Info: 60 Veg. Capsules
Guggul (or "oleo-gum resin," in Canada), comes from the sticky resin or sap of the mukul myrrh tree, native to India. Although it has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine for a wide variety of things, it has two main therapeutic uses in Western medicine: for supporting thyroid function (particularly for helping it to convert the T4 hormone to T3), which can help with weight management goals; and for cholesterol and cardiovascular health.
For those following a Western diet, Guggul may be able to keep your cholesterol and triglycerides levels within normal limits, as a preventive measure. And for those following an (East) Indian diet, it may be able to lower your total cholesterol or triglycerides, or raise the count of the type that's better for you: HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein). It may even be able to help with acne. It's regarded as safe for long-term use, if you don't fall into one of the risk groups cited below.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80042551.
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Amount per 2-capsule serving:
120 mg Organic Guggul standardized supercritical CO2 extract [oleo-gum-resin] (Commiphora mokul 6% Guggulsterone 7.2 mg)
390 mg Organic Guggul extract [oleo-gum-resin]
210 mg Organic Guggul powder
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)
Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, soy, yeast, dairy or any other products of animal origin.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking beta blockers (propanolol) or the calcium channel blockers (diltiazem), or if you have coagulation disorders and/or are at risk for bleeding or are taking anticoagulant/antiplatelet, diabetic or lipid lowering medication, or if you have a thyroid disorder. Discontinue use if gastrointestinal discomfort, headache and/or skin rash appear. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80042551.
Supporting Science for Guggul as an Acne Treatment:
Dogra J, Aneja N, and Saxena VN. "Oral gugulipid in acne vulgaris management." Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56(1):381-383.
Thappa DM, Dogra J. "Nodulocystic acne: oral gugulipid versus tetracycline." J Dermatol 1994;21:729-31.