My husband is a Type 2 diabetic. He ignored dietary restrictions and failed to monitor blood sugar levels for months. I bought him Bitter Melon, but he refused to take it. I had noticed his worsening excessive thirst and his need to sleep after meals. When my husband finally measured his blood sugar level after eating, the score was 398. One hour after a Metformim tablet prescribed by an M.D., the blood sugar level had increased to 458. Numbers in the 400s were recorded for days. In desperation, after several days of frightemimgly high blood sugar levels, my husband took Bitter Melon before bed. To our great surprise and relief, his blood sugar that first the morning was 298. The second morning, his blood sugar level was 258. The third morning following Bitter Melon at bedtime, my husband's blood sugar level was 225. We are now on day #4 of this experiment with Bitter Melon as a natural control for blood sugar. The results have been nothing short of amazing. My husband will continue to use Bitter Melon, and will soon consult his M.D. about possibly adjusting the recommended dose of Metformin, which did not control his blood sugar when taken without the addition of Bitter Melon.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 7 2017 | Verified Purchase
Didn't like it and it made me sick. It needs a O not one star will chat to fine out the way to send back.
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 24 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have taken bitter melon capsules for bout two years and they keep my blood sugar levels perfect, but this Himalaya brand makes my stomach cramp, and later on my bowel cramps...it just seems to be too strong for me. I like Source Naturals much better.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 1 2010 | Verified Purchase
The company is based in India. The Bitter Melon comes from India. They smell badly. Into the compost heap they went.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 21 2017 | Verified Purchase
I faithfully took Bitter Melon for a month and it did not show that it helped my blood sugar levels. I took double the amount they said and it still did not give me a better reading in my blood sugar.
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