The bitter gourd grows in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of East Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America, where bitter gourd is a food and drug. Bitter gourd is mainly composed of a variety of triterpenes.
|Plant Source:||Bitter gourd|
|Purity:||7%, 10%, 15% Ratio: 1:1 2:1 3:1|
|Color:||White to Yellow|
|Certification:||SGS, Bureau Veritas, QS, HALAL, Kosher|
|Package:||25Kg/drum (Support customization)|
BITTER MELON OVERVIEW INFORMATION
Bitter melon is used for various stomach and intestinal disorders including gastrointestinal upset, ulcers, colitis, constipation, and intestinal worms. It is also used for diabetes, kidney stones, fever, a skin condition called psoriasis, and liver disease; To start menstruation; And as supportive treatment for people with HIV/AIDS.
Topically, bitter melon is used for deep skin infections and wounds.
Bitter melon is used as a vegetable in India and other Asian countries and as an ingredient in some kinds of curries.
(1)Supporting and lowering healthy blood sugar levels and blood pressure
(2)Regulating blood fats and reinforce
(3)Improving insulin function and releasability
(4)Preventing and improving diagetes complication
Mechanism of action
Bitter melon is known in South-East Asia as pare. There are several dozen active substances in bitter melon fruit. Compounds in this plant activate the enzyme AMPK, a protein that regulates the body's metabolism and affects glucose uptake. One of the compounds increases fatty acid oxidation and glucose disposal in the body.
Dr. Mon-Jia Tan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai isolated several compounds from bitter melon known as cucurbitane triterpenoids, and tested their effects on glucose (sugar) and fat metabolism in cells and in mice. When tested in muscle and fat cells the compounds stimulated the glucose receptor GLUT4 to move from the cell interior to the cell surface, thus promoting more effective glucose metabolism. Several of the tested compounds had effects comparable to those of insulin. Tests in mice of two of the compounds found that they promoted both glucose tolerance and fat burning, and one was particularly effective in promoting glucose tolerance in animals consuming high fat diets. Chemistry and Biology, March 2008.
Availability by herbal suppliers
Bitter melon extract is sold in a number of concentrations and extract potencies including a 10 to 1 extract concentration.