Banaba Leaf 60 caps by Paradise Herbs
The corosolic acid in Banaba leaf helps the body break down carbohydrates and sugars to send them out to the body as energy through a process known as glycolysis. Studies have shown Banaba leaf to help the glucose transporter proteins, such as GLUT4, which is active in fat cells and muscle cells thus improving insulin metabolism. Blood sugar levels are significantly important to glaucoma patients. High blood sugars and excess insulin constrict blood vessels. The smaller the vessel, the higher the pressure exerted by the blood pushing through. Constricted blood vessels in the drainage channel make it difficult for the aqueous humor to drain. This chain of events leads to increased pressure within the eye, ultimately damaging the optic nerve.**
- Lowers blood sugar**
- Improves insulin metabolism**
- Potentially helps leptin and food cravings**
- Ultimately helps prevent damage to optic nerve**
- True Full Spectrum
Paradise Banaba leaf is a potent 12:1 concentrated true full spectrum extract that ensures all active and synergistic constituents are retained in the balanced ratio nature intended.
Banaba leaf extract has actions in stimulating glucose transport into cells and can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Banaba may be a healthy way to support a lean and toned body through appetite and sugar control.**
250 mg, 60 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: B764
1 vegetarian capsule 1-3 times daily or as directed by a qualified health care professional.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Banaba Leaf extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa) 12:1||250 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|
Capsule (plant cellulose) 100% vegetarian.
Made without fillers, binders, artificial ingredients or common allergens.
Keep in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using this product.**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.
Effect of Corosolic acid on Gluconeogenesis in rat liver
Corosolic acid (CRA), an active component of Banaba leaves (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.), decreases blood glucose in diabetic animals and humans. In this study, we investigated the mechanism of action of CRA on gluconeogenesis in rat liver. CRA (20-100 microM) dose-dependently decreased gluconeogenesis in perfused liver and in isolated hepatocytes. Fructose-2,6-bisphosphate (F-2,6-BP), a gluconeogenic intermediate, plays a critical role in hepatic glucose output by regulating gluconeogenesis and glycolysis in the liver. CRA increased the production of F-2,6-BP along with a decrease in intracellular levels of cAMP both in the presence and in the absence of forskolin in isolated hepatocytes. While a cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) inhibitor inhibited hepatic gluconeogenesis, the drug did not intensify the inhibitory effect of CRA on hepatic gluconeogenesis in isolated hepatocytes. These results indicate that CRA inhibits gluconeogenesis by increasing the production of F-2,6-BP by lowering the cAMP level and inhibiting PKA activity in isolated hepatocytes. Furthermore, CRA increased glucokinase activity in isolated hepatocytes without affecting glucose-6-phosphatase activity, suggesting the promotion of glycolysis. These effects on hepatic glucose metabolism may underlie the various anti-diabetic actions of CRA.PMID: 18177973
About Paradise Herbs & Essentials®
FitEyes knows of no other reputable herbal manufacturer that matches Paradise Herb's full spectrum extraction method combined with raw ingredients of the highest quality and a capsule that is free of fillers and excipients. This is as close to perfection as we have found in a widely available herbal product. For this reason, Paradise Herbs is a featured FitEyes brand that we recommend and trust.
Paradise Herbs & Essentials® Inc. was established in 1994 by our founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with our founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism we have established ourselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Our founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine.*
At Paradise we know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. We obtain our herbs from special alliances we have built all over the world. Our herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.*
For example: Our Ayurvedic herbs Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are from an isolated and pristine environment at the base of the Himalayans, or we obtain our Ginger from the Ecuadorian rain forest where it is ethically wild crafted. It is this total combination of factors: climate, soil, pristine and natural growing environment that produce the outstanding quality of all our herbs. But we don’t stop there.*
Our end product after extraction is a True Full Spectrum™ extract, although we measure standard marker compounds in most of our extracts we never fractionate or isolate. We believe in keeping all the synergistic components in the balanced ratios nature intended. We know that in many cases it is not evident which components are to be credited for the clinical effect, or if several components must act synergistically, therefore the whole root extract is always regarded as the active ingredient. It is a central philosophy of traditional herbalism to trust in the wisdom of nature to provide the most complete medicines for humans. Unlike the conventional Pharmaceutical Industry that has sought to isolate compounds to create new drugs, we believe the whole herb is the medicine and is supplying all the benefits. For example, studies have shown that a True Full Spectrum™ herbal extract of Panax Ginseng consistently outperforms an extract comprising only isolated ginsenosides. This illustrates that polysaccharides and other active constituents in Ginseng play an integral role in its clinical efficacy. Also, research analysis reveals a component in Panax Ginseng called panaxydol to inhibit cell cycle progression of human malignant tumor cells. We believe this is scientific proof for True Full Spectrum™ preparations as compared to fractionated isolates only containing the ginsenosides and possibly lacking some of the benefits.*
Our production facility is NSF certified to meet all cGMP requirements according to FDA standards. All operations are carefully documented, including in-process quality assurance checks. Equipment use/cleaning logbooks, and standard operating procedures are followed scrupulously to avoid any form of contamination or non-compliance.*
HEPA filters not only condition the air by removing moisture, they function at 95% efficiency down to 5 microns, eliminating microbial and cross-contamination. This system introduces clean air into the room creating a positive pressure which ensures that only the cleanest air contacts ingredients and finished goods.*
WE NEVER USE FILLERS OR FLOW AGENTS.
We do NOT use any flow agents or fillers such as magnesium stearate. Please refer to our link as to why we pride ourselves on delivering filler free products. Why we are filler free.
Common fillers or flow agents like magnesium stearate, calcium stearate or stearic acid are hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Not only are these oils unhealthy, they coat the capsule ingredients with a layer of saturated fat hindering nutrient absorption. Some studies we have seen list this hindrance to be as high as 80%. Doing the math on this, that cuts down nutrient contents utilized to 20%, not very good to say the least.*
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These standards of excellence will leave you with a finished product you can feel safe and confident consuming.*
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