Gymnema Sylvestre - 30 Capsules
Curb your appetite and urge to snack with Natrol® Gymnema Sylvestre!†
Gymnema Sylvestre (or just Gymnema) is an herb native to the tropical forests of India as well as Africa. Gymnema Sylvestre has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over two millennia to balance blood sugar levels, gastrointestinal problems, water retention, and liver problems.†
The Hindu word for gymnema -- gurmar -- means "sugar destroyer." Experimental research has shown that active ingredients isolated from the leaves of this herb can block sugar receptors in the tongue of laboratory animals, which could explain the herb’s ability to suppress the sensation of sweet upon chewing. Today, Gymnema Sylvestre is used for metabolic syndrome, weight loss and appetite suppression.†
Gymnema Sylvestre contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is produced.†
Natrol® Gymnema Sylvestre:
• Reduce Cravings for Sweets†
• Appetite Suppressant†
• Support Weight Management†
Size/Form: 30 Capsules
Directions: Take 1 capsule, two times daily, with water 15 minutes before a meal.
Please consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking prescription drugs, or are pregnant or lactating.
Gymnema Sylvestre FAQs:
Q: What is the source of Gymnema Sylvestre?
A: Gymnema Sylvestre is an herb native to the tropical forests of India with a long history of use in India to balance sugar absorption. The Hindu name Gymnema means “destroyer of sugar” or "sugar destroyer".†
Q: How does Gymnema Sylvestre work?
A: Gymnema contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made.
Q: What is Ayurvedic Medicine?
A: Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Q: Aside for using Gymnema Sylvestre as an appetite suppressant and to reduce cravings for weight loss purposes, what else do some people use it for?
A: Some people use Gymnema Sylvestre supplements as part of their diabetes treatment plan. †
Q: What is the source of gelatin?
A: 100% bovine.