These plants have traditionally been used to help keep the blood glucose at a normal level.

Fenugreek is an Asian herb which has traditionally been used for diabetes. When data from 10 different studies were analyzed, fenugreek was found to lower fasting blood glucose, HbA1c (a measurement of long term glucose control), and glucose measurements 2 hours after a glucose load (Neelakantan N, et al. 2014).

Bitter melon is another herb traditionally used for diabetes. When bitter melon was compared with a drug, the drug lowered blood glucose more effectively, but the bitter melon improved diabetes associated cardiovascular risk factors more effectively (Rahman IU, et al. 2015).

Gymnema sylvestre has been used in India for centuries to treat type 2 diabetes. It has shown to increase insulin secretion and reduce fasting blood glucose as well as glucose levels after a meal (Al-Romalyan A, et al. 2010).

When using herbs it is important that they are provided in a standardized extract. That way you know that the strength is the same from batch to batch and you can expect to get the same results. That cannot always be ensured otherwise, since many factors affect the quality of herbs. It is also important that the raw materials are analyzed in several ways, to be sure that they are not contaminated.

Using herbs like this can help to keep your blood glucose in a good range.

However, don't forget to eat high nutrient, low glycemic index foods. That should always be one of your priorities.

Blood Glucose Support

This formula contains Fenugreek and two other herbs traditionally known to help support normal blood sugar.

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Al-Romaiyan A, Liu B, Asare-Anane H, Maity CR, Chatterjee SK, Koley N, Biswas T, Chatterji AK, Huang GC, Amiel SA, Persaud SJ, Jones PM. A novel Gymnema sylvestre extract stimulates insulin secretion from human islets in vivo and in vitro. Phytother Res. 2010 Sep;24(9):1370-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3125.

Neelakantan N, Narayanan M, de Souza RJ, van Dam RM. Effect of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) intake on glycemia: a meta-analysis of clinical trials. Nutr J. 2014 Jan 18;13:7. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-7.

Rahman IU, Khan RU, Rahman KU, Bashir M. Lower hypoglycemic but higher antiatherogenic effects of bitter melon than glibenclamide in type 2 diabetic patients. Nutr J. 2015 Jan 26;14(1):13.

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