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Pacific BioLogic Bitter Melon - 100 Capsules

Pacific BioLogic Bitter Melon - 100 Capsules

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The fruit of the Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) plant, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is a commonly used vegetable in India. Laboratory experiments and clinical trials using an extract of the dried fruit indicate that they have marked hypoglycemic properties. Both preclinical and clinical studies have been performed.

The beneficial effects of Bitter Melon are exemplified in the results of a rabbit model study wherein diabetes was induced in rabbits using streptozotocin (STZ). STZ induces an increase in blood urea, serum creatinine, serum cholesterol, free fatty acids and triglycerides, lowers glycogen in liver and muscle and reduces body weight. This animal model simulates insulin dependent diabetes in humans.

Bitter Melon is intended to be used to supplement the diet when following programs designed to maintain blood sugar levels. There are several different kinds of Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) throughout the world, but the Chinese Bitter Melon (K’u Gua) has proven to be the most effective and consistent in stabilizing blood sugar levels. In our Bitter Melon Extract, we use the whole plant; leaves, seeds, vine, and melon. Research has found that the leaves are nutritious sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron; both the edible fruit and the leaves are great sources of the B vitamins.

Both preclinical and clinical studies performed using an extract of the dried fruit indicate that they have marked hypoglycemic properties. Researchers attribute the hypoglycemic effect to two biologically active principles in the plant which is thought to be similar to bovine insulin.

Suggested Dosage: 2-10 capsules per day taken with meals. A typical course would be to start by taking 1 capsule in the morning and the evening for the first week. Increase to include noontime dosage the second week and subsequently increasing capsules by one at each time interval until desired results are achieved.

TCM Pattern: Clear Deficiency Heat, Nourish and Tonify the Yin

Tongue: Thin, no coating or peeled

Pulse: Weak, rapid

Caution: If pregnant or nursing.


Bitter melon fruit (Ku Gua).

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