Quick Navigation

Blood Glucose

How much glucose, or blood sugar, is floating around in your blood. Fasting blood glucose is measured when your stomach is empty (usually in the morning before breakfast) and postprandial blood glucose after a meal. Both measures are used as indicators of diabetes risk.

Research analysis led by .
Reviewed by
Examine.com Team
Last Updated:

📝 Don't fall for outdated information: Get Examine Personalized and acquire the latest research on 400+ supplements and their effects on 600+ health outcomes.

Already a member? Click here to login.

Human Effect Matrix

Unlocked for Examine members

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies to tell you what supplements affect Blood Glucose.

Full details on all Blood Glucose supplements are available to Examine members.
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.
Supplement 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-a Minor Very High See all 29 studies
In looking at the entirety of the data on type II diabetic persons, there does appear to be a mild reduction in fasting blood glucose despite no apparent changes in insulin sensitivity or HbA1c. No significant or reliable effect in non-diabetic persons.
grade-a Minor Moderate See all 10 studies
A decrease in fasting blood glucose has been noted over time with standard supplemental doses of panax ginseng in diabetics, with this dose being ineffective in altering the blood glucose of non-diabetics; high (20g) doses may acutely reduce blood glucose in healthy persons
grade-a - High See all 19 studies
No significant alterations in fasting glucose are seen over time with fish oil supplementation

Become an Examine member to view this information.

You can currently view 3 supplements as a non-member — becoming a member will give you access to 104 total supplements related to Blood Glucose.

Already a member? Login now to access.

grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-b  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  

Become an Examine Personalized member can access the latest nutrition research on over 400 supplements across over 600 different health goals, outcomes, conditions, and more.

Becoming an Examine subscriber not only unlocks the Human Effect Matrix for supplements, but also all health topics on Examine.com. We neatly summarize all the latest research so you can make the best decisions for your health based on what's accurate and not out-dated information.

Plus, you get a monthly summary of the latest research in the health topics you care about.

Things to Note

Also Known As

blood sugar