Info: 90 Veg. Capsules
The saying "all things old become new again" rings true when it comes to the therapeutic role of the Gymnema. The Gymnema sylvestre plant was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to relieve conditions such as coughs and constipation; however, modern research has shown supplemental forms of it also aids in glucose metabolism. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in the body is crucial for individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Clinical trials have shown Gymnema sylvestre contains substances that help decrease the absorption of sugar (glucose) in the digestive tract, as well as increase the amount of insulin (natural hormone that supports the uptake of glucose into cells) that is produced by the pancreas.
Each capsule contains:
400 mg Gymnema Sylvestre Extract (GS4) (Gymnema sylvestre) (Leaves)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Suggested Usage:As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily. Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have an allergy to members of the Asclepiadaceae (milkweed) family. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes or if you are taking hypoglycemic or lipid lowering drugs/herbs.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80048047.
* See, e.g.: Baskaran, K, Ahamath, BK, Shanmugasundaram, KR, et al. "Antidiabetic effect of a leaf extract from Gymnema sylvestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients." J Ethnopharm 1990;30:295-305; and,
Shanmugasundaram ERB, Rajeswari G, Baskaran K, et al. "Use of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus." J Ethnopharm 1990;30(3):281-94.