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What is gymnema sylestre?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 09, 2011 at 8:38 PM

What is gymnema sylestre and how does it work? Is it advisable to take?

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on June 09, 2011
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http://tinyurl.com/3qv7yus

Down vote? how hard is it to google something and go to the very first entry (Wikipedia) and get the answer you're looking for? There are even sources to verify the information.

Or you can go to paleohacks, get an un-sourced answer from some anonymous person and hope for the best.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on June 10, 2011
at 04:23 PM

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 09, 2011
at 09:49 PM

It's an herb that makes you perceive sweet tastes as disgusting. It can be helpful for breaking the sugar habit...you could trick younger children into a lifetime of disliking sweets potentially!

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on June 09, 2011
at 09:21 PM

So my question is: given that it has "fame" as something that kills the urge to take in sugar, would this herb be worthless if you have lost your taste for sugar and are never tempted? I had thought it actually reduced glucose levels, but I guess I'm wrong.

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on December 13, 2012
at 12:42 AM

no you are not wrong..along with having an impact on not tasting sugar it does reportedly block the uptake of glucose from the small intestine. from what i have read t helps to balance blood glucose levels on normal carb diet. the mechanism is apparently mechanical as it is close in structure to a glucose molecule so blocks the locations that glucose would normally inhabit. it also apparently blocks some fat metabolism so I am not sure how suitable it is for someone wanting to stay on a ketogenic diet. It ccan be useful for intial stages with sugar cravings and transitioning to low carb/ketogenic from what I have read.

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on June 09, 2011
at 08:58 PM

It's a supplement that can help reduce/eliminate the taste for sugar. It's ok to take - pretty safe

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