Suntory is looking for foods, ingredients, supplements, similar food products or additives that improve glucose metabolism and related processes, and that leads to anti-diabetes or maintaining healthy weight by controlling glucose in a body.
In the developed world, it is easy to consume too many unhealthy calories and difficult to reduce the excess weight that results. Obesity can trigger diabetes which is one of the most prevalent, debilitating and costly diseases in developed countries.
Key success Criteria
Evidence for the efficacy
Understanding of the mechanism of action
Ingredients, Materials, Technologies which:
Act on glucose metabolism from absorption to consumption
Glucose absorption into skeletal muscle to accelerate energy consumption
Activation of Brown Adipose Tissue
Increase the number of Mitochondria
Produce other positive effects on glucose metabolism
Reduce appetite through blood sugar level control
Consume more glycogen in the muscles
Improve digestive function to optimize glucose intake
Approaches not of Interest
Not interested in widely recognized materials with known mechanisms of action, such as “Indigestible Dextrin” which can reduce glucose absorption and provide slow rise of postprandial blood glucose level.
The potential solution needs to have a unique aspect in the material itself or its mechanism of action.
Items to be submitted
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