Ashitaba – The New Superfood
Ashitaba (also know as Angelica Keiskei) is a native Japanese apiaceous plant that has its origin on Hachijo Island, Japan. The inhabitants of Hachijo Island are well known for their longevity and good health. Ashitaba has been an integral part of their diet for hundreds of years.
Ashitaba means “Tomorrow Leaf” in Japanese. Its vital life force is so strong that it is believed to grow new leaf tomorrow if you were to pick one of its leaves today. Due to its rich nutrition and remarkable healing effects, Ashitaba gained its fine reputation as longevity grass.
When you cut Ashitaba’s leaf or stem, you will see a sticky yellow sap. This yellow sap is unique to Ashitaba and cannot be found in other umbelliferae plants. This yellow sap in very precious as only a few milligrams can be collected at once from the cut surface of the stem. Ashitaba polyphenol is concentrated in the yellow sap and its main component is more than 10 types of “Chalcone”.
Ashitaba Chalcones Regulates Blood Sugar
Ashitaba has been known to contain two major chalcones which are Xanthoangelol (XA) and 4–hydroxyderricin (4HD). These two chalcones have been found to have glucose lowering activities such as the induction of adipocyte differentiation and the enhancement of glucose uptake. It increases insulin sensitivity, lowers and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
XA and 4HD have been shown to increase adiponectin production which helps lower blood sugar levels. It may act on gene level causing expression of genes that control better levels of blood sugar and improved levels of Lipid Profile.
Ashitaba Prevents Metabolic Syndrome
Chalcones found in AshiGuard (XA and 4HD) have been scientifically proven to control metabolic syndrome. Ashitaba Chalcones help promote the expression of the adiponectin gene and 3t3-l1 adiponectin adipogenesis in order to prevent metabolic syndrome.
By reducing LDL cholesterol, regulating blood sugar and decreasing visceral fats, Ashitaba chalcone is the ideal candidate to fight metabolic syndrome.
How long does it take to see the effect?
AshiGuard is a natural health supplement, its effects vary from person to person. Usually, you can see its effects around 8 weeks.