BuckNat® is Nating functional carrier made with buckwheat and its high quality has recently been confirmed by pre-clinical studies in vitro by best Italian Universities.


Hypoglycemic activity

Thanks to its high fiber and resistant starch content, BuckNat® has a low glycemic index, making it also suitable for the diet of diabetic subjects.

In vitro study, aimed at determining the dosage of insulin, released after the consumption of a meal containing buckwheat-based products, confirmed the advantage of using the pseudo-cereal in products formulated for well-being, such as food supplements designed for particular categories of subjects.

There is a significant reduction in insulin secretion by the buckwheat extract compared to maltodextrin, a carrier normally used in food supplements.

The result suggests a possible use of buckwheat extract to replace maltodextrin in subjects who have a condition of glucose dysmetabolism (prediabetics, type 2 diabetics) and for whom a reduced secretion of pancreatic insulin would benefit the process of insulin resistance / insufficiency.


Antioxidant activity

The antioxidant activity of BuckNat® is demonstrated by various scientific studies that cite the presence of tocopherols, phenolic acids and flavonoids.

Clinical studies conducted on BuckNat® show that the enzymatic activity that accompanies salivary and gastric digestion is able to release additional polyphenols from the pseudo-cereal matrix, which can subsequently be absorbed by the human intestinal epithelium.


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Determination of the quantity of polyphenols using the Folin-Ciocalteau spectrophotometric method. Quantity of absorbable polyphenols assuming 300 mg of vegetable preparation. * p <0.05 towards the respective undigested matrix.


Thanks to NatIng DEFS® technology system, BuckNat® preserves macro and microelements and essential trace elements typical of this pseudo cereal (Buckwheat).

BuckNat® can be used both as a single ingredient and as a carrier in combination with other extracts and it’s the optimal solution to the needs of creating a nutritious product, with a low glycemic index and suitable for coeliacs.