A long term Chia supplement mitigates cardiovascular risk factors such as systolic pressure, ultrasensitive PCR (inflammation) and FvW (coagulation), while keeping a good glycemic and lipidic control in individuals with well-controlled Type 2 diabetes.
A diet containing Chia seeds significantly lowers blood pressure (9.6 mm Hg). Chronic inflammation and coagulation indexes were also significantly lower. Therefore, intake of chia seed decreases cardiovascular risk in a high-risk population, improves diabetes treatment and reduces cardiovascular episodes.
Intake of Chia prolongs the absorption of sugar in the bowels, resulting in improvement of insulin sensitivity and helping in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.