- May reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes.
- Reduces carbohydrate cravings.
- Seems to increase the number, of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
The ayurvedic herb Gymnema sylvestre is used in traditional medicine for its benefits in controling blood sugar levels and curbing carbohydrate cravings (uncontrollable urges for sugary products), now available to buy in supplement form at Supersmart.
In one study, Gymnema supplementation reduced glucose excretion in urine and blood sugar in 85% of insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetics (1).
In another study, Gymnema lowered fasting blood glucose levels and the insulin requirements of type I diabetics without causing hypoglycaemia in non-diabetic controls. After two weeks' supplementation, Gymnema also significantly reduced postprandial glycaemia (after a meal) and levels of glycated haemoglobin (a marker of glycation levels caused by excess blood sugar). Gymnema also decreased the level of medication needed to control blood sugar in type II (non-insulin dependent) diabetics.
Even more significantly, Gymnema sylvestre improves the functionality, and seems to increase the number, of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. It's the only known substance to have such a regenerating effect, making it the product of choice for regulating glucose metabolism.
Buy Gymnema sylvestre to help with blood sugar levels.
|Daily serving: 3 tablets
Number of servings per bottle : 30
|Gymnema sylvestre extract standardised to contain 75% gymnemic acids||1 500 mg|
|Other ingredients: calcium carbonate, stearic acid, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, shellac.|
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