Dahlia4® has been rigorously researched and developed to help make a clear and positive impact on supporting people’s health. We are committed to bringing you the latest developments backed by scientific research
Working together for better health
The hypothalamus is a small region located at the base of the brain and has a crucial role in supporting glucose balance in the blood through its effect on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the endocrine system. It contains specialized glucose-sensing neurons that detect changes in glucose levels and support glucose metabolism and feeding behavior.
The hypothalamus helps in supporting glucose balance and feeding behavior accordingly.
Recent studies have shown that lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise and a healthy diet, as well as through medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can support healthy glucose levels.
While the pancreatic hormone insulin supports normal blood sugar levels, over the past 20 years, the idea that the brain is actually a key factor in the process has been explored, and exciting new research findings in this area give us a new target to support healthy blood sugar balance¹.
The science team
Neuroscientist and inventor of Dahlia4 (DE-BIS276®), Otago University’s Associate Professor Alexander Tups and his research team have identified a plant-derived substance that supports healthy circulation in the brain and blood sugar balance².
The power of flowers
The cultivable and non-toxic plant molecule they discovered in the dahlia plant has been combined with two additional plant molecules to enhance the effect of the original one. From their laboratory at the University of Otago, Dr Tups and his team have selected and propagated only the very best plants, with the correct characteristics, to produce Dahlia4 (DE-BIS276®), the world’s first research-backed dahlia extract.
"Scientific evidence now suggests a new focus for supporting normal blood sugar – so now we look at supporting not the pancreas, but the brain."
Professor Alexander Tups
Otago University, New Zealand
Dahlia4® utilises a blend of natural molecules from the dahlia plant in a new approach to supporting normal blood sugar balance.
Backed by scientific research
DE-BIS276® has been scientifically researched and developed over the past 10 years by a specialised team at the University of Otago.
Investing in future research
Science never stops moving forward, and we will continue to invest time and resources in more research in this area.
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