Certified Naturals™ Glycemic Control Capsules contains the clinically studied natural ingredient InSea2®.
InSea2® is formulated from two brown seaweeds native to the Canadian Maritime provinces. Together in an optimal ratio determined by research, Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus have been combined and researched for their benefits for glycemic health.
InSea2® has been shown to slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and sugar for improved glycemic health. When taken together with a meal containing carbohydrates and sucrose (table sugar), InSea2® inhibits the α-amylase enzyme that breaks down carbs as well as the α-glucosidase enzyme that breaks down complex sugars.
Concentrated polyphenols known as phlorotannins, unique to brown seaweeds, are the micronutrients that inhibit the relevant enzymatic activity. By inhibiting this activity, lesser amounts of carbs and sugars are absorbed, making the digestion of the food slower, allowing the body to better manage glycemic stress.
InSea2® lowers glucose and insulin levels after a carbohydrate meal
Patients were given 500 mg of InSea2® or a placebo prior to a high carbohydrate meal. Their blood glucose levels were monitored for a 3-hour period post-meal. InSea2® patients showed a 48% reduction (iAUC) in incremental glucose versus the placebo group. The seaweed combination also demonstrated a 12% reduction in incremental insulin and increased insulin sensitivity by 7.9% compared to the placebo. This study showed that InSea2® effectively reduces glycemic stress in response to carbohydrate ingestion.