Latin Name: Gymnema sylvestre
Gymnema is a plant which its leaves are traditionally used for blood sugar management.
Gymnema has been long use to support healthy blood sugar levels due to its ability to
- Reduce sugar cravings because of its gymnemic acid, which blocks the sugar receptors on our tastebuds. This makes the foods we eat less sweet and appealing, which may reduce the amount of food we take too
- Block sugar absorption in our intestines
- Increase the amount of insulin produced by our body
With diabetes a major issue here in Singapore, one would find gymnema a great aid in our fight against diabetes.