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Gynostemma Pentaphyllum as an AMPK Activator

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Does Gynostemma pentaphyllum really work as an AMPK activator and help for diabetes?

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum (also known as jiaogulan) is an herb native to China and Vietnam. As a supplement, an extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum known as ActivAMP is often promoted as an "AMPK activator," i.e., activating the enzyme AMP-activated protein Kinase (AMPK) which stimulates sugar intake in skeletal muscles. Consequently, it has been promoted for improving metabolism, as well as for increasing energy and for anti-aging effects. This has led to further promotion of it as a treatment for people with diabetes type 2 and for weight loss. We investigated the evidence behind these potential uses. See our complete answer >>

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This CL Answer initially posted on 10/11/2017. Last updated 1/1/1900.

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