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The Glycaemic Index of Manuka Honey

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01615588
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
Five high methylglyoxal (460-667 mg/kg) Manuka honey samples were selected from different geographical locales around the North Island of New Zealand and tested for glycaemic index (GI) in 10 healthy volunteers in a single-blinded, randomised study. Participants were fed honey containing 25g of available carbohydrate in 200 ml water and the blood glucose responses measured (area under the curve; AUC) and compared to that of 25 g of available carbohydrate from glucose.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Healthy Dietary Supplement: Manuka Honey

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Glycaemic Index of Manuka Honey
Study Start Date : April 2012
Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Study Completion Date : April 2012
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: honey
Manuka honey
Dietary Supplement: Manuka Honey
honey was weighed out to provide 25 g of available carbohydrate in 200 ml of water
Other Name: Manuka Health New Zealand Manuka honey

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine the Glycaemic index of Manuka honey [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    10 healthy individuals consumed honey (25g of available carbohydrate in 200 ml of water) in a fasted state. Blood glucose levels were recorded at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 mins and the area under the blood glucose curve was calculated. All 10 participants took five different honeys and a glucose standard on six different days (with randomised allocation of samples).

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy (Body mass index (BMI) 20-25)
  • non-smoking
  • aged between 18-45 years
  • absence of diabetes or chronic illness
  • not taking any medications.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently dieting
  • suffering from illness or chronic disease
  • currently taking medication
  • smokers (including recreational)
  • outside healthy BMI range
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01615588

New Zealand
Waiariki Institute of Technology
Rotorua, BOP, New Zealand, 3046
Sponsors and Collaborators
Waiariki Institute of Technology
Manuka Health New Zealand
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Lynne Chepulis, Senior Lecturer, Waiariki Institute of Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01615588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Manuka GI Study
First Posted: June 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Dr Lynne Chepulis, Waiariki Institute of Technology:
manuka honey
glycaemic index
blood glucose control
current disease
medication use