Gymnema Has Potent Weight Loss Properties
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
Gymnema sylvestre is an herb used traditionally in Asia to treat type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and help with weight management. It has a blood sugar lowering effect, partly because it helps your pancreas make insulin. This rejuvenating effect on the pancreas is one reason why this herb is in widespread use. A new animal study now supports the traditional weight loss use, showing that it can powerfully influence multiple aspects of the obesity issue.
The study involved the use of a high fat diet to induce obesity, comparing control subjects, which gain a lot of weight, to those taking Gymnema sylvestre while having the option of consuming as much high fat food as they desire. The study results were remarkable, as gymnema significantly decreased body weight, food consumption, triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. , VLDL cholesterol, and blood sugar. It also boosted levels of protective HDL Cholesterol High-density lipoprotein that is one of five lipoproteins that enable cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the bloodstream to the liver and to the adrenals, ovaries, or testes for the production of steroid hormones. .
While the mechanism of action of all these benefits has yet to be identified, it is quite clear that this safe and nontoxic herb can help millions of Americans in their ongoing battle of the bulge, while working to help prevent falling into the metabolic syndrome. Typical doses are 400 mg to 600 mg per day.
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