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An Evaluation of a Nutraceutical With Berberine, Curcumin, Inositol, Banaba and Chromium Picolinate in Patients With Fasting Dysglycemia

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An Evaluation of a Nutraceutical With Berberine, Curcumin, Inositol, Banaba and Chromium Picolinate in Patients With Fasting Dysglycemia

Giuseppe Derosa et al. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes.

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate if a nutraceutical containing Berberine, Curcumin, Inositol, Banaba, and Chromium Picolinate (Reglicem®), can ameliorate glycemic status in patients with dysglycemia.

Methods: We enrolled 148 patients with impaired fasting plasma glucose or impaired glucose tolerance, not taking any hypoglycemic compounds. Patients were randomized to take nutraceutical or placebo for 3 months, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design. Both nutraceutical and placebo were self-administered once a day, 1 tablet during the breakfast.

Results: A reduction of fasting and post-prandial plasma glucose was observed with the nutraceutical combination (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo, respectively). Furthermore, a decrease of glycated hemoglobin, and fasting plasma insulin was observed with the nutraceutical combination (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo, respectively). Then, there was a reduction of homeostasis model assessment index with the nutraceutical combination (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo). M value was higher (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo) in the nutraceutical combination group at the end of the treatment. We observed a reduction of total cholesterol (TC) (p < 0.05 vs baseline) and triglycerides (Tg) (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo) with the nutraceutical combination, respectively. Finally, high sensitivity C-reactive protein was reduced after 3 months with nutraceutical combination therapy (p < 0.05 vs baseline and p < 0.05 vs placebo, respectively).

Conclusion: A nutraceutical containing Berberine, Curcumin, Inositol, Banaba, and Chromium Picolinate can be helpful in improving glyco-metabolic compensation, TC and Tg value, and in reducing inflammatory status in patients with dysglycemia.

Keywords: Banaba; Berberine; Chromium Picolinate; Curcuma; Inositol; dysglycemia.

Conflict of interest statement

Arianna Vanelli is employed by Nutrilinea srl, Varese, Italy and received grants from Nutrilinea srl, during the conduct of the study. The other authors have no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. This includes employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties. No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.

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Grant support

The research was supported by Nutrilinea srl, Gallarate, Italy. The funding source of this study did not have any role in conducting the study or in analysing data or in the writing of this paper.

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