Gymnema Sylvestre is an herb that grows in tropical rain forests in India and has been used for years because of its blood sugar balancing capabilities. For this reason, it is in many over the counter Diabetes supplements in order to control diabetics' blood sugar levels. However, balancing your blood sugar isn't only beneficial to those with Diabetes, it is actually a very important aspect of managing your body composition, your energy levels, and those cravings that you get to cheat on your diet.
Now, onto why, and how Gymnema Sylvestre controls blood sugar in the human body. It does this in two ways, one by blocking the absorption in the body mostly in the intestines, and it is also theorized that it blocks tastes buds' ability to recognize and thus process sugar, which is advantageous as taste is involved in Insulin release. Also, it has been shown to control your cravings for high sugar, physique diminishing, high carbohydrate foods. By no consuming these types of foods you can lower your blood sugar and overall body weight but, paired with Gymnema Sylvestre, the effects can be astounding. In a review done by Pharmacognocy Reasearch Labratory at Banaras Hindu University, Gymenmia Sylvestre was determined to be one of the most potent herbs available to lower blood sugar in the human body. It was also proved have huge potential in being turned into drugs in medicines intended to lower blood sugar. This is exactly why it is a feature ingredient in a product like Need 2 Slin, a product that ensures your get the most of your macro-nutrients and keeps you lean by managing your blood sugar which in-turn controls your insulin release.
Insulin is a very important hormone to consider in bodybuilding, because it is the primary hormone associated with growth in the body, and that goes for both muscle and fat growth. When excessive carbohydrates and sugars are consumed the body is forced to release insulin from the liver and pancreas which stops the body from using fat as an energy source. It is released to start removing the excess glucose( a form of sugar) in the blood stream. This can be used to our advantage especially because Gymnema Sylvestre has been shown to increase the availability of Insulin in the body. When this hormone is manipulated correctly, the release of insulin can also take your excessive fats, carbohydrates, and proteins and turn them into glycogen which is, in turn, stored in your muscles. This can also show you how you can use Insulin to your advantage post workout because of its ability to uptake your amino acids and protein powders. It can make the hard earned dollars you put into your post workout nutrition work better for you by shuttling these key nutrients where you need them most, your muscles.
This is why we recommend that you take Need 2 Slin before your meals that are highest in carbohydrates. Gymnema Sylvestre will be sure to control your blood sugar with these excess carbohydrates and keep your body from inhibiting you're ability to burn body fat. Additionally, Gymnema Sylvestre has been studied and shown to positively effect obesity. The Department of Pharmacology at Hamdard Univerity in New Dehli used this herb to treat mice that were intentionally made to be obese with a high fat diet and then treated them with Gymnema Sylvestre and it worked not only to lower the body fat but also a number of important factors that control overall health. These factors included, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease, all conditions commonly associated with obesity.
Most importantly with Gymnema Sylvestre, there have been no known negative side effects found with supplementing it. This certainly trumps most Diabetes medications that can cause a wide array of side effects and may even worsen other conditions. When it comes to bodybuilding we all know some of the side effects that can come with consumption of supplements or even chemicals to alter our physique. These effects can include aggression, acne, and hair loss, so if you can take Gymnema Sylvestre and have a scientifically proven way to lose fat and improve your overall health, why not take the chance?
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