Overwhelming scientific evidence from research conducted at top medical institutions in the United States, India, France, and throughout Asia, prove that the Mulberry Leaf is one of the most powerful natural herbal supplements, and it can no longer be ignored as a potent solution to many health issues.
One of the most comprehensive studies was a 5-year research project that conclusively determined Mulberry Leaves to have various preventive effects on adult diseases, weight management and improves overall wellness (See Research).
Some of the effects are:
More into the properties of this wonderful natural gift, Mulberry Leaves contain GABA (Gamma amino butyric acid), a compound that can lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation while strengthening blood vessel membranes. It has Polyphenol, Isoquercitrin, and Astragalin, the natural bonding connection between the elements creates a powerful natural supplement to aid blood sugar control.
Studies show that Mulberry Leaves are caffeine free, contain 15% – 28% protein and are loaded with essential amino acids, depending on varieties. The leaves contain six times more calcium than green tea, 25 times more than milk and 40 times more than cabbage. With respect to iron it contains 2.5 times more than green tea and 10 times more than spinach. Mulberry Leaves are also high in mineral content, antioxidants and have no anti-nutritional factors or toxic compounds. Mulberry Leaf is full of Vitamin A, C, and B family of vitamins and is effective in regulating fat while boosting metabolism.
In addition, one of the most amazing characteristic that can only be found in the Mulberry Leaf is an ingredient known as moranoline (1-Deoxynojirimycin / 1-DNJ) which inhibits an enzyme in the intestinal tract (alpha-glycosidase) involved in the digestion of carbohydrates. Moranoline or 1-DNJ holds back complex carbohydrates, starches, maltose and sucrose from breaking down into glucose. In essence, it actually prevents sugar from entering into the bloodstream. Scientists have pinpointed a number of biologically active compounds in extracts of the leaves of the white mulberry, Morus Alba that is effective in suppressing the progression of atherosclerosis, the buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in our arteries. It does this by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol which is a major factor in the development of atherosclerotic plaque. This health benefit proves to be most significant in treating diabetes, which has quickly become one of the leading diseases in the world.