Millions of Americans have difficulty maintaining stable blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.1 The herb Gymnema is traditionally known as “gurmar” (the sugar destroyer). For the past 1500 years, Ayurvedic physicians have used a combination of diet and Avesta Gymnema leaf to help support normal blood sugar levels.2
The Science of Gymnema
Research has shown that Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) has a beneficial effect on Beta cells in the pancreas,3 and delays glucose absorption in the intestine4. This activity helps protect the pancreas from releasing too much insulin. Long-term intake of Gymnema leaf extract lowered the body weight and triglyceride levels of rats fed a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet, whether they were lean or over-weight and without altering their serum levels of insulin.5 The inhibition of body weight gain and cholesterol levels by Gymnema leaf extract has been attributed to the constituent, gymnemagenin.6
Take 1 (300 mg) capsule, two to three times per day after meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Not for use by individuals with low blood sugar. Individuals taking oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin may need to adjust their dosages. Not for use during pregnancy. If nursing a baby or taking any prescription drugs, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
In Ayurveda there are seven basic body constitutions resulting from the predominance of one or more energetic influences or Doshas. The Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, influence physical, mental and spiritual health. Everyone is considered to be a unique combination of these three body influences. Your natural Doshic state of balance is called Prakruti. Gymnema helps to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range and can help to balance certain Doshas.
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Guide to Being Well - Healthy Blood Sugar
Lifestyle choices can make a difference. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a healthy lifestyle including weight loss and moderate exercise can help to stabilize blood sugar levels.
1. National Institute of Health: National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 2000; www.niddk.nih.gov.
2. Baskaran K, et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1990;30:295-305.
3. Shanmugasundaram ERB, et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1990;30:265-279.
4. Shimizu K, et al. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 1997;59:245-251.
5. Terasawa H, et al. Yonago Acta Medica 1994;37:117-127.
6. Nakamura Y, et al. Journal of Nutrition 1999;129:1214-1222.
7. Knowler WC, et al. New England Journal of Medicine 2002;346:393-403
Please remember that this information is not meant to substitute for a consultation with your physician, or another health care professional. Speak with your doctor if you have questions about primary care, or about any medical problem.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.