reducose™ white mulberry leaf extract

September 07, 2023

How it works

High intake of carbohydrates is associated with weight gain. When you eat carbohydrates, the body breaks them down into simple sugars, which are then used by cells for energy. However, when the body has an overabundance of sugar, it gets stored in the liver or converted into fatty acids and stored in adipose tissue. This is where unwanted abdominal fat and weight gain begin.1

Reducose White Mulberry Leaf Extract inhibits sucrose and carbohydrate breakdown, helping to reduce the amount of sugar that may get stored as fat. By preventing sucrose and carbohydrate breakdown, Reducose may also prevent blood glucose from rising to an unhealthy level. 2

The evidence 

The Oxford Brooks Centre for Nutrition and Health conducted a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial in 2021 assessing the benefits of adding Mulberry Leaf Extract to sucrose for blood sugar and insulin control. The trial results revealed that increases in blood glucose were significantly lower in the treatment group when compared to the placebo group. The mulberry extract was also very well tolerated, with no reported side effects.2

A 2017 double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, cross-over study assessed the benefits of Reducose White Mulberry Leaf Extract in reducing the spike in blood glucose and blood insulin levels after ingesting maltodextrin, a high glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrate. The results showed that the Reducose group had a significantly reduced blood glucose spike compared to the placebo group.1


1. Lown, M., Fuller, R., Lightowler, H., Fraser, A., Gallagher, A., et al. (2017). Mulberry extract improves glucose tolerance and decreases insulin concentrations in normoglycaemic adults: Results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. PLoS One, 12(2): e0172239.

2. Thondre, P.S., Lightowler, H., Ahlstrom, L. & Gallagher, A. (2021). Mulberry leaf extract improves glycaemic response and insulaemic response to sucrose in healthy subjects: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutr Metab (Lond), 18(41).