Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. According to data from the International Diabetes Federation, in 2011 the number of diabetics worldwide reached a record figure of 366 million. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are considered to be the main causes for this trend.
Diabetes is an endocrine disease, caused by a disruption in the production of the hormone insulin, which results in elevated levels of sugar in the blood and, as a consequence, a disruption of the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, and water-salt. As a consequence, diabetes leads to secondary diseases such as lesions of the tissues and vessels, renal insufficiency, and atherosclerosis.
Today diabetes is not an obstacle to leading a full life, but patients must approach their nutrition much more carefully than other people. The standard diets for diabetics recommend giving up sweets, carbohydrates, as well as animal fats. It is recommended that the latter be replaced with vegetable oils, among which cold-pressed, unrefined cedar nut oil should be emphasized.
Cedar nut oil contains saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, phosphatides, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (PP), E, and D, lecithin, essential oils, amino acids, and the vitally important trace minerals phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, iodine, etc.
There is three times as much vitamin F (a complex of unsaturated fatty acids) in cedar nut oil than in fish oil (about 94.8%), and more than five times as much vitamin E than in olive oil.
In Russia, cedar nut oil has always been considered one of the most useful plant product, and has been used in diabetes to maintain the healthy functioning of the body.
A study conducted at the Endocrinological Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation demonstrates that cedar nut oil under "Ringing Cedars of Russia" brand, which has unique antioxidant ingredients, helps to maintain the functioning of the pancreas, balances blood sugar, and effectively helps in the prevention of secondary diseases.
1. "Ringing Cedars of Russia" Cedar nut oil assists in the production of insulin
Cedar nut oil is a rich source of oleic acid, magnesium, and lecithin that facilitate the production of insulin by the body.
Oleic acid stimulates the release of glucagon-like peptide-1, a digestive hormone that increases the secretion of insulin in the pancreas and assists in controlling the health of the beta cells of the pancreas. 
Anomalies in the functions of the beta cells of the pancreas play a key role in the development of insulin resistance. Properly functioning beta cells also produce C-peptide, which helps prevent the effects associated with diabetes, such as nerve damage.
Lecithin and magnesium also strengthen the cell membranes of the pancreas, in particular the beta cells, which are responsible for insulin production.
Thus, in type 1 diabetes, cedar nut oil helps to reduce external insulin needs. In type 2 diabetes, it helps to compensate for the lack of phospholipids and essential fatty acids.
2. Thanks to the presence of biologically active substances, cedar nut oil successfully normalizes sugar metabolism.
For people suffering from high blood sugar, thiamine - vitamin B - is especially important. It is precisely this component that is responsible for the optimal breakdown of carbohydrates in the human body. In a healthy body, the daily intake of thiamine is limited to 2 mg, while an insulin-dependent patient experiences a dire need of this substance, because he needs much more. Ingesting cedar nut oil makes it possible to obtain a quantity of thiamine sufficient to normalize the level of sugar in the blood.
Cedar nut oil contains the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, sulfur, as well as monounsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9) that have a level of polyphenol that has a beneficial effect on the regulation of blood sugar.
Vitamin A (in the form of carotene), which is present in cedar nut oil, helps the body to use insulin more actively. Thanks to this vitamin, the hormone delivers sugar from the blood into the cells more rapidly.
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The trace elements phosphorus, zinc, and potassium also improve the uptake of glucose by tissues and cells.
Of great interest to endocrinologists involved in the problem of treating diabetes are the bioflavonoids that have antioxidant properties, since one of the main causes of diabetes is oxidative stress. Quercetin is especially beneficial when balancing diabetes.
Quercetin that is contained in cedar nut oil contributes to increasing the sensitivity of peripheral tissues and, primarily, the liver to circulating insulin, which causes an increase in the ability to metabolize glucose, reduces gluconeogenesis, and, as a result, reduces the overall blood sugar and improves the metabolism.
3. As a source of the five groups of natural vitamins, fatty acids, and trace elements, cedar nut oil helps fight diseases related to diabetes.
Thus, the high content in cedar nut oil of vitamins E, A, polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as magnesium, potassium, and selenium prevents lesions of the small blood vessels and heart, the development of diabetic retinopathy, damage to the tissues, kidney failure, arteriosclerosis, and dermatitis.
A decrease in blood cholesterol and obesity (a disruption of fat metabolism), frequently associated with diabetes, is facilitated by such components of cedar nut oil as the phytosterols sitosterol and stigmasterol, vitamins E and B6, zinc, and arginine (an aliphatic amino acid).
Vitamin E also normalizes blood clotting (which prevents thrombosis), vitamin B6 is involved in the formation of hemoglobin, while arginine, in addition, balances blood pressure, and restores connective tissue to a normal state.
The regular use in the diet of cedar nut oil, rich in B group vitamins and magnesium, will protect the body from neuropathy, will help to improve your mood, to cope successfully with the signs of emotional disorders (insomnia, headaches, etc.), and to restore tone and your fitness for work.
From the foregoing, it can be concluded that cedar nut oil under "Ringing Cedars of Russia" brand has a basic therapeutic function - to balance all the systems in the body. When used regularly, cedar nut oil provides the body with the necessary antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and trace elements that help fight diabetes and related diseases.
Cedar nut oil cannot replace basic medicine. As a source of natural vitamins and trace elements in an easily digested form, cedar nut oil is recommended as a supplementary naturopathic remedy for diabetes.
Since people with diabetes are not advised to consume a lot of fat in their food, the recommended daily dose of cedar nut oil in moderate and severe diabetes mellitus should be no more than 22 - 24 grams (from 75 to 80 grams of the daily intake of fats); this is 2 tablespoons per day. For the full effect, the oil must be taken on an empty stomach twice a day just before meals.
For the purposes of preventing diabetes and maintaining health, it is best to take one tablespoon of cedar nut oil in the morning on an empty stomach, 15-30 minutes before breakfast.
It is recommended that cedar nut oil be used with caution in cases of pancreatitis and diarrhea. In these circumstances, it is necessary to consult your attending physician.
Marina V. Shestakova, PhD,
Institute of Diabetes of
Endocrinological Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
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