Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in skin care innovation and nutritional science, recently investigated the benefits of a botanical leaf extract when included in nutritional drinks containing protein, fat, and fiber. The findings, which the Mary Kay Global Nutrition Research & Innovation team shared at the American Society for Nutrition’s Annual Conference, could have a significant impact on our understanding of botanical leaf extract rich in polysaccharides, flavonoids, alkaloids, and 1-deoxynojirimycin and other active components to lower glucose response and improve satiety in consumers.
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“Beauty is about holistic wellness. We’ve researched the benefits of nutritional supplements for more than 15 years. Consumers not only want to look good—they want to feel good. Beauty starts from the inside out, and our latest research helps inform us on the future of nutritionals,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Innovation Officer, Product & Science at Mary Kay. (Credit: Mary Kay Inc.)
“Beauty is about holistic wellness,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Innovation Officer, Product & Science at Mary Kay. “We’ve researched the benefits of nutritional supplements for more than 15 years. Consumers not only want to look good—they want to feel good. Beauty starts from the inside out, and our latest research helps inform us on the future of nutritionals.”
According to research by Mary Kay, the consumption of nutritional drinks with this extract produced a significantly lower postprandial glucose response compared to consumption of drinks without it. The data also indicated that this extract supports “low Glycemic Index” properties. In addition, subjects who consumed the drink also reported improved satiety.
“This is just one example of the amazing research and efforts of Mary Kay scientists,” said Jen Alfrey, Senior Director of Global Nutrition at Mary Kay. “Investigating ways to enhance health, increase wellness, and improve beauty through nutrition is a priority for the team.”
The research revealed is just the latest effort by Mary Kay to reinforce the brand’s long-standing commitment to advancing skin health, research and development, and nutrition. Mary Kay holds more than 1,600 patents for products, technologies, and packaging designs in its global portfolio.
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her dream beauty company in 1963 with one goal: enriching women’s lives. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. As an entrepreneurship development company, Mary Kay is committed to empowering women on their journey to economic independence through education, mentorship, advocacy, networking, and innovation. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skincare, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and fragrances. Mary Kay believes in enriching lives today for a sustainable tomorrow, partnering with organizations from around the world focusing on promoting business excellence, supporting cancer research, advancing gender equality, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Learn more at marykayglobal.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.