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Formula List
AI # 3 Capsule
Allicin Capsule
Artemisia Capsule
Artemisia 2 Capsule
(Double Potency)
BM Capsule
Capillaris Combination
Circulation P Capsule
Copmine Formula
Coptis Capsule
Cordyceps Capsule
DH-Artemisinin Capsule
Gall Formula 1
Gineseng and Atractylodes Formula
Glycyrrhizin Capsule
GL2
Hepa Formula 1A
Hepa Formula 2
HerbLipido
HerbSom Capsule
HerbZac Capsule
HH Tablets
HH 2 Capsule
(Double Potency)
Ligustrin Capsule
Milk Thistle Plus
MVM Formula
Olivessence Capsule
Puerarin Capsule
R-5081 Capsule
R-OBG Capsule
Schisandra Plus
Sedin
TGP formula
Yunan Paiyao Capsule
 
Bitter Melon Capsule
Recommended Daily Dose:
Take 3 capsules, 3 times a day

Caution: Pregnant women should not use Bitter Melon Capsule.

(Individual Dosage May Vary. Please Consult Health Care Professional)
 

The liver is an important organ in regulating blood sugar. During chronic hepatitis, many patients develop diabetes and hypoglycemia. Bitter Melon Capsule has been successfully used to regulate blood sugar.

Herbal Composition:

Fagophyrum tatarium (bitter buckwheat)

Ku mai

Momordica charantia (bitter melon)

Ku gua

Pharmacology:

     The two constituent herbs contain active ingredients that can help lower and stabilize blood sugar level. Both have been used for diabetes in Asia and Central and South America for centuries. In China and Southeast Asia, bitter melon is a commonly consumed vegetable, a testament to its safety as an herbal remedy.

     Recently a capsule containing bitter melon and bitter buckwheat has been used in the U.S. and the clinical outcome of its blood-sugar-normalizing effect has been proven to be reliable. It takes about 2 weeks to lower or normalize blood sugar level using Bitter Melon Capsule. Continued use maintains the normalized level.

     A 1981 clinical trial in England found that extracts of bitter melon fruit significantly improved glucose tolerance in Type II (adult-onset) diabetics. Further testing using a water-soluble extract of bitter melon found that the extract "significantly reduced blood glucose concentrations during oral glucose tolerance tests." Animal studies with normal and diabetic rats and rabbits have shown bitter melon to possess a hypoglycemic (lowering of blood sugar level) effect. Extract of bitter melon can also stimulate the pancreas to secrete insulin, so it can help Type II diabetics to produce more insulin.

     Insulin-like molecules in bitter melon extract have physiological effects similar to those of insulin, indicating that it has beneficial effects for Type I (juvenile-onset) diabetics, who do not secrete  insulin. Some of the active ingredients of bitter melon can prolong the effects of insulin. Thus the blood-sugar-regulating effects of the herb are gradual and steady, exactly what is necessary to prevent blood sugar swings from low to high and back again. Comparative studies conducted in China found that bitter melon's blood sugar reduction effects were similar to and stronger than those of tolbutamide (D860), a pharmaceutical used to stabilize blood sugar in Type II diabetics.

     Bitter buckwheat is used as an absorption medium for bitter melon extract. Bitter buckwheat has also shown hypoglycemic, blood-lipid-reduction, and anti-oxidant effects. When used concurrently, bitter melon and bitter buckwheat show a synergistic relationship.

Package:

Each bottle contains 100 capsules.

Dose:

Take 3 capsules, 3 times a day, 10 to 20 minutes before meals.

Caution: Pregnant women should not use Bitter Melon Capsule.