003; 26: 1277-1294 2. Kuryian R, Bantwal G, Rajendran R, Kurpad AV. Effect of Supplementation of Coccinia cordifolia extract on newly detected diabetic patients. Diabetes Care 2008; 31:216–220. 3. Shibib BA, Khan LA, Rhaman R. Hypoglycaemic activity of Coccinia indica and Momordica charantia in diabetic rats: depression of the hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes glucose-6-phosphatase and fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase and elevation of both liver and red-cell shunt enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Biochem J 1993; 292: 267-270 4. Mallick C, De D, Ghosh D. Correction of protein metabolic disorders by composite extract of Musa paradisiaca and Coccinia indica in streptozotocin-induced diabetic albino rat: an approach through the pancreas Pancreas 2009; 38: 322-9. 5. Lee JH, O´Keefe JH, Bell D, Hensrud DD, Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency an important, common, and easily treatable cardiovascular risk factor? J Am Coll Cardiol 2008; 52: 1949-56. 6. Teegarden D, Donkin SS. Vitamin D: emerging new roles in insulin sensitivity. Nutr Res Rev 2009 ; 22: 82-92. 7. Binkley N. Vitamin D and diabetes. 57th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course February 5 – 7, 2010 in San Francisco, CA

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