Published on November 13, 2023, 12:53 am
Calibrate Reds, the latest product launch from a company called Phynova, is focused on promoting body fat loss, providing antioxidant support, maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, and managing body mass index (BMI). The key ingredient in this product is white mulberry leaf extract marketed as Reducose. It is known for inhibiting the breakdown of carbohydrates and sucrose. Another key ingredient used in this powder sachet product is Morosil Moro Red Sweet Orange extract, which supports abdominal weight loss.
Another company called doTERRA has also developed a capsule supplement called MetaPWR Assist that links the management of post-meal blood glucose levels and fat metabolism. It contains ingredients such as Reducose, eriocitrin, cinnamon bark powder, and the proprietary MetaPWR Metabolic Blend.
Phynova has identified seven other areas where Reducose could be beneficial. These areas include weight/bariatric management, healthy aging, women’s health, sports performance, keto diet support, cognitive function enhancement, and maintaining a healthy microbiome.
Reducose contains an active compound called 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) that resembles the structure of glucose. This allows it to partially occupy or inhibit alpha-glucosidase enzymes responsible for breaking down sucrose and carbohydrates into glucose. By inhibiting this breakdown process, Reducose can reduce the spike in glucose levels after a meal by more than 40 percent.
Undigested carbohydrates from Reducose arrive in the small intestine where they are converted into resistant starch. This process triggers peptide hormones like glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), peptide YY (PYY), and cholecystokinin (CCK), which promote satiety and make you feel full. This effect helps with weight management by reducing carbohydrate intake and promoting fat burning instead of relying on glucose for energy.
Controlling insulin spikes is crucial for weight management because higher insulin levels lead to the preferential burning of carbohydrates instead of fats. Reducose helps maintain lower insulin spikes, allowing the body to burn fat for energy.
Reducose also has potential benefits in managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and supporting cognitive performance. It can help reduce hyperinsulinemia, a driving factor for PCOS, and prevent sugar crashes that affect mental focus. Additionally, Reducose’s ability to inhibit carbohydrate breakdown and provide prebiotics can contribute to a healthy microbiome.
Phynova plans to conduct a 12-week clinical trial next year to further study the effects of Reducose on weight management, metabolic health, and the microbiome. The trial will be funded by Innovate UK.
In conclusion, Calibrate Reds and doTERRA’s MetaPWR Assist are products that leverage the benefits of Reducose and other ingredients for promoting weight loss, managing blood glucose levels, and supporting overall metabolic health. Phynova is actively researching the potential applications of Reducose in various areas such as healthy aging, cognitive function enhancement, and maintaining a healthy microbiome.