Blood Glucose

How much glucose, or blood sugar, is floating around in your blood. Fasting blood glucose is measured during a fasted state and Postprandial blood glucose after a meal. Both used as indicators of diabetes risk.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect blood glucose

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.
Outcome 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
Chromium
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Panax ginseng  
Fish Oil  
Berberine  
Salacia reticulata  
Caffeine  
Creatine  
Inositol  
L-Carnitine  
Magnesium  
Psyllium  
Stevia  
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)  
Zinc  
Astaxanthin  
Blueberry  
Citrulline  
Cocoa Extract  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Dehydroepiandrosterone  
Trimethylglycine  
Vitamin E  
Gynostemma pentaphyllum  
Ashwagandha  
Bladderwrack  
Capsaicin  
Chlorogenic Acid  
Citrullus colocynthis  
Ecklonia cava  
Eleutherococcus senticosus  
Fenugreek  
Glutamine  
Green Tea Catechins  
Irvingia gabonensis  
Olive leaf extract  
Resveratrol  
Rooibos  
Royal Jelly  
Salvia hispanica  
Sea Buckthorn  
Spirulina  
7-Keto DHEA  
Alanylglutamine  
Alpha-Lipoic Acid  
Anethum graveolens  
Arginine  
Artichoke Extract  
Biotin  
Black Cohosh  
Branched Chain Amino Acids  
Coenzyme Q10  
Curcumin  
ECA  
Eucommia ulmoides  
Garlic  
Ginkgo biloba  
Green Coffee Extract  
Hesperidin  
Hibiscus sabdariffa  
Japanese Knotweed  
Krill Oil  
Lactobacillus casei  
Lactobacillus reuteri  
Melatonin  
Nicotine  
Nigella sativa  
Pterostilbene  
Pycnogenol  
Quercetin  
Red Clover Extract  
Rose Hip  
Sodium Bicarbonate  
Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid  
Ursolic Acid  
Vitamin D  
Vitamin K  
Whey Protein  
Yacon  
Banaba Leaf  
Emblica officinalis  
Aronia melanocarpa  
Asteracantha longifolia  
Colostrum  
HMB  
Holy Basil  
Moringa oleifera  
Ruscus aculeatus  
Vanadium  
Yerba mate  
Ginger  
Mangifera indica  
Medium-chain triglycerides  
Pyrroloquinoline quinone  
Rubus coreanus  
Safflower Oil  
Sulbutiamine  
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid  
Tribulus terrestris  

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"Blood Glucose," Examine.com, published on 6 February 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/blood-glucose/