Gymnema, also known as Gurmar or Gymnema sylvestre, is referred to in the Ayurvedic texts as the "sugar destroyer" and has been used in Ayurveda since 6th century BC. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a safe and natural approach to help support sugar metabolism. The key component of Gymnema - Gymnemic Acids - mimics glucose molecules and numbs receptor sites on the tongue, thereby helping to abolish the taste of sugar. In addition to Gymnemic Acids, Gymnema contains Quercitol, Lupeol, Beta-Amyrin and Stigmasterol, all of which are thought to work synergistically to help the body maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
Health Benefits of Gymnema
- Helps abolish the taste of sugar*
- Helps manage sugar cravings and sugar addictions*
- Helps manage intestinal absorption of glucose*
- Helps support pancreatic sufficiency*
- Helps support healthy glucose metabolism*
- Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels*
- Helps manage healthy weight*
The Gymnema GOLD™ Advantage
- 100% natural, certified organic extract of Gymnema leaf
- Standardized to minimum 25% Gymnemic Acids
- Free of solvents, pesticides, and preservatives
- Manufactured without the use of GMOs, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, and Dioxides
- Verified free of allergens by an independent, third-party lab
- Verified free of GMOs by the Non-GMO Project™ Product Verification Program
- 500 mg per vegetarian capsule / 90 capsules per bottle
- Manufactured to stringent cGMP standards in the USA
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Gymnema?
Gymnema, also known as Gurmar or Gymnema sylvestre, is referred to in the Ayurvedic texts as the "sugar destroyer" and has been used in Ayurveda since 6th century BC. It has traditionally been used as a safe and natural approach to help support sugar metabolism.
What are the active ingredients in Gymnema GOLD™?
The active ingredient in Gymnema GOLD™ are Gymnemic Acids, which are thought to mimic glucose molecules and numb receptor sites on the tongue, thereby helping to abolish the taste of sugar. In addition to Gymnemic Acids, Gymnema contains Quercitol, Lupeol, Beta-Amyrin and Stigmasterol, all of which are thought to work synergistically to help the body maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
Does Gymnema GOLD™ contain anything other than the active ingredient?
Each vegetarian capsule of Gymnema GOLD™ contains nothing other than the active ingredient.
Is Gymnema GOLD™ free of allergens and GMOs?
Gymnema GOLD™ is verified free of egg, 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 Gymnema GOLD™ suitable for vegans/vegetarians?
Gymnema GOLD™ does not contain any animal-derived ingredients and is, therefore, suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
How long do I have to take Gymnema 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 Gymnema 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 Gymnema 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 Gymnema GOLD™?
Gymnema GOLD™ does not have any known side effects or interactions and is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. However, it is always recommended to consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplements if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or taking any OTC or prescription medications for a health condition.
Is Gymnema GOLD™ safe for long-term use?
Gymnema 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.