Wild bitter gourd improves metabolic syndrome
three, three and four capsules with their three daily meals without altering their usual dietary and exercise habit
Daily 10 capsules each 480mg Bitter MELON DRIED POWDERED (it was from a batch they grew themselves that was known to be high acting) for 3 months.
Article based on this research
This reminds me of another recent study
An opportunistic pathogen isolated from the gut of an obese human causes obesity in germfree mice
Where they used BITTER MELON and a chinese herb combined with prebiotic fibre for the obese volunteer. In this case they measured Enterobacter cloacae at the beginning and through the trial which lasted 23 weeks
I think the short 3 months trial for the first test may not be sufficiently long enough to change gut flora and establish a good gut flora particularly as they weren't using any dietary change to promote good gut flora.
You can juice bitter melon fruits, they look at bit like cucumbers. I should think they are an acquired taste?