Health Benefits

Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels is important for everyone, not just individuals with diabetes. Modern day lifestyle choices as well as family history mean that millions of people struggle to manage healthy blood glucose levels. Above normal blood glucose concentrations – a state called pre-diabetes – are becoming more and more common around the globe. It is estimated that as many as 40% of 40-74 year olds have the condition in the US and over 60 million in Europe. Persistently elevated concentrations of glucose in the blood can adversely affect the health of blood vessels, the heart, the nervous system and overall vitality.

Frutarom has developed a scientifically supported, highly concentrated purslane herb extract, Portusana® (EFLA®318). Portusana® has been shown in vitro to support blood glucose metabolism by acting on three key mechanisms:

Triple mode of action of Portusana®

Triple mode of action of Portusana®

 

  • Modulation of cell sensitivity to insulin:
    Portusana® significantly reduces intestinal glucose absorption in Caco-2 cells indicating a beneficial effect on the glycemic load for the body.
  • Reduced glucose absorption from intestine into blood stream:
    Portusana® significantly and dose-dependently stimulates blood glucose uptake into the cells, both in the presence and absence of insulin.
  • Increased glucose uptake from blood stream into cells:
    Portusana® significantly and dose-dependently stimulates blood glucose uptake into the cells, both in the presence and absence of insulin.