We know you have a lot of questions!
But hey, we might have already answered a few below. Read on…
1. Is our diabetes-related research published in any medical journal ? If yes, please share the details.
Apart from this, the research paper has also been published by:
- The American Journal of Medicine.
- Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
To read the complete research papers, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. What is Diabetes?
Our body needs glucose to give us energy. This glucose comes from the food we eat. However, for the glucose to get absorbed we need a hormone called insulin which is produced by our pancreas.
Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the body is too high because the pancreas does not produce insulin, or not enough insulin to help glucose enter the body’s cell or insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).
3. Wondering what are the factors causing Type-2 Diabetes?
Here you go, the important factors contributing to this disorder include:
- Round–the–clock working hours
- Bad eating habits
- Too much stress
- Too much tension
- Insufficient sleep
- Sedentary lifestyle with little or no exercise
4. Is Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil effective only in Type-2 Diabetes, and not in Type-1?
Whilst both type-1 and type-2 diabetes are characterised by higher than normal blood sugar levels, the cause and development of the conditions are different. As per WHO data, only 10% diabetics suffer from type-1 diabetes while 90% diabetics are afflicted with type-2 diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas and this hormone triggers the reaction in body cells that break down glucose from the blood to release energy.
In case of type-1 diabetes, the immune system of the body by mistake targets insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas till they are destroyed and stop producing insulin. Our body cannot break down (metabolise) glucose due to the lack of insulin. The reason or remedy for this erratic behaviour of the immune system (autoimmune disorder) is not known and this can only be treated by periodically injecting insulin from outside.
In case of type-2 diabetes, there is no problem with the beta cells in the pancreas and there is no shortage of insulin hormone in the body. However, in type-2 diabetes, the body cells stop responding to insulin (insulin insensitivity) and hence do not metabolise glucose. The body reacts by producing more and more insulin resulting in high insulin levels in the body (remember, in type-1 there was a shortage of insulin), thereby straining the beta cells in the pancreas to a stage that they start malfunctioning and the insulin levels reduce to below normal levels. There are medications available that can improve the insulin sensitivity of body cells and thus help metabolising glucose. However, type-2 diabetics too may need insulin injection to lower excessively high blood glucose levels (“hyperglycaemia”) or in the later stage when pancreatic beta cells become inactive.
Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil has been found to improve the insulin sensitivity of the body cells and thus is effective in controlling blood glucose levels in type-2 diabetes. However, in both type-1 & 2 diabetes, patients are likely to also have high blood pressure or hypertension since high blood glucose levels cause shrinkage in the arteries thus restricting free flow of blood and increasing blood pressure. The diabetes-affected arteries are also more likely to develop scaling or atherosclerosis—leading to high blood pressure. If not treated, high blood pressure can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack or kidney failure. Hence, managing blood pressure will be a part of a person's overall diabetes care plan. Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil has been found to be very effective in normalising high blood pressure and thus greatly reduces the complications and health hazards caused by hypertension in diabetes patients, both type-1 and type-2.
5. Is it okay for the rest of the family and non-diabetics to consume this oil?
Absolutely! Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is clinically proven to improve insulin sensitivity of the body, normalising high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol levels. Type-1 diabetes is mostly genetic and flows in the family. Type-2 diabetes is a lifestyle disorder and again the entire family will be at risk due to a similar lifestyle. Family members not yet diagnosed with diabetes may actually be pre-diabetic (who may develop type-2 diabetes in a few years). Such family members will be able to lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Blood pressure and blood cholesterol normalising effects of Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil will benefit the entire family along with the diabetic members.
Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil has a nearly perfect balance of fatty acids as prescribed by WHO and ICMR-NIN. It has a high smoking temperature and is very stable, making it perfect for all types of cooking and frying. What’s more? It perfectly blends with all types of cuisines and makes food tasty.
6. Was clinical research conducted for this oil?
Yes, we have conducted clinical research. The study indicates that Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil exhibits anti-hyperglycaemic and lipid-lowering potential and also exhibits additive effect with anti-diabetic drug for the effective improvement of T2DM.
7. How is Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil effective in controlling diabetes?
Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil has been found to improve the insulin sensitivity of the body cells and thus is effective in controlling blood glucose levels in type-2 diabetes. However, in both type-1 & 2 diabetes, patients are likely to also have high blood pressure or hypertension since high blood glucose levels cause shrinkage of the arteries thus restricting free flow of blood and increasing blood pressure. The diabetes-affected arteries are also more likely to develop scaling or atherosclerosis, leading to high blood pressure. If not treated, high blood pressure can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack or kidney failure. Hence, managing blood pressure should be a part of a person's overall diabetes care plan. Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil has been found to be very effective in normalising high blood pressure and thus greatly reduces the complications and health hazards caused by hypertension in diabetes patients, both type-1 and type-2.
8. How is Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil good for a Diabetic patient?
Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is rich in antioxidants, such as sesame lignans, α-γ tocopherols, γ-oryzanol and tocotrienols, which are powerful scavengers of reactive oxygen species and reduce oxidative stress in the vasculature, thereby helping to control hypertension. Since oxidative stress plays a vital role in regulating the function of β-cells and in the pathophysiology of type-2 diabetes, 'Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil' is highly useful for diabetic patients.
9. How does Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil help in diabetes management by reducing hyperglycaemia?
Sounds complex but, it is actually simple. Nutrients like sesamin, γ-oryzanol, α-γ tocopherols, tocotrienols, MUFA in Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil act on various target organs to reduce high blood glucose levels:
- They act on muscles to increase the glucose uptake
- γ-oryzanol improves β-cell function in pancreas causing increase in insulin secretion and sensitization
- Sesame lignans and γ-oryzanol may up-regulate glucokinase in liver by enhancing a steady state uptake of glucose
- MUFA helps to control glucose absorption in the small intestine via down-regulating glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2)
And all this then collectively leads to a reduction in high blood glucose.
10. In what way does diabetes get affected by consuming oil?
Edible oils which are high in saturated fat and low in antioxidant profile would elevate lipid levels and thereby affect insulin sensitization and eventually cause diabetes whereas an edible oil rich in unsaturated fat and antioxidants could improve insulin sensitivity by reducing lipids and also quench reactive oxygen species which is usually a predominant factor contributing to the deterioration of insulin production from pancreas islets.
11. How does edible oil lower glucose levels?
Lowering of cholesterol and lipoprotein profile by edible oil would certainly improve insulin sensitivity and control diabetes mellitus. Reactive oxygen species are known to damage the pancreatic islets which in turn decrease insulin production. Edible oil which has ample amount of powerful antioxidants such as γ-oryzanol and sesamin could reverse the damage done to pancreatic islets by reactive oxygen species and thereby improve insulin production and sensitivity as well.
12. Does use of Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil have any effect on taste?
Not at all! Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is not only tasty but, can also be used for all kinds of cooking.
13. Does use of healthy cooking oil help control blood glucose levels?
Yes, cooking oil which is rich in antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids would favourably control high blood glucose.
14. How much oil should a person consume daily?
40-50 ml of oil as cooking medium/person/day.
15. Which components in Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil are essential in controlling diabetes?
- Sesamum indicum seed oil helps reduce high blood-sugar level, and improves the efficiency of anti-diabetic medications.
- Tocotrienol and Oryzanol improve insulin sensitivity in type-2 diabetes mellitus.
- Sesamin has a property that helps control high blood pressure.
16. What are MUFA and PUFA?
MUFA and PUFA are the Mono unsaturated fatty acids and Poly unsaturated fatty acids, respectively. They are the healthy fat and known to lower cholesterol and improve lipoprotein profile.
17. What percent of trans fat do these oils contain?
Eating trans fat raises the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol in the blood. An elevated LDL-cholesterol level in the blood can increase the cardiovascular risk. Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is completely devoid of trans fat.
18. Can we consume Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil orally?
Nope! It is not advisable to consume oil raw; it should be used as cooking medium only.
19. Fat is “bad”. Why should one consume fat?
Eating unhealthy fats, such as saturated and trans fats, can increase risk for heart disease, but some fats are healthy and can actually lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol. Although one should avoid foods high in saturated fat, like butter, cheese, and fatty cuts of meat, healthy foods with monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega-3 fats, should be included in routine diet.
20. How much fat should one include in daily diet?
Well, in healthy type 2 diabetes diet, total fat intake should fall between 20 and 35 percent of total calories, but saturated fat intake shouldn’t exceed 7 percent of total calories for a good diabetes diet plan. Trans fats—also called partially hydrogenated oils on food packages—should be avoided altogether. Although nuts and plant-based oils are considered healthy fats, they're still high in calories and should be consumed in moderation.