• Cardiovascular health
Serving Size: 1 Capsule... %DV
Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract (20:1)... 300 mg... †
-Total Gymnemic acids as per IP... 225 mg... †
† Daily Value not established
Gymnema sylvestre is a woody branched vine growing in the wild forests of Central and South India. The plant has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine since Buddha's era. An adequate amount of gymnemic acids must be present in order to maximize the effectiveness of the extract.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: Gymnema enhances blood sugar metabolism and has been shown in people with blood sugar problems to reduce blood glucose, HbA1c, and medication requirements. Gymnema reduces glucose absorption from the intestines, increases peripheral insulin sensitivity and may support the body's ability to produce its own insulin by helping to repair the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. When used as a mouthwash, Gymnema inhibits the sensation of sweetness by interfering with the tongue's sugar receptors.
Secondary Uses: Gymnema sylvestre has also been found to lower blood lipids in diabetic subjects.
Who Should Take It?
Those looking for a natural support for blood sugar management will benefit from supplementing with this ancient Indian herb.
Take 1-5 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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Okabayashi Y, Tani S, Fujisawa T, Koide M, Hasegawa H, Nakamura T, Fujii M, Otsuki M. Effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br. on glucose homeostasis in rats. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 1990 May-Jun; 9(2): 143-8.
Shanmugasundaram ER, Gopinath KL, Radha Shanmugasundaram K, Rajendran VM. Possible regeneration of the islets of Langerhans in streptozotocin-diabetic rats given Gymnema sylvestre leaf extracts. J Ethnopharmacol 1990 Oct; 30(3): 265-79.
Shanmugasundaram ER, Rajeswari G, Baskaran K, Rajesh Kumar BR, Radha Shanmugasundaram K, Kizar Ahmath B. Use of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Ethnopharmacol. 1990 Oct; 30(3): 281-94.
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