Gymnema leaf, GYMNEMIC ACID 75%

Gymnemic Acids 75

Specifications

Gymnema leaf, GYMNEMIC ACID 75%
Active Ingredient:gymnemic acid 25%-75%
Apperance: Light Brown Powder
Test by HPLC
CAS No.: 90045-47-9

 

GYMNEMIC ACID Description:
Gymnema Sylvestre also known as Gymnema rattan, Morinda, Smilax, the Department of Asclepiadaceae plants.   Gymnema extract is mainly composed of triterpenoid saponins, glycosides, flower pigments,  polysaccharides and other constituents. The extract has hypoglycemic,  lipid-lowering and anti-platelet aggregation activation. Its leaves are used to regulate traditional Chinese medicine,  on its leaves chewed up, would interfere with sweet taste, its Hindi as Gurmar, interpreted as sugar killer. In the past, the root of vine Gymnema is also often used to treat snake venom, constipation, Yang Wei, maintain moisture and liver disease.  Vine Gymnema acid receptor molecule can cover one to two hours, thus inhibiting the food taste buds of the sugar molecules in the active.

 

GYMNEMIC ACID Function:
1. Cure diabetes
2. Keep down the sweet
3. Moderating blood sugar, balancing the level of Human insulin
4. Lescol, Anti- atherogenic
5. Loss weight prevent decayed tooth

 

Introduction

Gymnemic acids are glycosides isolated from the leaves of Gymnema sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae).  Gymnemic acids like ziziphin and hodulcine are anti-sweet compounds, or sweetness inhibitors.  After chewing the leaves, solutions sweetened with sucrose taste like water.

More than 20 homologues of gymnemic acid are found in the leaves.  Gymnemic acid 1 has the highest anti-sweet properties.   It suppresses the sweetness of most of the sweeteners including intense artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and natural sweeteners such as thaumatin, a sweet protein.   The anti-sweet activity is reversible, but sweetness recovery on the tongue can take more than 10 minutes.

 

A member of the milkweed family, Gymnema sylvestre is native to the tropical regions of India.  Nicknamed the “sugar destroyer” because the leaves effectively block sweet tastes in the mouth when chewed,  the herb is often promoted as an appetite suppressant and weight-loss agent.   This claim has no evidence to support it, however. In fact, the capsules sold for this purpose don’t even alter the taste in a person’s mouth–the leaves need to be chewed directly for this purpose .

 


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