Bitter Melon Extract with fermented Cordeceps CS-4 extract and Zinc
- Healthy Blood Sugar Support*
- Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Level*
- Enhance Glucose Tolerance*
- Improving Immunity*
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More Powerful Nanowell® InsuPower-Z with Bitter Melon, Cordyceps CS-4 and Zinc for Blood Sugar Management
What is Bitter Melon?
It is the edible part of the plant Momordica Charantia, which is a vine of the Cucurbitaceae family and is considered the most bitter among all fruits and vegetables.
The bitter melon itself grows off the vine as a green, oblong-shaped fruit with a distinct warty exterior – though its size, texture and bitterness vary between the different regions in which it grows – and is rich in vital vitamins and minerals.
How does it affect diabetes?
In addition to being a food ingredient, bitter melon has also long been used as a herbal remedy for a range of ailments, including type 2 diabetes.
The fruit contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charantin, which has been confirmed to have a blood glucose-lowering effect, vicine and an insulin-like compound known as polypeptide-p.
These substances either work individually or together to help reduce blood sugar levels.
It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite – similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.
This lectin is thought to be a major factor behind the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.
A number of clinical studies have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of bitter melon in the treatment of diabetes.
In January 2011, the results of a four-week clinical trial were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, which showed that a 2,000 mg daily dose of bitter melon significantly reduced blood glucose levels among patients with type 2 diabetes, although the hypoglycemic effect was less than a 1,000 mg/day dose of metformin. 
Other older studies have also suggested an association between bitter melon intake and improved glycemic control, while a report published in the March 2008 issue of Chemistry and Biology found that bitter melon increased cellular uptake of glucose and improved glucose tolerance. 
Nanowell® InsuPower-Z is a follow-up product of InsuPower-F that we have been selling since 2005 and it contains fermented Cordyceps CS-4 extract which one of the most important ingredients of F-Formula, specialized concentrate material of 10% momordicosides which is an index component of bitter melon, and zinc which is known as an insufficient mineral to diabetic patients.
Cordyceps sinensis is known as a very special mushroom that lives on certain caterpillars in the high regions of China. They are caterpillars in winter but they become fungus in spring. It’s been considered a highly valuable mushroom presented to the emperor in Tibet China. Cordyceps sinensis in Tibetan alpine zone is considered the best quality in its efficacies which includes anticancer effect, immune potentiating, antidiabetic, respiratory enhancement, detoxification of drug addiction, anti-fatigue, anti-inflammation etc. Each of Nanowell® InsuPower-Z capsule contains 530mg of Bitter Melon extract and fermented Cordyceps CS-4 extract and 7.5mg of Zinc. In fact, there are many bitter melon extract products and zinc and caterpillar summer grass blended products for commercial glycemic control, but finding a product using a decent ingredient is not that easy.
Generally, the bittern melon takes very many varieties, depending on the harvest season and processing method, its drug properties can be done very differently, but sufficient supply of excellent quality raw materials can be a key to making good products in blood glucose control. Likewise, even in the case of Cordyceps sinensis, there are many cultivated Cordyceps sinensis on the market. But making cultivating conditions similar to the natural environment of Tibet and obtaining products that can uniformly managed drug properties like wild Cordyceps sinensis is very difficult. Cordyceps sinensis used in Nanowell® InsuPower – Z uses fermented extract of Cordyceps sinensis cultivated under conditions of low pressure, low temperature, high wind speed similar to Tibet to maximize drug properties and high absorption rate.
 – Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Hypoglycemic Effect of Bitter Melon Compared With Metformin in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Patients; A. Fuangchan et al.; January 2011.
 – British Journal of Nutrition; Anti-Diabetic and Hypoglycaemic Effects of Momordica Charantia (Bitter Melon): A Mini
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules twice (2) daily. Do not exceed eight (8) capsules daily.
Caution: Do not exceed recommended dose. Avoid taking this product in conjunction with other dietary supplements which contain high levels of elemental chromium. If you are diabetic, or have a known medical condition consult with your physician prior to taking this or any dietary supplement. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers or children under the age of 18. Store in a cool and dry place. Do not use if inner seal under lid is missing or broken. Keep out of reach of children.