Fenugreek Seed Extract (50% Fenusides)
Assists Blood Sugar*
Supports Healthy Skin*
What is Fenugreek?Fenugreek is an annual herb with a unique fragrance that is grown in many countries around the world. The health-promoting properties of this miraculous plant have long been recognized in the form of food supplements. Today, this ancient spice is used in Western countries to support a variety of health benefits. Healthy blood sugar levels, blood pressure, heart function, muscle strength, and libido are just some of the possible health supporting benefits. Fenugreek is rich in a variety of bioactive constituents. Among them, saponins are found to have the most effective health benefits. The pharmacological properties of Fenugreek are mainly attributed to the presence of saponins. *
In Fenugreek, saponins are functionally diverse and exist as a chemically-complex, varied group. One such saponin with enormous therapeutic properties is fenusides. Fenugreek with fenuside extract is more concentrated, which means that it has a more significant positive impact on our health and well-being. *
How could Fenugreek Support My Health?One of the extraordinary researched potential functions of Fenugreek saponin is the support of our pituitary glands in secreting various hormones such as growth factors, luteinizing hormones, and follicle-stimulating hormones. The human growth factor insuIin is essential for all body tissues, including our bones. As a result Fenugreek saponins may support protein synthesis and fat metabolization which could provide energy for tissue growth. *
There are also men who seek to improve their athletic performance and increase their libido by boosting their testosterone levels. Fenugreek saponin may support the healthy production of testosterone. *
Users who regularly consumed 500 mg of Fenugreek extract twice daily for breakfast and dinner may report a potential boost libido levels. Research suggests there could also be a significant benefit in healthy sperm count and healthy sperm motility . *
Fenugreek saponins could support healthy blood sugar and antioxidant bio-active constituent . Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem that's steadily increasing globally. Studies have focused on the possible hypoglycemic properties of Fenugreek extract over a 10 day period. When food was supplemented with Fenugreek extract, results showed a significant 50% reduction in 24-hour urine glucose levels and means reductions in glucose tolerance test values and fasting serum glucose levels . Fenugreek could slow down carbohydrate digestion and absorption. Blood sugar issues are related to both Type I and Type II Diabetes. Consumption of this Fenugreek could also support healthy levels of serum lipids and support a healthy heart. Heart issues can include diseases like atherosclerosis (also known as a hardening of the arteries due to plaque). *
Fenugreek saponins help to support a healthy liver. High alcohol consumption can cause Alcohol-induced damage in the liver. Fenugreek may support healthy blood, and may support healthy skin through the release of toxins. The health-promoting effects of Fenugreek extract have been cited in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Studies suggest that Fenugreek could support healthy natural healing and healthy anti-microbial effects as well as healthy weight management. *
Fenugreek seeds and leaves are particularly beneficial to women's health. Since Biblical times, it was touted that Fenugreek can increase a mother's milk production within a day . *
Nutritional ValueFenugreek seeds are a rich source of minerals and vital vitamins which are essential nutrients for optimum health. Minerals like potassium that are abundantly found in this edible spice are necessary for the health of our body cells, heart function, and blood pressure by disputing action on sodium. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and works as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidase enzymes. Vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin A, B1, and C are also found in the seeds. *
Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of soluble dietary fiber content (mucilaginous fiber). It helps to moderate the metabolism of glucose in the digestive tract.
It is also high in proteins and amino acids like lysine and tryptophan.
Pyridine-type alkaloids, mainly trigonelline, choline, gentianine, and carpaine and flavonoids like apigenin, luteolin, orientin, quercetin, vitexin, and isovitexin are usually responsible for the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects in human health.
The unique fragrance and characteristic flavor of Fenugreek is due to the presence of trace amounts of lactone.
Fenugreek saponins may provide a wide range of health benefits. The seeds and leaves contain different types of saponins and sapogenins (such as glycosides). They are rich in trigofoenoside A-G, trigonelloside B, diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, neotigogenin, yuccagenin, lilagenin, gitogenin, neogitogenin, smilagenin, and sarsasapogenin.
Suggested Usage / Dosage
The recommended dosage for this extract is 500 mg twice a day during breakfast and dinner.
Interactions / Side EffectsFenugreek might affect your blood sugar levels so do monitor your blood sugar when consuming Fenugreek. *
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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