methylhydroxychalcone polymer

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methylhydroxychalcone polymer

(meth″ĭl-hī-drok″sē-kal′kōn″) [ methyl + hydroxy + chalcone, an aromatic ketone],

MHCP

An ingredient in cinnamon that in vitro improves insulin sensitivity.
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The best known effects of cinnamon on glucose metabolism are due to MHCP. This substance phosphorylates the insulin receptor and other proteins in the insulin pathway leading to an increase in glucose utilization by the cells (3,15,31).
Total Fortalecimiento a la Justicia y DDHH 2.749 6% Lucha contra el terrorismo y el narcotrafico 6.172 14% Internacionalizacion economica 12.000 27% Social 20.661 48% Atencion a la poblacion desplazada 1.201 3% Reintegracion 1.045 2% Total 43.836 100% Fuentes: Marco de Gasto de Mediano Plazo (MHCP)Calculos: DNP (10).
The idea: In test tubes, a constituent of cinnamon called methylhydroxyl chalcone polymer (MHCP) mimics insulin by activating insulin receptors on cell walls.
The newly characterized chemical structures are closely related to a previously reported chemical derivative of cinnamon, MHCP (methylhydroxychalcone polymer).
It's believed the active ingredient in the spice is MHCP, a water-soluble compound that appears to mimic the effects of insulin, which the body needs to help it make use of glucose and turn it into energy for muscles.