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New study results suggest Sabinsa's Curcumin C3 Complex combined with BioPerine may offer antioxidant benefits in patients with type II diabetes.

Last year, the EU Commission authorized a new Article 13.5 health claim stating that when non-digestible carbohydrates are used as sugar replacers, these ingredients can induce a lower postprandial blood glucose rise compared to food and drinks containing sugar.

Foods and beverages, including bakery, nutrition bar, and cereal and pasta products, can now use the claim.

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Frutarom Health’s Portusana was found to induce translocation of glucose transporter protein type 4, which may help decrease elevated blood glucose levels in diabetes patients.

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Non-digestible carbohydrates like Nexira’s Fibregum acacia gum have been granted a new health claim from EFSA that says they induce a lower blood-glucose rise than sugars.

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New study results suggest Verdure Sciences’ Pomella pomegranate extract may improve cardiovascular-health markers in patients with myocardial infarction.

Though these lesser-known botanicals haven’t achieved widespread global use yet, their moment could be just around the corner.


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