Pacific Biologic Bitter Melon - 100 Capsules

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The fruit of the Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) plant, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, is a commonly used vegetable in India. Laboratory experiments and clinical trials using an extract of the dried fruit indicate that they have marked hypoglycemic properties. Both preclinical and clinical studies have been performed.

The beneficial effects of Bitter Melon are exemplified in the results of a rabbit model study wherein diabetes was induced in rabbits using streptozotocin (STZ). STZ induces an increase in blood urea, serum creatinine, serum cholesterol, free fatty acids and triglycerides, lowers glycogen in liver and muscle and reduces body weight. This animal model simulates insulin dependent diabetes in humans.

Bitter Melon is intended to be used to supplement the diet when following programs designed to maintain blood sugar levels. There are several different kinds of Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) throughout the world, but the Chinese Bitter Melon (K’u Gua) has proven to be the most effective and consistent in stabilizing blood sugar levels. In our Bitter Melon Extract, we use the whole plant; leaves, seeds, vine, and melon. Research has found that the leaves are nutritious sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron; both the edible fruit and the leaves are great sources of the B vitamins.

Both preclinical and clinical studies performed using an extract of the dried fruit indicate that they have marked hypoglycemic properties. Researchers attribute the hypoglycemic effect to two biologically active principles in the plant which is thought to be similar to bovine insulin.

Suggested Dosage: 2-10 capsules per day taken with meals. A typical course would be to start by taking 1 capsule in the morning and the evening for the first week. Increase to include noontime dosage the second week and subsequently increasing capsules by one at each time interval until desired results are achieved.

TCM Pattern: Clear Deficiency Heat, Nourish and Tonify the Yin

Tongue: Thin, no coating or peeled

Pulse: Weak, rapid

Caution: If pregnant or nursing.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Bitter melon fruit (Ku Gua)
Founded in 1980, Pacific BioLogic has built a solid reputation for making high quality herbal formulas for practitioners and patients seeking gentle, effective healing.

All Pacific BioLogic Formulas are proprietary. It uses only 100% natural and unadulterated herbs, and avoids use of any fillers or excipients. Its concentrated herbal formulas come in vegetarian capsules for easier digestion and absorption (except for its chewable tablets and water-soluble Grounded and Lipid Cleanse powder). And its nutritional supplements use only the highest quality ingredients.

Among the diverse team that creates Pacific BioLogic’s formulas and nutritional supplements is a qualified herbal master, a medical doctor (M.D.), an Oriental medical doctor (O.M.D.), a pharmacologist (Pharm D) and an acupuncturist (Dipl.Ac). Formulas derive from long-established principles of Traditional Medicine backed by generations of experience and research, and are used to address a range of health issues including mood disorders and other neurological problems, involuntary muscle movement, drug withdrawal, and even memory enhancement.

All manufacturing is done in the US at Pacific Biologic’s own FDA regulated facility. It meets all FDA requirements for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and each herbal batch goes through a complete laboratory analysis for heavy metals, toxins and contaminants.
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