9. Positive effects on blood sugar levels
Laminine Food Supplement has become a popular food supplement for people suffering from elevated sugar and even diabetes type 2. While it is not recommended to replace diabetes maintenance, users have experienced better sugar management and a list of myriad issues that go with diabetes that appears to disappear.
A pilot study was undertaken to observe a possible trend of the effects of Laminine, a dietary supplement, on normalizing blood sugar levels in subjects beginning to experience unhealthy blood sugar levels. Subjects’ Hgb A1c (hemoglobin marker for blood sugar levels) were assessed at the beginning of the study and after 12 weeks of taking two supplements daily.
Eleven individuals participated in the study. Three subjects took a placebo (Group A), four subjects with slightly higher than normal Hgb A1c levels (at risk for unhealthy blood sugar levels) took two Laminine daily (Group B).
Four subjects who were on blood sugar lowering medications that had been previously prescribed for them took two Laminine daily. Although sample sizes were small, statistical evaluation using matched pairs T-test showed that the group experiencing slightly higher than normal blood sugar levels were significantly down-regulated with supplementation.
The unit change in down-regulation of blood sugar was also statistically significant. No significant change was observed in the group that was also taking blood sugar medication with supplements. The results indicated that Laminine supplementation may have supported the normalization of blood sugar levels in individuals who are experiencing higher than normal blood sugar levels. A study is warranted to observe this effect in a larger population. No untoward side effects were observed in either group supplementing with Laminine for 12 weeks.
All participants in Group B experienced a normalized down-regulation in Hgb A1c levels and three out of the four participants saw a positive change in their levels in Group C. The study simply shows it positively affected the lowering of sugar levels (Hgb A1c).
It is known that nine-day fertilized avian egg extract that is not denatured with heat processing could retain fibroblast growth factor (FGF) activity. Because growth factors react with receptor sites on somatic cells, this activity could support glucose (sugar) absorption.
Laminine also contains fish and vegetable protein, which may have an effect on glucose tolerance when added to the diet continuously. Continuing studies are warranted on clinical effectiveness and also on the mechanism of action of Laminine.
J.B. Spalding, Ph. D. retired statistics professor from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas performed the statistical analysis.