Ampalaya Tea (Bitter Melon) (20 Teabags)

All natural. All ampalaya (Bitter Melon). High fibre health tea.

Charagen Ampalaya Tea is 100% natural ampalaya that is rich in essential micronutrienst. Ampalaya tea is an important high-fiber dietary adjunct for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

Pharmacology

Bitter melon helps to prevent or counteract diabetes mellitus type 2 Tea from the leaves is used to this purpose in the folk medicine of Panama.

In 1962, Lolitkar and Rao extracted from the plant a substance, which they called charantin, which had hypoglycaemic effect on normal and diabetic rabbits.Another principle, active only on diabetic rabbits, was isolated by Visarata and Ungsurungsie in 1981. Bitter melon has been found to increase insulin sensitivity.

In 2007, a study by the Philippine Department of Health determined that a daily dose of 100 mg per kilogram of body weight is comparable to 2.5 mg/kg of the anti-diabetes drug glibenclamide taken twice per day.Tablets of bitter melon extract are sold in the Philippines as a food supplement under the trade name Charantia and exported to many countries.

Other compounds in bitter melon have been found to activate the AMPK, the protein that regulates glucose uptake (a process which is impaired in diabetics).

Bitter melon also contains a lectin that has insulin-like activity due to its non-protein-specific linking together to insulin receptors. This lectin lowers blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and, similar to insulin’s effects in the brain, suppressing appetite. This lectin is likely a major contributor to the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.

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