Human trials show that Emulin(TM), a plant-based extract, is better than metformin, the leading Type 2 diabetes medication, at controlling blood sugar levels in human beings.
Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2008 -- A newly developed plant extract can regulate blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetics better than a leading prescription drug, according to the results of human trials released today.
The trial results involving Emulin™, an all-natural compound derived from tropical fruits, are even more significant now that major research shows just how critical it is for diabetics to control long-term blood sugar levels to stave off heart attacks and other complications of this disease.
"The results show that Emulin™ alone is better than the leading prescription drug at reducing blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetics," said Daryl Thompson, a scientific director at www.atmmetabolics.com [ATM Metabolics]], the Winter Haven Fla.-based firm that developed the food additive. "With the numbers of diabetics worldwide expected to grow from an estimated 150 million now to 300 million by 2025, the market for Emulin™ is staggering."
According to Thompson, the plant-derived compound acts like insulin when ingested. "We designed Emulin™ to lessen the glycemic impact of high-sugar foods like colas and candies or high-carbohydrate refined breads," Thompson said.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, FDA-approved human trial, 40 Type 2 diabetics consumed three time a day (before each meal) a capsule containing either 250 mg of Emulin™ or a placebo. Participants were divided into four sub-groups: placebo only; placebo and metformin, a leading prescription medication to control glucose absorption in Type 2 diabetics; Emulin™ o
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved