Fight diabetes with Gymnema sylvestre - the 'sugar destroyer'

Gymnema sylvestre helps people fight back from diabetes, specifically

(for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes)

  • by significantly reducing levels of sugar in the diet
  • by lowering glucose levels in the blood [1,3,4,5]
  • by reducing patients' need for hypoglycaemic drugs [1,3]

(in people with type 1 diabetes)

  • by lowering red blood cell haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels [1]
  • by lowering glucose levels in the urine [2]

(in people with type 2 diabetes)

  • by improving the pancreas’s beta cell insulin-producing and glucose--regulating function [3,6]

At least, that is what the little research done so far suggests. Much more research is needed to:

  • confirm these findings
  • find out whether findings so far only established for one type of diabetes also apply to the other. It is likely that they do, but it is important to check


Gymnema sylvestre significantly reduces levels of sugar in the diet
Gymnema sylvestre is a woody climbing plant that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India. When chewed, its leaves emit substances that change the way the human taste buds sense the taste of foods and drinks that contain sugar, making them taste foul, and so discouraging their consumption.

This explains Gymnema sylvestre's original Hindi name - 'gurmar', which means 'sugar slayer'. It has been used in India for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes for over 2,000 years (some claim for over 6,000 years) and is recommended in India for the treatment of diabetes to this day. It is also used there to treat stomach ailments, constipation, water retention and liver disease.

Gymnema sylvestre also appears to help repair the body
The first step in treating diabetes is, obviously, the maximum possible reduction of sugar, particularly high fructose corn syrup, in the diet. The second step is the restoration of any body functions that have been damaged by long-term high-level exposure to sugar. According to the little research done so far, Gymnema sylvestre appears to help here too (see top).

WE SELL THREE GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE PRODUCTS, OFFERING:

  • two different forms- powdered leaf and leaf extract
  • two different concentrations - 25% and 75%, and
  • three different doses - 400mg, 450mg and 550mg

These are:

Swanson Premium Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Powder
400mg 25% 100 capsules

This product delivers ground, dried, natural concentration (25%) Gymnema sylvestre leaf to your stomach. We have not yet found any research studying the effects of 'eating' ground, dried natural Gymnema sylvestre but, if Gymnema leaf extract has an effect so, logically, should the leaf. The effect of natural leaf may be weaker than the effect of extract if the digestive process has to work harder to effectively make its own extract. On the other hand, a more natural, gentle, patient approach is sometimes preferable.

To learn more about Swanson Premium Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Powder
400mg 25% click here

Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract
450mg 25% 120 tablets
This product delivers 450 milligrams (mg) of Gymnema Sylvestre 25% gymnemic acids concentration leaf extract in each tablet. Several studies used this form and concentration. Some gave the study participants 400mg/day, others 800mg, another 1,200mg.

To learn more about Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract
450mg 25% click here

Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Ultra-Potency Leaf Extract
550mg 75% 120 tablets
This product delivers 550 milligrams (mg) of Gymnema Sylvestre 75% gymnemic acids concentration leaf extract in each tablet. As far as we can tell, this super-strength version of Source Naturals' original version (above) has not been subjected to sizeable research studies.

To learn more about Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Ultra-Potency Leaf Extract 550mg 75% click here

BUY NOW Swanson Premium Gymnema Sylvestre leaf powder 400mg 25%
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BUY NOW Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre leaf extract 450mg 25%
120 tabs. £11.50 + £4 UK p&p
BUY NOW Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Ultra-potency leaf extract 550mg 75%
120 tabs. £26.75 + £4 UK p&p

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Which of our Gymnema sylvestre products is best?
That's a tough question. The problem is that:

  • insufficient research into the properties of Gymnema sylvestre has been done, and
  • the studies that have been done have studied the effects of different forms (leaf powder or leaf extract) and different daily doses (400, 800 or 1,000 milligrams)

so we cannot advise you scientifically on this. All we can do is explain the things you need to consider when making your choice ...

Choosing which product - some food for thought
The herb Gymnema sylvestre has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to combat diabetes and obesity. It would probably have been used in various ways, e.g. chewing the natural leaf; taking the ground leaf, alone or combined with other substances in a potion or food; taking a oil extracted from the leaf, again pure or combined with our substances.

Most of the Western medical research that demonstrated benefit from taking Gymnema sylvestre was conducted using a water-soluble extract from Gymnema sylvestre leaf, standardised to contain a 25% concentration of 'gymnemic acids'. Different trials gave participants different daily doses: 400, 800 or 1,000 milligrams a day.

There are three principal forms of Gymnema sylvestre currently available on the market: ground leaf (said to contain 25% gymnemic acids), leaf extract (also said to contain 25% gymnemic acids); and concentrated leaf extract (said to contain 75% gymnemic acids).

Doctors throughout the millenia have tried to improve on Nature by extracting and concentrating the juices and oils from plants (by pressing, heating or boiling) in order to get better results. Sometimes extraction, with or without concentration, did indeed achieve better results. At other times:

  • extracting the juices or oils from their natural ‘wholefood’ state reduced or removed their healing powers
  • concentrating the extract reduced rather than increased its healing powers

Purer (refined) and more concentrated are not always more health-giving!

And then there’s money (the root of all evil, some say). In recent times extracting and concentrating natural substances has often been more about patents and profits than health.
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BUY NOW Swanson Premium Gymnema Sylvestre leaf powder 400mg 25%
100 caps. £4.75 + £4 UK p&p
BUY NOW Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre leaf extract 450mg 25%
120 tabs. £11.50 + £4 UK p&p
BUY NOW Source Naturals Gymnema Sylvestre Ultra-potency leaf extract 550mg 75%
120 tabs. £26.75 + £4 UK p&p

To read a Product Price Comparison Table click here and return to this page by clicking on the back arrow in the top left hand corner of the Table page.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To read the Green Health Watch Magazine article about Western medical research's exploration of the potential of Gymnema sylvestre for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes click here

To read the Green Health Watch Magazine article about Western medical research's exploration of the potential of Gymnema sylvestre for treating obesity click here

To read the Green Health Watch Magazine article on toxic metals as a possible cause of diabetes click here

To read the Green Health Watch Magazine article about the causes of obesity click here

To read the Green Health Watch Magazine article about insulin resistance, the stem illness behind diabetes, obesity and many other illnesses, possibly including Alzheimer's disease click here

References

[1] Shanmugasundaram,ERB et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1990;30:281-9
[2] Gharpurey, (K.G. Indian Medical Gazette 1926; 61:155
[3] Baskaran,K et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1990;30:295-305
[4] Joffe DJ and Freed SH. Diabetes In Control Newsletter 2001;76
[5] Al-Romaiyan A et al. Phytotherapy Research 2010;24:1370-76
[6] Asare-Anane, GC Huang, SA Amiel, PM Jones & SJ Persaud. Endocrine Abstracts 2005: 10 DP1


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