The CARELA Beverages Clinical Study
A university study has been conducted on CARELA beverages by a U.S. accredited scientific research facility adhering to strict U.S. scientific standards.
This study was published in "Nutrition & Diabetes” on January 16, 2017 after nearly 1.5 years of clinical research.
"Acute Effects of a Beverage Containing Bitter Melon Extract (CARELA) on Postprandial Glycaemia Among Prediabetic Adults"
This study was designed to further understand the commonly accepted cultural understanding that Bitter Melon is helpful to individuals with elevated blood sugar.
Drinking CARELA led to a reduced glucose response during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in 50% of the pre diabetic participants. We classified these individuals as ‘Responders’
Of the 50% of participants who responded, their average reduction was -13.2% with a range of -7.6% to 17.1%.
Drinking CARELA did not affect the body’s natural hormones / insulin response, an outcome we believe to be very positive - i.e. CARELA did not alter the body’s natural body chemistry.
Applied Exercise Physiology
University of Central Florida (UCF)
Jeff Stout, Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA, CSCS
Department of Educational and Human Sciences
Human Performance Lab