|In the early 1960s, Indian researchers discovered an ancient Sanskrit medical text that appears to clearly describe the symptoms and treatment of high cholesterol. One of the main recommendations was guggul. Subsequent tests in animals found that guggul gum both lowered cholesterol levels and also separately protected against the development of hardening of the arteries. Numerous research trials followed this discovery, culminating in preliminary studies examining guggul's effectiveness in humans. The evidence was strong enough for the Indian government to approve guggul as a treatment for high cholesterol. It appears that guggul can lower cholesterol by about 11 to 12% and triglycerides by 12.5 to 17%. The full benefits may take several months to develop.
Guggul is the supreme cholesterol lowering herb in the world, works the fastest, and has the most scientific evidence behind it. A typical dose of the pure gum in capsule form would be 6 capsules per day. We have known countless people who experienced significant drops in cholesterol as well as triglycerides (blood fats) using this herb. Guggul is an effective herb for managing all fats in the body. In diabetes, it normalizes cholesterol, triglycerides, and body fat, thus reducing the chance of arterial deposits and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Guggul also prevents abnormal blood clotting. This combination of actions is dynamic for reducing retinopathy (eye damage), neuropathy (nerve degeneration, usually starting in the feet), and gangrene, which are all common , very serious complications of diabetes.