Given the growing prevalence of poor glucose and fat metabolism leading to chronic health issues, many Americans are now looking for natural solutions to help maintain a healthy, appropriate metabolic response. In addition to increasing their activity levels and changing their diet to include more fruits, vegetables, and fewer carbohydrates, many Americans are turning to herbal solutions that have been used for centuries to support metabolism.1
Princeton Vitamins is proud to introduce our proprietary formula for healthy sugar and fat metabolism, containing six key unique Ayurvedic herbal ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory and metabolic support properties:
is a natural, water-extract ingredient from the fruit of the Indian gooseberry, also known as Amla. The tart berry has been popular in Indian and Chinese medicine, with the dried and fresh fruits demonstrating may medicinal properties.2 A rich source of vitamin C, it contains a variety of polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins. Recent research in humans indicated that the fruit may play a role in maintaining healthy lipids and supporting healthy blood sugar metabolism.*3,4 It contains significant levels of gallotannins, ellagitannins and polyphenols thought to be behind this health benefit. An more recent study noted that amla produced a significant hypolipidemic effect with support of healthy blood pressure indicating its potential in broader cardiometabolic effects.5*
is a 100% natural curcumin ingredient containing 95% curcuminoids from raw turmeric sources. The ingredient has been tested and authenticated with the only official test method (14C carbon dating) to ensure it is natural and not spiked with synthetic curcumin. Curcumin has a vast body of scientific evidence demonstrating its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.6 There is also research on curcumin’s potential for blood sugar metabolism, with a recent review supporting its role in overall healthy metabolic status.7
is a propriety ingredient made from Salacia oblonga root, a perennial woody climbing vine native to India and Sri Lanka, which has long been used in Ayurvedic tradition to support blood glucose metabolism and healthy weight management. S. oblonga has been the subject of several recent clinical studies that demonstrate its strong efficacy for support of this metabolism, with its bioactive components shown to lower the rate of glucose availability by inhibiting α-glucosidase.8
These proprietary ingredients work synergistically with other herbal ingredients in the formula including:
- Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum), an herb widely used in cooking and traditional medicine that has been shown to support healthy postprandial glucose levels and may well have a longer term effect on blood glucose metabolism.9
- Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), featuring leaves and seeds long used in traditional medicine for support of blood sugar metabolism.10 More recently, researchers are suggesting it might provide potential as an adjuvant therapy for support of healthy blood glucose metabolism.11
- Cinnamon bark extract (Cinnamomum cassia), a sweet and savory spice containing cinnamaldehyde, it is also known to enhance healthy blood glucose response.12 Evidence for this traditional herb is also mounting, with a 2016 review noting it can have a role in supporting healthy glycemic response.13
All these compounds work together to offer antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adapatogenic and immune properties not only for support of a healthy metabolism but also to correct imbalances in the body for overall wellness.*
- 240 mg Salacia oblonga root extract (Salsulin®)
- 100 mg Natural Curcumin 95% (CurcuzenTM )
- 60 mg Amla fruit extract powder (AmlaacTM)
- 50 mg Fenugreek Seed extract (4:1 extract)
- 50 mg Bitter Melon extract (15% Saponins)
- 50 mg Cinnamon Bark extract (4:1 extract)
- Andy Menke, PhD, Sarag Casagrande, PhD, Linda Geiss, MA, et al. Prevalence and trends of Diabetes among adults in the United States, 1988-2012. JAMA 2015:314(10):10-21-1029. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2434682
- Ramasarma T, Rafi MM. A glucose-centric perspective to hyperglycemia. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2016. Feb;54:83-99.
- Akhtar MS et al. Effect of amla fruit (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) on blood glucose and lipid profile of normal subjects and type 2 diabetic patients. Int J Food Sci. Nutr. 2011 Sep;62(6):609-616.
- Chen TS et al. Supplementation of Emblica officinalis (Amla) extract reduces oxidative stress in uremic patients. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37(1):19-25.
- Gopa B, et al. A comparative clinical study of hypolipidemic efficacy of Amla (Emblica officinalis) with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A reductase inhibitor simvastin. Indian J Pharmacol. 2012. Mar-Apr;44(2):238-242.
- Jurenka JS. Anti-inflammatory Properties of Curcumin, a major constituent of Curcuma longa. A review of preclinical and clinical research. 2009. Alt Med Rev 14;(2):141-152.
- Zhang D, et al. Curcumin and Diabetes: A systematic review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013. DOI:10.1155/2013/636053.
- Heacock, PM et al. Effects of a medical food containing an herbal ꭤ-glucosidase inhibitor on postpriandial glycemia and insulinemia in healthy adults. Jrnl Amer Diet Assoc. 2005. Jan;105(1):67-71.
- Neelakantan B, et al. Effect of fenugreek (Trogonella foenum-graecum) intake on glycemia: A meta analysis of clinical trials. Nutr J. 2014;13:7
- Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2016.
- Czompa A, et al. Effect of Momordica charantia (Bitter melon) on Ischemic Diabetics Myocardium. Molecules. 2017 Mar 20;22(3). DOI:10.3390/molucules22030488.
- Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2016.
- Costello RB, et al. Do cinnamon supplements have a role in glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes? A narrative review. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016. Nov:116(11):1794-1802.