Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing shrub that has long been native to Africa and India. The leaves of this plant has been used to make natural medicine. This plant has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine, which is commonly used in India. In Hindu, another name for Gymnema is Gumar or sugar destroyer.
As a tea Gymnema is considered to be a plant with powerful anti-diabetic compounds. It has been known for controlling obesity and weight problems. It is a well-known remedy for a variety of ailments, such as diabetes, malaria, and snake bites. Gymnema has become a favorite research subject in Western medicine.
Ayurveda describe this plant as a sugar destroyer. So, people suffering from hyper glycemia , obesity, or diabetes can benefit from consuming this herb. Gymnema and Ayurvedic herbs may he used traditionally for treating diabetes. It possess numerous other benefits and treating problems related to digestion, urinary tract problems, and obesity. The leaves are used from ancient Ayurvedic Indian medicinal practices, which has been used for centuries.
Used primarily in combination with other herbs, it has been shown to be effective in toning the blood and strengthening the body in general. Gymnema is effective in blocking the taste of sugar from the system. Taken before sugar, the Gymnema molecule blocks the passages through which sugar is normally absorbed, so that fewer sugar calories are assimilated. Both sugar and Gymnema are digested in the small intestine, but the larger molecule of Gymnema cannot be fully absorbed. The remaining sugar is eliminated as waste.
The active ingredient in Gymnema Sylvestre is gymnemic, an organic acid. Gymnemic acid is composed of molecules with a similar atomic arrangement to glucose molecules. These molecules fill the receptor locations on the taste buds temporarily from one to two hours, preventing the taste buds from being able to taste any sugar molecules in the food. This action is repeated in the intestines when gymnenic acid fills the receptors located on the absorptive external layers of the intestines, blocking temporarily, the absorption of sugar molecules.
A taste test can show how Gymnema works, First, taste something sweet, then take a sip of Gymnema Sylvestre tea around in your mouth. Finally, taste something sweet again. You will not be able to taste the sugar, because Gymnema has blocked the taste of the sugar in your mouth in the same way it blocks sugar and digestion.
Gymnema can be used with GTF chromium in order to stabilize blood sugar.
Gymnema is an herb that reduces blood sugar levels after sugar consumption.
Gymnema has a molecular structure similar to that of sugar that can block absorption of up to 50% of dietary sugar calories.
Additional health benefits
Reduces Sugar Cravings( The active component in Gymnema, which is gymnemic acid, which helps suppress sweetness. Gymnemic acid blocks the sugar receptors of your taste buds.)
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels ( Gymnema is considered to have anti-diabetic properties. When used as a supplement in combination with other diabetes medications, it can help to lower high glucose levels.)
May increase Insulin Production ( Gymnemas role in insulin secretion and cell regeneration may also contribute to its blood sugar lowering capabilities. Higher insulin levels mean that sugar is clear from your blood at a faster rate.)
Cholesterol ( Gymnema can help lower LDL cholesterol levels which is considered the bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides.)
Weight Loss( One 3-week study showed reduce body weight in rats given a water extract of Gymnema. A study and 60 moderately obese people taking a Gymnema extract found a 5- 6% decrease in body weight, as well as reduce food intake.)
Extra Gymnema Sylvestre Benefits
Taking Chromium Picolinate with Gymnema Sylvestre can add extra health benefits when lowering your fasting glucose levels.
Chromium Picolinate ( This trace mineral is required by the body ,in small amounts. It has a very important role for the metabolism and helps the body regulate glucose levels by transporting them into cells. It helps break down protein, fats, and carbohydrates. This is essential for good health and the proper functioning of tissues and organs.)