A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietary Supplements has found that the natural dietary supplements, Sugar Crush and Sugar Crush Daily, were effective in reducing blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the safety and ef?cacy of two novel, biologically active supplements (fenugreek, fennel, sage, olive, and cinnamon and other ingredients) in decreasing blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Between June 2008 and July 2009, 154 patients were screened for type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control. Fifty-one subjects meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria were enrolled in a prospective clinical study. All patients were studied for 24 weeks (6 months), the ?rst 3 weeks being the placebo phase, followed by 14 weeks of active supplement use and observation for 3 weeks.
Patients returned to active supplement use for an additional 3 weeks. Participants were tested for fasting blood glucose levels once every week during a 22-week period.
At week 10 (after 7 weeks of supplement use), fasting blood glucose levels were reduced by 47% compared with baseline, and at week 17 by 59%. Between weeks 18 and 20, during which no participant received placebo or supplements, blood glucose levels did not decrease.
The study indicates that the new biologically active dietary supplements were effective in decreasing blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes patients with no side effects.
Earlier studies conducted on these supplements were published by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
If you look at the research paper, you’ll see that the lead author, Vinod Ponichetty, has a financial interest in the research on the Sugar Crush products. Also, the Discussion section of the paper reveals that other factors in the study may have had an effect (not controlled for) on BG levels, namely that subjects were asked to follow a controlled diet and were reminded in a weekly phone call to do so.
This seems a little too magical to me.