Gymnema also known as Gymnema sylvestre is woody vine native to parts of Asia, Africa and Australia. It’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine and it’s name in Hindi is gurmar which means “sugar destroyer”.
As a supplement an extract is normally prepared from the leaves and it is standardized to contain a certain percentage of saponins called gymnemic acids which are the main active compounds.
Gymnema extract is included in Blood Sugar Support by Beyond Vita®.
1. Helps Lower Blood Sugar
Gymnema is also able to protect and even regenerate beta-cells in the pancreas.5
In a study of 22 type 2 diabetics, researchers found gymnema extract was able to significantly lower blood sugar in the participants. In addition, 5 of the 22 diabetic participants were even able to stop the use of their medication and use gymnema extract to maintain a normal blood sugar level. The researchers concluded that gymnema can repair beta cells in the pancreas.6
Gymnema may be able to lower blood sugar by increasing the production of insulin.
2. Helps Lower Cholesterol
Gymnema may help lower cholesterol by increasing the elimination of cholesterol from the body.
Gynema is an important plant that may help lower blood sugar and cholesterol.*
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