BLOOD SUGAR STUDY
Eating a carbohydrate-rich meal or snack raises blood sugar levels, which can lead to corresponding spikes in insulin. Over time, these rapid and excessive increases in blood sugar and insulin can impair metabolic health and lead to insulin resistance, high cholesterol, and pre-diabetes.
It is well known that daily exercise and healthy eating habits can help control glucose and insulin levels. In addition, there are some natural products (i.e. dietary supplements) that may help as well. Typically, these products delay carbohydrate absorption in the gut and/or improve insulin action in the cells, thereby reducing the impact of dietary carbohydrates on blood sugar.
This study will assess the effectiveness of a natural product containing a patented form of chromium and an herb called Salacia, on changes in blood sugar and biomarkers of blood sugar control during a 12-week supplementation period. Our hypothesis is that this blend of ingredients might help reduce the postprandial (i.e. following a meal) glucose and insulin responses, and thereby improve overall metabolic health and wellness.
The Center for Applied Health Sciences is looking for 60 overweight men and women to complete the study. Qualified participants will receive up to $600 in compensation for their time and successful completion of the study.