Another group of scholars at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that Guggul supports cholesterol metabolism, and exerts an antioxidant effect, which supports the normal oxidation levels of cholesterol in the body.
Guggul, has also been used historically to support normal joint function. Scholars at South Carolina University of Health Sciences (2003) found Guggul to be supportive of normal mobility levels.
Guggul's antioxidant effects have also been subjected to scientific scrutiny. Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine recently showed that Commiphora mukul and its component guggulsterone significantly support normal levels of LDL.
Benefits of Guggul
- Guggul supports normal cholesterol levels
- Guggul helps maintain normal weight
- Guggul supports normal lipid levels and metabolism
- Guggul supports normal immune system function
- Guggul supports normal function of joints and connective tissues
- Guggul is a broad spectrum herb with many traditional uses
Directions for taking Guggul
1 capsule twice a day after meals.
Botanical Name : : COMMIPHORA MUKUL
Family Name: : BURSERACEAE
Common Name: : COMMIPHORA, MUKUL, GUGGUL, BALSAMODENDROM MUKUL, INDIAN BDELLIUM TREE, MOQL, MOQLE-ARZAGI
Guggul is found in the rocky tracks of Western India and Eastern Himalayas.
The active ingredients in guggul are a group of natural plant sterols. Among these, substances called "guggulsterones" are the most important ingredients for the cholesterol support and fat metabolism properties of guggul, with the other sterols acting as a synergistic supporting cast.
It is an ingredient for over fifty compounds
Guggul in Ayurveda:
Back in 1966, an Indian researcher found references to Guggul in a centuries-old Ayurvedic text and submitted a doctoral thesis on gum guggul. The herb is mentioned in the Vedas, the holy scriptures of India believed to be anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 years old. Translated from Sanskrit, this text describes, in elegant detail, a condition called "coating and obstruction of channels." with the cause believed to be faulty metabolism due to overeating of fatty foods and lack of exercise. The recommended treatment plan emphasized diet and herbs, chiefly guggul. In the researcher's study conducted on rabbits, guggul consistently produced substantial reductions in cholesterol and triglyceride levels, while raising HDL
Pure Guggul from Himalaya Herbals
Himalaya Guggul is from the renowned Himalaya Herbals brand endorsed by over 250,000 doctors worldwide and used by customers in over 60 countries. Himalaya Herbals products have been researched clinically and standardized to guarantee bioequivalence. Bioequivalence refers to ensuring that the product on the market is equivalent to the one on which clinical trials were successfully conducted. Himalaya Herbal Healthcare uses chromatographic fingerprinting, one of the most sophisticated standardization techniques, to ensure consistent quality and performance
Guggul Research and Clinical Studies
Numerous studies have been undertaken to research the benefits of guggul. Guggul's benefits with regards to cholesterol, HDL-LDL ratio and fat metabolism have been published in various medical journals.
Guggul Drug Interactions
When combined with some thyroid medications, Z-guggulsterone increased the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland as well as oxygen uptake in the liver and bicep tissues. Gugulipid significantly reduces the bioavailability of the drugs Propranolol and Diltiazem and should not be taken by those who are on these drugs. Guggul may potentiate the effects of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and warfarin.
Guggul is a uterine stimulant, making it useful for regulating menstruation but contraindicated during pregnancy
References and Information on Guggul:
Himalaya Herbals Company
Gugulipid: a promising hypolipidaemic agent from gum guggul (Commiphora wightii). Economic and Medicinal Plant Research 1991;5:47-82.
Singh, V. et. al.
Stimulation of low density lipoprotein receptor activity in liver membrane of guggulsterone treated rats. Pharmacological Research 1990;22(1):37-44.
Singh, K., Chandler, R. Kapoor, N.K. Guggulsterone, a potent hypolipidaemic, prevents oxidation of low density lipoprotein. Phytotherapy Research 1997;11:291-94.
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