Stevia helps in the fight against Diabetes

A recent study (2017) published by Nature found that steviol and steviol glycosides help in the control of Type II diabetes mellitus through the regulation of the TRPM5 mechanism. The study determined that the sweet compounds of the stevia plant act in the regulation of the complex mechanism existing in pancreas cells which regulate the release of insulin. The interesting thing is that the activity of stevia on this mechanism occurs only in the presence of high levels of glucose in the blood and not when glucose levels are low or normal. Although there is abundant literature on the potentially beneficial effects of stevia  related to the control of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, this is the first study that demonstrates the positive and beneficial effect of stevia natural glycosides on the mechanism of insulin production.