Gymnema Sylvestre, an aid for Diabetes
Gymnema is a climbing plant native from India and tropical Africa. Inhabitants of Bombay used to chew fresh leaves to reduce glycosuria: the belief in the effectiveness of this remedy was so deep-rooted that even today many diabetics grow the plant in their garden. In Hindu language it is called Gurmar: sugar eliminator.
Gymnema’s active ingredient is gymnemic acid. It carries out its hypoglycemic action by inhibiting the intestinal absorption of sugar and stimulating a higher metabolic transformation of glucose at the cellular level.
Several studies conducted in Japan have shown that Gymnema extracts contain molecules capable of binding to intestinal receptors used for the absorption of sucrose, blocking them reversibly. This blockage lasts for many hours, preventing the absorption of sugar up to 50%.
The intake of Gymnema rebalances the values of many substances, which in case of hyperglycaemia are increased. These substances (such as polysaccharides, exosamines, glycosaminoclicans, hexuronic acid, etc.) are responsible for most of the harmful effects of diabetes and of sugar-based diet with vascular, renal, neurological and ocular complications.
Effects on basal/post-prandial glycemia and glycosuria
The normalizing effect given by Gymnema is linked to a greater bioavailability of insulin, which directs glucose in the correct metabolic pathway, consuming it to produce energy. The intake of its extracts reduces the basal blood sugar level, post prandial blood sugar and glycosuria, as well as glycosylated proteins. Gymnema can also lead to a reduction in body weight and blood lipid values.
Indications and use
Indications: adjuvant for the control of blood glucose levels.
How to use: 1 tablet, 2 times a day, half an hour before main meals with water.
Ingredients: Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre (Retz) R.BR) dry extract leaves 75%, (titrated in gymnemic acid 25%); Bulking agents: Calcium phosphate, Cellulose, Talc: anti-caking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids; coating agents: E462, E464.
Average content of ingredients per maximum daily dose equal to two tablets (0.8g): Gymnema sylvestre leaves dry extract 600mg.
Package contents: 60 tablets
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