What is 1-Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ)/Mulberry Leaf Extract?
Folium Mori means the fresh or dry leaf of Morus alba L., with English name as Mulberry Leaf. There are 16 kinds of this plant all over the world, distributing in the north temperate zone, the Asian tropics, the African tropics and the American area. 11 kinds of them grow in China, distributing in most areas of the country, major in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, the southern areas for raising silkworms.
Mulberry belongs to deciduous arbor, with shrub form in common. The bark presents ochre color, and the branch in grey-white color, with soft hairs when tender. The leaf is like oval, with length 5—10cm, maximum to 20 cm. Unisexual flower, in yellowish-green color, comes into bloom with leaf in the same time. Florescence: April – May; Fruit period: June – July.
1-Deoxynojirimycin(DNJ) is a kind of alkaloid present in Mulberry leaves and root bark. DNJ is naturally occurs in in other plants and microbes. We extracte the DNJ from leaf of Morus alba L.. Product Characteristics Research shows that when DNJ entered the body, it can inhibit the decomposition of starch and sugar by sucrase, maltase, α-glucosidase, α-amylase enzyme, thus blocking the body's absorption of sugar, and inhibit the increase of glucose without diet change. In addition, DNJ can inhibit the glucose modification process of HIV membrane glycoprotein. Meanwhile, the accumulation of immature glycoproteins may inhibit the cell fusion and the binding between virus and host cell receptor, and the formation of cell body harmony to inhibit the the replication of MoLV so as to inhibit the viral activity.
[Main Function of Mulberry Leaf Extract 1-DNJ]
1. Reduce the high peak value of the postprandial blood glucose
2. Promote ß cells to secrete insulin, and then advance the carbohydrate use of cells and the liver glycogen synthesis.
3. Improve the carbohydrate metabolism, and finally achieve the purpose of reducing the blood glucose;
4. Inhibit the multiplication of harmful bacteria and relieve the abdominal symptoms of bowel sound;
5. Exhaust and abdominal distention through increasing the acidity of intestinal contents, and to depress side effect in gastrointestinal.
6. Inhibit free-radicals and adjust immune system
7. Weight loss activities by preventing absorption