Do bears hold the answer for diabetes

Recently, Harvard researchers claimed that a chemical found in the bile of bears may have the power to stop diabetes in its tracks, and could keep millions of people from EVER contracting the dreaded disease… and it may even help Type 1 diabetics.

Researchers noticed that when you develop Type 1 diabetes, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) — a key part of your cells responsible for synthesizing and modifying protein — stops working correctly. So they genetically bred mice to develop Type 1 diabetes, and then treated them twice a day with Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA).

TUDCA is an acid in bile that’s been used for centuries to treat everything from heart disease to cirrhosis. Humans only carry trace amounts of TUDCA, but bears make so much you could swim in it.

Now, I wish I could tell you that TUDCA cured the diabetic mice in the study. But the truth is, it never got the chance. That’s because many of these mice… these same mice that were genetically bred to be diabetic… NEVER developed the disease!

You read that correctly. TUDCA stopped diabetes cold. And it’s not just useful for Type 1 diabetics. Previous research has shown that TUDCA also supports ER function for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Always discuss any supplements you’re taking with your doctor, but you should be able to find TUDCA easily enough online or at specialist health food stores.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

Ingredient in Bear Bile Curbs Diabetes in Mice (medpagetoday.com)

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