Why prefer a sugar (maltodextrin)-free botanical extract?
Maltodextrin is a highly processed food additive with a high glycemic index value of 185–105, hence, its consumption can cause an instant spike in the blood sugar level.
A spike in blood glucose can be particularly dangerous for Individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance.
Digestive side effects
For some people, especially with a sensitive intestine or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sugar alcohols can cause unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects such as bloating and diarrhea. Some studies have claimed that maltodextrin may disturb the gut bacteria by destroying all the good bacteria and adding all the harmful bacteria. Hence, people with Crohn’s disease or other gastric diseases should limit the use of maltodextrin.
Zero-calorie sweeteners may stimulate appetite, which can be counterproductive to a dietary goals.
Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease
The primary sources of maltodextrin will be corn, rice, and potato, but manufacturers may sometimes use wheat. People with celiac disease should be aware that, although the production process will remove most of the protein components, maltodextrin derived from wheat may still contain some gluten.
All of these factors become even more relevant if you are formulating a product for metabolic syndrome.
BeramChol® is the new sugar-free Nating product and it is an excellent nutraceutical choice for the dysmetabolism treatment.
BeramChol ® shows the synergic effect of amaranth of AmaChol® and bergamot on metabolic syndrome.
Bergamot has been shown to possess beneficial effects in patients suffering MS as demonstrated by a concomitant amelioration of lipemic and glycemic profile.
Emerging evidence suggests a potential protective role of bergamot flavonoids in the management of different features of metabolic Syndrome, due to their pleiotropic anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering effects.
BeramChol® can be used as a single ingredient and in combination with other extracts to create the perfectproduct with a low glycemic index and suitable for celiac.
The high quality of Nating’s products has been confirmed by clinical and pre-clinical studies.
Contact us to find out which is the most suitable ingredient for your product!
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- Cleveland Clinic. Is sugar-free candy the best choice if you have diabetes?