Hypoglycemia – Low Blood Sugar

Blood glucose level is kept within a narrow range of variation by various hormones which respond rapidly to even slight changes. When a defect in the carbohydrate metabolism allows the level to go lower than normal, low blood sugar, or hypoglycaemia occurs with the following symptoms:

Do you suffer from?

Nervousness, irritability, emotional problems, anxiety, fatigue, depression, indecisiveness, crying spells, cravings for sugar, sweets, fizzy drinks

  • Poor concentration
  • Cold sweats
  • Shakes when hungry
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness, tingling sensation on scalp and skin
  • Trembling sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Cold extremities
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Tiredness at 10 / 11 am
  • Tiredness at 3 / 4 pm
  • Allergies
  • Convulsions
  • Hyperactivity
  • Low blood sugar

All these symptoms come and go depending on whether the person is hungry, or what they may have eaten. Most of these symptoms are improved by eating.

Useful Information:

1. Hypoglycaemia can be brought on by the daily eating of excess sugar, sweets, biscuits, fizzy drinks, dried fruits, fruit juices and refined white flour products.

2. Stress situations can cause adrenal gland exhaustion which can induce hypoglycaemia.

3. A diet which contains high levels of stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine or alcohol can also cause adrenal exhaustion resulting in hypoglycaemia.

4. Depleted levels of Vitamin B’s and C’s due to poor diet or stress will result in hypoglycaemia. Daily intake of Bio-Strath is recommended to restore balance.

5. Overeating: This will put a strain on the pancreas to assist with digestive processes, leading to imbalances of insulin levels, resulting in hypoglycaemia, especially if refined carbohydrates makes up the bulk of the meal.

6. Alcoholism: Pancreatic function is often impaired due to alcoholic lifestyles resulting in poor digestion which in turn results in fluctuating blood sugar levels.

7. Pregnancy places increased demands on the metabolism of nutrients for mother and baby. A diet of sugary foods or refined carbohydrates can easily cause an expectant mother to plummet into a low blood sugar state.

8. If the liver is damaged due to disease or lifestyle habits, low blood sugar often results.

9. A low thyroid function can be part of the cause of low blood sugar.

10. A diseased pancreas will lead to fluctuating blood sugar levels.

11. Pituitary gland disorders will contribute to blood sugar fluctuations as is well known by many head injury patients.

Did you know?

In modern society hypoglycaemia has become one of the most widespread disorders of the day. Why? Lifestyle habits and choices lie at the root of this condition which cannot be called a disease. At best, hypoglycaemia is a symptom of many possible causes.

Hypoglycaemia is often misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder, hyperactivity, ADD, etc.
To understand hypoglycaemia, it is necessary to understand a little about glucose metabolism
The body needs readily available glucose to function
It defines this energy from food in the form of carbohydrates
In the process of digestion, carbohydrates or starch is converted to its simplest denominator; glucose.
Glucose is necessary for all bodily function.
Glucose is especially important in the normal functioning of the brain and central nervous system.
The nervous system reacts drastically to abnormal levels of blood glucose levels.

How is the blood glucose levels controlled?

The pancreas releases insulin, a hormone which controls the levels of glucose or sugar in the blood.
Excess blood sugar is stored in the liver for future use as glycogen.
Excess blood sugar is also stored in the body as fat for future use
Under severe stress excessive cortisol levels will interfere with the correct secretions of insulin, which will result in imbalances of blood sugar levels.
If blood sugar levels rise too rapidly, like for example, when a lot of sugar or refined foods are eaten, the body responds with a burst of insulin as it regards the situation as very dangerous. The body also begins to convert the elevated sugar into fructose and sorbitol. Excess sorbitol has been linked to the formation of cataracts, nerve damage, kidney damage and lowered oxygen levels in the body.

Hypoglycaemia can be called a predictable condition. The body can very easily swing from hypoglycaemia to hyperglycaemia.

A diet high in refined foods which have been stripped of fibre and protein, is a prescription for blood sugar disorders. These foods are readily absorbed into the bloodstream causing the pancreas to become sensitive in the long run due to the continuous stimulation to produce insulin. This in turn results in over-stimulated adrenal glands as the shock of rapidly rising and falling blood sugar levels places the body in shock. The typical blood sugar low of faintness, sweating, trembling and exhaustion repeats itself over and over.

Remember that all sugars can lead to hypoglycaemia. This includes excessive use of honey, fruit, dried fruit, fruit juices. Stimulants such as coffee will contribute to adrenal exhaustion and liver disorders, which all contribute to a hypoglycaemic state. A glucose tolerance test will help to diagnose this condition. Get the necessary information from your doctor.

Remember to eat regular small meals to avoid a drop in blood sugar levels.

Some useful advice from Dr Vogel

Molkosan has helped a great deal in this struggle. If you want to assist the digestion, add a teaspoon or tablespoon of Molkosan to a glass of mineral water and drink this at mealtimes. Of course, you do not have to take mineral water, ordinary filtered water will do just as well.

Regular use of Molkosan will lower the blood sugar levels and, at the same time, reduce the quantity of sugar in the urine. Of course, an appropriate natural diet must be observed too. A little patience is necessary, but after several weeks a positive change for the better will be noticed.

Having an efficient pancreas is important to obese people, as this gland influences the fat metabolism. Regular use of Molkosan will slowly reduce excess weight, especially if Kelpasan tablets are taken at the same time. This does not mean, however, that people who are underweight will have to avoid taking whey concentrate, for it regulates the metabolism rather than having a specific catabolic effect. So both underweight and overweight persons will benefit. In short, Molkosan makes for better assimilation of food.

Molkosan can be applied externally with the same success as when it is used internally. It has proved to be more valuable in the treatment of pimples, eczema and cradle cap than many more expensive preparations. For the most part, eczema can be treated by dabbing on undiluted whey concentrate. In cases of skin impurities and blemishes fine results are achieved if Molkosan is both taken internally and applied externally. Where athlete’s foot and nail mould have not yet yielded to any other remedy, Molkosan will give quick and reliable relief. Just soak some absorbent cotton in it, bind this on the affected part and leave it on overnight. Dr Devrient of Berlin has confirmed that no other remedy for mycotic diseases is quicker and more reliable than Molkosan why concentrate. When used to clean minor wounds, scratches and cuts, it is a first-class antiseptic.


Hypoglycaemia is a serious condition which should be properly diagnosed by having a blood glucose tolerance test. Fluctuating blood sugar levels have been associated with a significant proportion of physical, mental and emotional disorders. Once the pancreas has become sugar sensitive, it is a lifelong effort to maintain a normal blood sugar level. A cure of this condition is hardly lasting. Lifestyle management is crucial to treat and prevent blood sugar disorders. Moderation is the key.

end faq

{accordionfaq faqid=accordion3 faqclass=”lightnessfaq defaulticon headerbackground headerborder contentbackground contentborder round5″}

For more information please contact:
SA Natural Products (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 2
Botha’s Hill

Customer Care lines:
Tel: 031 783 8000
Fax: 031 783 8080