Bitter Melon (10:1) Extract
Healthy Blood Sugar*
Assists Natural Healing*
Boosts Immune System*
What is Bitter Melon?Bitter melon has been traditionally used to support healthy blood sugar levels. Diabetes and other related conditions among the native populations of Asia, South America, India, the Caribbean, and East Africa are affected by an imbalance of blood sugar levels. There is an abundance of pre-clinical studies that document the health benefits including the possible support of blood sugar levels. *
How could Bitter Melon Extract Support My Health?Bitter melon is traditionally known for its health properties to support blood sugar, assists natural healing, the immune system as well as healthy cholesterol. Conditions like cancer and diabetes are affected by blood sugar levels as well as the immune system. Bitter melon might just be one of the most useful plants to support human health. *
Nutritive Value of Bitter MelonBitter melon is a powerful, nutrient-dense plant that comprises of a complex array of beneficial compounds. The fruits contain high amounts of Vitamin C, A, E, B1, B2 and B3, as well as Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid).
The fruit is also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, and is a good source of dietary fiber.
The medicinal value of bitter melon has been attributed to its high antioxidant properties due in part to phenols, flavonoids, isoflavones, terpenes, anthraquinones, and glucosinolates; all of which confer a bitter taste.
The fruits also consists of glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, reducing sugars, resins, phenolic constituents, fixed oil, and free acids that include the following:
Charine, cryptoxanthin, cucurbitin, cucurbitacin, cucurbitane, cycloartenol, diosgenin, eleostearic acid, erythrodiol, galacturonic acid, gentisic acid, goyaglycoside, goyasaponin, guanylate cyclase inhibitors, gypsogenin, hydroxytryptamine, karounidiol, lanosterol, lauric acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, momorcharaside, momorcharin, momordenol, momordicilin, momordicin, momordicinin, momordicoside, momordin, momordolo, multiflorenol, myristic acid, nerolidol, oleanolic acid, oleic acid, oxalic acid, pentadecan, peptide, petroselinic acid, polypeptide, protein, ribosome-inactivating proteins, rosmarinic acid, rubixanthin, spinasterol, steroidal glycoside, stigmasta-diol, stigmasterol, taraxerol, trehalose, trypsin inhibitors, uracil, vacine, v-insuIin, verbascoside, vicine, zeatin, zeatin riboside, zeaxanthin, zeinoxanthin amino acids-aspartic acid, serine, glutamic acid, thscinne, alanine, g-amino butyric acid, ascorbigen, b-sitosterol-d-glucoside, citrulline, elasterol, flavochrome, lutein, lycopene, pipecolic acid, and soluble pectin .
Suggested Usage / Dosage
The recommended dosage for this extract is 500 mg daily.
Interactions / Side Effects
Pregnant women are highly advised to avoid consumption of any parts of this plant.
Ideal Storage Conditions
Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.
2-years from Date of Manufacture.
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