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Gymnema Sylvestre Extract with Gymnemic Acids
Product Name: Gymnema Sylvestre Extract
Active Ingredient: Gymnemic Acid
CAS No. 1399-64-0
Speification: 25%-70% Gymnemic Acid
Appearance: Brown yellow powder
Grade: Pharmaceutical and food
Gymnema is a woody climbing plant that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India. The leaves lamina is ovate, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, with both surfaces pubescent. The flowers are small bell-shaped yellow color. The leaves of gurmar are used medicinally, for its unique property to directly mask the tongue’s ability to taste sweet foods; at the same time suppresses glucose absorption from the intestine. This is the reason it is known in Hindi as gurmar, or "destroyer of sugar".
Gymnema sylvestre extract has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels when used for an extended period of time. Additionally, Gymnema sylvestre extract reduces the taste of sugar when it is placed in the mouth, thus some use it to fight sugar cravings. From extract of the leaves were isolated glycosides known as Gymnemic acids, which exhibit anti-sweet activity. This effect, however, is short-lived, lasting a mere fifteen minutes. Gymnema sylvestre extract is currently being used in an all natural medication for diabetes with other ingredients such as cinnamon, chromium, zinc, biotin, banaba, huckleberry and bitter melon. Extracts of Gymnema is not only claimed to curb sweet tooths but also for treatment of as varied problems as hyperglycemia, obesity, high cholesterol levels, anemia and digestion.