This fruit grows in Asia, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. It is commonly used in Ajuverda, the ancient Indian natural medicine. It is characterized by a bitter taste, and its Polish name is cracked cucumber. The fruit contains magnesium, folic acid, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iron, beta carotene, potassium, calcium, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.
Bitter melon contains plant saponins, peptides and alkaloids. Its action supports the digestive system, which is why it is used in problems with the digestive system, such as constipation or indigestion.
Bitter Melon Extract contains the enzyme AMPK, a protein whose role is to control metabolism and glucose absorption. It is it that makes the fruit extract regulate the transport of sugars in the blood and the process of converting them into energy. Due to the fact that it increases their absorption, it is very often used by diabetics, especially in the case of type 2 diabetes. The product helps to stabilize blood glucose levels.
Its action may increase endurance, endurance and increase muscle mass, thanks to which the bitter melon-based dietary supplement is appreciated by athletes. All thanks to the AMPK enzyme, which causes glycogen to be deposited in the liver and muscles, which contributes to the reduction of the amount of glucose in the blood.
Melon extract is used for ulcers, skin lesions or poorly healing wounds. This is because it has an antioxidant effect. It neutralizes free radicals, reducing the risk of inflammation.
Gorzki melon posiada wysokie wartości odżywcze, gdyż jest skarbnicą wielu związków niezbędnych dla prawidłowego funkcjonowania organizmu. W jego składzie występują witamina C i beta karoten oraz fenole, dzięki czemu owoc posiada właściwości antyoksydacyjne. Gorzki melon jest również źródłem wapnia i fosforu oraz błonnika pokarmowego, który usprawnia perystaltykę jelit i zapobiega uciążliwym zaparciom.