Understanding diabetes and treating it naturally with Gymnema Sylvestre

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease characterized by the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels. In simpler words, inadequate supply or inability of the body to absorb insulin leads to high blood sugar(glucose) levels. Surplus sugar may cause many serious health issues including diabetes.


Characteristics of Diabetes

Chronic diabetes conditions include Type 1 and Type 2 which can be managed with a healthy lifestyle or by using Natxtra’s Gymne Mag-D which is an ayurvedic supplement consisting of Gymnema Sylvestre. The other type of diabetes conditions include gestational diabetes and prediabetes which happens when the blood sugar levels are on a higher side than usual but not in the range to be called as diabetic. The condition is reversible and can easily be cured with healthy lifestyle choices.


Symptoms of Diabetes

Some common symptoms of Type1 and Type 2 diabetic patients are

  • Often
  • Often urinating
  • Losing more body weight in less time
  • Tired all the time
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Easily get infections

A blood test is conducted to check for diabetes if one or more above symptoms are found in the body.

Treating diabetes naturally with Gymnema Sylvestre

Naxtra’s Gymne Mag-D is a natural supplement that contains Gymnema Sylvestre, a promising herb used for treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While it isn’t an insulin replacement, it helps in blood sugar control and therefore it is been used in Ayurveda for over 2,000 years. Chewing the leaves of Gymnema Sylvestre suppresses sugar cravings by obstructing the body’s ability to taste sweetness. This herb is highly effective with no side effects and is safe to be consumed by diabetic patients. It is most commonly consumed in the form of a pill or tablet to manage and control its dosage. It is sometimes available in the form of leaf extract or powder.

Some major benefits of using Gymnema Sylvestre in the treatment of diabetes are 

  • It lowers blood sugar levels
  • Lowers LDL cholesterol
  • reduces excess sugar absorption by the intestines
  • stimulates insulin release in the pancreas
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Treats stomach problems, liver diseases, water retention, and