Clinical research shows standardized extract of Salacia reticulata was safe and may be beneficial in the management of pre-diabetes and mild to moderate hyperlipidemia, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and safety of Salacia leaves and root bark extracts in 29 subjects with pre-diabetes and mild to moderate hyperlipidemia. Subjects received either Salacia extracts or placebo along with therapeutic lifestyle changes for a period of 6 weeks. A statistical significant reduction was observed in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and fasting blood sugar (FBS) levels at week 3 and 6 when treated with root bark extract. The leaves extract-treated group showed statistically significant reduction in FBS levels at week 6 only, said Dr Shivaprasad, Ph.D., lead author of the study.
“We are very excited by this new publication, which strengthened the scientific standards of the company. Apart from its nutraceutical application, Salacia reticulata is compatible for applications such as dry drink mixes, ready-to-drink products, nutritional bars and other beverages”, said Mr. Anzar, managing director of Olive Lifesciences.