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APR 2012

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Blood Sugar Health Market Hear Luke R. Bucci, Ph.D., vice president of research, Schi f f Nutrition Intl.; Douglas MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory af fairs, Council for Responsible Nutr i t ion (CRN); and Gregory J. Stephens, R.D., president, Windrose Partners, discuss what sells and to whom in the blood sugar health market at the SupplySide MarketPlace education session, "Expert Predictions for the Blood Sugar Health Market," Thursday, May 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Javits Center in New York. InterHealth Nutraceuticals is sponsoring the session. A 1996 Japanese study on the monosaccharide L-arabinose reported the naturally occurring, but poorly absorbed, sugar suppressed the glycemic response af ter sucrose ingest ion by inhibi t ion of sucrase activity.35 Japanese researchers found L-arabinose inhibited intestinal sucrase act ivi ty, thereby reducing sucrose utilization, and consequently decreasing fat production in rats.36 Two studies on a patented combinat ion of InSea2®, a carb blocker made from a blend of brown seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus) from innoVactiv Inc., inhibited alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, reduced the normal increase in postprandial blood glucose in Wistar rats 30 minutes af ter a meal by 90 percent and reduced peak insulin secretion by 40 percent. 33 And a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover Canadian study repor ted consumption of two 250-mg capsules of InSea2 30 minutes before eating 50 g of carbs from bread was associated with a 12.1-percent reduction in the insulin incremental area under the curve and a 7.9-percent increase in the Cederholm index of insulin sensitivity.34 chromium and L-arabinose (as Phase 3 Sugar Controller™, from Pharmachem Laboratories) showed the powder significantly lowered both circulating glucose and insulin levels after consumption of a 70-g sucrose challenge compared to placebo. In the first of the two studies, 20 healthy, non-diabetic subjects showed taking Phase 3 Sugar Controller led to an average reduction in glucose of 31 percent, and an average reduction in insulin levels of 32 percent when presented with a 70-g sucrose challenge.37 In the two- phase clinical trial of 50 healthy non-diabetic adults, subjects taking Phase 3 Sugar Controller had an average reduction in glucose of 24.3 percent, and an In 2001, a separate team of Good for Your natural label product taste ease of formulation healthy solutions future development bottom line Fiber is increasingly becoming the ingredient consumers are demanding. How do you give consumers the health benefits of fiber without compromising taste and texture? With PROMITOR™ and salad dressings and even flavored water, PROMITOR™ need while they enjoy the foods they love! our ingredients – your success ©2011 Tate & Lyle / www.tateandlyle.com naturalproductsinsider ¡ com 31 and formulates easily, resulting in healthier foods that taste delicious. Choose PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber and give consumers the nutrition they Dietary Fiber! From cereal bars and ice cream, to soups Dietary Fiber is well tolerated www.promitorfiber.com DIABETES

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