Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) is an herb that is showing remarkable success in curbing the sugar addiction, which leads to weight loss, and glucose metabolism. According to studies, there are some possible mechanisms by which the leaves and especially Gymnemic acids from G. sylvestre exert its hypoglycemic effects are: 1) it increases secretion of insulin, 2) it promotes regeneration of islet cells, 3) it increases utilization of glucose: it is shown to increase the activities of enzymes responsible for utilization of glucose by insulin-dependant pathways, an increase in phosphorylase activity, decrease in gluconeogenic enzymes and sorbitol dehydrogenase, and 4) it causes inhibition of glucose absorption from intestine. (Kanetkar, Singhal, Kamat, 2007)
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