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APR 2012

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SupplySide .BSLFU1MBDF t .BZ ® NATURAL PRODUCTS Vol. 17, No. 4 S The Official Magazine of SupplySide® naturalproductsinsider.com April 2012 Blood Sugar Stability ugar tastes sweet on the lips, but constant high levels in the blood will most likely lead to health problems from reduced insulin sensitivity to full-blown type 2 diabetes. Reducing sugar intake and increasing activity, which helps the body properly use insulin, can help keep blood sugar levels in check; but, it may not be enough to help the millions of Americans who are at risk for, or who have already developed, diabetes. Dietary supplements containing ingredients such as chromium, pterostilbene or alpha lipoic acid may just give that extra boost to keep them from going over the edge. Story begins on page 22 US$20.75 t /FX :PSL /: t TVQQMZTJEFTIPX DPN ® Filling Food with Fiber A dding fiber to foods and creating supplements that contain this popular ingredient, which can be broken down into various types such as soluble, insoluble and prebiotic, can be a winning proposition for natural products companies, as consumers are more aware of health benefits beyond digestion, such as heart and immune health. However, each type of fiber is dif ferent, casting individual health benefits and product formulation challenges. For instance, insoluble fiber can slow digestion to help regulate blood sugar levels and its texture better lends itself to breakfast cereal, while soluble fibers can act like prebiotics, stimulating the growth of healthy gut bacteria and are better suited for beverages. Story begins on page 36 Winner: Nutrition Business Technology Award for Most Innovative Ingredient, presented at Vitafoods. Thank you for noticing. Winner: The Frost & Sullivan 2011 Global Eye Health Ingredients (Lutein & Zeaxanthin) Product Differentiation Excellence Award. omniactives.com ©2012 OmniActive Health Technologies

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