Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is sugardown® ?

sugardown® is a chewable dietary supplement that can help support healthy blood glucose levels and is shown in a clinical study to reduce the post-meal sugar spikes associated with eating high glycemic index foods like white rice, and can be taken when eating any carbohydrate foods.

Question: What are "high glycemic index" carbohydrate foods?


The glycemic index, (GI) provides a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels (i.e., levels of glucose in the blood) rise after eating a particular type of food. The effects that different foods have on blood sugar levels vary considerably.

 A low-GI food will release glucose more slowly and steadily, which leads to more suitable postprandial (after meal) blood glucose readings. A high-GI food causes a more rapid rise in blood glucose levels and is suitable for energy recovery after exercise or for a person experiencing hypoglycemia.





Question: What is the main ingredient of sugardown®?


sugardown® is composed of a patented, modified mannan polysaccharide from plant cell walls.




Question: Are mannan polysaccharides safe for human consumption?


Yes. Mannans are derived from a number of plants including Guar, Konjac, Fenugreek, Tara, and Locust Bean and have been used for many years in the food industry. All ingredients in sugardown® are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Question: When should I take sugardown®?


sugardown® may be taken immediately and up to 20 minutes before eating foods or drinking liquids that contain carbohydrates.


Question: How does sugardown® work?


When taken before consuming carbohydrates, sugardown® works in the gastrointestinal tract, blocking the enzymes that degrade carbohydrates into simple sugars. This action reduces the amount of glucose available for absorption into the blood through the intestine, supporting healthy blood sugar levels.

Question: How can sugardown® benefit me?


The patented sugardown® chewable tablet can support healthy after-meal blood sugar levels, can support a weight management program by encouraging a sense of satiety or fullness before a meal, and can help maintain beneficial intestinal flora and regularity. 





Question: How should I take sugardown® ?


sugardown® should be chewed thoroughly until dissolved and then swallowed prior to each meal, drink or snack that contains carbohydrates. It can be taken immediately and up to 20 minutes before consumption. 




Question: How often should I take sugardown® ?

sugardown® may be taken before each meal, snack or drink that contains carbohydrates.

Question: Will sugardown® reduce my blood glucose level?

sugardown® 's main function is to support healthy blood sugar associated with eating carbohydrate foods and drinks. sugardown® is not intended to reduce the amount of glucose already present in the blood and there is no evidence to support that sugardown® by itself reduces the amount of glucose already present in the blood. IT may however reduce the glycemic impact of carbohydrate foods.

Question: Can sugardown® help me lose weight?

Clinical trials have not been conducted to validate sugardown® as a weight loss product. However, since sugardown® reduces the amount of sugar available for absorption and can make you feel full longer, it can support a weight management program. Please consult a healthcare professional when considering a weight loss program.

Question: Can I take sugardown® while taking insulin or other anti-diabetes drugs?

In preliminary clinical studies, there are no known interactions between sugardown® and any anti-diabetic drugs. If using anti-diabetic drugs consult your physician before using sugardown®. All ingredients of sugardown® are considered Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by FDA designation.

Question: What if I forget to take sugardown® before a meal?

You may also take sugardown® during or after a meal, but taking it before meals is recommended. Simply resume taking sugardown® according to label instructions.

Question: Is sugardown® a drug?

No. sugardown® is a dietary supplement and is not a regulated drug.

Question: Do I need a prescription to purchase sugardown® ? 

No. sugardown® is a dietary supplement and can be purchased without a prescription.

Question: Can sugardown® replace anti-diabetes drugs like insulin?

No. sugardown® should not be used as a replacement for insulin or any other prescribed drugs.

Question: Can I take sugardown® if I am taking oral drugs for diabetes?

Consult your health professional to determine if sugardown® is right for you.

Question: Can I take sugardown® if I have Type 1 Diabetes?

Consult your health professional to determine if sugardown® is right for you.

Question: Can I take sugardown® if I do not have diabetes?

Yes. sugardown® can be taken by anyone, however it is not recommended for children 12 years old or younger, or by women who are pregnant. sugardown® can also encourage a sense of satiety or fullness before a meal, helping with portion control and also supports good intestinal health and regularity.

Question: What type of sweetener is used in sugardown®?

sugardown® is sweetened with Sorbitol. sugardown® does not contain Sucrose (table sugar). Sorbitol is a well-known sweetener for more than 80 years. If you are sensitive to Sorbitol, please stop using sugardown®.

Question: How many sugardown® should I take?

Adults: (13 years and older) Do not exceed 6 tablets per day.

Children 12 years old and younger: Consult physician before use.

Question: What are the directions for use?

Directions: Chew one to two (1-2) sugardown® tablets thoroughly until dissolved before meals, snacks or drinks that contain carbohydrates. For best results take tablet(s) immediately or up to 20 minutes before meal.