CRAVINGS & GYMNEMA

For those on the 21 DAY FREEDOM PLAN, you will run out of Gymnema on Saturday, Day 13. Your cravings should be continuing to decrease or, in some cases, just go away. This is in part to your dietary changes and to the herb, Gymnema. If you are concerned your cravings may return, or if you are still experiencing some, be sure to refill with one more bottle of Gymnema. This will take you through to the end of the SP PURIFICATION PROGRAM.

TIP:  If you suck on your tablet of Gymnema before going out, you will not be able to taste ANY sugary foods for the next two hours.  This can be helpful when you know you are going to go to an event that will be serving treats.  Just suck on your tablet and then swallow it.

This is why Gymnema is so special.

This is what Gymnema does:
•Normalises and Lowers blood sugar levels
•Reduces the sweet sensations of foods
•Increases insulin secretion
•Inhibits glucose uptake
•Decreases body fat
•Reduces the amount of “bad” LDL cholesterol
•Increase the amount of “good” HDL cholesterol

Here is how Gymnema works:

  • (1) According to research done by Persaud and colleagues in 1999 the raise in insulin levels may be due to regeneration of the cells in the pancreas.
  • (2) Gymnema can also help prevent adrenal hormones from stimulating the liver to produce glucose, thereby reducing blood sugar levels
  • Additionally, Gymnema reduces the taste of sugar when it is placed in the mouth, thus some use it to fight sugar cravings

(1) ^ Asare-Anane, H; Huang, GC; Amiel, SA; Jones, PM; Persaud, SJ (2005). “Stimulation of insulin secretion by an aqueous extract of Gymnema sylvestre: role of intracellular calcium”. Endocrine Abstracts 10: DP1. http://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0010/ea0010dp1.htm.

(2) ^ Persaud SJ; Al-Majed H; Raman A; Jones PM (1999). “Gymnema sylvestre stimulates insulin release in vitro by increased membrane permeability”. J Endocrinol 163 (2): 207–212. PMID 10556769.

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