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Bitter Melon

Information About Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon, also known as Momordica charantia is a tropical and subtropical vine. It is widely grown in South and Southeast Asia, China, Africa, and the Caribbean. Bitter Melon contains a protein called AMPK, which is well known for regulating fuel metabolism and enabling glucose uptake, processes which are impaired in diabetics.

Health Benefits of Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon supplements are used primarily to support stable blood sugar levels in situations such as diabetes, insulin resistance and weight loss.

Using Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon is used by itself and very commonly with other nutrients that support healthy blood sugar levels such as chromium, alpha lipoic acid and cinnamon extract.

Side-effects and Cautions:

Pregnant women and children should not use Bitter Melon supplements. Avoid using Bitter Melon if you have favism (also known as Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).

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