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Description
  • A traditional Ayurvedic herb.
  • Each capsule contains 400 mg Gymnema sylvestre standardized to provide a minimum of 25% Gymnemic Acid.
  • Standardized herbs provide uniformity of a single plant chemical batch after batch. Each extract delivers a quantified and measurable level of the targeted active ingredient in every serving. This active ingredient is considered by science to be the key ingredient responsible for the herb’s health benefits.

* 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.

Supplement Facts

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

Serving Size 1 Capsules
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

Other Ingredients: Di-Calcium Phosphate, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule

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

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

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

Keep out of reach of children

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Health Notes

Gymnema

Gymnema
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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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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Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (8)
  • No side effects (6)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (7)
  • Good supplement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Health conscious (6), First time user (4)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceeded my expectation...Very good!!

By c_valerius84

from New York

About Me Health Conscious

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Pros

  • Effective
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

      For so long, I've been looking for something to help with my cravings and weight loss and was not getting results no matter what I tried. I had a tremendous appetite and just did not know what to do after trying so many weight loss aids and often, very minimal results. I was not giving up hope and continued doing additional research and came across this product. Within days, I've noticed improvement in my appetite and a bay in my cravings. I would have a thing for jelly beans and choclates in the past, and now find it a whole lot easier to control myself from eating that stuff.. This product is a great alternative for anyone looking to maintain/ loose weight without the harsh side effects.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would recommend trying this

      By brownv

      from Imperial,Mo

      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Good Alternative
        • Good Supplement

        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

        great alternative if you watch your diet

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works like a charm!

        By vk_brewer

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me First Time User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

        • Poor Taste

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

        Great for insulin resistance and PCOS

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for insulin resistance and PCOS

        By vk_brewer

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me First Time User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

        • Poor Taste

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Good Alternative

        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

        Used for my 15 yr old daughter to regulate insulin levels.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good stuff.

        By algiz7777

        from biltmore forest, nc

        About Me Health Conscious

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Good Supplement
          • Preventative

          Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

          good stuff, the Indian system of preventive medicine is so much older than the western medical model (and this herb is part of that Indian medical practice)that they must be doing something correctly and well to yet have this excellent herb as a part of their holistic (natural) medical belief.

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          "I would buy this product again and agai

          By isawoc

          from Farmers Branch, TX

          About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • No Side Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Wating lab test results

            Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

            I'm a Diabetic, hope this supplement help to control my glucose count.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Try this for allergy relief too!

            By jenn_schwartzie

            from Ypsilanti, MI

            About Me Health Conscious, Long time allergy suffer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Will never live without

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Allergy relief
              • Ask doctor if diabetic
              • Daily Use
              • Helps blood sugars
              • Stops cravings

              Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

              This is a wonder drug from India! My sister started using it to stop sugar cravings. My dad uses it to help maintain blood sugar levels. I use it for allergy relief. Do a little research and see if it is right for you.

              I have all of the common allergies and last year was AWFUL in Michigan . So, when I heard about this I thought, "Nothing else is helping (not even double doses of my meds), so what can it hurt?" WOW—I LOVE THE REULTS. I am completely off all pharmaceutical meds and, for the first time in my life, I can actually breath through my nose!

              The only caution that I give is that, if you are diabetic, talk to your doctor as this could lower your levels too much.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Positive Results

              By rolls100ex

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

                I believe this product meets the preferred standardized extract requirements needed to see results. I continue to use this supplement as a front line defense in maintaining good health. I feel it helps me maintain good blood sugar levels. It is one of a few products that are a must in helping me stay healthy.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Never Had A Problem

                By feed

                from New England

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                Pros

                • Effective
                • Seems to work

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Insulin Resistance

                  Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

                  Been using from various suppliers for more than a decade.

                  (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  This product turns solid/smells moldy

                  By stvnbeck

                  from Santa Maria, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Smelled moldy
                  • Turned solid

                  Cons

                  • Poor Taste

                  Best Uses

                  • Good Supplement

                  Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Standardized Gymnema Sylvestre:

                  I bought this product and before I could use it all the capsule content turned solid and smelled moldy.
                  Bought second bottle (this stuff is hard to find) and had the same result. Used twice a day and kept bottle closed and in a dark closet (not a bathroom closet) so I do not understand why this happened. I would recommend getting this product from another health supplement provider.

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