The gugul is a resinous substance extracted from the bark of the Commiphora mukula small tree of the Burseraceae family that grows mainly in Asia (India and Pakistan). Widely used by the ayurvedic medicine of India, the gugul is highly valued by natural medicine, which has traditionally employed it for maintaining blood cholesterol levels.
Research on guggul
In the U.S., several studies have been conducted on the properties of the gugulsuch as that of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (their findings were published in the journal Science), that of the team of researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, or that of the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Cholesterol and cardiovascular health
We could say that the gugul acts in two directions. On the one hand, it normalizes the levels of cholesterol and, on the other hand, prevents the oxidation of this fat in the blood. All this favors the maintenance of the blood vessels in optimal conditions, thus decreasing the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseasesDid you know that half of the Spanish adult population has the cholesterol high? This is food for thought, especially because of its close relationship with the cardiovascular health.
Guggul has traditionally been used for maintaining blood cholesterol levels. Keeping cholesterol in check promotes healthy blood vessels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.