Profile of blood glucose and insulin after Vitamin C and Vitamin E supplementation on active teenagers

Irfiansyah Irwadi, Hayuris Kinandita, Jamaluddin Mahmud, Lilik Herawati

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Abstract

Aim: Antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, is widely used as supplements. The aim of this study is to analyze the profile of blood glucose, serum insulin, and HOMA in active teenagers after vitamin C and vitamin E supplementation. Methods: Subjects (14-16 y.o) consisted of 12 boys and 5 girls, divided into 3 groups: control (4 boys, 2 girls), 'moderate dose' of vitamin C and vitamin E combination group (5 boys, 1 girls), and 'high dose' of vitamin C and vitamin E combination group (3 boys, 2 girls). The treatment was given for 5 days. Vitamin C and vitamin E for 'moderate dose' was 500mg; 200IU, and for 'high dose' was 1000mg; 400IU. Fasting Blood Glucose (FGB) and 1 hour BG (1hr_BG), fasting serum insulin (FSI) and 1 hour SI (1hr_SI) was collected after treatment. We also calculated the HOMA-IR and HOMA-β. Result: There was no significant difference on FBG, 1hr_BG, FSI, 1hr_SI, HOMA-IR, and HOMA-β (p ≥ 0.05). However, mean FBG and 1hr_BG tended to be higher on the treatment groups. The control group had the lowest HOMA-IR and the highest HOMA-β. Conclusions: We suggest that the supplementation of vitamin C and vitamin E in active teenagers is not essential on glucose homeostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Blood glucose
  • HOMA
  • Insulin
  • Teenager
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

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