An all-natural blend of Mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs this complex will help maintain blood sugar complaints.
Mushroom: 10:1 water and ethanol extraction and only fruiting bodies used.
- Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
- Preventing metabolic syndrome
- Lowering cholesterol levels
- Protecting against heart disease.
How it works
Bitter Melon (Momordicun® Momordica charantia)
In addition to being a food ingredient, bitter melon has also long been used as a herbal remedy for a range of ailments, including regulating blood sugar levels.
The fruit contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charantin, which has been confirmed to have a blood glucose lowering effect, vicine and an insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p.
These substances either work individually or together to help reduce blood sugar levels.
It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite - similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.
Gymnema (GS4 PLUS® Gynmnema sylvestre)
Gymnema has played an important role in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Its use has been confined primarily to the management of diabetes and similar conditions of altered blood sugar – known as the ‘sugar destroyer’.
Amla (Saberry® Embilica officinalis)
The health benefits of Indian Gooseberry, also known as Amla, can be partially attributed to its high Vitamin C content.
Amla is also a source of chromium and stimulated the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. By lowering bloods sugar and regulating insulin levels, the glucose can be used by the cells as functional energy. This causes the metabolism to be stronger and you will have more energy without the plunges and spikes in blood sugar.
Amla enhances food absorption, balances stomach acids, fortifies the liver, nourishes the brain and mental functioning, and supports the heart.
Silbinol® (Pterocarpus marsupium)
Silibinol® supports the body’s natural ability to manage and regulate blood sugar levels.
The blood sugar lowering effects of Silbinol were well known in India long before pharmacological studies of the tree were undertaken. Diabetics in the rural areas of Chatisgarh (region of Madhya Pradesh) would drink water from tumblers carved from the wood of P. marsupium or drink water in which a piece of the wood had been immersed, and they were said to feel better.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
The leaves of holy basil are packed with antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene. Collectively these substances help the pancreatic beta cells (cells that store and release insulin) function properly. This in turn helps increase sensitivity to insulin.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
Cordyceps helps to keep blood sugar within a healthy range by mimicking the action of insulin.Cordyceps is known to boost energy levels and increase endurance in athletes
Cordyceps increases the heart’s strength, while slowing the pulse. It raises HDL cholesterol, while lowering LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol. It stops the formation of cholesterol plaques in the arteries.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
Valuable tonic as it helps to normalize the organs in the body and classified as an adaptogen. It helps to reduce stress, boost energy and helps one to get enough sleep, depending on the needs of the body.
Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol.
Supports the liver
Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
Can help to lover blood-glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
This mushroom is a type of adaptogen. Adaptogens assist the body in fighting against any type of mental or physical difficulty. They also work to regulate systems of the body that have become unbalanced.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodus)
Improved regulation of blood sugar and insulin secretion.
Shiitake is good for preventing high blood pressure and heart disease
Controlling cholesterol levels
Do not use GlycaemiCare if you are on anti-coagulant medication like warfarin.
If type 1 Diabetic, do not use without the strict supervision of your medical professional. For type 2 diabetes, the mushrooms and botanical extracts will lower blood glucose, so medication needs to be adjusted and supervision of medical practitioner is needed.
Gymnema and Bitter Melon can enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of insulin; blood glucose levels should be monitored closely.
Shiitake Adverse Reactions
- May cause temporary diarrhoea and abdominal bloating in high dosages.
- Allergic reactions are rare, but when they occur, they produce a characteristic whorl, similar to hives (‘shiitake dermatitis), on skin exposed to sunlight.
- People with bladder cancer should not use raw shiitake.
Cordyceps Adverse Reactions
- Do not use if on anticoagulant drugs, asthma inhalers, or immunosuppressant drugs for lupus, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Cordyceps stimulates the immune system).
- Avoid using cordyceps for hormone-sensitive disorders such as breast cancer or prostate cancer.
- Cordyceps are for the use of adults only.
Reishi Adverse Reactions:
- Adverse reactions are extremely rare, but using Reishi for three to six months continuous my result in dryness of the mouth, throat and nasal passages; stomach upset; or nosebleed. These complications appear so seldom that their exact causes are not known.
- If taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, use Reishi only under a doctor’s supervision.
- Reishi might have hypotensive activity, so avoid using with antihypertensive medication.
Maitake Adverse Reactions
- Maitake might lower blood glucose levels and might have an additive effect when used with other supplements / medication that also lower blood sugar levels. Monitor blood glucose levels closely.