If you just read that headline and thought I misspelled “banana,” you’d be wrong…I did not misspell banana.
As you can see, I spelled it correctly twice here; I’ve even got a spell-checking app to help make sure I don’t goof up on words that often (believe me, I’m not perfect though).
Now since you’re confident I can spell banananna…I mean…banana…let me tell you about banaba leaf extract.
Banaba leaf extract comes from the banaba leaf – a plant native to the Philippines, India and other Asian countries – and has been used in medicine for a number of years for the management of blood sugar.
In recent years, banaba leaf has been used to replace common pharmaceuticals used for the treatment of common conditions related to blood sugar mismanagement. This is because physicians (like myself) wanted something to help control blood sugar that didn’t have tons of side effects associated with it.
And boy does banaba leaf deliver…
The Secret Ingredient(s) In Banaba Leaf Doctors Rely On Revealed
In one study, researchers supplied subjects with an extract of banaba leaf standardized to 1% corosolic acid. The subjects were given anywhere from 32mg – 48mg of the banaba leaf extract daily for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, their blood glucose levels were measured.
The researchers noticed that in that short amount of time the extract had made their blood glucose levels drop 30%. That’s a huge improvement considering the only thing that had changed in their lives was the addition of the extract.
They did admit they weren’t sure if it was the corosolic acid that did this or if it was due to the tannins in the extract (or even a combination of the two).
But that’s where the next study comes in.
In a separate study, researchers took 12 non-diabetic subjects and gave them extract of banaba leaf to see how it would affect their blood sugar.
Their baseline blood glucose levels were originally 104 mg/dL, which is well within the healthy range. Every day for two weeks they were given a capsule of banaba leaf extract with 10mg of corosolic acid standardized to 18%. When the researchers came back to check the subjects’ blood glucose levels, they noticed their fasting blood sugar had dropped an incredible 12%.
Just so you know, those numbers don’t come easily unless something quite powerful is at work.
After they checked their fasting levels, they measured what their blood sugar would be shortly after eating. Here, too, they noted the same 12% drop in blood sugar. Pretty amazing!
Best yet, in both of these studies ZERO side effects were noted…which a long list of pharmaceuticals used to treat high blood sugar can’t say…
Again, the researchers admitted it could have been the tannins in the banaba leaf extract, or a combination of the tannins and the corosolic acid, that produced these amazing results.
However, with dozens of studies demonstrating similar findings, it’s safe to say whichever of the three it is there’ve been notable blood sugar drops when banaba leaf extract is taken.
And when blood sugar is kept normal and joins up with a healthy diet and good habits people are able to lose weight.
But here’s what’s even crazier about banaba leaf…
Helping regulate blood sugar isn’t all it’s been observed to do – there’s actually a lot more exciting research regarding this amazing product.
More Surprising Benefits Associated With Banaba Leaf
Further research into banaba leaf reveals this powerful plant is actually good for much more than helping out with keeping blood sugar levels normal.
The Medical Health Guide writes about banaba leaf and its ability to lose weight (which isn’t surprising at all when you think about how it regulates blood sugar):
“Banaba herbal tea is also used for sustained weight-loss management. The corosolic acid in Banaba leaves and flowers acts by delaying and reducing the absorption of carbohydrates by the body. Continued drinking of banaba tea causes weight loss without any side effects.
In a group study that has been conducted for Glucosol™ -a US patent drug containing corosolic acid. There was a reduction of weight for subjects with poor blood sugar control.
Similar study was done for people without blood sugar issues and it was found that corosolic acid does not alter either the absorption or clearance of blood sugar in these subjects, while retaining its weight-loss effect.”
And that’s not all. Banaba leaf is also currently being researched for its ability to help:
- kidney disorders
- blood pressure control
- urinary dysfunctions (helps ease urination)
- cholesterol level regulation
- treatment of diarrhea
- facilitation of bowel movement
- treatment of fevers
As you might suspect, when it comes to banaba leaf extract it’s important to get the purest, most advanced formulation possible.
That’s why when we were developing our new banaba leaf line, we turned to the same company who’s helped us make our other high-quality herbs and supplement blends.
If you’re a patient of ours or are getting our e-mails, you can get your very own banaba leaf supplement by clicking here or clicking the image below.