Gymnema sylvestre has no known or documented side effects. It is advisable for diabetics to use this herb with great caution and work in conjunction with a medical physician, as the blood-sugar levels need to be closely monitored and there may be a need to adjust the diabetic medication. The effect seen can take from 3-4 weeks in mild cases of Diabetes Type 2, to up to 2 or 2½ years in severe cases of Diabetes Type 1. Individual results may vary, and are not guaranteed.
Ingredients: Gymnema sylvestre extract 400 mg (25% Gymnemic Acid from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre).
1 Baskaran K, Kizar Ahamath B, Radha Shanmugasundaram K, Shanmugasundaram ER; Antidiabetic effect of a leaf extract from Gymnema sylvestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients; J Ethnopharmacol. 1990 Oct; 30(3): 295-300.
2 Brala PM, Hagen RL.; Effects of sweetness perception and caloric value of a preload on short term intake; Physiol Behav. 1983 Jan; 30(1): 1-9.
3 Shanmugasundaram ER, Gopinath KL, Radha Shanmugasundaram K, Rajendran VM; Possible regeneration of the islets of Langerhans in streptozotocin-diabetic rats given Gymnema sylvestre leaf extracts; J Ethnopharmacol. 1990 Oct; 30(3): 265-79.
4 Shanmugasundaram KR, Panneerselvam C, Samudram P, Shanmugasundaram ER; Enzyme changes and glucose utilisation in diabetic rabbits: the effect of Gymnema sylvestre, R.Br.; J Ethnopharmacol. 1983 Mar; 7(2): 205-34.
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