Stop-It – 3 Main Ingredients:
- Gymnema Sylvestre
What Is Gymnema Sylvestre?
Gymnema Sylvestre is a plant that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India and in parts of Africa. Gymnema Sylvestre has been widely used for years and its preparations have profound actions on the modulating taste, particularly suppressing sweet taste sensations.
For this reason, Gymnema Sylvestre is known in Hindi as gurmar, or “sugar destroyer”. Other benefits of Gymnema Sylvestre include weight loss, anti-allergic, antiviral and lipid lowering activities. Gymnema has been used in patients with Diabetes to control sugar levels because it lowers the sugar available in the stomach for absorption, raises insulin levels and blocks dietary fat absorption.
Side Effects of Gymnema Sylvestre
There have been no documented side-effects at the doses used for taste reduction. Japanese researchers found that there were no toxic effects in laboratory animals treated with Gymnema sylvestre in doses comparable to a 200 pound male taking 40,000 mg a day for an entire year, and each lozenge of Stop-It contains only 50 mg of Gymnema.
Ogawa Y Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract: a 52-week dietary toxicity study in Wistar rats Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2004 Feb;45(1):8-18.
Stop-It blocks your sweet receptors because the atomic arrangement of the active ingredient gymnemic acid is similar to that of glucose molecules. These molecules fill the receptor locations on the taste buds thereby preventing its activation by sugar molecules present in the food, and therefore curbing the sugar cravings.
Similarly, Gymnemic acid molecules fill the receptor location in the absorptive layers of the intestine thereby preventing the sugar molecules absorption by the intestine, and in higher doses (400 mg) may result in the lowering of blood sugar.
What Is Erythritol?
Erythritol is a naturally-derived sugar substitute that looks and tastes very much like sugar, yet has almost no calories. It comes in granulated and powdered forms.
Erythritol is classified as a sugar alcohol and occurs naturally in small amounts in grapes, pears, melons, and mushrooms. Erythritol is approximately 70 percent as sweet as table sugar (sucrose), but has none of the sugar side-effects as it is immediately absorbed and removed by your kidneys.
How Does Peppermint Work?
Peppermint is one of nature’s oldest and best-tasting home remedies for gas, nausea, heartburn, stomach aches and digestive problems. Peppermint consumption can help benefit overall health as well as expedite weight loss. A natural appetite suppressant that increases alertness while decreasing your hunger pangs, peppermint can help you control your appetite and improve digestion. Peppermint also makes food taste better and helps you feel full and satisfied more quickly.