GNC Herbal PlusŪ Gymnema Sylvestre 400 mg

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Herbal Supplement
Vegetarian Standardized Extract
Traditional Ayurvedic Herb*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract (25% Gymnemic Acid = 100 mg) 400.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

As a dietary supplement, take one to two capsules daily.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Stearic Acid Vegetable Source

No Sugar, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

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Gymnema

Gymnema
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 800 mg daily of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids
Gymnema may stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin and may help normalize blood sugar control in people with diabetes.(more)
Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: 800 mg per day of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids
Gymnema may help normalize blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 800 mg daily of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acidsGymnema may stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin in people with type 2 diabetes. Gymnema also improves the ability of insulin to lower blood sugar in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. So far, no double-blind trials have confirmed the efficacy of gymnema for people with any type of diabetes. However, a preliminary study of type 2 diabetics reported that 400 mg per day of gymnema extract taken for periods of 18 months or longer resulted in improvement, according to diabetes blood tests, and allowed reduction of diabetic medications.1 Improvements in blood glucose levels were also seen in patients with type 2 diabetes who received 1 g per day of a specific gymnema extract (Om Santal Adivasi) for two months.2 In a controlled trial with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetics, a similar amount of gymnema extract reduced requirements for insulin.3 Whether the extract used in these studies was standardized for active constituents is unclear. Recently, a preliminary trial found improved blood sugar levels after three months in a group of type 1 and type 2 diabetics who took 800 mg per day of an extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids.4 Gymnema is not a substitute for insulin, but insulin amounts may need to be lowered while taking gymnema to avoid hypoglycemia.
References

1. Baskaran K, Ahmath BK, Shanmugasundaram KR, Shanmugasundaram ERB. Antidiabetic effect of a leaf extract from Gymnema sylvestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients. J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:295-305.

2. Al-Romaiyan A, Liu B, Asare-Anane H, et al. A novel Gymnema sylvestre extract stimulates insulin secretion from human islets in vivo and in vitro. Phytother Res 2010;24:1370-6.

3. Shanmugasundaram ER, Rajeswari G, Baskaran K, et al. Use of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:281-94.

4. Joffe DJ, Freed SH. Effect of extended release gymnema sylvestre leaf extract (Beta Fast GXR) alone or in combination with oral hypoglycemics or insulin regimens for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes In Control Newsletter 2001;76:no page number.

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: 800 mg per day of an herbal extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acidsTest tube and animal studies have found several mechanisms by which gymnema may help normalize blood sugar control in diabetics.1 In a controlled trial with people with type 1 diabetes, 400 mg per day of gymnema extract reduced requirements for insulin.2 Whether the extract used in this study was standardized for active constituents is unclear. Recently, a preliminary trial found improved blood sugar levels after three months in a group of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who took 800 mg per day of an extract standardized for 25% gymnemic acids.3 Gymnema is not a substitute for insulin, but insulin amounts may need to be lowered in order to avoid hypoglycemia while taking gymnema.
References

1. [No authors listed]Gymnema sylvestre. Altern Med Rev 1999;4:46-7.

2. Shanmugasundaram ER, Rajeswari G, Baskaran K, et al. Use of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract in the control of blood glucose in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:281-94.

3. Joffe DJ, Freed SH. Effect of extended release gymnema sylvestre leaf extract (Beta Fast GXR) alone or in combination with oral hypoglycemics or insulin regimens for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes In Control Newsletter 2001;76:no page number.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Gymnema sylvestre is a woody climbing plant that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India. The leaves are used in herbal medicine preparations. G. sylvestre is known as "periploca of the woods" in English and meshasringi (meaning "ram's horn") in Sanskrit. The leaves, when chewed, interfere with the ability to taste sweetness, which explains the Hindi name gurmar-"destroyer of sugar."

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