Gymnema Sylvestre is a traditional Ayurvedic medicine and is referred to as "destroyer of sugar" because chewing the leaves blocks the taste of sweetness.
Gymnema Sylvestre contains special plant sugar compounds, referred to as gymnemic acid. Gymnema extract seems to improve the action of insulin and reduces fasting blood sugar levels. It also acts to improve overall blood sugar control.
In a study performed in Madras, India, researchers gave 22 Type 2 diabetics who were taking conventional oral anti-hyperglycemic medications 400mg per day of Gymnema sylvestra extract. Participants showed a significant reduction in blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, and glycosylated palm proteins and the drug dosage was decreased over the 20 month study. Five of the 22 diabetics were able to completely discontinue their drugs and maintain healthy blood glucose with Gymnema alone while the others were able to reduce their drug dosage. The researchers suggest that gymnema’s action maybe by regenerating or repairing the beta cells of the pancreas in type 2 diabetics.
Gymnema extract is standardized to 25% gymnemic acids. Gymnema supports healthy glucose metabolism.
Gymnema Extract (leaf), 25% Gymnemic acids (125 mg)..........500 mg
Other Ingredients:plant-derived capsule (hypromellose), cellulose, silica
Take 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food. If pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult a healthcare professional before use.
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