How It Works

GlucoDown® is enriched with a unique form of soluble fiber which, more than two decades of clinical data indicates, may help slow your body's absorption of dietary sugars; moderate after-meal increases in blood sugar levels; and maintain regular digestive health. GlucoDown® is also enriched with high-bioavailability vitamins and minerals plus extract of the leaf of the Banaba plant (for corosolic acid).
The physiological impacts of the ingredients in GlucoDown® are documented in clinical studies published in medical journals archived at the US National Library of Medicine website curated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other credible sources of information. Please note many of the clinical studies linked below investigate the physiological impacts of these ingredients in GlucoDown® on persons diagnosed with diabetes. GlucoDown® is a dietary supplement and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, including diabetes.

Soluble Dietary Fiber

Pomegranate

GlucoDown® is blended with a unique form of soluble fiber, which more than two decades of clinical data indicates, may help slow absorption of dietary sugars and fats; reduce post-prandial blood glucose levels (improving glycemic response); and help maintain digestive health. To learn more, please read the following clinical studies sourced from the NIH website:

Dietary fiber: a meta-analysis

Beneficial effects of high dietary fiber intake

Fiber facts: benefits and recommendations

Banaba Leaf (corosolic acid)

White Tea

Banaba Leaf has been utlized in the traditional medical system in India known as Ayurvedic for more than 2000 years. In 1940, the first clinical research observing the hypoglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic properties of the naturally occurring corosolic acid in Banaba Leaf, was published. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) and Corosolic Acid

High Bioavailability Mineral - Chromium Picolinate

Chromium

High bioavailability trace minerals are more effective because they are more easily absorbed in the body. In addition to being an essential mineral for many aspects of good health, Chromium Picolinate has a relationship to glucose metabolism. To learn more, please read the following Fact Sheet prepared by the Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH plus an additional clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Chromium Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet

Chromium Picolinate and Biotin (impact on glucose metabolism)

High Bioavailability Mineral - Manganese Citrate

Chromium

High bioavailability trace minerals are more effective because they are more easily absorbed in the body. Manganese is an essential mineral in a number physiological processes, including glucose metabolism. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Manganese (glucose and lipids metabolism)

High Bioavailability Mineral - Zinc Picolinate

Chromium

High bioavailability trace minerals are more effective because they are more easily absorbed in the body. Zinc is an essential mineral in a number of physiological processes including in its impact upon blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Zinc supplementation in prediabetes

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 

Raspberries

Vitamin B1 is also known as Thiamine. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website, which is representative of a body of research investigating the (often beneficial) relationship between glucose metabolism and Thiamine:

Thiamine & Glucose Metabolism

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Raspberries

Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine and is important for good health. To learn more, please read the following Fact Sheet prepared by the Office of Dietary Supplements of the NIH:

Vitamin B6 Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) 

Raspberries

Vitamin B7 is also known as Biotin and is important for good health. Biotin also has a relationship to glucose metabolism. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Chromium Picolinate and Biotin (impact on glucose metabolism)

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Raspberries

Vitamin B12 is important to good health and additionally, B12 deficiency is associated with the use of the prescription drug metformin. To learn more, please read the following clinical study sourced from the NIH website:

Vitamin B supplementation and diabetes

Caffeine Free

DecafIcedTea

The negative impact of caffeine upon post-prandial glucose metabolism is not fully appreciatedGlucoDown® Diabetic Friendly Tea Mixes use only decaffeinated teas and GlucoDown® Diabetic Friendly Drink Mixes are caffeine free. Please read following article sourced from the American Diabetes Association regarding caffeine's impact on glucose metabolism:

Caffeine impairs (post-prandial) glucose metabolism

Sugar Free

Raspberries

All GlucoDown® Diabetic Friendly Tea Mixes and Drink Mixes use only a non-nutritive sweetener which has no impact upon blood glucose levels and is considered safe by the American Diabetes Association. Please read following article sourced from the American Diabetes Association:

An overview of the safety of sucralose