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Glycemic Control

Glycemic controls refers to the ability to maintain somewhat controlled fluctuations in blood glucose following ingestion of carboydrates or fasting, which is important for persons who are insulin resistant or diabetic.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect glycemic control
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Chlorogenic Acid Minor - See study
Slight increase in glycemic control possibly secondary to reducing carbohydrate absorption
grade-c Creatine Minor Very High See 2 studies
Appears to be somewhat effective in diabetics for improving glycemic control.
grade-c Fenugreek Minor - See study
May improve glycemic control secondary to reduction in blood glucose, although this may be more indicative of fenugreek fibers than the saponin content
grade-c Vitamin C  
grade-d Alpha-Lipoic Acid  

All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.

The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.