The roots and stems
of Salacia oblonga, a
woody plant found in the rainforests of Sri Lanka and India, has been
traditionally used extensively in Ayurvedic herbalism, and more recently it has been used as a dietary
supplement, gaining significant popularity in Japan. Salacia
helps support and maintain healthy blood sugar, insulin, and blood lipid levels
in healthy normal individuals.
Salacia contains inhibitors of sugar digestion and absorption.
When Salacia is present in the digestive tract, the
intestinal digestive enzymes bond to chemical components of Salacia
instead of the sugar or carbohydrates. The result is less glucose production. Salacia oblonga inhibits the
breakdown of oligosaccharides (disaccharides and trisaccharides)
such as sucrose, maltose, etc. into monosaccharides
and inhibits the absorption of monosaccharides such
as glucose, mannose, etc. in the body.
Salacia contains two potent alpha-glucosidase
inhibitors that may help regulate carbohydrate-metabolic functions. In normal
healthy individuals, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
decrease the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine, resulting in a
slower and lower rise in blood glucose throughout the day, especially right
Salacia also contains mangiferin, a polyphenol that supports the body's sensitivity to insulin
in normal healthy individuals. The polyphenols in Salacia were shown to be potent free radical scavengers and
Salacia has been shown to have potent antioxidant
properties. Salacia should only be used by healthy
individuals to support normal healthy metabolic functions.*
Traditional Function: Support healthy blood
sugar balance in normal healthy individuals*
Who can use it? Normal healthy
individuals who desire to support healthy blood sugar balance
Specifications: 60 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Salacia oblonga root extract.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed
up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take
the herbs, they won’t work.”
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble
polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin;
non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any