Thursday, November 22, 2012

Banaba Leaf Extract: An insulin mimicker.

Used in the Philippines as traditional medicine to treat diabetes and kidney diseases, the leaves appear to act in a similar manner to insulin by activating insulin receptors. One of the main ingredients responsible for this action is corosolic acid.
Try 30-50mg banaba leaf extract standardized for corosolic acid with your post-workout shake or with you biggest carbohydrate containing meal.

Or anytime with carbs and creatine. Banaba and other insulin-boosting supplements like gymnema and alpha lipoic acid work by either increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas or enhancing its effects at the muscle. Taking any of these post-workouts boosts insulin's action at the muscles without promoting insulin's action on fat storage.