I am fond of trying out natural and herbal supplements but I never tried anything that is not approved by the BFAD. I go from one health store to another, in the hope to find something that can help in making my blood sugar down since I am mostly hyperglycemic (High glucose levels in the blood) so I can lessen my medication to give some happy time to my liver and organ systems.
Ampalaya is a tried and tested vegetable that aids in lowering blood sugar levels. Without a doubt it is one of the most recommended for those people with the same case as mine. According to MedicalHealthGuide.com, "Ampalaya (Bitter Melon) or it's scientific name, Momordica charantia has been a folkloric cure for generations but has now been proven to be an effective herbal medicine for many aliments. The Philippine Department of Health has endorsed Ampalaya Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia) as an alternative herbal medicine for liver problems. Research about Ampalaya has shown that Ampalaya increases the production of beta cells by the pancreas, thereby improving the body’s ability to produce insulin, that controls the blood sugar for diabetics."
Lucky for us Filipinos, Ampalaya is one of the vast growing vegetable in our country so getting a serving of this blood sugar lowering greenies is not expensive at all. But most of us are not used to eating this because of its bitterness. I myself is not an Ampalaya eater before but I learned to like it because I need to, because I have to.
My favorite dish with Ampalaya is when its cooked with scrambled eggs and tomatoes. I also like it in "Pinakbet" and mixed with other vegetables as well.
But to make this Ampalaya work, you need to eat it everyday, which is not possible. Though I can eat it now, I cannot last a day eating just it. So how can I have my Ampalaya dose without it being present on the table everyday? I need to do supplementation!
After thorough research, I found an amazing product that suits what I was looking for, plus more! It's called AMPALAYA PLUS.
What is Ampalaya Plus? Ampalaya Plus is an innovative product composed of 3 herbs: Ampalaya, Banaba and Luyang Dilaw. So you don't just get the benefit of Ampalaya, you get also the power of 2 tested herbs in just one capsule!
Ampalaya (Momordica charantia) is a nutritional vegetable listed as a medicinal plant in the Philippine Pharmacopoeia. The bitter alkaloid is momodicin (a triterpene glycoside) is the active principle. Radioisotope labeled glucose study had shown that ampalaya increases the utilization of glucose by the liver. A polypeptide-p had also been identified with insulin-like properties and induces the capacity to regenerate pancreatic beta cells in animal models. Ampalaya also has lipid lowering properties in the presence or absence of diabetes with the consequent decrease in triglycerides and cholesterol.
Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) is a herb tradionally used as a diuretic. It is known to lower blood sugar and helps in reducing weight. The active principle is corosolic acid, a triterpenoid compound, which increases glucose transport. In animal and cell culture studies, there were reductions in blood sugar levels and normalization of insulin levels. With the reduction of blood glucose comes a reduction in body weight even without dietary restrictions.
Luyang Dilaw (Curcuma longa) is a strong natural anti-oxidant. It has been known that turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The anti-inflammatory property may be compared to that of hydrocortisone. This herb is also reported to protect the liver and help maintain liver function in detoxifying (remove toxins) the body. There is evidence to show that luyang dilaw can reduce COX-2 mRNA expression and decrease synthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a factor in mechanism of pain, especially joint and muscle pains.
Ampalaya Plus is gathered from clean, pollution-free farms. It can help in diabetes, high blood, high cholesterol, weight control and pimples and acne. It is DOH approved!
Watch this Video by Kuya Kim Atienza to know more about his amazing discovery on Ampalaya and Ampalaya Plus.
I have been taking this supplement consistently for about a month now and I can say that it really helps in stabilizing my blood sugar levels. I rarely see spikes on my blood sugar anymore, and I feel much better when I take it before meals because it eases the feeling of indigestion which I usually have when I eat.
There is also an Ampalaya Plus Delite Herbal Tea for those who loves drinking hot concoctions. This tea is a combination of Ampalaya, Green Tea and Calamansi. The taste is not that bitter because of the freshness of Green Tea and the citrusy flavor of Calamansi. This tea is in powdered form. I take it at times when I have eaten meat or heavy meals because I find it effective on aiding me in digesting the food I took in.
How to Take Ampalaya Plus?
Take Ampalaya Plus Capsule 3 times a day. 1 capsule 10 minutes before meals.
Make Amplaya Plus Delite Herbal Tea as your healthy option when it comes to beverages. It is a healthy alternative to high sugar, high fat, high calorie drinks.
How Much is Ampalaya Plus?
Getting 3 herbs in one capsule doesn't make this supplement expensive. For 6.00 PHP per capsule and 585.00 PHP per box of 90 capsules. This product is affordable compared to other Ampalaya supplements that costs higher with just Ampalaya in it. Also, Ampalaya Plus Delite Herbal Tea retails for 12.00 PHP per sachet and 96.00 PHP per box of 12 sachets.
Who can take Ampalaya Plus?
This product is not only for Diabetics, it is also for those who are pre-diabetics (In the borderline of having Diabetes) and for those who would like to prevent Diabetes from their lives. Since it is DOH approved, everyone can try this product to compliment their healthy lifestyle.
Where To Buy Ampalaya Plus?
Available in all Mercury Drug, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star, Generic Pharmacy and other leading drugstores nationwide. Also available in http://www.gonatural.com.ph.
Try Ampalaya Plus Capsule and Delite Herbal Tea with proper diet and exercise to experience the power of Ampalaya in controlling and managing Diabetes!
Watch this TVC of the new Ampalaya Plus Campaign! You can also see Team Triabetics here! ^_^
"Gawing bisyo ang Ampalaya Plus Program!"
|Screenshot from the TVC! ^_^|
I would like to thank Mr. Christian Ramos for the assistance and accommodating me in my queries. To my Team Triabetics family for believing in me and for the all out support. Also, special thanks to Mr. Benson Sia for the support and trust on our team, for believing in us, that we can!
Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^