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Gymnema Sylvestre is a dietary supplement based on the extract from Gymnema sylvestre — an Asian plant that naturally supports glucose metabolism. It shows also an extraordinary ability to block the sweet taste sensation. The product is standardised to gymnemic acid that is the most active substance found in Gymnema Sylvestre which is responsible for its therapeutic properties.
The supplement is indicated for individuals struggling with unstable blood sugar levels and predisposed to hypoglycaemia. Its health benefits will be appreciated by all willing to reduce safely their body weight. It can be used under medical supervision to support the treatment of diabetes.
Gymnema sylvestre (the Hindi gurmar) is an Asian plant used for ages in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, mainly as an antipyretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and cardiotonic agent. Until recently, it has been known mainly to Indians who discovered that they lose the ability to detect sweet taste while chewing its leaves. This helps them to limit naturally the consumption of sweet food.
Potential of this plant has been recognised by specialised companies which studied active substances responsible for this phenomenon and developed the technology of their extraction from Gymnema. As a result, Gymnema sylvestre has been included in the array of effective and natural agents supporting glucose metabolism and contributing to the loss of excess pounds.
A range of substances from Gymnema sylvestre accounts for its therapeutic action, including gymnemic acid ( which is a combination of at least 17 different saponins), alkaloids, flavones, formic acid, tartaric acid, inositol, hydroxycitric acid and chromium.
The stabilisation of glucose and insulin levels
Therapeutic properties of Gymnema are manifested mainly by the impact on blood glucose levels. Gymnemic acid increases the activity of phosphorylase — an enzyme responsible for sugar burning initiated by insulin, inibits the action of enzymes in gluconeogenesis and sorbitol dehydrogenase. This is followed by slower release of sugar into the blood and improved use of glucose for energy production in the body.
Glucose levels are brought down to normal values in persons predisposed to hypoglycaemia. Interestingly, gymnema does not lower glucose levels in healthy individuals, but prevents its excessive increase after the consumption of carbohydrates. Clinical trials on healthy persons and patients with type 2 diabetes have shown that regular administration of gymnemic acid by sick people helped to reduce the amount of medications. In some peope it even facilitated their withdrawal. Glucose levels in healthy people did not decrease below the standard.
Gymnema sylvestre leads to the regeneration of pancreatic island cells. By stimulating pancreatic beta cells, it helps to increase insulin secretion and enhances the activity of this substance. This has been confirmed by research carried out on people with diabetes type I. Beta pancreatic cells were regenerated and insulin secretion intensified in all patients examined.
One of the components isolated from Gymnema sylvestre is chromium — a bioelement included in GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor, the most significant controller of hunger and satiety). GTF controls the action of insulin and contributes to normalising sugar blood levels. It reduces the absorption of sugar from the intestines so that it is used to produce energy to the maximum.
Reducing the appetite for sweets
One of the most interesting mechanisms of action of Gymnema sylvestre is the ability to curb cravings for sweets. Because of that, this plant is often called “the sugar destroyer”. Owing to the use of Gymnema sylvestre, we lose the ability for a couple of hours to detect sweet and bitter taste (other tastes are intact). This reduces naturally the desire for sweets and helps keep proper body weight.
According to some scientists, these remarkable properties are connected with the structure of molecules of gymnemic acid. They are very similar to glucose molecules. They fill in taste receptors and consequently prevent their activation by sugar molecules. Other theory concerns the isolation of the peptide called gurmarin which inhibits selectively responses to sweet substances (the theory confirmed in clinical studies on rodents).
Gymnema sylvestre is a perfect way to stabilise blood sugar levels and solve the problem of dangerous hypoglycemic states. Active substances contained in the extract are of natural origin. Their safety and efficacy have been confirmed by numerous clinical studies. When used as a preventive measure, it can prevent the development of diabetes. It is also indicated for people who want to lose excess pounds and consume large amounts of carbohydrates. The inhibition of cravings for sweet dishes naturally limits their consumption and promotes weight loss.
According to clinical research related to anti-diabetes action, the beneficial influence of Gymnema sylvestre may be felt at the dose of 200-400 mg of the extract. It is recommended to use the preparation for max. 20 months.
It is best to take the preparation with a meal or 5-10 minutes before, as when taken on an empty stomach, it may be the source of discomfort and stomach-intestinal disorders.
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|Gymnema sylvestre Extract (Leaves) (GS4 PLUS) (6:1) (Standardized to Gymnemic Acids)||400 mg||*|
Cellulose (capsule), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
GS4 PLUS® is a patented Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract, standardized for 75% of gymnemic acid. The trademark rights are held by Sabinsa Corporation – a recognized manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts and specialty chemicals for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. GS4 PLUS® has been the subject of numerous clinical trials with the participation of healthy people and diabetics, who confirmed the safety of its use even in a long-term run.
Studies proved that GS4 PLUS® has the ability to lower blood sugar levels. It uses the action of gymnemic acid, which increases the activity of enzymes responsible for the metabolism of sugars, and at the same time limits the expression of enzymes that condition gluconeogenesis. The compound may also increase the release of insulin and improve the regeneration of pancreatic islets. In addition, through the not yet identified mechanism, it temporarily blocks sensing sweet taste, and thus naturally reduces appetite for sweet foods. Less known, but equally well-documented, are the anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective properties of GS4 PLUS®.
In supplementation, GS4 PLUS® is available in the form of tablets and capsules. It is also part of many preparations aimed at optimizing the use of carbohydrates and reducing appetite.
Dosage: no standards for unit consumption.
In clinical trials, doses of 400-500 mg per day were used.