ScienceDaily.com featured bitter melon in an article in 2008. They admit that bitter melon is a powerful treatment for type 2 diabetes. POWERFUL. But the corporate scientists are not interested in just bitter melon as a whole fruit in its natural form… sure it cures diabetes… but there is no money in it for them… the corporations… it’s just the way money works.
How do corporations make money out of bitter melon? By studying its properties, by breaking down its components. By isolating molecules in it. Then reformulating, or mimicking this function into something that can be PATENTED. You see dear diabetic, the current money system, the corporations, those publicly traded shares of stock companies can make big money with PATENTS. Patented medicine is a monopoly granted for a couple of years and the company makes money.
Sure, there is nothing wrong with making money. But will the artificial, unnatural, patented medicine be as powerful, as potent, as side effect free as the real bitter melon fruit? Probably not. They are just re-engineering natural things to be able to file patents.
So this is where those bitter melon supplement companies fill in the gap. They get whole bitter melon fruit. They dry the fruit. They package the dried bitter melon fruit. And you take it as tea or capsules. As close to nature as possible. Natural bitter melon is bitter, and some people can only take so much bitterness, so there is a natural fit for bitter melon supplements which reduce the bitter taste while giving you the same high impact bitter melon results against diabetes.