Many of you have now experienced for yourself the amazing effect of our “Sugar Stop”. And the “magic” herb that is “Sugar Stop” is Gymnema sylvestre. The common name for Gymnema is ‘Gurmar’ which in Hindi means “sugar taste destroyer” – which is exactly what it does!
In the herbal world we use Gymnema to block sugar cravings, for sugar regulation, for diabetes and to assist with weight loss.
In A Nutshell
When we eat sugar (glucose) the brain signals the pancreas to produce insulin which deals with that sugar. Insulin’s main role is to regulate our blood sugar levels so it navigates the glucose into our cells all around the body, including the brain. Insulin’s main message to the body is to use glucose as a preferred fuel and not use the fat reserves. So if insulin is chronically elevated, fat storage is continuously stimulated and weight loss is very difficult.
With the average Aussie eating between 27-40 teaspoons of sugar every day, and the World Health Organisation recommending we should only be eating 6 teaspoons of sugar per day, we clearly have a sugar problem. And many of us recognise this as we struggle to curb our sweet-tooth addiction.
Gymnema To The Rescue
Gymnema has the unique property of inhibiting the taste of sugar. Because it has molecular structure similar to that of sugar, it blocks up to 50% of the absorption of sugar and in doing so it will suppress the desire for sweets. Therefore in combination with chromium it helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce cravings. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in glucose metabolism, by supporting the transport of glucose into cells. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) also works to assist in energy utilisation via supporting glucose metabolism. And Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is a potent antioxidant, combats the effects of oxidative stress. I like to describe oxidative stress as ‘wrinkles on the inside’. Caused by ageing, obesity, diet, hypertension and other inflammatory factors, oxidative stress can lead to many chronic health conditions.
It’s Time To Recognise & Address Sugar Addiction
If you are serious about reducing your sugar consumption and overcoming your sweet-tooth, get some help from these amazing herbs and nutrients. Look for formulas which contain gymnema, chromium, cinnamon and alph lipoic acid. Try using ‘SugarStop’ when times are tough, and ensure you are eating good quality protein in every meal and snack, to help curb the cravings. Now’s the time to take control and get empowered… and start living to your potential.
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