is a resin produced by the mukul mirth tree. Guggulipid is extracted from guggul, that contains plant sterols (guggulsterones E and Z), which are believed to be its bioactive compounds. Guggul extract has been widely used in Ayurveda with other natural ingredients for its healing properties in various ailments like arthritis, hemorroids and urinary tract infections, high cholesterol, acne, etc.
- Weight loss - Guggul herb is believed to stimulate thyroid function of those suffering from hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid). It increases the function of metabolism and so can aid with weight loss for those prone to obesity.
- Studies have shown that after using a Guggul supplement continuously for 12 weeks with no changes to usual diet or exercise routines, cholesterol is reduced in patients who suffer from high cholesterol.