A food science and technology professor at Oregon State University, Dr. Neil Shay’s primary research interests are in “functional foods and their bioactive components that influence human metabolism” and he specifically focuses on “compounds of fruits and vegetables and their influence on heart disease and diabetes”.
In a short but revealing video presented on ihealthtube, Dr Shay explains the in-depth research experiement that Japanese scientists undertook when they discovered the powerful effects of touchi extract on blood glucose metabolism. Many of these foods – such as the black soy bean that Touchi is derived from – have been regularly consumed for centuries.
100 commonly consumed foods were analysed by the scientists, screening the extracts of the foods to see if there was any food extract that worked to inhibit carbohydrate digestion. The Touchi Extract was first pinpointed for its beneficial effects in metabolism of carbohydrate in this study.
Additional important to note:
- Doses given to patients in Touchi Extract safety studies found no gastrointestinal issues at 3 times the recommended therapeutic dose – indicating the safety of the compound. Animals given excessive doses were also unaffected by such doses.
-Touchi Extract doesn’t act as a bioactive drug. Instead, Touchi acts on glucose metabolism by operating within the gut itself (external to the body) and doesn’t penetrate the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It is instead excreted from the body and/or is broken down by the bacteria of the gut and then excreted, never entering the bloodstream as a drug would.
-Most importantly the experimental outcome from the human studies proved the slowing down of the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood stream as a result of Touchi supplementation, resulting in less of a post-meal glucose spike. This result is ideal for the many individuals exhibiting gluscose metabolism problems.
-At the conclusion of these 3 and 6 month studies, participating subjects were found to now have improved “fasting” blood glucose levels. This was an important result for researchers, and for the Touchi Extract as it indicated that baseline (non-meal associated) glucose levels had retreated in those individiuals with previously elevated levels.
-HB1AC, a biological indicator in the blood, describes how elevated blood sugar has been over a long period of time. This marker also dropped in the study, indicating that Touchi Extract is able to have lasting effectiveness with a supplementation regime.
Reports from individuals here in Australia supplementing with Touchi Extact have echoed all of the above sentiments in daily use of Touchi Extract, evident by their repeat orders and satisfaction with the product, and the sometimes loud demands for more! (Yes Sam i’m talking about you…)