Gymnema Sylvestre is a climbing shrub that's been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It's most widely known for its ability to reduce blood sugar levels, fight obesity, and lower LDL cholesterol.
Gymnema helps to reduce body weight, but without stimulating the central nervous system. This means it doesn't increase stress, alter cortisol levels, or disrupt sleep. After taking Gymnema for three weeks, obese rats decreased their body weight to normal levels [*]. Gymnema pairs well with a ketogenic diet for fat loss.