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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2014
Item Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Quick background. I had lapband surgery a few years ago. The beginning was great and I lost almost 100 lbs. In fact, to get enough calories to keep my energy up, I ended up developing some bad food habits, like drinking Mt. Dew instead of diet soda. I then ended up developing bad heart burn and had to have my band loosened, leading to half my weight lost coming back, a lot because of those bad food choices I had been used to. Then I quit smoking. About three months later, my sugar receptors went in to overdrive and all I wanted was sugar. I couldn't function without it, plus the caffeine to handle the crashes. I was really miserable but didn't know how to battle those intense cravings. Just thinking of giving up those sweets made me binge. So I went online and googled "ways to stop sugar cravings" and found Gymnema.

It definitely sounded way too good to be true, especially since it's not all over the pharmacy or on TV commercials as the newest, greatest thing to help you lose weight. I figured it couldn't hurt to try. I ended up ordering a larger bottle from a different company and added this to my order as sort of a travel-size one to carry with me since the other one's price qualified for me to do "add on"s. I followed the instructions and added a dropper full in to a small glass of water to drink. The flavor is definitely something that takes getting used to. But then I drank some cherry 7-Up, which tasted like it was only carbonated water. I then took a bite of a chocolate cookie. I could only taste the other ingredients, and they were distinct: flour, shortening, and salt. It was HORRIBLE!! That was the most liberating moment in such a long time!!

Needless to say, if you are staring at a piece of cake and drooling, put a dropper full of this in your mouth (I don't even dilute mine anymore), I can guarantee you won't want to eat cake again if you do end up taking a bite. It's like having your best friend with you to slap you at the first sign of temptation. It's not going to be a cure all, but it really does prevent you from being able to taste sugar. Last note, this brand far exceeds the other bottle I bought. The liquid is dark and potent, while the other brand, which says it has alcohol mixed in it, is very diluted and does not stop the sugar from being tasted. I have also started taking capsules for a more long term effect. It seems to help stop the cravings from starting, while the liquid is always with me if I still feel tempted.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2011
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The Botanic Choice Gymnema Sylvestre Liquid Extract was purchased because it was in liquid form - without any extra work by the system or delay in breaking down a capsule/tablet.

And even though the taste is a bit 'different,' after several doses it isn't 'as different'. Just add this to a little bit - just a couple of ounces - of water and swallow (quickly).

FYI: On the bottom of the bottle is a Warning label: "This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm."
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2013
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My daughter has type1 diabetes..this has helped her keep her BSL under control, she has been off her long acting levamir at night..we give her this instead, even if she is high befor bed she wakes up in the normal range in the AM..We LOVE this product!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2011
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good deal,works faster that tablets. Diabetes runs in my family. Trying to avoid it. I'm taking this with Fenugreek and cinnamon
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
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Every little bit helps. This product helps.
Loosing weight is hard, so this product helps. Gymnema Sylvestre !
Good luck
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2011
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This product is great. It really works well. I notice a difference when I use Gymnema Sylvestre liquid extract. It seems to help diabetes.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2013
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like BUTT!!! everything! EVERYTHING!!!! even fruit!! this thing is amazing! how long before it wears off so i can have some watermelon? i wonder if it works for bread & pasta...

btw there is no warning on my bottle about any cancer or chemicals.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I add this in with my herbal teas. It is bitter so adding a packet of Stevia takes care of that! Plus the tea helps andit helps the tea. If you want to be "eating the sugar" do not expect life to be all sweet ... but balanced.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
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I got this to help control my blood sugar after reading positive things about this herb. I haven't taken it long enough to know if it actually works or not, the taste is so offensive I can't keep taking it. I have tried masking it in different flavored liquids, because I'm diabetic and taking this to control sugar, I have not tried it in sugary juices. The product says to put it in water, it wasn't as bad plugging my nose while I drank it, but there was still the after taste. It literally makes me gag and want to vomit.

The good thing is that this is also sold in a pill formula. I am also taking Fenugreek and Cinnamon, so I'm going to see what kind of results I am getting with these 2 minus the Gymnema
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
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It works because of the bad taste it leaves in your mouth....you lose your appetite to eat anything --sweet or otherwise.
I take one star away because I didn't intend to go on a complete diet, just wanted to kill the sweets craving.
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