Seven Years of Blood Sugar Management with GlucAffect
This November marks the 7th anniversary of Reliv’s GlucAffect® nutritional supplement launch. GlucAffect was developed to support healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss, indicators of metabolic syndrome which can lead to chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Research supports the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formulation.
GlucAffect was studied in an 8-week clinical trial that included 50 overweight participants with moderately elevated fasting blood glucose. Subjects were randomly assigned to either four daily servings of GlucAffect or a placebo meal replacement, and all participants took part in a diet and exercise program. Those who took GlucAffect lowered their fasting glucose by an average of 30%, moving them to healthy blood glucose levels. They also lost an average of 16 pounds. The control group taking the placebo did not experience a significant reduction in their blood glucose levels or weight.
The patented GlucAffect formula includes several potent extracts, such as Pycnogenol®, LunaRich® and banaba leaf, which continue to be studied for their health benefits, especially in regards to the risk factors of metabolic syndrome.
Pycnogenol – a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to lower blood glucose levels, LDL and blood pressure.
A 2015 review in Phytotherapy Research reported that Pycnogenol’s “strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, endothelium-dependent vasodilator activity, and also its anti-thrombotic effects make it appropriate for targeting the multifaceted pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. Clinical studies have shown that it can reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, blood pressure in mild to moderate hypertensive patients and waist circumference; and improve lipid profile, renal and endothelial functions in metabolic syndrome.”
LunaRich – the most bioactive form of the soy peptide lunasin, which has been shown to improve cholesterol lipid profiles, as well as overall cellular health.
Diabetic individuals are prone to unhealthy cholesterol levels that increase their risk of heart attack or stroke. Lunasin has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood by increasing the receptors that remove LDL from the blood and reducing LDL production in the liver.
Banaba leaf extract – contains a high percentage of corosolic acid, which supports healthy glucose metabolism.
A 2015 study in Biomed Research International showed that banaba leaf extract reduced lipogenesis (the process where simple sugars are converted to fatty acids so they can later be stored as fat), oxidative stress and inflammatory markers. It also suppressed oxidative injury to the liver in rats that were fed excessive amounts of fructose.
A 2012 review in Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine stated corosolic acid has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels in humans within 60 minutes. Corosolic acid was also found to promote antioxidant activities and to lower lipid levels in the blood. Banaba and corosolic acid benefit many different parts of glucose and lipid metabolism.
A Note from Dr. Carl: Good bye to high blood sugar, high LDL, and extra pounds.
Since the completion of its formulation, we’ve been confident in the potential of GlucAffect to help individuals manage their blood sugar, improve their cholesterol and even lose weight. Studies have shown the effectiveness of the GlucAffect formula as well as each of its individual ingredients.
Most importantly, GlucAffect consumers have reported great — even life-changing — results. When used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, GlucAffect can help you take control of your health too. (And it tastes great!)
To your health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- GlucAffect Guide https://reliv-static.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/migrate/products/US_Products/GlucAffect/GlucaffectGuide.pdf
- “Pycnogenol® in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.” Phytotherapy Research. 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25931421
- Lunasin and Heart Health https://lunasin.com/cardiovascular-health
- “Inhibitory effects of eucalyptus and banaba leaf extracts on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis induced by a high-fructose/high-glucose diet in rats.” Biomed Research International. 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26000287
- “Management of Diabetes and Its Complications with Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) and Corosolic Acid.” Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2012.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3468018/