Combat Against Diabetes

Nature's Own®
Instant Brown Rice Powder

Clinically proven by University of Science Malaysia

✔ Helps lower HbA1c (Average Blood Sugar Level)!

✔ Helps lower Total Cholesterol!

✔ Positive response after 12 weeks of consumption.

Differentiate Through Science and Technology

In 2016, O’Seeker Food Industries Sdn Bhd sponsored the Department of Family Medicine, University of Science Malaysia, Kelantan to conduct an Open-Label randomized clinical trial on the effect of Nature’s OwnTM Instant Brown Rice Powder supplementation on glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

O’Seeker Food Industries Sdn Bhd is the pioneer in producing Nature’s Own™ Instant Brown Rice Powder by using the state-of-the-art technology where a grain of brown rice is expanded at a certain temperature and timing until it disintegrates into powder. This process ensures many of its nutrients still remain and are easily absorbed by our body.

Key Criteria for Clinical Trial

  • Duration of Clinical Trial: 12 Weeks
  • 64 Subjects (32 persons per group)
  • Age Range: 18 to 70 years old
  • Diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus of more than 6 months.
  • On at least one oral hypoglycaemic agent.
  • HbA1c > 6.5 – 9% (within the last 3 months on recruitment)

Consumption

3 tablespoons of Nature’s Own Instant Brown Rice Powder dissolve in 250 ml of plain water, 3 times a day. 15 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Equal to 45 grams of consumption per day.

Key Assessment of Efficacy:

a. HbA1c
b. Total cholesterol

What is HbA1c?

The term HbA1c refers to glycated haemoglobin. It is also referred to as haemoglobin A1c.

HbA1c levels are reflective of blood glucose levels over the past 8 to 12 weeks.

HbA1c in Diagnosis

HbA1c Unit ( mmol/mol) Percentage (%)
Normal Below 42 Below 6.0
Prediabetes 42 – 47 6.0 – 6.4
Diabetes 48 and Above 6.5 and Above

What are the benefits of lowering HbA1c?

Two large-scale studies – the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) and the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) demonstrated that improving HbA1c by 1% (or 11 mmol/mol) for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes reduces the risk of microvascular complication by 25%.

Microvascular complications include:

  • Retinopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

Research has also shown that people with type 2 diabetes who reduces their HbA1c level by 1% are:

19% less likely to suffer cataracts (cloudy and blurred vision)
16% less likely to suffer heart failure
43% less likely to suffer amputation or death due to peripheral vascular disease

Clinical Trial Results

A. Comparative Analysis for HbA1c
Comparison of HbA1c between Nature’s Own™ Brown Rice Powder and Control Group at 12 weeks’ post intervention.

Baseline At 12 Weeks Percentage Change
Control Group 7.68 7.93 +3.3%
Nature’s Own™
Brown Rice Powder
7.71 7.60 +1.4%

Interpretation:

In Nature’s OwnTM Brown Rice Powder Group, there is an average reduction of HbA1c by 1.4% at 12 weeks post intervention whereas in the control group it shows an increment by 3.3%.

B. Comparative Analysis for total cholesterol
Comparison of total cholesterol between Nature’s OwnTM Brown Rice Powder and Control Group at 12 weeks’ post intervention.

Baseline At 12 Weeks Percentage Change
Control Group 4.73 4.94 +4.4%
Nature’s Own™
Brown Rice Powder
5.07 4.79 -5.5%

Interpretation:

In Nature’s Own™ Brown Rice Powder Group, there is an average reduction of total cholesterol by 5.5% at 12 weeks post intervention whereas in the control group it shows an increment by 4.4%.

The Natural Way

You can now lower your HbA1c and total cholesterol by consuming Nature’s Own™ Instant Brown Rice Powder which is 100% whole grain. The amount of brown rice powder (high in dietary fibre) recommended for HbA1c and cholesterol lowering effect is 45 grams per day. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dietary guidelines recommend eating at least 84 grams of whole grain each day to help you achieve a healthy diet.