Bitter Melon Plus
Bottle size: 100 caplets
Suggested adult usage: 1 caplet, two to three times a day (about 30 minutes before each meal) or as needed.
Approximate supply: 33-100 days
If you have tried, or have heard of the benefits of Bitter Melon, then you know that this natural ingredient works wonders! But when we combined it with four other herbs, the results were nothing short of amazing! These natural ingredients compliment each other and work powerfully together to help improve the heath of the pancreas, aid digestion, and help maintain a healthy blood sugar balance.
- Weight: 3.60 Ounces
Bitter Melon Plus contains a synergistic blend of:
Bitter Melon • Anamú • Nopal Cactus Leaves • Alfalfa
Bitter melon, also known as balsam pear, is a tropical vegetable widely cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America, and has been used extensively around the world as a natural remedy to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- In Turkey it has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly stomach complaints.
- Studies indicate that bitter melon may help protect the heart and nervous system by reducing inflammation throughout the body.
- Studies suggest that bitter melon may play a role in controlling the production of insulin by the body, thus promoting healthy blood sugar control. Some of the documented studies show this bitter fruit to enhance cells’ uptake of glucose, to promote insulin release, and to make the effect of insulin more potent.
Bitter melon has an “exercise-like” effect on the body! When you exercise, it activates an enzyme called AMPK (a protein well known for regulating fuel metabolism and enabling glucose uptake) in muscle, which in turn, helps move glucose transporters to the cell surface. This is a very important step in the uptake of glucose from circulation into the tissues of the body, and is a major reason that exercise is recommended to help promote healthy blood sugar levels. Here’s where it gets interesting! Bitter melon contains four very promising compounds that appear to work the same way on AMPK, in that, when you ingest them, they activate this enzyme, just like if you had gotten up and done aerobics! (However, bitter melon is not a substitute for regular exercise.)
A member of the pokeweed family and also known as petiveria alliacea, this Peruvian herb has a wide variety of health benefits!
- It is known for helping stimulate, strengthen, and nourish the kidneys and pancreas.
- It helps reduce blood platelet clumping, improving circulation throughout the body, particularly when there are circulatory issues.
- It is a potent immune system stimulator, benefiting people who tend to have weakened immune systems.
- Many studies show that this herb is highly effective at promoting healthy blood sugar levels.
Nopal Cactus Leaves
Also called prickly pear cactus, this plant has a variety of health benefits such as helping: repair bones, reduce pain, aid weight loss, support healthy pancreas function, and nourish the digestive system! It has been found in many studies to help promote and maintain healthy and stable blood sugar levels.
It is little wonder that nopal is able to exert so many therapeutic actions considering it is packed full of essential nutrients! It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, in addition to the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Also present are 18 amino acids in the form of easily digestible protein.
Nopal helps contribute to weight loss by absorbing water upon ingestion, which produces a feeling of fullness. This, combined with its effect on blood sugar, appears to help reduce appetite and control carbohydrate cravings.
Known in ancient Middle Eastern countries as being “the father of all foods”, alfalfa is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, niacin, protein, riboflavin, vitamins A, D, E, and K and contains more mineral components than any other plant studied! The roots grow deep, often more than 20 feet, bringing nutrients up from deep within the earth.
Alfalfa has a mild blood purifying action, reduces inflammation, and is rich in both the major and trace minerals that build blood oxygen levels and tissue integrity. It is alkalizing and detoxifying. This herb is known to have an action that rebuilds cardiovascular integrity and tone, has tissue and blood-building minerals which enrich the blood, and helps reduce blood-clotting.
- Alfalfa is rich in vital trace minerals, has a blood conditioning effect, and builds the endocrine system. Alfalfa is so vitamin and mineral-rich that in the 1960’s, one company produced a very successful liquid vitamin product that was almost 100% alfalfa concentrate as its foundation product!
- Alfalfa contains 8 digestive enzymes which makes it a great plant to help promote better digestion and eliminate most stomach upset.
- Alfalfa supports pancreatic function, and pancreatic imbalances respond very well to alfalfa.
- The fiber found in fresh alfalfa slows the release of calories from food you eat, helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Alfalfa also contains minerals essential to healthy blood sugar levels. For instance, the body needs potassium to convert blood sugar into glycogen and chromium is essential for maintaining healthy insulin levels.
WARNINGS: Do not take if you are pregnant. Anamú and Bitter Melon can cause the uterus to contract, which could harm your unborn baby. This herb also has a mild blood thinning effect on the body. Individuals with blood disorders or on blood thinning products should consult their doctor before taking this herbal supplement.