White Mulberry Extract
White Mulberry is native to China and is the food of silkworms. It was introduced into the United States in colonial times, during an attempt to establish a silk industry. Mulberry leaf has been traditionally used to treat diabetes by numerous cultures around the world. Evidence from human studies shows it to significantly reduces the rise in blood sugar that occurs after a meal. The chemicals in powdered white mulberry leaves make White Mulberry Extract function like some medicines used for type 2 diabetes. The slower breakdown of sugars in the gut allows the sugars to be absorbed more slowly into the blood. This helps the body keep blood sugar levels at a desirable range.
White Mulberry Extract is also effective in suppressing the progression of atherosclerosis, the buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in our arteries. It does this by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”), which is a major factor in the development of atherosclerotic plaque.