Primary Health Benefit:
Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes:
In type 1 diabetes, a cell in the pancreas does not produce insulin, thus leading to increase in blood and urine glucose, as the sugar cannot be absorbed by the body. It also affects the metabolism of fats and proteins and increases the risk of other vascular diseases. Gymnema simulates islets of Langerhans- cells in the pancreas which secretes insulin and hence finds use in the treatment of type 1 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes. An in-vitro study confirmed that extract of Gymnema leaves increases membrane permeability of cells that secrete insulin. A similar study found efficacy of Gymnema leaf extract treatment in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and its use in the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes:
Diabetes mellitus type 2 or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose due to insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency and is often caused by is used by a combination of lifestyles and genetic factors. A human study with an extract from leaves of Gymnema found effective in controlling hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients. In the study, long term dosage of Gymnema supplements resulted in a reduction of blood glucose and reduced need for conventional medicines.
How It works
Gymnema contains a class of chemicals called gymnemic acids(name suggests origin and uniqueness of the chemical.) Around 15-20 types of gymnemic acids are present in the plant, mainly the leaves. Gymnemic acids are found to be responsible for switching off your sweetness taste buds. apart from Gymnemic acids, it contains flavones, chlorophyrll,resins, organic acids and other phyto chemicals. Gymnema is fascinating in that it works a multifaceted path towards maintaining healthy blood sugar. On the one hand, Gymnema Sylvestre helps support healthy pancreas functions. By working directly on the level of the blood, it helps balance the blood sugar levels.
|Servings Per Container
Amount per serving:
|Gymnema Sylvestre Extract(Leaf)
(Standardized for 75% Gymnemic Acids)
*Daily Value (DV) not established.