HbA1c

HbA1c (Glycated hemoglobin) is a biomarker of glucose metabolism, and higher HbA1c is associated with more disease progression and comorbidities in states of insulin resistance or diabetes.


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 hba1c

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.
Fish Oil  
Berberine  
Coenzyme Q10  
Magnesium  
Psyllium  
Conjugated Linoleic Acid  
Gynostemma pentaphyllum  
Spirulina  
Alpha-Lipoic Acid  
Citrullus colocynthis  
Olive leaf extract  
Panax ginseng  
Salacia reticulata  
Arginine  
Astaxanthin  
Benfotiamine  
Cocoa Extract  
Hesperidin  
Pycnogenol  
Red Clover Extract  
Rose Hip  
Royal Jelly  
Stevia  
Vitamin C  
Vitamin D  
Vitamin E  
Ruscus aculeatus  
Aronia melanocarpa  
Moringa oleifera  
Nigella sativa  
Safflower Oil  
Vanadium  
Yerba mate  
Blueberry  
Mangifera indica  
Salvia hispanica  
Sulbutiamine  
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid  
Tribulus terrestris  

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"HbA1c," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, https://examine.com/topics/hba1c/