Testing institute : Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Subjects and Period : The test was conducted for 12 weeks. 57 subjects
consisted of patients with impaired glucose tolerance and healthy people.
Summary of results: There was no significant difference in blood glucose levels 1 hour after eating between the control and pine needle groups.
However, the blood glucose level was increased by 0.68% in the control group after 2 hours, whereas the blood glucose level was lowered by about 19%
in the pine needle group. It was found that the pine needle extract helped
lower blood glucose level.
Testing institute : Medville Co. ltd (GLP)
Subjects and Period : The test was carried out using type 2 diabetes mice
for 6 weeks.
Summary of results: The blood glucose level was significantly decreased in the group with high-dose of pine needle extract when compared with
negative control group from 3 weeks after the test started.
The final blood glucose level was significantly decreased in low-dose and
high-dose groups when compared with the negative control group.
It showed the dose-dependent tendency.