About Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon, also known as Momordica charantia or Karela, is a tropical and sub-tropical vine of the Cucurbitaceae family and is the most bitter of all fruits. The fruit is most often eaten when green and the skin is tender and edible. The plant contains several biologically active compounds called bitters, including charantin and momordicin, which help support glucose health and weight management when taken in conjunction with a sensible diet and fitness program.
Health Benefits of Bitter Melon
- Helps maintain glucose health*
- Helps manage the neural response to sweet taste stimuli*
- Helps inhibit the conversion of sugar into fat*
- Helps stimulate the breakdown of fat in the body and assist in managing weight gain*
The Bitter Melon GOLD™ Advantage
- Premium extract of Bitter Melon from wild-crafted Bitter Melon fruit
- Only Bitter Melon extract to contain 10% Bitters, including Charantin and Momordicin, in each vegetarian capsule
- Manufactured without the use of GMOs, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, or Dioxides
- Verified free of milk, peanut, shellfish soy and wheat by an independent, third-party lab
- Verified free of GMOs by Non-GMO Project™ Product Verification Program
- 500 mg per vegetarian capsule / 90 capsules per bottle
- Manufactured to stringent cGMP standards in the USA
- Bitter Melon GOLD™ Key Health Benefits: Helps support glucose health and weight management*
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bitter Melon?
Bitter Melon is a tropical and sub-tropical vine of the Cucurbitaceae family and is the most bitter of all fruits. The fruit is most often eaten when green and the skin is tender and edible. The plant contains several biologically active compounds, including charantin and momordicin, which help support glucose health and weight management when taken as part of a health maintenance program that includes a sensible diet and exercise program.
What are the active ingredients in BItter Melon GOLD™?
The active ingredients in Bitter Melon GOLD™ are called bitters, the most notable among which are charantin and momordicin.
Does Bitter Melon GOLD™ contain anything other than the active ingredient?
In addition to the active ingredient, each vegetarian capsule of Bitter Melon GOLD™ contains some non-GMO, gluten-free natural rice concentrate. Because natural extracts can vary from batch to batch in terms of consistency, moisture (or stickiness) and particle size, it is sometimes necessary to add rice flour during the manufacturing process to help ensure product integrity without compromising product safety or effectiveness.
Is Bitter Melon GOLD™ free of allergens and GMOs?
Bitter Melon GOLD™ is verified free of gluten, milk, peanut, shellfish and soy by an independent, third-party lab. It is also verified free of GMOs by the Non-GMO Project™.
Is Bitter Melon GOLD™ suitable for Vegans / Vegetarians?
Bitter Melon GOLD™ does not contain any animal-derived ingredients and is, therefore, suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
How long do I have to take Bitter Melon GOLD™ before I see any benefits?
Unlike OTC and prescription drugs that provide instant, temporary, symptomatic relief, herbal supplements provide progressive, long-term benefits by strengthening and supporting the body's natural defenses. Most herbal supplements, including Bitter Melon GOLD™, need to be taken for at least 6 to 8 weeks before the benefits of taking the supplement can be experienced. Please be advised that nutritional supplements work best when they are taken as part of a health maintenance program that includes a sensible diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, a moderate exercise program, and the necessary lifestyle changes to support wellness.
Is Bitter Melon GOLD™ suitable for individuals with a medical condition?
Individuals with a known or suspected medical condition should always talk to a licensed medical professional before beginning any form of supplementation. It is never advisable to self-diagnose or self-treat a medical condition.
What are the side effects and/or contraindications, if any, associated with Bitter Melon GOLD™?
Bitter Melon does not have any known side effects or interactions. However, it is always recommended to consult your healthcare provider before taking Bitter Melon if you are hypoglycemic or are currently undergoing treatment for hypoglycemia. Diabetic individuals should use this product only under the careful supervision of a doctor and monitor their blood glucose levels closely when taking this product, as Bitter Melon may enhance the efficacy of diabetic medications and lead to unsafe drops in blood sugar levels. Caution is also advised in persons who are taking other herbs or supplements that affect blood sugar.
Is Bitter Melon GOLD™ safe for long-term use?
Bitter Melon GOLD™ should be safe for both short-term and long-term use when used as directed and under the guidance of an experienced herbalist or other healthcare provider.