EFFECT OF PURE SALT ON GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION

 

 

 

Conducted by : Hashim, webmaster of www.bestcuppingtreatment.com

 

Date of Test : 16th February 2008 Time : 5:00 pm

 

Temperature : 33 Celcius Humidity : 85 % Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Objective : To investigate the effect of adding 50-hour (Lily) Pure Salt solution on the concentration of glucose

 

Test Equipment :

1. One Touch Ultra 2 Blood Glucose Meter from LifeScan Inc, USA

2. Test strips from LifeScan

3. 1 x insulin syringe (1 ml)

4. 1 x 20 ml plastic syringe

5. Glass Beaker and Cylinder.

 

Test Materials :

1. 5 % glucose intravenous infusion B.P. containing 5.5 g glucose monohydrate per 100 ml water, osmolarity 278 mOsm/l batch number : 7397E41 expiry date : 08.2010 made by B. Braun Medical Industries S/B Penang Malaysia

2. 1 pack (3 g) 50-hour Pure Salt

3. Distilled Water

 

 

 

 

 

EFFECT OF PURE SALT ON GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION

 

 

Test Method :

1. Prepare 1 % solution of 50-hour pure salt by dissolving 1 pack (3 g) of the pure salt in 300 cc (1 glass) of distilled water. Then prepare three test samples (5 ml each) of glucose with different concentrations from the 5 % glucose intravenous infusion B.P. by diluting it with distilled water. Insert a test strip into the blood glucose meter and check code is the same for calibration purpose. Withdraw a test sample using the insulin syringe, inject into the test strip and take glucose reading and repeat for the other two test samples.

 

2. Use the 20 ml syringe to add 5 ml of 1 % pure salt solution to each of the test samples and record the glucose reading and repeat this procedure until reading goes below the test limit of the blood glucose meter. Tabulate the result of the tests.

 

Calculation of % pure salt in glucose solution or in mixture pure salt and glucose

1. Add 5 ml 1 % pure salt to 5 ml 18.1 mmol/L glucose = [(1 % x 5) + ( 0% x 5)]/(5+5)

= 5/10

= % (0.5 %)

 

2. Add 5 ml 1 % pure salt to above item 1 mixture of pure salt and glucose = [(1 % x 5) + ( % x 10)]/ (5 + 10)

= 10/15

= 2/3 % (0.67 %) pure salt

3. Add 5 ml 1 % pure salt to above item 2 mixture of pure salt and glucose = [( 1 % x 5) + ( 2/3 % x 15)]/ (5 + 15)

= 15/20

= % (0.75 %)

4. Add 5 ml 1 % pure salt to above item 3 mixture of pure salt and glucose = [( 1 % x 5) + ( 3/4 % x 20)]/ (5 + 20)

= 20/25

= 4/5 % (0.80 %)

 

 

 

EFFECT OF PURE SALT ON GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION

Test Result

 

Initial Test Sample

(5 ml) Glucose

Concentration in mmol/L (%)

[% pure salt in mixture]

Glucose Concentration

mmol/L (%) after 1st mixing with 5 ml 1 % pure salt solution

[% pure salt in mixture]

Glucose Concentration

mmol/L (%) after 2nd mixing with 5 ml 1 % pure salt solution

[% pure salt in mixture]

Glucose Concentration

mmol/L (%) after 3rd mixing with 5 ml 1 % pure salt solution

[% pure salt in mixture]

Glucose Concentration

mmol/L (%) after 4th mixing with 5 ml 1 % pure salt solution

[% pure salt in mixture]

18.1 (3.25 %)

[0 %]

9.7 (1.74%)

[0.50 %]

5.1 (0.92 %)

[0.67 %]

3.2 (0.58 %)

[0.75 %]

Below limit of 1.1

[0.80 %]

3.6 (0.65 %)

[0 %]

1.3

[0.50 %]

Below limit of 1.1

[0.67 %]

 

 

2.4 (0.43 %)

[0 %]

 

Below limit of 1.1

[0.50 %)]

 

 

 

 

Conclusion :

It can be clearly seen that as the % pure salt in the mixture of pure salt and glucose increase there is a corresponding decrease in glucose concentration. This test can be verified by anyone who has bought the pure salt by performing the test. It is believed that the same result will be obtained in the human which is why pure salt consumption is recommended to reduce and control blood sugar level in diabetic patients.

 

Calculation of Pure Salt Consumption :

Consider that water accounts for 70 % of human body weight and salt is 0.9 % of this water. Therefore for an individual of 70 kg (70,000 g) body weight, the total weight of salt in this body = 0.70 x 70,000 x 0.009 = 441 g. The daily requirement of salt (take 30 days in each month)

= 441 / 30 = 14.7 g/day or about 5 packs of 3 g per pack of pure salt per day. The amount of pure salt consumption per day varies due to different body weight, activity level and state of health of each individual.