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BANABA LEAF DESCRIPTION
BLOOD SUGAR REGULATOR
Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) is a medicinal plant that grows in India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
The leaf extract of this plant contains a triterpenoid known as corosolic acid, which stimulates glucose transport into cells. Due to this triterpenoid, Banaba can be effective in regulating blood sugar levels and insulin in the blood. For many people, hunger, various food cravings, specifically, carbohydrates such as breads and sweets, and appetite, are related to fluctuations in insulin and blood sugar. By regulating blood sugar and insulin levels, it reduces those cravings and helps control the appetite, and can also be a weight loss aid for certain individuals.
BANABA LEAF USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
Numerous scientific studies have shown that the corosolic acid in Banaba stimulates glucose uptake.
In humans with type II diabetes, clinical trials show this extract to be effective in reducing blood sugar levels and maintaining better control of blood sugar fluctuations. Due to its effects on blood sugar and insulin, Banaba leaf tea is used as a treatment for diabetes and hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar). A pleasant side effect of regulating blood sugar levels is the reduction of carbohydrate cravings and caloric intake, which in turn, promotes moderate weight loss; on average 2 to 4 pounds a month.
BANABA LEAF DOSAGE INFORMATION
A safe dose is between 8 and 48 mg per day of Banaba extract taken with meals. For best results though, it is best to consult with your health care provider the dosage to be used in treating your condition.
BANABA LEAF SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTION INFORMATION
There have been no adverse side effects associated in taking the recommended doses of Banaba.
Exceeding the standard doses though can cause hypoglycemic effects such as headache, dizziness, and fatigue.
BANABA LEAF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS
QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS
BANABA LEAF HERBALPRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Sweet Balance, 60 Caps
HerbsPro: Natural Gluco Support Formula, 60 Caps
Gluco Support Formula with Banaba leaf and Vanadyl Sulfate. Dietary Supplement - Glucosol's active component, corosolic acid, supports glucose metabolism.
HerbsPro: Banaba Leaf, True Spectrum Extract, 60 VCaps
Banaba Leaf is naturally extracted using only the finest quality Banaba leaves. The standardized True Spectrum extract provides active levels of corosolic acid concentrated in the balanced ratio nature intended without isolating fractionizing or using toxic solvents harsh chemicals or gases.
HerbsPro: GlucoFit, 100 Softgels
HerbsPro: Glucose Optimizer, Jarrow, 120 Tabs
Glucose Optimizer is a comprehensive combination of nutrients that improve glucose metabolism and antioxidant protection. Alpha Lipoic Acid facilitates reduction of blood glucose and supports general metabolism by its effects on energy production. Banaba, Gymnema, Bitter Melon, Fenugreek and Eucalyptus are herbal extracts that have glucose regulating properties. Green Tea Extract (45% Polyphenols) supports the strength of capillaries and other blood vessels. Magnesium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and production of energy in the form of ATP. Bilberry promotes healthy eye function and circulation.
TakeHerb: Banaba Powder 1%, 1Fast400, 20 Grams
Kalyx: UltraMax Gold With AlphaNeuro Complex With Banaba Leaf, Ageless Foundation, 90 Caps: HF
Youth-Enhancing System UltraMAX GOLD (Capsules) Rejuvenation Formula With AlphaNeuro Complex was designed to enhance the body's natural production of hormones that have been shown to improve physical performance and well–being, and a broad range of health benefits. Promotes health, longevity, and well-being. Improves bone health, body fat levels, lean body mass, and energy levels. Supports immune function and healthy heart function.
Kalyx: Banaba Powder (Lagerstroemia Speciosa), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): EB
Kalyx: Banaba 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): EB
Kalyx: Banaba Leaves Powder (Lagerstroemai speciosa), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) : RF
Kalyx: Banaba Leaves Powder Extract 4:1 (Lagerstroemai speciosa), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): RF
Kalyx: Banaba Leaves Powder Extract 10:1 (Lagerstroemai speciosa), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): RF
Kalyx: Banaba 1% Corosolic Acid Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
Kalyx: Banaba Leaves Powder Extract (L. speciosa), 1% Corosolic Acid (Glucsol), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): RF
Kalyx: Banaba Leaves Powder Extract (L. speciosa), 1.5% Corosolic Acid (Glucsol), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs.): RF
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