What is bitter melon extract?
Bitter melon is the fruit of the tropical plant Cucurbitaceae, and it is one of the most popular and famous vegetables. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, bitter gourd has the functions of removing heat from the summer, improving eyesight, detoxifying, lowering blood sugar and nourishing, etc. Bitter melon is also used in folk prescriptions in India, Africa, and the southeastern United States. Bitter melon extract extracts the active ingredient Charantin in bitter melon, which is light yellow to yellow-brown powder.
The health benefits of bitter melon extract
1. Antidiabetic effect
Bitter melon extract contains steroidal saponins such as Charantin, insulin-like peptides, and alkaloids, which make bitter melon with hypoglycemic properties. Charantin stimulates the release of insulin and impedes the formation of glucose in the bloodstream, which plays a huge role in the treatment of diabetes, especially non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
2. Antiviral function and others
Momordica charantia extract has been shown to be effective in dry psoriasis, susceptibility to cancer, and pain from neurological complications. It may also delay the onset of cataracts or retinopathy and inhibit HIV by destroying viral DNA, inhibiting lymphocyte proliferation and the activity of macrophages and lymphocytes.
3. Good weight loss effect
Momordica Charantin in the bitter melon extract is also known as a fat killer and has a good weight loss effect. Momordica charantin can reduce the body’s intake of fat and polysaccharides, so as to achieve the effect of weight control.
High-dose intake of the bitter melon extract can cause diarrhea. Those suffering from hypoglycemia, and insulin-like diabetes should avoid using bitter melon extract.
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