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Wed Mar 23 03:17:32 UTC 2011

I would Like to know the benefits or dangers in taking more than 400mg of Gymnema Sylvestre ?
Asked By: stephen892  
Category: Other

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I am 57, non-insulin, 215 Ib male. My A1C is 5.3. I take 50mg Juanuvia (1x) & 120mg Starlix (3x) daily
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2011-03-27 20:20:56.0

This is a supplement that has had some interesting results in small studies I have seen to help with diabetes control. Remember, however it is a supplement and as such is not as regulated as food or drugs by the FDA. Therefore, there is not a safe or unsafe level posted by the FDA. I would never go over the dosage on the package label and try to buy brands that are approved by the Natural Products Foundation. I have seen good results in some patients who try Gymnema. Let your health care team know you are going to try it, as they should be aware of everything you take, even if it's an OTC product.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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