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Glucosol, an extract of Lagerstroemia speciosa has proven to lower elevated blood sugar in diabetic patients in 2 important scientific studies. 48 mg of Glucosol reduced blood sugar levels by as much as 20.2%.
Gymnema sylvestre, also known as “Gurmar” in India, meaning “destroyer of sugar” was shown to reduce insulin requirements of diabetic patients by 50% in one study conducted in 1990 (Ethnopharmacol, 30:265-79, 1990). Improvement in levels of triglycerides, LDL and free fatty acids were also noted. Limited studies have reported that the addition of chromium picolinate supplements to the dietary regimens of patients with type 2 or steroid-induced diabetes mellitus may result in improvements in glycemic and cholesterol control in some patients, and may allow for the reduction of antidiabetic medication. Increased HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) has been reported following chromium supplementation in humans.
Bitter Melon is found in Asia, Africa, and South America. In 1993 Srivastava Y et al. demonstrated in Phytother Res. 7:285-9, 1993 the ability of Bitter Melon to drop blood sugar levels by as much as 25%.
Vanadium is a trace mineral. In laboratory animals, the mineral decreases hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and increases insulin secretion.