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Sfera Mycology Series GlycaemiCare

Advanced Mycology SeriesGlycaemiCare

  • Maintaining healthy Blood sugar levels.
  • Metabolic Syndrome

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60 Caps

R 221.00

Advanced Mycology Series


  • Maintaining healthy Blood sugar levels.
  • Metabolic Syndrome

INGREDIENTS:  one vegetarian capsule provide


Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)


Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)


Maitake (Grifola frondosa)


Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)


Momordicin® Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)


GS4 PLUS® (Gymnema sylvestre extract)


providing 75% Gymnemic acids)


Amla (Saberry®) (Emblica officinalis)


Silbinol® - (Pterocarpus marsupium) (5% Pterostilbene)


providing 5% Pterostilbene


Tulsi Extract - (Ocimum sanctum extract)




A number of studies have shown the potential of Cordyceps as a blood sugar regulation agent.  Cordyceps improves blood glucose metabolism, increasing insulin sensitivity and increasing the liver’s output of the glucose-regulating enzymes glucokinase and hexokinase.  Along with cholesterol-reducing and general cardio tonic properties it is extremely useful for treating metabolic syndromes.

Cordyceps is known to boost energy levels and increase endurance in athletes.


  • Do not use if on anticoagulant drugs, asthma inhalers, or immunosuppressant drugs for lupus, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Cordyceps stimulates the immune system).
  • Avoid using cordyceps for hormone-sensitive disorders such as breast cancer or prostate cancer.
  • Cordyceps are for the use of adults only.


Reishi can help to reduce emotional outburst during long term stress due to the mushroom’s effects on the central nervous system.  Depression and anxiety has a huge impact on blood sugar levels.

Reishi inhibits alpha-glucosidase, the chief enzyme responsible for digesting starches into sugars.  This inhibition prevents the sharp after-meal spike in glucose.  The also limit the destruction caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs), the proteins whose malfunction promotes ageing and inflammation.


  • Adverse reactions are extremely rare, but using reishi for three to six months continuous my result in dryness of the mouth, throat and nasal passages; stomach upset; or nosebleed.  These complications appear so seldom that their exact causes are not known.
  • If taking blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, use Reishi only under a doctor’s supervision.
  • Reishi might have hypotensive activity, so avoid using with antihypertensive medication.


Maitake lowers and modulates glucose levels, improves insulin sensitivity and increase insulin levels in the blood stream.


  • Maitake might lower blood glucose levels and might have an additive effect when used with other supplements / medication that also lower blood sugar levels.  Monitor blood glucose levels closely.


Shiitake have been shown to lower blood glucose levels and increase insulin secretion.  It also helps to lower cholesterol and prevent arterial plaque formation.


  • May cause temporary diarrhoea and abdominal bloating in high dosages. 
  • Allergic reactions are rare, but when they occur, they produce a characteristic whorl, similar to hives (‘shiitake dermatitis), on skin exposed to sunlight.
  • People with bladder cancer should not use raw shiitake.


Momordicin® is a standardized extract of Momordica charantia, also known as bitter gourd.

Based in a medical hypothesis, Momoridca could exert a direct action on the islets of Langerhans located within the pancreas that are the source of insulin and glucagon (pancreatic hormone); in so doing, it might stimulate the release of insulin when needed the most.  Momordica also relieves the dehydration that frequently accompanies diabetes.

Bitter Melon extract might also protect against hyperinsulinemia – it contains an insulin-like polypeptide called polypeptide P, plant insulin, or p-insulin.  P-insulin has pharmacologic effects similar to bovine insulin with an onset of action between 30 and 60 minutes, and peak effect of about 4 hours.  Preliminary evidence suggests that bitter melon extract can slow the progression of microalbuminuria and diabetic nephropathy.

Bitter melon may also be cholesterol lowering and have a raising effect of haemoglobin, and increase of white and red blood cell counts.

GS4 PLUS® Gymnema Sylvestre

For blood sugar levels, gymnema affect blood glucose in several ways.  Gymnemic acids seem to reduce intestinal absorption of glucose and may stimulate pancreatic beta cell growth.  Other research suggests that constituents of gymnema have a direct effect on beta-cell function, increasing the release of insulin.  Gymnema can increase serum C-peptide levels, suggesting an increase in endogenous insulin secretion.

Saberry® Amla

Not only is Indian gooseberry rich in vitamin C, it also contains chromium.  Amla stimulates the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin, thereby reducing blood sugar and keeping the body balanced and healthy.  Amla also has beneficial effects for cholesterol and cardiovascular health.


Silibinol® is a trademark for a standardized extract obtained from the heartwood and bark of Pterocarpus Marsupium (Indian Kino) useful in maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Pterocarpus marsupium is a rich source of key compounds:  Pterostilbene and catechins (-)-epicatechin.

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Tulsi or Holy Basil is considered an anti-stress or adaptogenic remedy in Ayurvedic medicine.  It also has a beneficial effect on fasting blood glucose levels.

Preliminary evidence shows that holy basil leaf extract might decrease fasting and postprandial blood glucose by up to 17.6% and 7.3% respectively in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Holy basil seems to be the treasure chest of the medicinal world and thought to have antiemetic, anticancer, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, sedative, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic and antiulcer activity.


  • Do not use GlycaemiCare if you are on anti-coagulant medication like warfarin.
  • If type 1 Diabetic, do not use without the strict supervision of your medical professional.  For type 2 diabetes, the mushrooms and botanical extracts will lower blood glucose, so medication needs to be adjusted and supervision of medical practitioner is needed.

Gymnema and Bitter Melon can enhance the blood glucose lowering effects of insulin; blood glucose levels should be monitored closely.


Maintenance Dose:  Take one capsule with the two biggest meals of the day.  Avoid refined foods and foods high in sugar for optimum results.


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  4. www.silibinol.com