I received my Budget Ergogenics order, and I just wanted to check on dosing. From this article on banaba's effects
Banaba Extract Supports Healthy Blood Glucose and Body Weight
it seems that starting on 100mg once a day, and slowly raising to 3xdaily is most beneficial.
On the doder seed, it is listed as 475mg of 20:1 extract. I'm having a much harder time figuring out a good daily dosage structure for this. mouse studies are done with as high as 300mg/kg of bodyweight, but I can't find the extract ratio.Banaba Extract:
Balances blood sugar
Regulates insulin levels
Supports healthy weight loss
Banaba is a botanical extract that comes from the leaves of the banaba tree. In Southeast Asia and the Philippines, the leaves are traditionally used as an herbal medicine to treat diabetes and hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar).
Corosolic acid, a triterpenoid found in the leaves, helps regulate blood sugar by stimulating glucose uptake. This blood sugar lowering effect is similar to that of insulin—which induces glucose transport from the blood into body cells.2,3 Animal studies have shown it to be effective for treating both diabetes and obesity.3-5
Researchers have found that corosolic acid is not the only active ingredient in banaba leaves. Studies show that Banaba extract contains at least three other active ingredients—lager-stroemin, flosin B and reginin A. These natural phytochemicals regulate glucose uptake, and could be responsible for lowering blood glucose levels.6,7
Any ideas on this one?