lunes, marzo 13, 2006

Guggul herb - Complete Information on Guggul and Guggulipid

Guggul herb - Complete Information on Guggul and Guggulipid:

Guggul Gugulipid Herb

guggul guggulu guggulipid lipid guggulmax gugglesterone guggle steronesGuggul, also known as Commiphora Mukul and Guggulipid, is a very effective herbal medicine for controlling obesity and cholesterol. It is a well established fat burning agent all over the world and is currently becoming very popular in America, Japan, Europe and many other western nations. Guggul is a resin known to increase white blood cell counts and possess strong disinfecting properties. It has long been known to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, while maintain or improve the HDL to LDL ratio. It is one of the very first "broad spectrum drugs" with a wide therapeutic range. A broad mode of action makes this herb very helpful even in protecting against ailments such as common cold, and various skin, dental and ophthalmic infections.

One of the most famous herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Guggul possesses strong purifying and rejuvenating powers. People today most commonly use it to benefit from Guggul's lipid regulating and immunomodulating properties. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and can lower triglycerides by 22-30%. The effects that Himalaya's Guggul has on the blood cholesterol levels is comparable to prescription medications but, being a natural plant extract, it is a far superior and much safer product. Guggul works on the liver by increasing the metabolism (or break down) of the bad cholesterol known as LDL Cholesterol. After taking the product for 4 to 12 weeks, total cholesterol levels can drop, triglyceride levels can drop and an increase in HDL (the good cholesterol) of approximately 16% can occur. Its benenfits as a weight-loss and fat burning agent have been well researched and documented in several studies.
Guggul - Pure Extract (250 mg - 60 Capsules)
Guggul - Pure Extract (250 mg - 60 Capsules)
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- Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, while maintaining or improving HDL to LDL ratio
- Very effective as a weight-loss and fat burning agent
- Used commonly for its lipid regulating and immunomodulating properties
- Has a very wide therapeutic range
- Increases white blood cell counts and possesses strong disinfecting properties

Available in a pack of 60 capsules (250 mg). Does not contain added sugar, salt, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Take 1 or 2 capsules twice daily with meals. Allow several weeks for benefits. The use of natural products provides progressive but long-lasting results.




Guggul is the pure extract of one herb. It is also available in the following herbal blends as one of the main ingredients:
HeartCare - Natural Herbal Blend (840 mg - 60 Tablets)
LeanCare - Natural Herbal Blend (480 mg - 60 Capsules)
JointCare - Natural Herbal Blend (380 mg - 60 Capsules)
ImmunoCare - Natural Herbal Blend (875 mg - 60 Tablets)
OsteoCare - Natural Herbal Blend (450 mg - 60 Capsules)

Frequently Asked Questions About Guggul

What is Guggul?
Guggul or Commiphora Guggul is one of the oldest and most famous herbs in ayurvedic medicine. It possesses strong purifying and rejuvenating properties and its lipid regulating and immunomodulating properties are especially beneficial.

Who can take Guggul?
Because herbal medicines are relatively mild and gentle on the human body, Guggul can be taken by practically everyone, regardless of age and gender. Guggul can be taken by people for:
- Weight Management
- Lowering Cholesterol
- Improving Circulation
- Relief from Arthritis pain
- Treating Boils
- Eczema
- Menstrual Pain (Relieves it)
- Dermatitis
- Psoriasis
- Skin rashes

Is Guggul addictive?
Guggul made by Himalaya Healthcare does not contain any addictive components. It is safe to use Guggul for extended periods of time without fear of addiction.

Are there any side effects to taking Guggul?
There are no known serious side effects to taking Guggul. It is non-toxic and well-tolerated. However, prolonged use may be associated with mild stomach upset. It may stimulate the thyroid and uterus, so it is best to avoid in cases of hyperthyroidism and pregnancy.

Can Guggul be taken along with other pharmaceutical medication?
It is not advisable to combine guggul with cholesterol-lowering pharmaceutical medication, although the interaction with such drugs has not been studied in detail.

What kind of action does Guggul have on the body?
Guggul has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat obesity, lipid disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is useful in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, while reducing existing plaque in arteries. In terms of obesity, Guggul increases body�s metabolic rate, improves thyroid function, increases fat-burning activity of the body, and increases thermogenesis or heat production. Guggul helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It has been shown to reduce total cholesterol up to 30% in 3 months. Guggul�s cholesterol regulating properties are especially important in reducing LDL by 35% and increasing HDL by 20% in 12 weeks. Guggul decreases platelet stickiness and reduces risk of heart disease and stroke.

What are the benefits of taking Guggul?
- Guggul increased HDL cholesterol, which is needed by the body and lowers LDL cholesterol.
- It lowers triglyceride levels.
- It relaxes the muscles which helps relieve menstrual pain.
- It acts as a blood detoxifier which breaks up stagnation in the body.
- It is a heart tonic that strengthens the heart.

How long do I have take Guggul before I see any results?
Herbal medicines provide progressive, long-term benefits. Certain classes of herbs work well in acute conditions to provide quick relief, however herbs like Guggul usually take 3-4 weeks before you can experience the full benefits of taking it. Individual results can vary, depending on the nature and seriousness of the condition for which Guggul is being consumed.

Have any studies been done on Guggul?
One 12-week study demonstrated that 1500 milligrams of guggulipid had average reduction in serum cholesterol of nearly 22%, while triglycerides were reduced about 25% in people who took it regularly. Another study showed that guggulipid works best for people who have high cholesterol reading of the type IIb (increased LDL, VLDL, and triglycerides) and type IV (increased VLDL and triglycerides). A third study involving 233 people with elevated cholesterol or triglycerides levels (or both) showed that guggulipid worked better than the cholesterol-lowering drug Clofibrate. People taking guggul had the added benefit of seeing some improvements in HDL, the �good cholesterol� - an effect that was not in evidence with the pharmaceutical.

Is Guggul a standardized herbal medicine?
Himalaya Healthcare Company has solved the riddle of ensuring consistency of performance for herbal remedies through full control of all stages of production from growing the herbs on their own farms to adhering to pharma Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and stringent quality controls. Every Himalaya Pure Herb, including Guggul, is fingerprinted using the most sophisticated chromatographic techniques to consistently maintain the highest quality.

What is the difference between the pure herb, Guggul, and herbal blends that contain Guggul as a primary ingredient?
Himalaya Pure Herbs is a line of clinically proven traditional herbs from The Himalaya Drug Company. The Himalaya Pure Herbs range delivers to you the best of a rich Indian pharmacopoeia in a convenient capsule form. Each Pure Herb capsule contains the goodness of the entire Guggul plant and all its attendant benefits. On the other hand, herbal blends, like HeartCare and GlucoCare, that contain Guggul as the primary ingredient fulfill essentially all of the functions that Guggul individually does, but include other herbs that address different aspects of cholesterol and glucose metabolism respectively. For most consumers, it is often a matter of choice when deciding between Pure Herbs and Herbal blends.

Which is more important when shopping for herbal medicines - safety, effectiveness, or bioequivalence?
We recognize that, for most consumers, the real issue is less one of safety and effectiveness of herbal remedies in general and more one of the quality of the specified product. The real issue for the consumer is the question of bioequivalence: is the product in front of me going to be bioequivalent to the one I have been reading about and deliver the results I expect?

Why buy Himalaya Guggul when there are countless other brands available on the market?
It is important that you, as a consumer, look for products that have not only been researched clinically but are also �fingerprinted� to guarantee that �the science is in the pill�. Himalaya, in fact, pioneered �fingerprinting� as the way to achieve consistency of performance of herbal remedies. Fingerprinting refers to perfectly matching the entire phytoconstituent profile of the plant between the product on the market and the reference or standard on which the science has been generated. In other words, �fingerprinting� the entire make-up of the herbal product is the only way to verify bioequivalence. Most companies that manufacture herbal medicines are not equipped nor care to perform such fingerprinting. Consequently for the consumer, most products on the market cannot truly make the claims they make because the bioequivalence of their herbal products has not been conclusively established through a match of their phytoconstituent profiles with the reference.

Guggul has been scientifically validated by many clinical studies. Its formula has been subjected to the modern scrutiny of clinical testing to prove its benefits in gently addressing your health concerns, and its quality is controlled by the most sophisticated chromatographic "fingerprinting" techniques.

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