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Description
  • Whole ground herb is minimally processed; dried and pulverized.
  • Each capsule contains 610 mg of Fenugreek Seed.
Supplement Facts

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

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 1
Amount Per Serving % DV
Fenugreek Seed Powder (Trigonella Fenum-Graecum) 610.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule)

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

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Keep out of reach of children

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.

General Nutrition CorporationPittsburgh, Pa 15222

Health Notes

Fenugreek

Fenugreek
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.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

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

High Cholesterol
Dose: 10 to 30 grams three times per day with meals
Fenugreek seeds contain compounds that inhibit both cholesterol absorption in the intestines and cholesterol production by the liver.(more)
High Triglycerides
Dose: 100 grams seed daily or 25 to 50 grams defatted seed powder daily
Fenugreek has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with high lipid levels in preliminary trials..(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 2.5 to 15 grams daily
Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.(more)
Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Fenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.(more)
Constipation
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Fenugreek is a mild bulk-forming laxative that's best suited for long-term use in people with constipation.(more)
High Cholesterol
Dose: 10 to 30 grams three times per day with meals

Fenugreek seeds contain compounds known as steroidal saponins that inhibit both cholesterol absorption in the intestines and cholesterol production by the liver.1 Dietary fiber may also contribute to fenugreek's activity. Multiple human trials (some double-blind) have found that fenugreek may help lower total cholesterol in people with moderate atherosclerosis or those having insulin-dependent or non-insulin-dependent diabetes.2, 3, 4 One human double-blind trial has also shown that defatted fenugreek seeds may raise levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol.5 One small preliminary trial found that either 25 or 50 grams per day of defatted fenugreek seed powder significantly lowered serum cholesterol after 20 days.6 Germination of the fenugreek seeds may improve the soluble fiber content of the seeds, thus improving their effect on cholesterol.7 Fenugreek powder is generally taken in amounts of 10 to 30 grams three times per day with meals.

References

1. Sauvaire Y, Ribes G, Baccou JC, Loubatieres-Mariani MM. Implication of steroid saponins and sapogenins in the hypocholesterolemic effect of fenugreek. Lipids 1991;26:191-7.

2. Bordia A, Verma SK, Srivastava KC. Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraceum L) on blood lipids, blood sugar, and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease. Prostagland Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids 1997;56:379-84.

3. Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Rao NS. Effect of fenugreek seeds on blood glucose and serum lipids in type I diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990;44:301-6.

4. Sharma RD, Sarkar DK, Hazra B, et al. Hypolipidaemic effect of fenugreek seeds: A chronic study in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients. Phytother Res 1996;10:332-4.

5. Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Dayasagar Rao V. Hypolipidaemic effect of fenugreek seeds. A clinical study. Phytother Res 1991;5:145-7.

6. Prasanna M. Hypolipidemic effect of fenugreek: A clinical study. Indian J Pharmacol 2000;32:34-6.

7. Sowmya P, Rajyalakshmi P. Hypocholesterolemic effect of germinated fenugreek seeds in human subjects. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 1999;53:359-65.

High Triglycerides
Dose: 100 grams seed daily or 25 to 50 grams defatted seed powder daily

Fenugreek has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with high lipid levels in preliminary trials.1 Bread made with 50 grams defatted fenugreek powder was used twice daily in the trial. Similar results have been seen at half that amount in people with diabetes and elevated blood levels of various lipids.2 A small randomized trial found similar results using 100 grams fenugreek seeds daily.3 One small clinical trial found that either 25 grams or 50 grams per day of defatted fenugreek seed powder were effective in reducing triglycerides over a 20-day period.4 Mild diarrhea and gas can accompany the first few days of fenugreek use, though it almost always fades as the person taking it adapts.

References

1. Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Dayasagar Rao V. Hypolipidaemic effect of fenugreek seeds. A clinical study. Phytother Res 1991;5:145-7.

2. Sharma RD, Sarkar DK, Hazra B, et al. Hypolipidaemic effect of fenugreek seeds: A chronic study in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients. Phytother Res 1996;10:332-4.

3. Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Rao NS. Effect of fenugreek seeds on blood glucose and serum lipids in type I diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990;44:301-6.

4. Prasanna M. Hypolipidemic effect of fenugreek: A clinical study. Indian J Pharmacol 2000;32:34-6.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 2.5 to 15 grams dailyFenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.1 Animal research suggests that fenugreek may also contain a substance that stimulates insulin production and improves blood sugar control.2, 3In a controlled trial, incorporating 15 grams of powdered fenugreek seed into a meal eaten by people with type 2 diabetes reduced the rise in blood glucose following the meal.4 Another controlled trial found that taking 2.5 grams of fenugreek twice a day for three months reduced blood sugar levels in people with mild, but not those with severe, type 2 diabetes.5 In a double-blind study, 1 gram per day of an extract of fenugreek seeds for two months improved some measures of blood sugar control and insulin function in people with type 2 diabetes.6
References

1. Hannan JM, Rokeya B, Faruque O, et al. Effect of soluble dietary fibre fraction of Trigonella foenum graecum on glycemic, insulinemic, lipidemic and platelet aggregation status of Type 2 diabetic model rats. J Ethnopharmacol 2003;88:73-7.

2. Broca C, Manteghetti M, Gross R, et al. 4-Hydroxyisoleucine: effects of synthetic and natural analogues on insulin secretion. Eur J Pharmacol 2000;390:339-45.

3. Puri D, Prabhu KM, Murthy PS. Mechanism of action of a hypoglycemic principle isolated from fenugreek seeds. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2002;46:457-62.

4. Madar Z, Abel R, Samish S, Arad J. Glucose-lowering effect of fenugreek in non-insulin dependent diabetics. Eur J Clin Nutr 1988;42:51-4.

5. Bordia A, Verma SK, Srivastava KC. Effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraceum L) on blood lipids, blood sugar, and platelet aggregation in patients with coronary artery disease. Prostagland Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids 1997;56:379-84.

6. Gupta A, Gupta R, Lal B. Effect of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds on glycaemic control and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a double blind placebo controlled study. J Assoc Physicians India 2001;49:1057-61.

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsFenugreek seeds are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower blood sugar by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.1 Animal research suggests that fenugreek may also contain a substance that stimulates insulin production and improves blood sugar control.2, 3 In a controlled study in people with type 1 diabetes, incorporating powdered fenugreek seed into lunch and dinner meals (50 grams per meal) for ten days improved several measures of blood sugar control compared to a similar ten-day diet without added fenugreek.4
References

1. Hannan JM, Rokeya B, Faruque O, et al. Effect of soluble dietary fibre fraction of Trigonella foenum graecum on glycemic, insulinemic, lipidemic and platelet aggregation status of Type 2 diabetic model rats. J Ethnopharmacol 2003;88:73-7.

2. Broca C, Manteghetti M, Gross R, et al. 4-Hydroxyisoleucine: effects of synthetic and natural analogues on insulin secretion. Eur J Pharmacol 2000;390:339-45.

3. Puri D, Prabhu KM, Murthy PS. Mechanism of action of a hypoglycemic principle isolated from fenugreek seeds. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2002;46:457-62.

4. Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Rao NS. Effect of fenugreek seeds on blood glucose and serum lipids in type I diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr 1990;44:301-6.

Constipation
Dose: Refer to label instructions

The laxatives most frequently used world-wide come from plants. Herbal laxatives are either bulk-forming or stimulating.

Bulk-forming laxatives come from plants with a high fiber and mucilage content that expand when they come in contact with water; examples include psyllium, flaxseed, and fenugreek. As the volume in the bowel increases, a reflex muscular contraction occurs, stimulating a bowel movement. These mild laxatives are best suited for long-term use in people with constipation.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Although originally from southeastern Europe and western Asia, fenugreek grows today in many parts of the world, including India, northern Africa, and the United States. The seeds of fenugreek are used medicinally.

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    5.0

    Wonderful Product!

    By trixieplus2

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    Pros

    • Doubled My Milk Productio
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      Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

      I got Fenugreek to help with my milk supply because I needed to pump in order to leave the baby with a sitter. I doubled my production almost overnight!

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        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

        I take this daily-helps in sexual health

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        Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

        This stuff is wonderful! I'm currently nursing 6 week old twins. I am just barely able to keep up with their feedings on my own, except the twins are starting to increase how much they eat but I wasn't increasing what I produced. I started seeing results the same day I started taking Fenugreek! I would definately recommend to other moms having low milk supply!

        It has also helped with my arthritis! Definate plus! :)

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        EXCELLENT FOR NURSING!

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          Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

          I used this while nursing both of my children. I was desperate to find something to help me increase my milk supply. Fenugreek was the answer! In just a day or two, I was making so much more milk. Took a load of stress off of me!

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          yes it works

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            Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

            I am using it to boost my milk supply and it started working the same day I started taking it.

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            Very good medicine .it worked for me..

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              Comments about GNC HERBAL PLUS STANDARDIZED GNC Herbal Plus® Whole Herb Fenugreek Herbal Supplement:

              hi all,
              i used this medicine last night. i saw a big difference in 2 hours itself.it increased my milk supply. i used to pump maximum of 2 oz from both side before and after taking this i pumped 4 oz alltogether. very excellent medicine. don't worry abt low milk supply. take this medicine and enjoy ur motherhood.

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