SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

Blood sugar management

News headlines

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

Evidence continues to bolster polyphenols' blood sugar management story despite murky mode of action

Although the mechanism of action is somewhat unclear, polyphenols have a solid and growing body of research backing their effect on the regulation of blood sugar levels, experts say.

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

Medical foods for blood sugar management in limbo more than a year after FDA issued draft guidance

Medical foods formulated for diabetes are still in a state of limbo more than 18 months after the US Food and Drug Administration issued an updated draft guidance on the category in 2013.  After a comment period, the guidance has languished in a draft form.

Red wine grape powder harvests full range of polyphenols for blood pressure benefits, manufacturer says

BioHarvest, an Israeli company harvesting dietary supplement ingredients from plants grown via a unique hydroponic method, has launched a “biofood” ingredient called VINIA Red Grape Powder, said to offer the benefits of drinking red wine without the sugar, calories or alcohol.

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

FDA rule offers only narrow field for blood sugar management claims, experts say

As obesity rates worldwide continue to rise and the related scourge of diabetes increases in lockstep, companies marketing ingredients in the United States intended to help consumers who find themselves sliding somewhere along this curve toward a full blown metabolic condition must be very careful in how they enthusiastically they push the benefits of their products, experts say. 

Vitamin D may enhance exercise benefits for type-2 diabetics: Study

Combining vitamin D supplements and circuit training may trim belly fat levels and improve blood lipid profiles in elderly women with low D levels and type-2 diabetes.

Fish and borage/echium oil may improve metabolic syndrome biomarkers: Human data

Supplementing the diet of people with early-stage type-2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome with fish oil or a combination of borage and echium oil may improve cholesterol levels and other biomarkers, says a new study.

NutraIngredients-USA: What’s on our special edition calendar for 2015?

From blood sugar management to an in-depth look at the retail sector, inflammation, outsourcing, and the latest trends in sports nutrition and immune support, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2015 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Wild blueberries may counter obesity, inflammation and hypertension: Mice study

Wild blueberries may help alleviate low level inflammation and hypertension associated with the development of obesity, according to a study on mice.

PLMI 2014 Thought Leaders Consortium

‘Lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time’: Dean Ornish, MD

Eat well, stress less, move more and love more: These four simple principles of lifestyle changes have been shown to have significant benefits in managing chronic disease risk, influencing aging, and reducing health care costs. And that’s why lifestyle medicine is the right idea at the right time, says Dean Ornish, MD, founder & president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

Zivo Bioscience Inc. has announced a large-scale test of its WellMetris testing platform that will validate a technology that the founders say will be a game changer for dietary supplement companies and, eventually, the traditional healthcare sphere as well.

Potato extract may reduce weight gain by over 60%: Mice study

Polyphenol-rich Irish potato extract may help reduce weight gain, according to research in mice.

Boston Therapeutics expands Asian markets for Sugardown ingredient as company scrambles to raise capital

Boston Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new marketing deal for its recently-launched Sugardown blood sugar management ingredient that will expand the potential distribution in Asia. The deal comes at an opportune time as the company is scrambling to find additional capital.

Magnesium linked to lower metabolic syndrome risk: Meta-analysis

Increased dietary intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 30%, says a new meta-analysis of six studies.

Low calorie whey-guar mix may help reduce blood sugar: Study

A low-calorie drink of whey and guar before breakfast could lower blood glucose levels for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics, without the calorie burden of a high dose of protein, according to a study.

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

A dizzying array of personalized digital health care solutions may in the future help the Affordable Care Act deliver on the ‘affordable’ part of its promise, attendees at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s annual conference were told on Thursday.

Internet helps noncompliant retailers ply their trade but also helps FDA find them, expert says

The growth of online retailing has bee decried by some in the dietary supplements business for allowing the rapid appearance of fly-by-night marketers.  But the Internet has a flip side, acting as a powerful and low-cost enforcement tool that the Food and Drug Administrastion can use to police claims in the online realm.

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.

Bran more effective than whole grain in alleviating obesity symptoms: Study

Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Prebiotics and synbiotics show potential to reduce obesity-related issues: Meta-analysis

Supplementing the diets of overweight and obese people with prebiotics and synbiotics may improve some metabolic measures, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized clinical trials.

Study finds tainted supplements still for sale months after FDA recalls

A small number of products marketed as dietary supplements previously recalled by FDA can still be found for sale with the same adulterants (or is some cases new adulterants), says a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study’s authors contend that this points to problems in enforcement and might require new laws. Industry experts take the opposite view and say the study shows the enforcement regime, while not perfect, is working well.

Product Innovation