Salaretin is an extract derived from the Salacia Reticulata plant, found in India and Sri Lanka. The native population believes it to be beneficial to their health: so much so that they use the plant’s wood to create drinking cups, from which water is then drunk. This is how the natives treat diabetes there. They believe the plant actively contributes to longevity.
Over the last few decades, Salaretin has been on the market in Japan, as a food supplement that aims to alleviate symptoms of diabetes and obesity. Japanese studies confirm that blood sugar levels in multiple test subjects drastically decreased after using Salaretin in combination with a personalized diet schedule, with the effects lasting up to five hours after Salaretin was administered.
It seems that Salaretin is able to counter the glycemic peaks associated with a carbohydrate-rich meal, by increasing insulin sensitivity. This process allows carbs to be transformed into energy for the body, and not into body fat. Scientists discovered this by first boiling and drying the powdered root of the plant for three hours, while simultaneously centrifuging the dry pulp of its fruits.
In the process they also found three active substances contained in the root and stem of Salacia Reticulata (mangiferin, kotalanol and salacinol) which appear to be potent inhibitors of alpha-glucosidase enzymes in your body. This means that they prevent starches that enter your body from breaking down into simple sugars that would normally be transformed into body fat. Especially mangiferin showed enormous potential when combined with physical exercise.
It would be smart to keep an eye out for this powerful extract. Recently, it has been used as an ingredient in several high-quality weight loss supplements like Carbuloss, because of the potential health benefits it holds. Remember that nature already holds all the answers to a healthy life: you just have to find them!