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Gymnema Sylvestre - An Herb That Helps To Support Healthy Glucose Metabolism
Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that has been used traditionally in India for centuries. Modern research has shown that this herb may help to support healthy glucose metabolism through its ability to promote healthy pancreatic function.* In addition, gymnema exhibits potent free-radical scavenging properties.* NOW® Gymnema Sylvestre Extract is standardized to gymnemic acids, which are the compounds that have been identified as its bioactive constituents.*
Gymnema sylvestre is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family and is also known by its common name, “gurmar” or “sweet destroyer.” The traditional use of this herb was to chew on the leaves in order to suppress the taste of sweets. It is native to southern and central India and has been used in Ayurveda and Siddha medicines for centuries.
The active constituents in gymnema are thought to be gymnemic acids, of which there are a few different types. Gymnemic acid I is the most abundant, followed by II and III. All three of these acids have been shown to have anti-diabetic properties.*
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, and they have been implicated in the development of diabetes and its complications.* Gymnema sylvestre has strong free-radical scavenging properties due to its compounds known as gymnemic acids.*
Gymnema sylvestre may help support healthy glucose metabolism through its ability to promote healthy pancreatic function.* The pancreas is responsible for secreting insulin, and insulin helps shuttle sugar from the bloodstream into the cells where it can be used for energy. In animal studies, gymnema sylvestre was shown to support healthy pancreatic function and help maintain already normal blood sugar levels.*
Most people take gymnema sylvestre in capsule form, although it is also available as a powder that can be added to water or juice. The recommended dosage depends on the form you are taking it in. For capsules, a dose of 250-500 mg per day is generally recommended. If you are taking it as a powder, 1-3 grams per day is typically recommended.
It is important to note that if you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions, you should speak with your healthcare provider before taking gymnema sylvestre or any other supplement.
Gymnema sylvestre is an herb with a long history of traditional use in India. Modern science has begun to unlock some of the secrets behind why this herb has been used for centuries. Gymnema sylvestre extract standardized to gymnemic acids is currently being studied for a variety of potential health benefits.* This extract appears to exhibit free-radical scavenging properties and may help support healthy glucose metabolism through its ability to promote healthy pancreatic function.* If you are interested in exploring whether gymnema sylvestre could be right for you, speak with your healthcare provider today.
Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule daily.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Gymnema sylvestre Extract (Leaves) (GS4 PLUS®) (6:1) (Standardized to Gymnemic Acids) 400 mg
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Rice Flour, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens
Caution: For adults only. Not recommended for pregnant/nursing women. Consult physician if taking medication (including insulin and oral diabetic medications), or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
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Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
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