Nageen Sharma
Craniosacral therapy
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Years of experience 3

Total years in practice: 3

Published Date
December 31, 2015
Abstract Authors
Asman Manaf, Raymond R Tjandrawinata, Desi Malinda
Abstract Source
Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016 ;10:1279-89. Epub 2016 Mar 29. PMID: 27099473
Abstract Affiliation
Asman Manaf
Study Type
Research
Therapeutic Substances
Cinnamon
Conditions
Diabetes: Type I, Prediabetes
Therapies
Naturopathic Medicine
Reference
Abstract Content
Background:
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DLBS3233, a novel bioactive fraction derived from Cinnamomum burmanii and Lagerstroemia speciosa, in improving insulin resistance and preserving?-cell performance in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). PATIENTS AND
METHODS:
Eighty adult subjects with IGT, defined as 2-hour postprandial glucose level of 140-199 mg/dL, were enrolled in this two-arm, 12-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled preliminary study. Eligible subjects were randomly allocated to receive either DLBS3233 at a dose of 50-100 mg daily or placebo for 12 weeks. The study mainly assessed the improvement of homeostatic model-assessed insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), the 15-minute and 2-hour plasma insulin levels, and the oral disposition index.
Results:
After 12 weeks, DLBS3233 improved insulin resistance better than placebo as reflected by a reduced HOMA-IR (-27.04%±29.41% vs -4.90%±41.27%, P=0.013). The improvement of the first- and second-phase insulin secretion was consistently greater in DLBS3233 group than placebo group (-144.78±194.06 vs -71.21±157.19, P=0.022, and -455.03±487.56 vs -269.49±467.77, P=0.033, respectively). Further, DLBS3233 also significantly better improved oral disposition index than placebo. No serious hypoglycemia, edema, or cardiovascular-related adverse events were found in either groups.
Conclusion:
This study has shown that DLBS3233 at the dose of 50-100 mg once daily was well tolerated, and promisingly efficacious in improving insulin sensitivity as well as preserving?-cell performance in subjects with IGT.
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