I don’t need to tell you that beating blood-sugar problems starts with diet and exercise. In fact, dropping just five percent of your weight can make a dramatic difference for many diabetes sufferers.
But if you’re already working on managing your blood sugar and still find yourself dreading seeing your numbers after every finger stick – or if you simply want to see faster, easier results (and who wouldn’t?) — I’ve got some GREAT news.
You can help bring your blood sugar under control… and keep it there… without having to resort to taking more dangerous drugs.
If you want to send high blood sugars packing – if you want to stop worrying day and night about your diabetes – then step off the off the blood-sugar merry-go-round and give this incredible, proven, natural blood-sugar-busting remedy a try.
Curbs sugar cravings BEFORE they kick in
Gymnema sylvestre is a woody climbing vine found growing naturally in central and south India and on the island of Sri Lanka. This diabetes-fighting plant has been used medicinally in India for well over 2,000 years.
Traditional herbalists practicing the ancient Hindi medicine system of Ayurveda have long used the leaves of the potent plant to treat diabetes and obesity. In fact, one of the Hindu words for the herb, gurmar, literally translates as “sugar destroyer,” and it’s commonly referred to simply as “miracle plant.”
A naturally-occurring amino acid peptide in Gymnema called gurmarin has a curious side effect, the compound literally suppresses your taste for sweetness by filling up the sugar receptors found in the taste buds on your tongue.
And that, of course, means that you’re far less likely to crave and chow down on sugary sweets. Because, let’s face it, what would be the point?
As a result Gymnema not only can help head off blood sugar spikes by reducing the amount of sugar you eat, it might also help you lose some weight which can also keep those soaring sugars under control.
Have soaring blood sugars met their match?
But blocking sugar cravings before you even have them is far from the only “miracle” up this herb’s sleeves. Researchers say Gymnema literally raises insulin levels, revealing yet another way it could level off blood sugars.
And, frustratingly this isn’t a new finding either, believe it or not they’ve known about the herb’s ability to gently bump up insulin levels for 85 years!
In one study when an extract of Gymnema, gymnemic acid IV, was compared to the common diabetes drug glibenclamide the extract reduced blood glucose levels 14 to 60 percent within six hours.
In fact, according to an extensive review published in the journal Biomed Research International Gymnema isn’t only an excellent candidate for the treatment of diabetes because of its ability to stabilize blood-sugar levels and squash sugar cravings, the plant may also help promote the regeneration of the pancreas where insulin is produced!
Extracts of this sugar destroying plant have also been used to combat obesity and control elevated cholesterol levels—both common complaints of those suffering with diabetes.
“Miracle plant” shows promise for other conditions
In addition to its exciting benefits for those with metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) and diabetes, Gymnema has shown great promise in treating a number of other conditions.
In an animal study Gymnema’s anti-inflammatory abilities were confirmed when it reduced swelling by 48.5 percent within 4 hours. And in an vitro study an extract of the plant, gymnemagenol, killed a stunning 73 percent of HeLa cancer cells that were exposed to it, without harming any healthy cells.
Gymnema extracts have even been shown to effectively fight cavities, control arthritis, and heal wounds.
If you’re looking for a way to add an extra boost to your blood-sugar control without resorting to more dangerous heavy-duty drugs why not give natural, safe Gymnema sylvestre a try? It could be the key to finally getting your blood sugar under control.
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