Anyone use biter melon extract to dampen insulin spikes?

Answered on October 15, 2013
Created October 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM

In an effort to control insulin spikes and stay in ketosis, I have been taking a bitter melon extract at night with dinner. Does anyone have experience with this supplement?

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on October 15, 2013
at 02:19 PM

philosophically i am opposed to this, im not sure it would work either; as im not sure if its the glucose or the insulin that kicks you out of ketosis...hmmz.


on October 15, 2013
at 02:17 PM

I don't take the supplement, but I do eat bitter melon. Why don't you try eating the vegetable? Surely it is a more natural paleo way! There are many Indian recipes for bitter melon with nice spicing to make it very tasty. The Chinese also use bitter melon, but I have noticed that the Chinese variety is different from the kind you get in India. It is paler and less bitter. I am convinced that the lusciously green Indian kind is better! My fav recipes for it involve tamarind and coconut.

Btw, you can also make bitter melon tea from fresh or dried slices. And people also drink the juice. In India, bitter melon is famed for being good for diabetes. But people like to eat it regardless of that because it's so good!

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