extract may help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels when used
as part of your diet. Gymnema has been used traditionally in India
for centuries and has been shown in research to support healthy
glucose metabolism by mediation of insulin release and activity
and enhancement of healthy pancreatic function. LifeSource’s
Gymnema Sylvestre extract is standardized to minimum of 25% gymnemic
acids, the same concentration used in clinical research.
neutralizes the craving for sweets by abolishing the taste of
promotes regeneration of beta cells responsible for releasing
insulin in the pancreas.
prevents adrenaline from stimulating the liver to produce glucose.
lowers serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
Gymnema normalizes blood sugar levels without the use of insulin
or oral compounds.
Diabetes affects an estimated 18,200,000 people and there are another
15,000,000 not yet diagnosed, just in the United States alone!
Complications from diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure,
heart disease, nerve damage, limb amputations and even death. On
top of all that, prescriptive medications are drugs that can have
toxic side effects including, but not limited to, nausea, diarrhea,
skin rash, weight gain, respiratory infections, liver damage, and
good news is: there is a safe and clinically proven effective
solution to help control your blood sugar!
Because gymnema sylvestre is known to lower levels of blood sugar,
individuals who have diabetes should use it with caution. If blood
sugar levels fall too low, shakiness, sweating, confusion, distorted
speech, and loss of muscle control may occur. If it is not corrected,
low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness and even death.
Very little information is available on how gymnema sylvestre
might affect a developing fetus, an infant, or a small child.
Therefore, its use is not recommended during pregnancy, while
breast-feeding, or during early childhood.
Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 90
Sylvestre Extract (GS4)
Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Sylvestre: providing new hope for those with diabetes!
Called alternately Gur-mar or Mera-singi in Hindi, Meshasringi (meaning
"ram's horn") in Sanskrit, "Periploca of the Woods"
in English, wald-schlinge in German, and Sarpadarushtrika Meshasringi
in Ayurvedic Medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is a woody, climbing plant
that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India.
It also happens to be a first-rate warrior against diabetes.
History and traditional uses:
A member of the botanical family, Asclepiadacerae, an excellent
variety of Gymnema was growing in the Indian city of Goa, ages before
the year 1498, when the green-and-red royal Portuguese flag first
waved in the warm breezes that grace the Malabar Coast of southwest
India. It grew there during the Indian occupation of 1961-1962,
which restored Indian rule to Goa. And this outstanding botanical
will continue to grow there for as long as geology and humankind
In classical Ayurveda, Gymnema sylvestre has been used for stomach
upsets and as a diuretic. It was noted, even as far back as the
first century A.D., that Gymnema successfully "destroyed"
excess sugars in the body, a condition now recognized as diabetes.
What is its most impressive clinical application?
Diabetes. As early as 1930, researchers were also reporting the
plant's blood-glucose (blood-sugar) lowering actions. In modern
India, extracts of Gymnema's leaves are used successfully, either
alone or in combination, with other Ayurvedic compounds as a remedy
against diabetes mellitus.
What is diabetes mellitus?
Actually, there are two forms. Type I diabetes, or insulin-dependent
diabetes, is a severe, chronic form of diabetes brought on by insufficient
production of insulin, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates,
proteins, and fats.
This form of diabetes normally appears in childhood, or adolescence,
and is characterized by excessive thirst, frequent urination, a
build up of acids in the body--or a decrease in bicarbonates (acidosis),
and heightened sugar levels in blood and urine (glucosuria).
Type II diabetes, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is a less severe
form of the disease that usually appears first in adulthood. Often
manifesting no symptoms, and growing worse with obesity and physical
inactivity, this form is treated with dietary changes and exercise.
In 1990, at the Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Diabetes (Kilpauk Medical
College Hospital), Madras, E.R.B. Shanmugasundaram, et al., gave
400 mg/day of Gymnema sylvestre extract to 27 patients with Type
I diabetes, the severe form.
The results indicate that insulin requirements and excessive excretion
of glucose in the urine (glucosuria) were reduced in 22 patients;
blood sugar (glucose) levels were reduced in 25.