I am a holistic nut, and would prefer to lower my sugars as naturally as I can. I found this information on Sweetpoision.com and was curious if anyone out there is using these? If so, where do you get them and what kind of cost is associated with them? Do they work for you? Are there side effects?
Banaba Leaf Extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa) has long been used in Philippine natural medicine for blood sugar control. Animal studies have shown that extracts of banaba leaf have anti-diabetic effects. The active compound in Banaba Leaf Extract is a triterpenoid called corosolic acid, which stimulates glucose transport into cells, and this regulates blood sugar levels and insulin in the blood. Recent human studies support the use of corosolic acid from Banaba Leaf Extract in lowering blood glucose levels.
Bitter Melon Extract (Momordica charantia) is the unripe fruit of a plant found in tropical locations such as East Africa, Asia, The Caribbean and South America. Bitter Melon has been used as an antidiabetic remedy in China, India and the West Indies. Bitter Melon has been shown to improve glucose tolerance and reduce fasting blood glucose levels without increasing blood insulin levels. Researchers in India found that patients with Type 2 diabetes who were supplemented with Bitter Melon had significant reduction in both fasting and after-meal serum glucose levels.
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