Category - Gynostemma pentaphyllum [as Gypenosides]

Gypenosides are saponins isolated from Gynostemma pentaphyllum and are reported to be effective in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It is promoted to increase nitric oxide production, however, studies are equivocal. One study has demonstrated that gypenoside [named phanoside] has a potent insulin-releasing activity. Isolated gypenosides have also been reported to exert a variety of effects, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, lipid-lowering, anti-carcinogen and adaptogenic properties