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Maintaining healthy blood lipid and insulin levels
Regulate sugar balance.
Ingredients: Salacia Oblonga root extract
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule)
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
The roots and stems of Salacia oblonga, known in India as Ponkoranti, has been traditionally used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine to regulate sugar imbalance, and more recently it has been used as a dietary supplement in Japan. Salacia helps normalize blood sugar and insulin levels, and support healthy blood lipids. Ponkoranti is a woody plant found in the rainforests of Sri Lanka and India. Salacia oblonga extract suppresses glucose absorption. Intestinal enzymes normally bond to carbohydrates and turn them to glucose (the sugar that circulates throughout the body). Salacia contains inhibitors of sugar digestion and absorption. When Salacia is present in the digestive tract, the intestinal digestive enzymes bond to chemical components of Salacia instead of the sugar or carbohydrates. The result is less glucose production – and lower blood glucose and insulin levels. Salacia Oblonga inhibits the breakdown of oligosaccharides (disaccharides and trisaccharides) such as sucrose, maltose, etc. into monosaccharides and inhibits the absorption of monosaccharides such as glucose, mannose, etc. in the body, preventing blood sugar levels from rising.
Salacia contains two potent alpha-glucosidase inhibitors that may help regulate carbohydrate-metabolic imbalances. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors decrease the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine, resulting in a slower and lower rise in blood glucose throughout the day, especially right after meals. Salacia also contains mangiferin, a polyphenol that enhances the body's sensitivity to insulin, and contains inhibitors of sugar digestion and absorption. The polyphenols in Salacia were shown to be potent free radical scavengers and Salacia has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties. It is known that glucose absorbed in the body is converted into glycogens and neutral lipids by insulin and then accumulates as body fat and organ fat, thus causing obesity.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.