Bitter Melon by Pacific BioLogic contains the whole plant; leaves, seeds, vine, and melon. Research has found that the leaves are nutritious sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron; both the edible fruit and the leaves are great sources of the B vitamins.
The diabetes disorder stems from the way the body processes carbohydrates. Normally, carbohydrates are converted into a form of sugar called glucose, which floats along in the bloodstream until the pancreas goes into action. The pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that signals body cells to soak up glucose. Once inside the cell, glucose is either used to produce little or no insulin or else becomes resistant to the hormone’s action and can’t compensate. Either way, the glucose can’t get into the cells; it accumulates in the blood and is later expelled in the urine. In short, blood sugar rises while cells starve.
Both kinds of diabetes (Type I is regarded as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Type II is considered to be non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus) can be managed quite well with dietary changes, moderate exercise, effective weight reduction, and natural supplements such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes.
There are several different kinds of Bitter Melon throughout the world, but the Chinese Bitter Melon (Ku Gua) has proven to be the most effective and consistent in stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Western Symptomology: Diabetes
Suggested Use: Take 2 to 10 capsules per day with meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Ingredients in 1 capsules (500 mg):
Proprietary Blend: Bitter Melon (Ku Gua)
Other Ingredients: capsules of plant origin.